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All England Women's Hockey Association (AEWHA) Collection


A collection of published and unpublished material relating to the beginnings and early development of organised hockey played by women in the UK.

The collection covers the period from the inception of the All England Women’s Hockey Association (AEWHA) in 1895 to 1997 when the English Hockey Association (EHA) was established to unite the separate governing bodies for men’s and women’s hockey. Although the business and activities of the AEWHA form the main focus of the collection, a wide range of more personal material relating to prominent players and influential supporters is also included.

The collection comprises minutes of committee meetings, rules and regulations, annual reports, early journals, newspaper cuttings, memorabilia, match programmes, tournament brochures, specialist publications, international tour diaries, scrapbooks and photo albums. It includes material assembled by several pioneering female hockey players, such as Hilda Light (1890-1967), Marjorie Pollard (1899-1982) and Mary Russell-Vick (1922-2012).

The collection was deposited with the University of Bath by England Hockey, the sport’s national governing body, in 2005. With the support and collaboration of The Hockey Museum (THM), the University continues to receive new donations of material.

A catalogue providing full details of the archival (unpublished) contents of the AEWHA Collection is available in PDF format.

Size: 79 boxes of archival material and over 200 published works.

 AEWHA: England touring team, 1936

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Items from the AEWHA Collection may be consulted in the Library between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. You are strongly advised to make an appointment before you visit.

All enquiries should be directed to: Lizzie Richmond, University Archivist
The Library
University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath BA2 7AY

E-mail: E.Richmond@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 383464 (internal ext. 3464)