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Collection Level Description: Papers of John O. Sykes

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Afr.s.716
Title: Papers of John O. Sykes
Dates of Creation: 1925-1946
Extent: 1 volume
Name of Creator: John O. Sykes

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

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

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

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

Further Information

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).

Access Points

Sykes | John | b 1892 | East African Administrator

Education | Uganda

Education, Higher | Employees

Makerere College


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