Levick Boyd Archive for Women's Lacrosse

Scope and Content

Holdings include the records of the All England Women's Lacrosse Association and a growing number of collections of personal papers and memorabilia from former international players and administrators.

Administrative / Biographical History

Following the centenary celebrations of the sport in 2013, a new archive for the history of women's lacrosse was established at the University of Bedfordshire in 2014. The Levick Boyd Archive seeks to enhance knowledge and understanding for the game of women's lacrosse through assembling and preserving a comprehensive record of its development.

The archive is named after Audrey Murray Levick (1890-1980), founder and honorary secretary of the Ladies' Lacrosse Association inaugurated in 1912, and Margaret Boyd (1913-1993) who kept the memory and structure of the sport alive in Britain during the Second World War and was the founding president of the International Federation of Women's Lacrosse Associations.

Conditions Governing Access

The Levick Boyd Archive for Women's Lacrosse is held at the Bedford Campus Library of the University of Bedfordshire. Items are available to consult by appointment, Monday to Friday, 09.00-16.00.

For enquiries, e-mail bpea@beds.ac.uk or telephone 01234 793257

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the collections must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from University of Bedfordshire Special Collections staff.

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