Tuesday, 10 December 2013

East London Mosque archives

Anyone interested in the history of the Muslim community in Britain will be excited by a project to catalogue the archives of the East London Mosque.

Project archivist Eilís McCarthy and Dr Jamil Sherif are recorded discussing the value of the Mosque's archive, and the work which will be carried out, in a 12 minute podcast on the East London Mosque website http://www.eastlondonmosque.org.uk/

The archive, which comprises about 250,000 documents and occupies 26 metres of shelf space, is about to be re-packaged and catalogued, and the resulting online catalogue will be of huge interest to historians.

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