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National Basketball Heritage Archive and Studies Centre

Address: The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD
Tel: 01905 542 093
Email: researchcollections@worc.ac.uk
Website: library.worc.ac.uk/research-collections/basketball-heritage

The Basketball Heritage Archive contains a vast range of material covering the sport in the USA, Europe and the UK, as well as material relating to the Olympics.

The collection covers topics such as youth basketball and education, women’s basketball, sponsorship, and the media. Focusing on youth tournaments and physical education, the Archive can be used to chart the development of youth basketball, including incentives created to attract more young people to the game.

The Archive also holds information about international competitions and the creation of Team GB.

Particular strengths of the archive are its coverage of English Basketball, from the Under 14 to Senior Leagues, from the 1960s onwards and documentation relating to the development of statistical notations used in the sport. The collection holds many detailed statistic sheets and court notations relating to games played throughout the 1960s onwards.

Types of material in the collection is varied and includes: magazines; newsletters; newspaper clippings; match and tournament programmes; match statistics; yearbooks; rule books and coaching manuals, as well as a small number of books.

This project in progress will enhance information and awareness both for the BBL and other basketball bodies over the coming months and years.