On these pages we aim to display links to catalogues of our larger collections (see below). We have recently moved our online pdf 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 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 very modern records are not included.
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 can be emailed to you via WeTransfer. We are currently working on a long-term project to transfer these catalogues into our new online archive catalogue (one benefit of Lockdown 2020!); volumes will be published online as soon as they have been edited and are ready to go online.
We are also currently cataloguing the papers of D G Hogarth and Jeremy Wilson (T E Lawrence’s official biographer) – these projects are making excellent progress and the full catalogues will be published online in due course. Further information about the cataloguing projects is available here (Hogarth) and here (Wilson). The Wilson Project twitter account will tell you more still. We are currently building an online portal for our Hogarth and Wilson holdings.