Subfonds COB - Costume and Objects

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Costume and Objects


  • 1919 - 2018 (Accumulation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

Material in this collection consist of wood, metal, glass, material (polyester, wool, felt, cotton, silk, velvet), china, CD and cassette tape material.
4 shelves.

Context area

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Items have been acquired from many different sources over several years.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

This collection consists of the mainly the non-paper aspects of the archives collection. The collection is random in its make up but has a good material collection which highlights the changing nature of the school's uniform.

Items in this collection range in material type and stem from a variety of sources such as the Quatercentenary celebrations or items that were once used daily on the school grounds (such as building plaques or clock hands).

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

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


It is expected that this series will receive multiple accruals in the future.

System of arrangement

This sub-fonds is divided into 4 series. Each series groups together items of a similar material/ nature for example COB/2 focuses on fabric materials whilst COB/4 contains media materials like CDs and cassette tapes. Any digital files are stored in folders that replicate the series arrangement.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

At present, there is no concern regarding accessibility to this sub-fonds.

Conditions governing reproduction

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

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

Script of material

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

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

Due to the fragile nature of some of the material in this collection, gloves will need to be worn when handling the material.

Items in COB/2 and COB/3 will have a restriction on the amount of time they have being handled and displayed due their composition.

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Description control area

Description identifier

Oakham School, Oakham, Rutland, United Kingdom.

Institution identifier

Oakham School.

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  • English



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