Our archive collection of documents and artefacts contains thousands of items which have yet to be catalogued. Below is a selection of items already catalogued, to give an indication of the scope of the archive.
Many documents have now been scanned or photographed, including all registers and school magazines. We currently have over 12000 scanned images.
Photographs have not been included in this list; although we have a small number from the early days of the school, the majority of photographs are from the 1930s onwards. These include whole school panoramas, photographs of groups such as staff, classes and sports' teams, school trips and other activities, plus a number of albums. Unfortunately many are undated and do not include names, so work is under way to identify them.
The New Testament, edited by W Fulke, published 1617.
Endowment Deed signed by Laurence Chaderton among others; foundation deed on parchment, dated 15th May 1606.
Grant of 40/- annuity, written in Latin on parchment, 1606.
Deed of Gift, signed by Thomas Hunt and James Assheton, 1606.
Various Leases, Indentures and Legal Documents dating from 1673-1812.
Minute Book of the Trustees to the Grammar School, Oldham, 1812-1857.
Account Book, Chief Rents, 1839-1856
Account Book, Trustees, 1839-1863
Plan of the School Croft site in Oldham, prepared by the Borough Surveyor's Office, 1868.
Deeds and Documents pertaining to the conveyance of Grammar School lands, 1865.
Valuation of building and land at School Croft, preparatory to sale, 1869.
Lease for four shops in Peter Street, Oldham, 1896.
Charity Commission Draft number 585 - Scheme for establishing the Hulme Grammar Schools out of the endowment of the Hulme Trust Estates, 1886.
Charity Commission Draft number 586 - Scheme for administration of the endowments of the Oldham Grammar School by the Hulme Grammar School, 1886.
Various legal documents and correspondence pertaining to the Hulme Trust Oldham Scheme.
Approval from Queen Victoria to the Charity Commissioner's Scheme pertaining to Hulme Grammar School and Oldham Grammar School, 1887.
Governors' Minute Book, 1887-1891.
Deed of sale of site on Chamber Road, 1892.
Architect's Certificates and Statements, signed by John W Firth, 1893-1896.
Hulme Charity: Oldham Grammar School Scheme - Booklet giving details of the schemes for the foundation and government of the schools, 1894.
Plans of the original building on Chamber Road by John W Firth, architect, 1894.
Programme for the formal opening of Hulme Grammar Schools, 1895.
Press Cuttings pertaining to the new school, 1894 onwards.
Hulme Trust Estates Governors' Accounts 1916-1919.Annual Accounts, 1897-1907, 1921-1940.
Various Receipts and Credit Notes, 1927-1930.
Details of Grants paid by the local education authority, 1922-1935.
Northern Universities Higher School Certificate, Examination Paper, Pure Mathematics, 1924.
Staff Registers: 1905-1943.
Pupil Admissions Registers: 1895-1946, 1946-1964, 1964-2007.
All registers have been photographed and Boys' School Registers from 1895 to 1945 have been transcribed.
Pupil Records: 1901-1929.
Boys' School Prospectus 1907.
Honours Record Book giving details of degree qualifications: 1897-1932.
Form Lists: 1932-1938. List of School Captains giving details of degrees awarded, war service and employment: 1931-1950.
List of University Scholarships and Degrees awarded: 1931-1944.
Speech Day Programmes: 1914, 1928-1929, 1931-1939, 1946-2009. Also joint school Speech Day Programmes 2010-2016.
Headmaster's Report to Speech Day: 1932-1936, 1938-1939, 1947-1997.
The Oldham Hulmeian Magazine 1896-2003. We hold all issues from volume 1 dated 1896 onwards. Issues from 1896-1961 are also available in bound volumes.
The Boys' School Journal 1966-1983.
The Boys' School Yearbook 1983-2006.
Hulme Newsletter (Boys) 1997-2006.
Forum 6th Form Magazine 1951, 1952, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1969.
Old Boys' Association Newsletters 1982-2009.
Minute Book, Old Boys' Association: 1924-1949.
Old Boys' Dinner Menu Cards: 1910-1911, 1913-1914, 1931, 1935, 1939, 1945-1948, 1950-1951, 1953-1959, 1960-1965, 1968-1969, 1970-1978, 1980-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-2001, 2003-2009, 2013-2015.
Record of Masters' Salaries: 1895-1931.
School Accounts: 1924-1930.
Petty Cash Book: 1925-1931.
Petty Cash Book: 1925-1931.
A large collection of Papers, Letters and Documents; Headmaster H B Shaw: 1931-1965.
A collection of papers concerning HMC status: 1937.
Telegram from the Queen's Private Secretary to HB Shaw thanking the headmaster for his message of sympathy following the death of King George V in 1936.
Book of Remembrance and Roll of Honour, WWI: 1918.
Roll of Honour, WW2: 1945.
Wartime Record; an account by the Headmaster of life in school 1939-1945.
Air Raid Defence Regulations for school 1939-1945.
Physics Notebook: 1904.
Dinner Token: date unknown.
A collection of cycling medals won in school competitions by Andrew Rothwell: 1896-1901.
Programmes for church services (Carol services and Founder's Day services) dating back to the 1930s.
Programmes for dramatic and musical concerts, mainly from the 1990s to present day.
Staff Registers: 1898-1943, 1944-1967, 1980-1992.
Pupil Admission Registers: 1899-1924.
Pupil Registers: 1895-1993.
All registers have been photographed and Girls' School Registers from 1895 to 1945 have been transcribed.
Log Book listing staff, scholarships, prizes and degrees awarded: 1897-1917.
Examination Report, bound volume: 1897-1901.
Examination Results: 1901-1930.
Speech Day Programmes: 1922, 1925, 1930, 1933, 1935, 1941, 1950-1951, 1955, 1957-1958, 1960-2009.
The Hulme Victorian 1897-1905.
The Girls' School Chronicle 1908, 1912-1913, 1925-1934.
The Record of the Old Girls' Association 1911-2008.
The Record of the Old Girls' Association, bound volumes: 1911-2001.
The Girls' School Magazine 1935-1940, 1947-1970, 1990-2001.
Hulme Grammar School for Girls Magazine 1941, 1943, 1944 (handwritten wartime editions).
Hulme News (Girls) 1989-1990.
Insight Magazine 2004-2006.
Accounts Book: 1929-1932.
Stock Book: 1925-1941.
Diary and Scrapbook of the Girls' School trip to Norway: 1955.