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Brasenose College Library: Archives

Charter of Foundation, 1512

The Brazen Nose by F.M. Parker, 1890

Dinner menus, 1938


General Enquiries

Helen Sumping

01865 277826



The archives are open to all researchers who are interested in the history of the college, its members, estates and buildings. Many of the archives can be made available for research, by prior appointment.

The Archives Office is situated next door to the Library, at the top of the Old Quad Tower. Please be aware that access is via a steep staircase, so do let us know if you require alternative arrangements.

Please contact the archives by email ( if you have any further queries. The archivist works part-time and appointments must be scheduled in advance. 

Please visit the archives page of the college website here if you wish to know more about the Brasenose archives.

Quick links

Brasenose College Archives website

Please visit the Library and Archives Blog for updates and news about the collections.

Please visit the Library and Archives Flickr site to see images of some of the collections.