Welcome to Bromsgrove School Archive

A very warm welcome to Bromsgrove School Archive.

Bromsgrove School Archive has a rich collection that covers over 300 years of School history with a wide range of material including administrative and financial records, House and School Registers, The Foundation Charter from 1693 and an extensive collection of photographs documenting the sporting and cultural history of the school.

Treasures include, a 17th Century Greek and Latin New Testament, printed in Frankfurt, an original soldier’s diary from the First World War ‘found in France’ and presented by an old boy who was then to lose his own life just before the end of that War, original sketches of the School by Bryan de Grineau, illustrator for Illustrated London News and a collection of A E Housman (OB) material, including typescripts, first editions and related papers.

Digitisation of photographs loaned from alumni and video recordings and oral history testimonies of life at the School by former pupils and staff contributes to this growing and living archive.

We began the cataloguing and digitising process in 2016, and our archive work is very much ongoing to ensure that it is looked after for generations to come.

We have begun with The Bromsgrovian, Bromsgrove’s School Magazine, published termly from November 1881, as these magazines provide some of the most engaging and useful content about the life of the School and its community over the past 135 years.

We hope this is the first of many digitisation projects of Bromsgrove School Archives and that our digital archive will preserve the history of the School and make it more accessible for alumni and researchers.

Drawings by Bryan de Grineau,
1953 ©Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans Picture Library.

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