Contact the Archives
Enquiries about the college archives, medieval manuscripts, personal papers collections, former members of Balliol and the history of the College should be sent to the Archivist, as below, as should requests to consult material in the Historic Collections centre.
Enquiries about the main library collections and our early and rare printed books should be sent to the Acting Librarian, Naomi Tiley: email@example.com .
Before making an enquiry, please ensure that you have as much information as possible from this website, particularly about Balliol's collections and about consulting them, and from other printed and online resources about your research subject. This will make your enquiry and any subsequent correspondence and research visits as efficient as possible.
All enquiries should be in writing, preferably by email if possible; telephone enquirers may be asked to send the details of their enquiries in writing. This is because
All enquiries will be answered in writing. They should be addressed to the College Archivist, Anna Sander:
post: Anna Sander, Lonsdale Curator of Archives & MSS
If you are not able to send your enquiry in writing, you may prefer to telephone: +44 (0)1865 271 900.
Researchers in person are requested to observe the usual courtesies of keeping appointments punctually and notifying the archivist of delays or changes of plan.
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The archives and manuscript collections of Balliol College are open by appointment to enquirers in person in their new accommodation at St Cross Church, Holywell.
Enquiries should be sent in writing (email or post) to the Archivist in the first instance.
There is no charge for Archive enquiries, but donations for Archive purposes are always appreciated.