On these pages we aim to display catalogues of our larger collections. We are currently moving our catalogues to a dedicated online archive catalogue at archive-cat.magd.ox.ac.uk. If you can’t find what you are looking for on this page, please try the new online catalogue – we welcome feedback on it too!
These catalogues cover only a small portion of the complete archival holdings of Magdalen College. Not all collections are yet catalogued, especially those relating to the institutional archive or newly acquired collections which have arrived at the College recently. For further information about all our collections, please click on the “About the Archives” page on this section, or contact the Archivist.
The typescript volumes for the medieval muniments (‘Macray’) and the estate papers (EP aka ‘Woolgar’) were digitised during 2017. PDF files are now available from the Archivist on request and these will be emailed to you via WeTransfer.
The long-established Guide to the Archives of Magdalen College by Janie Cottis and Robin Darwall-Smith (former College archivists) is now available here in its latest edition (Jan 2020). This Guide provides the best overview of the historic archive collections held by the College, although modern records are not included.