ICOS Collections

brundage_collectionAvery Brundage Collection

The Centre maintains its own copy of the Avery Brundage Collection, making Western one of the few institutions in the world to own two complete microfilm copies of the 150 reel historical resource. This archive provides an unparalled look into the office of an IOC President: Brundage was elected to the IOC in 1936 and quickly move up the administrative ranks becoming IOC Vice President in 1945, and then IOC President in 1952, an office he held until 1972. From 1929-1953, he was also President of the United States Olympic Committee and was the long-time President of the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States. He competed in track and field at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden.

James Worrall Papers

This unique collection is designated a national treasure by the Canadian Cultural Property Act. It consists of the personal papers and official records donated to the Centre by James Worrall (1914-2011). The full collection details his lifetime involvement in the Olympic Movement, including but not limited to his role as athlete and flag-bearer (1936 Summer Olympic Games); member of the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada (President from 1951-1953); longtime member of the Canadian Olympic Association (President from 1961-1968); and member of the International Olympic Committee (1967-1989), where he served on the Executive Council from 1974-1979.

Guides to the James Worrall Papers:
Guide to materials located in ICOS holdings
Guide to materials located in Weldon Library holdings 

All archival collections at ICOS are open to researchers, students, and the general public. Requests to access the materials must be emailed to the Director of ICOS. The materials are available for use only at ICOS, during the general hours of operation.

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