Subfonds OOK - Old Oakhamians

Identity area

Reference code



Old Oakhamians


  • 1868 - 2021 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

This collection consists of material made up of paper, CD, negative, photographic, glass, video cassettes and book material.
13 boxes.

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Some series within this collection (OOK/5,6 and 7), were donated directly to the Archives by the Old Oakhamian in question from 2018 onwards.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

This collection highlights the achievements of Old Oakhamians after they have left Oakham School.

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, perhaps creating new series.

System of arrangement

This sub-fonds is divided into 42 series. Due to the nature of sporadic and intermittent collecting, this sub-fonds has been sorted into themes such as ephemera, reminiscences and memorials. However the majority of the series relate to a specific Old Oakhamian. Some series, such as OOK/5,6, and 7 were donated directly from the individual and as such have retained the order that they were donated in.

The sub-series in the series have been created to reflect the material that has been collected from a variety sources over the years.

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.

Some photographic and art material will be copyrighted to the photographer/artist.

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

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

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

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

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Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Name access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Oakham School, Oakham, Rutland, United Kingdom.

Institution identifier

Oakham School.

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail


Dates of creation revision deletion



  • English



Accession area

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