– notes, frequently asked questions and useful links from the archivist and curator of manuscripts at Balliol College, University of Oxford. Opinions expressed are the author's own.

monthly report September 2015

A few numbers about what was happening at St Cross during September:

  • Number of enquiries (email etc): 74
  • Number of researchers in person: 8
  • Number of person-days in the reading room: 8
  • Collections consulted: Greene-Reid (2), Chalet, Jowett (2), TH Green, Harris, Nicolson diaries, college records
  • No of non-research visitors: ca 415   (6 individual visitors, 388 Open Doors, 20 evensong)
  • blog posts: 7
  • Flickr uploads: images from MSS 92, 96, 117 and 263
  • interesting events: Balliol intern Robin completed 8 weeks cataloguing; all library staff and Robin involved in Oxford Open Doors days and the opening of Fiona’s Swinburne exhibition;  Evening Prayer service in St Cross for patronal feast; display on Broad St site for Gerard Manley Hopkins Society conference; CILIP RBSCG conference in London on making ‘hidden’ collections more visible; English Literary Heritage conference in London on how academic researchers and professional staff can work together to increase access to (particularly) museums, houses and places with literary associations and collections; individual visits from Old Members, benefactors and visiting lecturers.


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