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Papers of John O. Sykes

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Reports, memoranda, etc. on education in Uganda, as Vice-Principal of Makerere College and Deputy Director of Education in Uganda.


  • Creation: 1925-1946


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS.Afr.s.716].

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Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 4465

Biographical / Historical

John O. Sykes, OBE, was born in 1892. In 1925 he became Master of Method and Vice-Principal of Makerere College, Uganda. At regular periods he was acting Principal of the College and, for a short time during 1936, he was also acting Deputy Director of Education. In April 1939 Sykes was appointed Deputy Director of Education and took up his post in August. In the same year he became Chairman of Kampala Township Authority and also Censor for the Colony. For nearly 4 years from 1941, Sykes was acting Director of Education; he returned to the post of Deputy Director in 1945 and retired in 1947.

Other Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room and a handlist is also available for this collection.

Listed as no. 674 in Manuscript Collections of Africana in Rhodes House Library, Oxford, compiled by Louis B. Frewer (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1968).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the library from the Oxford Development Records Project .

Papers of John O. Sykes
Marion Lowman
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom