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Sports Council and sports administration, 1948-2010

MS. 11527/12
Held in our offsite storage facility

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  1. File of numbered (1-42) working papers related to the Sports Council and the politics of sports with a covering contents list prepared by/on behalf of Roger Bannister. Includes reports, articles, a photograph of Bannister at the Mayor of Harrow's "Youth of the Year" award presentation (May 1967), and Bannister's draft letter of resignation as Chairman of the Sports Council (1974), as well as some post-Chairmanship commentary on British sport, 1950-2010
  2. Unnumbered and unlisted additional Sports Council printed material including a copy of their 1972-1973 annual report, 1972-1993
  3. 'Supplementary listing' file of numbered (1-14) working papers related to Bannister's chairmanship of the Sports Council, 1971-2000 (mainly 1971-1975)
  4. Unnumbered and unlisted correspondence and papers relating to Bannister's involvement in the development and 2007 re-naming of the Iffley Road (Oxford) running track where he broke the world record, including his 1948 plan for resurfacing it, with associated photographs, 1948-2007


  • Creation: 1948-2010


1 box (2 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 11527/12

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom