Simon Bailey (archivist)

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Simon Bailey is the Keeper of the Archives at the University of Oxford in England.

Bailey received his degree from the University of Warwick. He is the first full-time Keeper of the Archives, having previously worked as the university's Archivist when David Vaisey (Bodley's Librarian) was the part-time Keeper.[1][2][3]

Simon Bailey, is the 21st Keeper of the Archives. A decision was taken at Oxford University to combine the Keeper and Archivist posts in 2000. The archives became part of the Bodleian Library, the main Oxford University library, in August 2010, and the Keeper of the Archives now reports to the library's Keeper of Special Collections and Associate Director.[4]

Bailey is also a Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford. Bailey's father was the actor Robin Bailey.


  1. ^ "Committee for the Archives". Oxford University Gazette. University of Oxford. 21 September 2000. Archived from the original on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Fellows". Linacre College, Oxford. Archived from the original on 31 May 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "University Officers". University of Oxford Calendar 2009–2010. Oxford University Press. 2009. p. 2. ISBN 978-0-19-956692-1. 
  4. ^ "Oxford University Archives become part of the Bodleian Libraries". Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. 3 August 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
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