Visit to the UEL Library Archives: British Olympic Association (BOA) [Event Ref. No. TG5V/OLYM]
With the London 2012 Olympic Games approaching, library enquiries staff are expecting more interest in specialist resources to support student work related to the Games.
The University of East London was chosen to host the historical archive and book collection of the BOA in the run up to the 2012 London Olympic Games. The British Olympic Association (BOA) is the National Olympic Committee (NOC) for Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The BOA’s principle role is to prepare and lead the nation’s finest athletes at the summer, winter and youth Olympic Games.
The archive contains material relating to the history and work of the Association from 1906-2009, it notably includes records concerning the organization of the 1908 and 1948 London Olympic Games.
A detailed catalogue of the collection can be found on Archives Hub.
Docklands Library and Learning Centre
University of East London
London E16 2RD
Tel: 0208 223 7400
Nearest station: Cyprus (on the DLR)
See http://www.uel.ac.uk/campuses/docklands/ for more information about how to get there. Please be aware it takes at least an hour from Central London.
Bring a camera, as there are lots of Olympic related sights on the way.
There are cafes open on campus for refreshments but little else near by.
The visit is free of charge.
To reserve a space, please use our online booking form or e-mail the administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that there are limited places available for this visit.