F.A.M. Webster is one of the most important names in the history of athletics in the 20th century in Britain. His significance does not lie merely in the fact that he wrote more than thirty books on athletics, the Olympic Games, and related topics, nor in the Amateur Field Events Association, and the Loughborough Summer School, both of which he created, nor because he wrote about, taught, and generally championed the field-events in Britain at a time when others didn’t, but because he is an enduring example of how one person, by the power of his own enthusiasm, energy, commitment and persistence, and in the face of the indifference and even hostility of 'official' bodies, can inform, motivate and inspire others, and so leave behind a legacy that lasts long after his own day.
The F.A.M. Webster Collection comprises a biographical note of F.A.M. Webster's life, written by his grandson Michael Webster, and a list of all his published books; and a separate list of his books on athletics and the Olympic Games. The Collection will start with the following and will be added to from time to time.
1913. Olympian Field Events; Their History and Practice.
1929. Athletics of To-day. History, Development and Training
1929. Athletics of To-day for Women. History, Development and Training
1931. Athletes in Action&l