- 1888 - 2019 (Accumulation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Material in this collection consists of paper, CD, photographic, wood, glass, photographic, negative, digital, and book material.
3 boxes and 8 books.
Name of creator
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 covers the history of all the libraries of Oakham School as well as the creation and daily working of the archives.
The Library series has material relating to each regeneration of the library (Smallbone, War Memorial). There is a rich photographic record of the opening and daily running of the Smallbone Library accompanied by administrative documents such as catalogues.
Under the Archives series, material cover correspondence with external readers and research into the history of the school and its pupils. There are also archive committee meeting minutes which show the evolution of the archives from its inception in 2010.
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 2 series, the Library and the Archives. Subsequently, sub-series have been created based upon theme. The different regenerations of the library are represented through several sub-series. Any digital files are stored in folders that replicate the series arrangement.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
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 ArchivesUser@oakham.rutland.sch.uk.
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Specific characteristics for individual items/ files will be noted on their specific entries.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Place access points
Name access points
- Anthony Tilke (Subject)
- Maureen O'Brien (Subject)
- Darryl Toerien (Subject)
- Graham Smallbone (Subject)
- Tony Little (Subject)
- John Buchanan (Subject)
- Nigel Webb (Subject)
- Brian Needham (Subject)
- Jon Wills (Subject)
- Anthony Earl (Subject)
- Brian and Elizabeth Nicholls (Subject)
- Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Subject)
- Lucy Breag (Subject)
- Bernadette O'Hanlon (Subject)
- The Duke of Gloucester (Subject)
- Joanne Creighton (Subject)
- Roger Anderson (Subject)
- Roger Blackmore (Subject)
- Peter Lawson (Subject)
Description control area
Rules and/or conventions used
Level of detail
Dates of creation revision deletion