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Archives of Ascham School

Archives of Ascham School
Ascham School Archives
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Ascham is one of the oldest non-denominational girls' schools in Sydney, established in 1886. The archives comprise the official records of the School and donations of personal papers, memorabilia and photographs given generously by former students, staff and families.

The archival collection holds the following format-based collections drawn from both the official records of the school and donations received from the school community:
- Paper records, including: the School Admission Register dating from 1902; Headmistress' Annual Reports, dating from 1915 (digitised); Council Minutes from Ascham's incorporation in 1937; Prize lists dating from 1900 (digitised); papers of the Old Girls' Union, 1915 to present.
- Publications, including: Charivari, the school magazine, from April 1903 (digitised); Ascham Old Girls' Magazine (formerly Newsheet), 1943 to present; weekly newsletters and student newspapers.
- Photographic collection, dating from 1895, in the process of being digitised.
- Book collection, including: a fine collection of early edition Victorian novels; Miss Margaret Bailey's personal library; prize books, dating from 1887; books about Ascham and its alumni.
- Uniform collection, dating from 1920s, with replicas of the first uniform introduced in 1895.
- Memorabilia and museum artefacts, dating from the 19th century.
- Cartographic collection, including building plans dating from the 19th century.
- Audio-visual collection, including film, sound, video and digital recordings.

The Archives are open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the year.

Please contact the archivist regarding donation and general reference enquiries. Permission to conduct research leading to publication should be sought in writing to the Head of School.

Repository reference links are external links to the relevant catalogue record in the holding repository. If you experience a broken link it will be because the repository has not understood the value of maintaining persistent links and/or the judicious use of redirects. Try locating the repository's catalogue search and search on the records' creator's name and/or the repository reference number for the records.

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