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Archives Center 1968 Olympic Games Collection

Creator:
Olympic Games (19th : 1968) (Mexico City, Mexico)  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (7 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Audiocassettes
Black-and-white photographs
Diaries
Ephemera
Magazines (periodicals)
Letters
Memoranda
Maps
Passes
Periodicals
Photographs
Postcards
Programs
Schedules
Scorecards
Scrapbooks
Telegrams
Tickets
Place:
Mexico -- 1960-1970
Date:
1968
Scope and Contents:
This collection was created by the Archives Center to bring together materials relating to the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Items relate to team members and include postcards, event programs, press guides, magazines, articles, and dining hall tickets.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Biographical / Historical:
The 1968 Summer Olympics, (Games of the XIX Olympiad) were the first Olympic games held in Latin America and the first held in a Spanish-speaking country. They took place in October,1968, during a time of upheaval in Mexico as well as in the United States.
Provenance:
Initial donations to this collection were made by Tom Lough (Pentathlon) and Daniel Cantillon (Fending) in 2016. Addenda from Laurie Lewis Havel (Volleyball), Sharon Callahan McKniff (High jump) and John Ferris (Swimming) were added in 2017. Papers of Micki King (Diving), Vicki King (Swimming), and Jane Swagerty Hill (Swimming) were acquired in 2018.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Athletes  Search this
Divers  Search this
Fencers  Search this
Handbooks  Search this
Jumping  Search this
Identification cards  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Sports  Search this
Swimmers  Search this
Volleyball  Search this
Women athletes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles -- 1950-2000
Audiocassettes
Black-and-white photographs
Diaries
Ephemera
Magazines (periodicals) -- 1960-1970
Letters
Memoranda
Maps
Passes
Periodicals -- 20th century
Photographs -- Color photoprints
Postcards -- 1960-1970
Programs -- 1960-1970
Schedules
Scorecards
Scrapbooks
Telegrams
Tickets
Citation:
Archives Center 1968 Olympic Games Collection, 1968, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1402
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1402

Newsweek Vol. LXXVI No. 5

Published by:
Newsweek, Inc., American, founded 1933  Search this
Subject of:
Kenneth A. Gibson, American, born 1932  Search this
Mayor Richard G. Hatcher, American, born 1933  Search this
Mayor Walter E. Washington, American, 1915 - 2003  Search this
Maynard Jackson, American, 1938 - 2003  Search this
Richard H. Austin, American, 1913 - 2001  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
11 1/8 x 8 1/4 x 1/8 in. (28.3 x 21 x 0.3 cm)
Type:
magazines (periodicals)
Place depicted:
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, United States, North and Central America
Date:
August 3, 1970
Topic:
African American  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
United States--History--1961-1969  Search this
United States--History--1969-2001  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anonymous Gift
Object number:
2014.36.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Newsweek. Permission required for use.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
A Changing America: 1968 and Beyond
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 1, C1 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd539b9eb5b-5fec-4ab9-a350-93aa2f7951e1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.36.1

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