Our Collections

We have a large collection of oral history interviews on cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes and cds with transcriptions that we conducted between 1983 - 1993.

We regularly receive donations of Crystal Palace memorabilia

Some of the most significant items and collections that we have received include:

1996
A large collection of Crystal Palace memorabilia

2013 
Archives of Philip Newsam Linton OBE. He was the Officer-in-Charge of the 1940 refugee camp, British Expeditionary Force evacuation 'Operation Aerial' rest camp and the French sailors internment camp in Crystal Palace Park

2015 
A large collection of Crystal Palace souvenirs including over 500 3D images of the Crystal Palace

2016 
A large collection of personal and Crystal Palace memorabilia from the Buckland family including the loan of dozens of images of Rockhills House for high resolution scanning

2017
Two large EPNS meat platters from the Crystal Palace dining rooms

2018
1864 Garibaldi scarf shown as being printed in the Crystal Palace

2018
A large collection of international exhibition archives

2019
Author's research material for our publication Cricket at the Crystal Palace - W.G. Grace & The London County Cricket Club

We also purchase important collections and individual items from our funds

2005
70 prints of the Crystal Palace – Hyde Park and Sydenham

2011
A large collection of drawings, letters and documents from Raffaelle Monti. So as to ensure that the collection was professionally conserved and made publicly available we subsequently sold the collection to the Victoria & Albert Museum at no profit.
These have been scanned at high resolution and are now available from us at:
http://www.crystalpalacefoundation.org.uk/shop/raffaele-monti-collection

2012
The advertising showboard as shown below

2014
A large collection of images of organs from the Gray & Davison Company archive. 
These have been scanned at high resolution and are now available from us at: http://www.crystalpalacefoundation.org.uk/shop/music-religion/gray-davison-archive

2018
A badged Crystal Palace Company soup bowl and two large collections of Crystal Palace memorabilia


Fishing Club awards

Awards__spoon_for_wwwCrystal Palace Fishing Club awards and souvenir spoon

Established in 1924 the Club is still in existence in the park today as a private fishing club.

First award: 2nd place. The Trustees Cup 1954-5

Bottom left: River Championship 1950

Bottom right: 2nd place. Norwood & District Summer Cup...

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