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St Hilda's: Archives

St Hilda's Archives

The College Archive is the repository for the official record of the College as well as home to a unique collection of audio recordings, personal papers and records relating to student life.

Collections at St Hilda's

Our collections are a rich and unique resource. Key collections include:

  • Letters from our founder, Dorothea Beale, relating to the Hall's foundation.
  • The papers of first Principal, Esther Burrows, which contain material relating to early women's education at Oxford.
  • The MS scores of composer, Elizabeth Maconchy
  • Notes, articles and speeches by journalist and St Hilda's alumna, Sue Lloyd-Roberts
  • An extensive sound archive collection of student interviews detailing student life from 1910 onwards.

To find out more about the history of St Hilda's college, visit the College History webpage.

View our online catalogue on Epexio. There is also a guide to the catalogues and indexes for research available to visitors. 

Getting started with archives

Below are some useful sites offering guides and catalogues to start your research:

Some useful sites to assist research in Oxford include:

Using St Hilda's Archives

Visit St Hilda's Archives webpage.

View our online catalogue, Epexio.

If you wish to view material or have any questions please contact our archivist, Olly Mahony at


Olly Mahoney, the college archivist