Supported by the Faculty of Health Sciences and the School of Kinesiology, ICOS maintains a resource room at 317, Health Sciences Building on Western's Campus. The room holds ICOS' reference library of about 4,000 titles related to the history, philosophy and sociology of the Olympic and Paralympic movements, and parts of ICOS' archival collections: the microfilm copy of the Avery Brundage Collection, parts of the James Worrall collection, and a permanent exhibit of donated Olympic paraphernalia - from stamp and coin collections, to pieces of art, and even a victory podium used at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games! (It is presently on long-term loan to the U.S. Olympic Committee.) Additionally, the resource room offers study and research space, and the use of networked computers.
All archival collections at ICOS are open to researchers, students, and the general public. Requests to access the materials must be emailed to the Director of ICOS. The materials are available for use only in the ICOS Resource Room, during the Resource Room's general hours of operation. More detailed information on individual collections can be found on their respective web pages. The reference library can be searched using the Western University library catalogue.
May 1 - August 30, 2019
For general information, please contact Edwina James, ICOS Resource Room administrator. For specific research queries, please contact Michael Heine.
The librarians at Western University's D.B. Weldon Library maintain an electronic catalogue of the archival and library holdings of the International Centre for Olympic Studies. The ICOS Collections can be searched via Weldon Library's main search page. Construct your search request using the options provided, and select "International Centre for Olympic Studies" from the drop-down menu to search our holdings.