Subfonds RED - Red Books

Identity area

Reference code



Red Books


  • 1959 - 2023 (Accumulation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

This collection is a mix of physical books and digital media.
1 cupboard.

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.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

This subfonds contains the Archive's complete collection of Red books. These books contain a calendar of events for the upcoming term, lists of pupils and their houses, and lists of staff.

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 subfonds is divided into 3 series. Items have been ordered according to chronological order.

Any digital files are stored in folders that replicate the series arrangement.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

In some of the older editions of the red book, pupil information such as dates of birth, are contained. As such, they are a GDPR concern and this information should not be made accessible to the public. Please email

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction of material will not be permitted.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

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

Finding aids

The series RED/1 is located in the Archives office, in Cupboard A4.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

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Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

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Place 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



Archivist's note

Some of the most recent Red Books will not be made available until all pupils are over the age of 18, in compliance with GDPR regulations.

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