The archival collections of Eton College are made up of the college’s own records as well as those that have been collected for their historical significance. Many of these archives have regional, national or international importance.
Archives are the threads that stitch everything together.Collections blog, April 2019
Records of the college itself, shedding light on 500 years of the college’s history and beyond, with records of the estates dating back to the 11th Century.
Photographs of the college and school life, dating back to 1850.
British authors of poetry and prose, as well as theatre, music and military and social history are represented in 19th- to 21st-century archives and collections of personal papers held in College Library.
Latest from the archives…
The Public Schools Act of 1868 prompted many changes at Eton College, including the curriculum! For example, French became a much more prominent subject in the timetable. #EtonTimeline [ED 021 05 – https://t.co/GRT6dVH1U4] https://t.co/8Nlm2JgXni
Time for an art lesson! This photo depicts a painting class from the 30s, which only became a regular part of the Eton timetable in the last century or so. #DailyLife #ExploreYourArchive [PA-A.52:215-2013 – https://t.co/toLuqrniSk] https://t.co/DHjU20jgMj
@ArchivesNZ This is wonderful 👏
Although not part of the archive collection, we couldn’t resist including this item for #somethinghairy. It is an impressive Hairy Mammoth tooth from Eton’s Natural History Museum: https://t.co/fSkbq33sGV https://t.co/eGQaHRCVez