Special Collections, Hartley Library, University of Southampton

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The Special Collections at the University of Southampton holds manuscript and printed collections relating to the sports teams of the University and those of its predecessor institutions, the sporting activities of Anglo-Jewish youth groups, the sporting interests of individuals, and to sport in Hampshire.

– Records of the University of Southampton and those of its predecessor institutions, the Hartley University College (1902-14), and the University College of Southampton (1914-52): includes photographs, minute books, papers, MS 1

– Small collections relating to the University, its students and staff: includes records relating to sports teams, annual sports days and meetings MS 224, MS 310

– Jewish collections: archives of Anglo-Jewish youth organisations contain records relating to boxing, cricket, football, gymnastics, MS 132; MS 152; MS 172; MS 223; MS 244

– Horse racing: correspondence of Henrietta Joseph, née Franklin, 1916-33, MS 335

– Polo: papers of Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979): photos, press cuttings, correspondence and papers relating to his career as a polo player, MS 62/MB

– Sailing: Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club membership book, 1915, MS 62/BR199/1

– Sport in Hampshire:

  • archery, 1790; fencing, 1796, 1800, Cope Handbills, RBCSOU06 Handbills1
  • cricket: Broadlands Cricket Club, 1928, 1933, MS 62/BR199/2
  • hunting, shooting, fishing and the Game Laws, MS 61/WP1, WP4; MS 62

– Printed Collections:

  • University printed collection: printed reports on sports teams and matches in student magazines and publications
  • Perkins Agricultural Library: 18th-19th-century publications on fishing, angling, hunting, shooting
  • Cope collection: printed hunting maps, Rare Books Cope 79.4; local history publications on sport in Hampshire; photos in volume 10, Peter Cook postcard collection; local illustrations relating to sports teams, events, and facilities in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, late 19th – 20th century

A more detailed subject guide to sporting records held in the University of Southampton Special Collections is available at the foot of the page under Downloads

Catalogues of many collections are available online.

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