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Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race records, 1828 - 2008

 Fonds — Container: OCBR
Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/OCBR

Scope and Contents

The minute books, diaries, accounts and visual material in this collection - Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race records - reflect chiefly on the annual Boat Race against the University of Oxford but also on the normal business of Cambridge University Boat Club.


  • 1828 - 2008


Conditions Governing Access

The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

Conditions Governing Use

Any requests for copies of analogue or digital video material should be addressed to the Executive Secretary, CUBC (e-mail:

Biographical / Historical

The Boat Club was founded in 1828. For historical information, see the Club's website at For a history of the Boat Race, see Richard Burnell, One hundred and fifty years of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race: an official history (Marlow: Precision Press [for] Guinness, 1979).


5 linear metre(s) : paper, photograph, video tape, digital video disc

Language of Materials



The gaps in the numbering sequence of OCBR.1-20 reflect the anticipation of further transfers of similar material in due course.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

OCBR.P20/21 were transferred by T.C. Gardner on 16 July 1991; OCBR.V1-51were transferred by Mr T. Gardner on behalf of the Friends of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race on 18 Jan. 1994 and 10 July 1995; OCBR.1-32, were transferred by Dr John Adamson for the CUBC Committee on 9 January 1996. OCBR.33 was presented by Dr Chester White, Darwin College on 9 May 2000; OCBR.V52 by Mr Dick Pryce-Jones, Executive Secretary, CUBC on 22 June 2004; OCBR.1A, 3 (was 2A), 5-6, 8, 10 (was 3A-D, 5-6), 27 (part), 34; P1/1-3, 2-3; V53-60 transferred by Dr John Adamson for the CUBC Committee on 6 Apr. 2006; 20A and V61-3 by Mr Dick Pryce-Jones, Executive Secretary, CUBC, on 5/11/08; V46/2 and V60/2 by the same on 1/12/08; 35 by the same on 21/1/09; 7, 9 by the same on 14/3/14. Records transferred by CUBC are on permanent deposit. OCBR.19 was presented by Tracy Deakin, archivist of St John's College, on 12 Oct. 2018. OCBR.34 was presented by Robert Athol, archivist of Jesus College, on 31 October 2018. OCBR.P4 was presented by Robert Athol, archivist of Jesus College, on 5 Nov. 2018.


This online catalogue was completed in 2002 and emended on multiple occasions thereafter.


Cambridge University Boat Club

Finding aid date

1998-05-05 16:27:14+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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