School History & Archives
The Archive Department collects and preserves records and artefacts relating to the history of Cheltenham College, makes them available for research and manages a programme of talks, tours and displays.
The Archive Department holds the official records of Cheltenham College, Cheltenham College Preparatory School, and the Cheltonian Society, as well as records relating to all aspects of College life. This includes letters, magazines, minutes, photographs, prints and drawings, programmes, and pupil registration forms. An extensive library, comprising books by (or about) Old Cheltonians, on the local area, military regiments and on schools and education, is also available for all to use.
Visiting the Archive
If you have a personal connection with Cheltenham College or are interested in studying the history of the school, you are welcome to get in touch.
The College archives are open to researchers by appointment only, Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm (excluding public holidays). The Archives Team will be pleased to help and advise you with your research and may also undertake limited research on your behalf. This research service is undertaken at the discretion of the Archivist.
Please note that there may be restricted or limited access to some records. Under the current data protection legislation, records containing the personal data of individuals are closed within their lifetime. However, any past pupil or employee may have access to material which relates solely to him or herself.
If you have, or are aware of, any documents or artefacts relating to College or former pupils, staff or Council members then the Archives Team would love to hear from you.
For further information, please contact the Archives Team at email@example.com.