Ascham School, Sydney

Identificatie

Bestandsidentificatie

daa/580

Geauthoriseerde naam

Ascham School, Sydney

Parallelle vormen van de naam

Aandere naamsvormen

Soort

  • Educational

Contact

 

Marguerite Gillezeau

Soort

adres

Adres

188 New South Head Road, Edgecliff

Locality

Sydney

Region

New South Wales

Landnaam

Postcode

2027

Telefoon

02 8356 7000

Fax

Aantekening

Beschrijving

Geschiedenis

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.

Geografische en culturele context

Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid

Organisatie structuur

Records management and collecting policies

Gebouwen

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.

Bestanden

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.

Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties

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

Toegang

Openingstijden

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

Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen

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

Toegankelijkheid

dienstverlening

onderzoeksdienstverlening

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

reproduktiedienstverlening

Publiekruimten

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

Beheer

Identificatie van de beschrijving

Identificatiecode van de instelling

Toegepaste regels en/of conventies

Status

Niveau van detaillering

Datering van aanmaak, herziening of verwijdering

Created 29 March 2018

Taal (talen)

Schrift(en)

Bronnen

Onderhoudsaantekeningen

Trefwoorden

Access Points

  • Education (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Eerste contactpersoon

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