The Papers of Margaret-Louise O'Keeffe

Scope and Content

Contains press cuttings and related papers for the 1976 British Universities Sports Federation Women's Lacrosse Tour of the USA and the 1982 World Lacrosse Tournament, and reminiscences and notes collected for the production of a souvenir brochure for the 75th anniversary of the All England Women's Lacrosse Association.

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret-Louise Frawley was educated at St. Maur's Convent/St. George's College, Weybridge and Girton College, Cambridge where she read English. After graduating in 1973 she studied for an MA in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute. She returned to St. George's College in 1976 to teach English, History of Art and Religious Studies where she remained until 1983. She subsequently taught at Warwick University, Princethorpe College and and as a freelance lecturer.

Margaret-Louise played lacrosse at school and at the University of London, and later for Surrey and the South territorial team. In 1976 she was appointed as the manager-coach for the British Universities Sports Federation Lacrosse Touring Team visit to the USA, the first time a BUSF women's lacrosse team had visited the country. Margaret-Louise was appointed Press Officer for the All England Women's Lacrosse Association (AEWLA) in 1975 and was editor of the Souvenir Brochure produced to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the AEWLA in 1987.

Acquisition Information

The papers were gifted to the University of Bedfordshire by Margaret-Louise O'Keeffe on 6 December 2012 under Accession No. A2012/010.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from University of Bedfordshire Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.