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Sports Archives

The Sports Archives is part of the The Rooms Provincial Archives Division. Its mandate is to collect, preserve, arrange and describe materials relating to professional and amateur sporting activities in Newfoundland and Labrador. The textual materials, photographs, sound recordings, and related archival and printed material that document the history of sport in this Province are available for research at the Provincial Archives at The Rooms.

Archival Holdings

The Sports Archives consists of personal and business correspondence, scrapbooks, over 5,000 photographs relating to Newfoundland and Labrador sports and sports personalities, clippings documenting Newfoundland sports history, ephemera, minute books, record books, financial statements, and other sports organizational records from approximately 1820 to the present.
The following are just a small sample of the images in the SANL holdings. Simply click on the thumbnail image to be taken to a larger version.

If you are interested in acquiring any of these images, please contact the Provincial Archives.
Brigus Bruins Hockey Team
c. 1922 (SANL 1.26.01274)
C. & D. Pike, Canada Games Gold Medal
c.1979 (SANL1.20.03.003)
Sleigh Races, Quidi Vidi
c. 1922 (SANL 1.27.007)
Catherine Cotter crossing the finish line at Rennies Bridge
c. 1938 (SANL 1.39.02.001)
C. Lawrence winning 100 yard dash at Bell Island
c. 1936 (SANL 1.48.066)
1st Herder Trophy winners
Corner Brook
c. 1935, (SANL 1.26.01.155)
Baseball in Grand Falls
c.1947 (SANL 1.3.077)
St. John's Regatta
c.1959 (SANL 1.502.175)
Tennis Champs, St. John's
c. 1950 (JV Rabbitt)
Field Hockey Bronze Medal Winners, Canada Games
c. 1977 (SANL 1.106.0.19)
Fortune High Soccer Team
c. 1956 (SANL 1.41.01.216)
Building a racing shell for the St. John's Regatta
c. 1920's (SANL 1.502.120)

Exhibits
Women in Sports

Contacts
Linda Murphy & Frances Horwood - Volunteer Archivists
SANL@therooms.ca

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