Document Reference NumberD16
TitlePapers of the Society for Libyan Studies.
DescriptionCorrespondence, reports, corporate plans, project documents, grant applications and photographs of the Society for Libyan Studies.

The collection features records relating to the foundation of the Libya Exploration Society (subsequently the Society for Libyan Studies), the administration of the Society and material pertaining to the numerous subcommittees, namely, the Council, the Executive Committee, Publications Committee, Archaeological Fieldwork Committee and the Garamantes Project Steering Committee.

The Society began to establish its archive in 1987; the records were initially held in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne before being moved to the University of Leicester. They also own a library of books and volumes pertaining to Libya which is currently in the possession of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Records pertaining to the establishment and administration of the Society's Archive and Library are present within the collection.
Date31 July 1968 - 5 February 2008
Extent11 boxes; 83 files and 214 items
AccessStatusAccess by appointment. Letter of introduction required.
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