East London Mosque Archive: Opportunities for Researchers

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The East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre Archive holds significant collections documenting the history of one of the UK’s oldest mosques and the Muslim community in East London. The records commence from 1910 and include annual reports, minute books, correspondence with government and other faith groups (Muslim and non-Muslim), fundraising activities, letters with famous personalities and much else. . An online catalogue is available at http://archiveshub.ac.uk/data/gb3396-elmt.

The archive is also home to the records of the Indigent Moslems Burial Fund (founded 1927, see catalogue http://archiveshub.ac.uk/data/gb3396-imbf) and the Jamiat ul Muslimin (founded 1934, see catalogue http://archiveshub.ac.uk/data/gb3396-jum).

The archive is located in the London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel and access is by appointment. Please email archives@londonmuslimcentre.org.uk for further details and to make an appointment.

The archive offers excellent opportunities for research projects, such as MA dissertations.