New College, Oxford
The College wishes to appoint an archivist with a postgraduate
qualification in Archives Management to this senior post from June 2004, on
the retirement of Caroline Dalton. This is a part-time post of 3 days/21
hours per week under the supervision of the Librarian. The archival
holdings are rich and diverse, dating from 1379 to present day, and the
person appointed will assume responsibility for both the historic and
modern archives of New College. Salary will be within Senior Librarian
Grades 1-2 (currently £18,265-£27,339), pro rata, according to experience;
plus pension scheme, SCR membership and free parking. Further particulars
are available from The Librarian, New College, Oxford, OX1 3BN; tel.: 01865
279580; email: [log in to unmask] and the closing date for
applications is 3 May 2004.
The archives are stored in three repositories. The oldest is in the
Muniment Tower, which was new in 1386! The others are in the Bell Tower,
finished in 1400 but adapted for library and archival storage in 1996, and
a cellar with rolling stacks containing post 1850 administrative records.
The archives contain evidence of College endowment, administration and
finance from the outset and the earliest documents are 11th century title
deeds. Estate papers and lease books provide 625 years of local history on
College estates, and the maps are particularly fine. There are also
collections of former Fellows' papers eg. Rev. Sydney Smith 1771-1845 and
Lord Milner 1854-1925. The College website provides additional information
about the archives: www.new.ox.ac.uk/archives.