Archives and Manuscripts

Balliol’s Archives and Manuscripts are housed in the Balliol Historic Collections Centre at St Cross Church, St Cross Road, Oxford. The links below go to the separate website for Balliol College Archives and Manuscripts. More than 100,000 digital images of items in the collection are on Flickr, and the Archives and Manuscripts are presented via several social media channels, linked below.


Doing research


  • Update April 2018: for all enquiries about the College archives, medieval manuscripts, personal papers collections, former members of Balliol and the history of the College, and to make appointments to consult archives and manuscripts in the Historic Collections Centre, contact the Library. Future staffing arrangements for the archives and manuscripts will be noted on the college website in due course.
  • Contact the Library for all enquiries about the College Library and historic collections.