It might be small but there's room for two!
In a previous update, we mentioned that the focus of 'phase two' of the Archive’s development would be improving access; having our own reading room is a brilliant first-step. As you can see from the picture, we've also had our first researcher, who is shown here leafing through one of our minute books.
At present, it is possible to access material by appointment only, and the Archivist works Wednesday-Friday. If you would like to spend some time looking at our records, please do get in touch.
The archive comprises:
- Records of the College: This includes records relating to staff, governors and trustees; deeds and legal papers; financial records; plans; school magazines; records relating to pupils, including registers, photographs and work.
- Personal papers: belonging to Old Brightonians (both pupils and staff).
- Artwork: A selection of prints and paintings of the College, as well artwork produced by past pupils and staff.
- Heritage Collections: Alongside this archival material, we also hold a small heritage collection, which includes rare books and artefacts.
We are now busy cataloguing material, and producing finding aids, which will also support access. In fact, our volunteer Karen is pictured above in action, carefully photographing and listing our collection of sports caps. More updates to follow!