Fonds F0426 - Bryce M. Taylor fonds

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Bryce M. Taylor fonds

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CA ON00370 F0426

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  • 1967-1987 (Creation)

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2.0 m of textual records

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Bryce Malcolm Taylor (1933-1989) was chair and director of the Department of Physical Education and Athletics at York University (1964-1976), serving as professor in that department until 1989. Educated in Canada and the United States, Taylor obtained his doctorate at Springfield (Illinois) College in 1964. Originally involved with the YMCA, Taylor was active in many amateur athletic organizations including the Canadian Gymnastic Federation (president 1974-1979), the Canadian Coaching Association (president 1976-1979), the Canadian Olympic Association (vice-president 1979-1983), the National Advisory Council on Fitness and Amateur Sport (chair, 1987), and the Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee (1983-1988). He was the author of numerous articles, chapters and studies in the field of coaching and sports management.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, and Bryce M. Taylor's related material of the XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee, and the Canadian Olympic Association, (1983-1988), detailing the planning for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. It also includes material from the National Advisory Council on Fitness and Amateur Sport, including correspondence, minutes of meetings, annual reports, (1986-1987). In addition, there is material from the Canadian Gymnastics Association, (1975), and proposals for athletic programmes at York University, including a proposal for football (1967).

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Researchers wishing to view the Bryce Taylor fonds must sign the Access and Use Agreement before access is granted.

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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1989-032. Further accruals may be expected.

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