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Louis S. Nixdorff 1928 Olympic Games Collection, 1926-1978

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Photographer:
Nixdorff, Louis S (Olympic athlete) 1906-1992
Subject:
Logan, William
Biddison, Tom
Helfrich, George
Eagan, James
Fairinholt, Larkin
Weismuller, Johnny
Ray, Joie
Meany, Helen
Anderson, Harry
Hamm, Ed
Mallonee, C. Gardner
Lang, John
Merrill, Vale
Wingate, W. Wilson
Owens, Helen
MacArthur, Douglas 1880-1964
Schwarz, Bill
Kegan, Bill
Nice, Deely
Robinson, Elizabeth (Babe)
McKim, Josephine
Johns Hopkins University
Properties Incorporated
Baltimore Sun
Olympic Games (1928 : Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Physical description:
1 cu. ft.: 2 boxes and 1 photograph album
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Diaries
Clippings
Postcards
Place:
Europe
Mohawk Trail
Thousand Islands
St. Lawrence River
Virginia Beach
Chesapeake Bay
Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Cherbourg (France)
Fontainebleau (France)
Volendam (Holland)
Marken (Holland)
Scheueningue (Holland)
Paris (France)
Reims (France)
New York (N.Y.)
Québec (Québec)
Switzerland
Date:
1926
1926-1978
1910-1950
20th century
Notes:
Louis S. Nixdorff (Oct. 1, 1906-Jan. 23, 1992) graduated from the Polytechnic Institute in 1924 and from the Johns Hopkins University in 1928 with a degree in business administration. At Johns Hopkins he was a member of the University lacrosse team that represented the United States at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. The process that culminated in the selection of the Johns Hopkins University team to represent the United States in the Olympic games in Amsterdam was a formal one. The lacrosse ladder selected by the Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association to place before the Olympic Committee included ten teams. The executive committee of the American Olympics Commission formally ratified this selection of the Johns Hopkins University lacrosse team to represent the United States at the 1928 Olympics. Four members of that team are in the Lacrosse Hall of Fame: C. Gardner Mallonee, John Lang, Tom Biddison, and Bill Logan.
Summary:
Oversize scrapbook of newspaper clippings, loose clippings from Baltimore newspaper Sunday supplements, a diary recorded by Nixdorff, and an album of photographs that Nixdorff took on the Amsterdam visit and several other trips. The newspaper clippings in an oversize scrapbook follow the fortunes of the Johns Hopkins University lacrosse team, national champions for 1926 and 1927, through its 1928 season, a post-season series, the playoffs to represent the United States at the Olympic Games, summer 1928, and the Olympic lacrosse games in Amsterdam. The trip of the Olympic athletes to Amsterdam on the S.S. President Roosevelt is described graphically by Louis S. Nixdorff in his diary. The diary covers the period from the departure of the lacrosse team from the Baltimore and Ohio railroad station in Baltimore for New York July 10, 1928. It includes Nixdorff's accounts of shipboard life, the game against the Canadians that the Americans won and their loss to the English team the following day. England's subsequent loss to Canada meant that each team had a win and a loss. No team was declared victor. The diary also covers a one-week stay in Paris, including a trip to the nearby World War I battlefields. The collection contains snapshots by Nixorff on the S.S. President Roosevelt en route to Amsterdam, and images of Olympic events and sightseeing in and around Amsterdam and Paris. These photographs mounted in an album portray an individual's effort to document his travels in a meaningful way. This collection represents a contribution to both sports history and the history of the Olympics. The collection complements several Archives Center photographic collections, emphasizing international travel and touring by an American between the two World Wars.
Cite as:
Louis S. Nixdorff 1928 Olympic Games Collection, 1926-1978, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Olympics
Sports
Travel
Travel photography
Sailing
Photographers (amateur)
Description and travel
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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