The Winning Endeavours website has over 1,700 images of London’s previous Olympic Games in 1908 and 1948 together with twentieth century British Olympians and Paralympians and of London’s sporting history in general. They include many unseen images from archival documents, newspapers, journals and ephemera in the care of the British Library, the London Metropolitan Archives and 23 other archival repositories in London and the South East of England. Many of the images have contextual notes giving useful background stories.
There are also three exciting school resource packs that can be downloaded each contains teacher’s notes, ideas for class and individual activities, and students’ source sheets, and include many images of archival documents, photographs and newspaper articles. These resources are aimed at Key Stages 2 and 3 Citizenship but are ideal for families to explore.
The 1948 Olympics Behind the scenes at the Austerity Games- BBC Archives.
The BBC archives have an on line collection of broadcasting clips, Radio Times articles and photographic galleries documenting the 1948 London Olympics, titled Behind the Scenes at the Austerity Games. The first post war games and the first Olympics that British Television played a role. BBC The 1948 Olympics.
AIM25 (Archives in the M25).
This is a permanent web-accessible database providing on line access to collection-level descriptions of archives held in over 100 repositories within the area marked by the M25 motorway, including London School of Economics and Political Science, Senate House Library (University of London) and the Wellcome Library. LMA is the first local authority archive to feature.
AIM25 used by academics, researchers and the general public from around the world, and is the only on line database of its kind. It is managed by King’s College London Archives with technical support from the University of London Computing Centre. The LMA (London Metropolitan Archives) is the first local to feature. AIM25 allows indexing under subject, corporate name, place name and personal name all of which can be searched.