Collection: Willie Carmichael
Collection ref.: GB 0059 WC
Willie Carmichael (1905-1988) was Director of Organisation for the 1970 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games. His involvement in the Commonwealth Games began in 1934 at the London Empire Games where he was Manager of the Scottish Wrestling team and also a judge in the Wrestling competition. In 1948 he was appointed Vice-Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland. He served as Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland from 1950-1955 and Secretary from 1956-1979. He was also appointed Scotland Team Manager for the 1954 Vancouver Games. He received an O.B.E. in 1971 for his services to the Commonwealth Games and served on the Council of the Commonwealth Games Federation from 1974-1975.
The family of Willie Carmichael have kindly donated his collection of sporting memorabilia to the University of Stirling Archives. A number of items from the collection feature in our touring Hosts and Champions exhibition.
Documents, publications, promotional material, memorabilia and photographs relating to the Commonwealth Games, from London 1934 to Edinburgh 1986 Games. The collection also includes material relating to other sporting events including athletics, wrestling and Olympic Games (1924-1983); also includes 16mm home cine film of sporting events in Edinburgh and Glasgow including Highland Games (1947-1950).
The collection is fully listed. Collection information is currently being added to our online catalogue. A full list of the contents of the collection can be consulted in our archives reading room.
Willie Carmichael, photographed by The Scotsman newspaper in 1967.