Collections, archives and records | Oxfordshire County Council

Collections, archives and records

Discover the collections and records we hold and learn about them below.

How to browse our catalogues to find collections

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Church of England

Diocesan records, wills and inventories, parish records and poor law records



Our collection ranges from early Elizabethan work to Ordnance Survey

Oxford map

Newspapers and periodicals

Over 200 local newspapers, periodicals and directories are available in the search room.

Using microfilm

What we don't have

Here is a list of subjects that we commonly receive enquiries about, but have to forward elsewhere.

District valuation

Maps produced in the nationwide valuation of property following the 1910 Finance Act.

map of Fullbrook

Deposited records

We hold a variety of records from depositors and donors.

sale ad

Running the county

Historical records of courts, councils, police, schools in Oxfordshire.

Oxfordshire Health Archives

Historic archives of NHS hospitals in Oxfordshire.

Books and pamphlets

Our collection includes information on modern life as well as county history.


Digitised collections

Find out which of our collections are available online


Managing the collections

How we catalogue and care for our materials - and how to care for your documents.

Photographs and oral history

Search or browse our collections of photographs, prints, drawings and oral history sound recordings.

group of people in old photograph
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