Manchester High School for Girls Archive

Manchester High School in the 1880s
Teachers in the 1880s
Girls in the 1890s
A science lesson in 1900
The tennis team in 1899
A gym lesson in 1905
A cookery lesson in 1905
Girls in the 1920s
Manchester High School today

The Manchester High School for Girls archive is one of the most important collections of girls’ school records in Britain. It provides evidence of all aspects of the school’s history from its foundation in 1874 to the present day.

The archive includes about 6,000 photographs, the records of almost every¬†pupil and teacher, the minutes of every governors’ meeting, thousands of newspaper articles, nearly 150 different issues of the School Magazine, school newspapers, programmes of school events such as concerts and plays, exam papers, records of exam results, girls’ reports, inspection reports, timetables, curricula, school rules, prospectuses, reports of sports fixtures and items of uniform.

The importance of the archive was recognised in 2002 when the school was awarded a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

This archive entry was last updated on 03/06/2014. Information incorrect or out-of-date?
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