Making an enquiry

Last updated: March 2020

We are happy to answer enquiries about our collections. Please see our Staff and contact details webpage for our contact details. We ask that you put your enquiry in writing and include the following information:

  1. Your full name
  2. Your contact details, including your address and email address
  3. Your enquiry, with as much information as possible
  4. If you are enquiring about an individual, please include all the names they were known by; this is especially important for women who may have had several names in their lifetime. The person’s date of birth and/or death is also helpful. Please note that if the person you are enquiring about is still alive, access to any records relating to them will be governed by the Data Protection Act.
  5. The reason for your enquiry (for example family history, or research for a publication)
  6. How you heard about Girton College Archive and/or Special Collections

In response to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and so as to protect the health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and community, we have made the decision to close the Archive and Special Collections from today, Wednesday 18 March, until further notice. During this closure we will be unable to answer any research enquiries.

Please note that we do not offer a research service and we are unable to undertake any research on your behalf. We recommend that you visit Girton College Archive and Special Collections in person to make use of our collections. Please see ourĀ Arranging a visit webpage.

Littler Reading Room opening hours

Monday to Thursday

9.30am - 4.45pm (closed for an hour for lunch)
Closed at weekends, Christmas, Easter, and for 2 weeks in the summer

Further information about the Archive

Hannah Westall
Archivist and Curator
t: +44 (0) 1223 338897

Further information about the Special Collections

Jenny Blackhurst
t: +44 (0) 1223 338970