HE Oxford University Press Archive holds a growing number of audio-visual records, comprising film and sound recordings as well as photographs. Our recordings include several films about OUP from the 1920s onwards, and a number of oral history interviews with former staff members. Our collection of photographs includes some 4000 images featuring OUP's premises, printing and binding processes, the Oxford English Dictionary, Wolvercote paper mill, and members of staff. Click on the links below to explore some of these records in more detail.
These three clips are all taken from a silent film made about OUP by the Federation of British Industry in 1925.
|OUP from the Air||The Press Brass Band, 1870s||Inside the Bindery, c. 1930|
|OED editor James Murray and assistants
in his Oxford ‘scriptorium’, 1915
|Oxford House, Bombay, 1947||Paper stack in Wolvercote Mill, 1960s|