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Welcome to the Keble Heritage Website

Keble College’s Archives and Special Collections form a key part of the institution’s rich heritage.

Spanning over eight centuries the Special Collections include manuscripts (many of them fabulously illuminated), early printed books, collections from the private libraries of noteworthy individuals and rare first editions. The majority of items were donated soon after the foundation of the College, but significant collections have also been received within the past twenty years.

The Archives include the institutional records of the College, generated during its 150 years of operation, and feature records such as College minutes, accounts and ledgers, and records of clubs and societies. In addition to this, the Archives hold a wealth of donated material, such as the personal papers of alumni, and the collections of notable figures in the College’s history such as Keble, Liddon and Pusey.

These collections form a unique and inspiring resource for a wide community of researchers, providing students, academics, and scholars with a wealth of material to study and explore. The articles here provide a unique insight into these collections, detail the results of research conducted, and provide updates on projects underway in the department.

To access Special Collections material, please contact the Librarian in advance to arrange an appointment. Brief queries and requests to access archive material can be made by contacting the Archivist.

Many of the images from the Special Collections and Archives are available to license via Bridgeman Images.