Conservation of the Archives of Manchester High School for Girls

The records of Manchester High School for Girls, founded in 1874, are evidently of local interest and the school receives many enquiries concerning past pupils. But the school records also illustrate the important role women played in founding and managing a girl’s school in which national figures were governors, headmistresses and pupils. The school recognised the importance of its own archives by appointing an archivist to work alongside the school librarian.

The Campion Fund gave a grant approaching £3,800 to support preservation of around 3,000 photographs and proper storage for several thousand record cards of pupils who attended the school between 1926 and 1990.