Ascham School, Sydney

Área de identidad

Identificador

daa/580

Forma autorizada del nombre

Ascham School, Sydney

Forma(s) paralela(s) de nombre

Otra(s) forma(s) de nombre

Tipo

  • Educational

Área de contacto

 

Marguerite Gillezeau

Tipo

Dirección

Dirección (calle)

188 New South Head Road, Edgecliff

Localidad

Sydney

Región

New South Wales

Nombre del país

Código postal

2027

Teléfono

02 8356 7000

Fax

Notas

Área de descripción

Historia

Ascham School is a non-denominational girls' day and boarding school established in Marathon Avenue, Darling Point by Miss Marie Wallis in 1886. The School moved to its current site in 1909. The school teaches students from preschool to year 12.

For an illustrated outline of key events in Ascham’s history from 1886, see http://www.ascham.nsw.edu.au/a-strong-history/

The Archive was established in 1992.

Contexto geográfico y cultural

Mandatos/Fuentes de autoridad

Estructura administrativa

Administración de registros y políticas de recolección

Edificios

The archives office and part of the collection are housed in The Octagon, a Georgian watchtower built in 1832 and the oldest building in Darling Point. The Octagon also has a small teaching museum on the second floor. The Octagon, along with the rest of the school buildings, stands on land that formed part of the original Glenrock estate first settled by the Smith family in the early 1830s.

Fondos

The archival collection holds the following format-based collections drawn from both the official records of the school and donations received from the school community:

  • Paper records, including: School admission register, 1902- present; Headmistress’ annual reports, 1915- present (digitised); Council minutes from Ascham’s incorporation in 1937; Prize lists dating, 1900- present (digitised); Papers of the Old Girls’ Union, 1915- present.
  • Publications, including: Charivari, the school magazine, 1903- present (digitised); Ascham Old Girls’ Magazine (formerly Newsheet), 1943- present (digitised); weekly newsletters and student newspapers.
  • Photographic collection, 1895- present (in the process of being digitised, as at 2018).
  • Book collection, including: a fine collection of early edition Victorian novels; Miss Margaret Bailey’s personal library; prize books, 1887- present; books about Ascham and its alumni.
  • Uniform collection, 1920s- present, with reproductions of the first uniform introduced in 1895.
  • Memorabilia and museum artefacts, 1800s- present.
  • Cartographic collection, including building plans, 1800s- present.
  • Audiovisual collection, including film, sound, video and digital recordings.

Instrumentos de descripción, guías y publicaciones

Finding aids are currently not available to researchers.
Publications about the school's history include:

  • Ascham: 1886-1952
  • Ascham: 1886-1962 (revised version), Monica Flower
  • Ascham Remembered, Annette Fielding Jones Dupree, Betty Winn Ferguson, Caroline Fairfax Simpson, 1986
  • The Search for Marie Wallis, Gerri Nicholas, 1st ed, 2007; 2nd ed, 2012
  • Margaret Bailey, Pioneering Headmistress of Ascham School, Jane Gilmour, 2016

Área de acceso

Horario de apertura

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9am-4pm, by appointment.

Condiciones de acceso y requisitos

Please make appointment by email or phone prior to visiting the archives.

Accesibilidad

Área de servicios

Servicios para la investigación

Available. Researchers intending to publish must contact the Head of School in writing.

Servicios de reproducción

Áreas públicas

A small reading room exists for long-term researchers upstairs in the Octagon, subject to hours of opening.

Área de control

Identificador de la descripción

Identificador de la institución

Reglas y/o convenciones usadas

Estado de elaboración

Nivel de detalle

Fechas de creación, revisión o eliminación

Created 29 March 2018

Idioma(s)

Escritura(s)

Fuentes

Notas de mantención

Puntos de acceso

Puntos de acceso

  • Educación (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Portapapeles

Contacto principal

188 New South Head Road, Edgecliff
Sydney, New South Wales 2027