Where history comes to life
The Prince Alfred College Archives is a significant and valuable collection of tangible cultural heritage, which documents the unique history of school life over more than 150 years. Donated material adds to the College's rich narrative and ensures that the College's research and stories are preserved for the benefit of both current and future generations.
About the collection
The Archives currently comprise 1806 Archival Series records of approximately 1.3 linear kilometres of materials relating to the history of Prince Alfred College. These include collections of photographs, papers, memorabilia, a range of objects, trophies, medals, uniform, School ledgers, score books, College publications and official records of the School.
Viewing the collection
Collections are available to staff, students, researchers and the general public by appointment in the Archives Office in the Main Building.
A closed period of 25 years applies to most records. Access to records not normally available for research can be gained by application in writing to the Headmaster via advice from the College Archivist.
Prince Alfred College Museum and Art Gallery
WWI Memorial Library
Housed in the Memorial Building (1924), the WWI Memorial Library recognises the service and sacrifices made by Old Scholars during the First World War. The museum houses a fascinating collection of memorabilia, including photographs, trophies, medals, uniform and other objects. The museum is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm during term time.
The Ashton Room
Located on the first floor in the Main Building, the Ashton Room houses a significant collection of artworks by, and related to, South Australian artist and educator, James Ashton (4 April 1859 - 2 August 1935). The gallery is available to view Monday to Friday by appointment.
Donations to the Archives
The richness of the College's collections owes much to the donations we receive. If you have any material which you think might be of interest to the College Archives, we would love to hear from you. Although we are unable to accept all offers we receive, we are always grateful for the opportunity to consider them for appraisal. For more information, please contact Kate Pulford, Archivist.
The Archives is generously supported by the Geyer Fund, which was established through a bequest from the late Mrs Dawn Geyer OAM. Established 2016, the Dawn Geyer Archives Fund supports the ongoing development of the College Archives and the preservation of historic items.