The 600th donation to the University Archive was added to the online catalogue this morning. It forms part of the Miscellaneous Donations or “D-Number” collection, being material donated to the University Archive by former students and staff members. It is a rich and vivid collection that tells the personal stories of our past alumni.
D600 is a deposit relating to Reg Sims, a student at St Paul’s College from 1932 – 1934. It is a collection unique to Reg’s time as a student.
Material includes a 1930s prospectus, variety of photographs including sports teams and initiation activities, student concert programmes, student magazines, coursework and even a rugby sports cap. Although personal to Reg, the donation is a typical example of the other 599 donations currently on the catalogue and is a great example of the diversity of material in the University Archive.
I wonder what the next 600 donations will uncover…?