The collection comprises:
Photographs of groups depicting: Chaucer St. Infant School, 1912 including one of the children and another of the staff; Gladstone Street Primary School, Ilkeston, c.1917; Ilkeston Secondary School, 1921 and another undated; Ilkeston Secondary School football team, 1921-1922 and 1922-1923; and University College Nottingham hockey team. The photographs are accompanied by photocopies annotated with the names of people on the photographs that the depositor was able to identify. 1912-1923 (MS 579/1);
Framed photograph of Malcolm Barton, c.1928 (MS 579/2);
University College Nottingham's Ordo Caligulae awarded to Malcolm Barton. The award takes the form of a boot measuring 114mm in length, cast in bronze and mounted on a wooden base with a plaque. 1928 (MS 579/3);
Ilkeston County School's Victor Ludorum games medal awarded to Malcolm Barton. The medal, possibly bronze, is 25mm in diameter. 1924 (MS 579/4).