De Montfort University Special Collections

De Montfort University Special Collections is based in Library and Learning Services. In partnership with the International Centre for Sports History and Culture we are developing our holdings relating to sports. Collections include:

  • England Boxing (formerly Amateur Boxing Association)
  • Sir Norman Chester papers relating to the Football Trust
  • Papers of boxer Jack Greenstock
  • Special Olympics, Leicester, 1989 and 2009
  • Papers of Susan Barton relating to the Special Olympics
  • Ski Club of Great Britain
  • Leicester Riders basketball club
  • Alpine Ski Club
  • Papers of Professor Tony Mason, sports historian
  • Papers of Steven Humphries relating to local sports provision in Leicester
  • Papers of British Society of Sports History
  • Papers of Simon Inglis, sports journalist

Pending (as of summer 2020, delayed by covid pandemic)

  • English Chess Federation
  • Leicester Tigers Rugby Club
  • British Basketball League

Collections are catalogued here: https://specialcollections.catalogue.dmu.ac.uk/collections/Sports%20History

In 2018 Special Collections was delighted to receive a Wellcome Trust Research Resources Award to catalogue four of our sports collections: England BoxingSki Club of Great BritainSpecial Olympics Leicester and the Papers of Sir Norman Chester relating to football.

Archivist Louise Bruton was hired in 2019 to work on creating detailed catalogues and has been writing blogs to record her progress. These are collated here.

This collection entry was last updated on 17/02/2021. Information incorrect or out-of-date?