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Collection Level Description: Papers of Villiers B.V. Powell relating to Nigerian sports teams

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.1859
Title: Papers of Villiers B.V. Powell relating to Nigerian sports teams
Dates of Creation: 1948-1964
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of Creator: Villiers Barcham Vaughan Powell

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Villiers Barcham Vaughan Powell was born in 1904 and educated at Christ's College, Christchurch, New Zealand; and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, England.

In 1927 he was appointed as Superintendent of Education in Nigeria; he became Principal in 1944. Whilst in Nigeria, Powell also worked with Nigerian sports teams, this included being (sometime) General Team Manager of the Nigerian Olympic Team.

Scope and Content

Reports, diaries, correspondence, photographs and press cuttings relating to various international tours made by Nigerian sports teams, 1948-1964, including participation in Olympic Games, as sometime General Team Manager.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Deposited with the Oxford Colonial Records Project.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Listed as no. 1387 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

Access Points

Powell | Villiers Barcham Vaughan | b 1904 | Education Officer Olympic Team Manager Nigeria

Sports teams | Nigeria


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