Camborne School of Mines Archive (CSM)


An extensive Collection of records documenting School history.

Selection of Camborne School of Mines  -School photographs

Camborne School of Mines was formed in 1888, has an extensive archive of School history, including early student registers (from 1900), minutes of sports and social club committees, prospectuses and a complete run of the School's Magazine and Journal. The Collection also contains a large number of photographs of School buildings, events, sports teams and students at graduation

A popular use of this Collection is for family history. Subject to Data Protection legislation, we are often able to trace ancestors who attend the School, providing information abouth the dates attended, subjects studied and background biographical information. The Collection is also of great importance in the research of local history and the history of mining education.

Materials from this Collection can be viewed by appointment with us in Archives & Special Collections, Level 0, The Exchange.

We are currently cataloguing this Collection. For updates please check our Archive catalogue.

Potential users may find it beneficial to undertake preparatory research prior to a visit. Suggested resources are available at Archives & Special Collections: Introductory Reading.

Further information relating to the history of mining in Cornwall can also be found in our Camborne School of Mines Historical Library.

Users should note that records of Camborne School of Mines, along with other relevant resources, are also deposited with Kresen Kernow at Redruth.

For further information please contact us at

Photo Credit: Camborne School of Mines.

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