Subfonds ACS - Activities and Societies

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Activities and Societies


  • 1905 - 2021 (Accumulation)

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Extent and medium

Collection divided between 14 sub-series. Material in this collection consists of negatives, photographs, paper, slides, books, CDs, objects, fabric, metal, video cassettes, and digital.
5 boxes, 4 books and 1 object.

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Items have been acquired from many different sources over several years. Some collections have been donated by Henry Blagg.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

A collection which charts the various societies and activities available to pupils at Oakham School. Documents include photographic records and correspondence for different societies. Topics include chess, CCF/OTC, scouts, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Oligoi , Exploratory Society, and trips and expeditions.

The multiple series contain administrative documents for the various societies and certain series, such as Duke of Edinburgh Award and CCF/OTC have excellent photographic record of formal or informal events.

There is a particularly detailed series on Chess and the event of Gary Kasparov's visit to the school.

There is a good collection of shooting medals and trophies, kindly donated by Henry Blagg.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

As far as is recorded, these items are fully appraised into the collection.


Accruals are expected into this collection, particularly for the series CCF, OTC, and Scouts, Duke of Edinburgh, and ephemera.

System of arrangement

This sub-fonds is split into 14 series, each of which are composed of several files. Due to the nature of collecting, material has been ordered according to theme and date of acquisition. ACS/3/3, being donated by one individual, has been kept in the order which it was donated to the archives in. Any digital files are stored in folders that replicate the series arrangement.

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Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Specific conditions for individual items/ files will be noted on their specific entries.

Some of the material may have third party copyright and therefore consent from external bodies will be need.

Any request to reproduce material externally must be approved in advanced by the school's archivist due to copyright and GDPR concerns. Please email

Language of material

  • English

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Specific characteristics for individual items/ files will be noted on their specific entries.

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Description identifier

Oakham School, Oakham, Rutland, United Kingdom

Institution identifier

Oakham School.

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  • English



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