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Title: Avery Brundage Collection, 1908-82Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 26/20/37

Primary Creator: Brundage, Avery (1887-1975)

Extent: 143.3 cubic feet

Arrangement: by sub-series and alphabetical or chronological thereunder

Date Acquired: 02/05/1975. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Alaska, Amateur Athletic Union, Amateurism, Argentina - Sports and Recreation, Art, Athletics, Australia - Sports and Recreation, Austria - Sports and Recreation, Baseball, Basketball, Belgium - Sports and Recreation, Bobsled, Boxing, Brazil - Sports and Recreation, Brundage, Avery, Bulgaria - Sports and Recreation, Canada - Sports and Recreation, Canoeing, Chicago, Illinois, Chile - Sports and Recreation, China - Sports and Recreation, Cycling, Czechoslovakia - Sports and Recreation, Denmark - Sports and Recreation, England - Sports and Recreation, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Finland - Sports and Recreation, Football, France - Sports and Recreation, Germany - Sports and Recreation, Greece - Sports and Recreation, Gymnastics, Handball, Hungary - Sports and Recreation, Ice Hockey, India - Sports and Recreation, Indonesia - Sports and Recreation, International Amateur Athletic Federation, International Olympic Committee, Iran - Sports and Recreation, Ireland - Sports and Recreation, Italy - Sports and Recreation, Japan - Sports and Recreation, Korea - Sports and Recreation, Liechtenstein - Sports and Recreation, Los Angeles, California, Mexico - Sports and Recreation, National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Olympic Committees, Netherlands - Sports and Recreation, New Zealand - Sports and Recreation, Nigeria - Sports and Recreation, Norway - Sports and Recreation, Olympics, Panama - Sports and Recreation, Pan American Games, Pentathalon, Peru - Sports and Recreation, Philippines - Sports and Recreation, Photography, Physical Fitness, Poland - Sports and Recreation, Polo, Portugal - Sports and Recreation, Professionalism, Rhodesia - Sports and Recreation, Rome, Italy, Rowing, Rugby, Rumania - Sports and Recreation, Russia - Sports and Recreation, Sailing, San Francisco, California, Santa Barbara, California, Senegal - Sports and Recreation, Shooting, Skating, Skiing, Soccer, South Africa, Republic of - Sports and Recreation, Spain - Sports and Recreation, Sports, Sports Publications, Sweden - Sports and Recreation, Swimming, Switzerland - Sports and Recreation, Thailand - Sports and Recreation, Track and Field, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Sports and Recreation, United States Olympic Committee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Yachting, Yugoslavia - Sports and Recreation

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Collection of Avery Brundage '09 (1887-1982), including correspondence, minutes, reports, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, artifacts, certificates, awards, honors, publications concerning Brundage's service as president of the International Olympic Committee (1952-72), United States Olympic Committee (1929-52) and Amateur Athletic Union (1928-36); national Olympic committees; international sports federations; Olympic games in Australia (1956), England (1948), Finland (1952), Germany (1936, 1972), Italy (1960), Japan (1964) and Mexico (1968); winter Olympic games in Austria (1964), France (1968), Italy (1956), Japan (1972), Norway (1952), Switzerland (1948) and the United States (1960); controversies over the participation of teams from China (1959-66), Germany (1953-65), Korea (1953-68) and South Africa (1963-73); bids for Olympic games (1938-73); international athletic competition; National Collegiate Athletic Association (1952-74); colleges and universities and amateurism. Sports federation and subject files cover basketball, boxing, equestrian sports, fencing, gymnastics, hockey, rowing, sailing, skating, skiing, soccer, swimming, track and field, and wrestling. Correspondence includes J. Lyman Bingham, Asa S. Bushnell, J. Sigfrid Edstrom, Daniel J. Ferris, William M. Garland, Gustavus T. Kirby, Otto Mayer, Frederic W. Rubien, Heinz Schobel and James Simms.

Subject/Index Terms

Alaska
Amateur Athletic Union
Amateurism
Argentina - Sports and Recreation
Art
Athletics
Australia - Sports and Recreation
Austria - Sports and Recreation
Baseball
Basketball
Belgium - Sports and Recreation
Bobsled
Boxing
Brazil - Sports and Recreation
Brundage, Avery
Bulgaria - Sports and Recreation
Canada - Sports and Recreation
Canoeing
Chicago, Illinois
Chile - Sports and Recreation
China - Sports and Recreation
Cycling
Czechoslovakia - Sports and Recreation
Denmark - Sports and Recreation
England - Sports and Recreation
Equestrian Sports
Fencing
Finland - Sports and Recreation
Football
France - Sports and Recreation
Germany - Sports and Recreation
Greece - Sports and Recreation
Gymnastics
Handball
Hungary - Sports and Recreation
Ice Hockey
India - Sports and Recreation
Indonesia - Sports and Recreation
International Amateur Athletic Federation
International Olympic Committee
Iran - Sports and Recreation
Ireland - Sports and Recreation
Italy - Sports and Recreation
Japan - Sports and Recreation
Korea - Sports and Recreation
Liechtenstein - Sports and Recreation
Los Angeles, California
Mexico - Sports and Recreation
National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Olympic Committees
Netherlands - Sports and Recreation
New Zealand - Sports and Recreation
Nigeria - Sports and Recreation
Norway - Sports and Recreation
Olympics
Panama - Sports and Recreation
Pan American Games
Pentathalon
Peru - Sports and Recreation
Philippines - Sports and Recreation
Photography
Physical Fitness
Poland - Sports and Recreation
Polo
Portugal - Sports and Recreation
Professionalism
Rhodesia - Sports and Recreation
Rome, Italy
Rowing
Rugby
Rumania - Sports and Recreation
Russia - Sports and Recreation
Sailing
San Francisco, California
Santa Barbara, California
Senegal - Sports and Recreation
Shooting
Skating
Skiing
Soccer
South Africa, Republic of - Sports and Recreation
Spain - Sports and Recreation
Sports
Sports Publications
Sweden - Sports and Recreation
Swimming
Switzerland - Sports and Recreation
Thailand - Sports and Recreation
Track and Field
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Sports and Recreation
United States Olympic Committee
Volleyball
Water Polo
Weightlifting
Wrestling
Yachting
Yugoslavia - Sports and Recreation


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Amateur Athletic Union],
[Series 2: Amateurism],
[Series 3: Colleges and Universities],
[Series 4: Individuals],
[Series 5: IOC Presidents and Secretariat],
[Series 6: IOC Members],
[Series 7: Bulletin Officiel du Comite International Olympique],
[Series 8: IOC Newsletter],
[Series 9: Circular Letters],
[Series 10: Duplicate Circular Letters],
[Series 11: Circular Letter Responses],
[Series 12: IOC Meetings],
[Series 13: IOC Minutes],
[Series 14: IOC Commissions and Committees],
[Series 15: IOC Subject File],
[Series 16: National Olympic Committees],
[Series 17: Olympic Games],
[Series 18: Olympic Games  Bids],
[Series 19: Regional Games],
[Series 20: Sports Federations],
[Series 21: Sports Organizations],
[Series 22: Sports Publications],
[Series 23: United States Olympic Association and Committee],
[Series 24: Personal Materials],
[Series 25: Articles and Speeches],
[Series 26: Publications],
[Series 27: Clippings],
[Series 28: Photographs],
[Series 29: Olympic Games Programs],
[Series 30: Programs for Regional Games],
[Series 31: Sports Programs],
[Series 32: Subject File],
[Series 33: Travel],
[Series 34: Book Notes and Sources],
[Series 35: Important Letters],
[Series 36: Microfilm],
[Series 37: Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes],
[Series 38: Scrapbooks],
[Series 39: Films and Tapes],
[Series 40: Photo Albums],
[Series 41: Certificates and Awards],
[Series 42: Oversize File],
[[information restricted]],
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Series 39: Films and TapesAdd to your cart.
Box 432Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: FilmsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Sentinels of SilenceAdd to your cart.
Ancient Mexican ruins of Mayas, Toltecs, and Aztecs: pyramids, stone carvings, mosaics, temples, statues.  The sites are Tenochititlan Monte Alban, Mitla, Tula, Palenque, Chichen Itza, Uxmal.  Narrated by Orson Welles. 16 mm color film.  Directed by Robert Amram.
Item 2: Der Olympiade der Kinder (The Olympics by Children), 1972Add to your cart.
Children's drawings of the Olympics at Munich in 1972.  No narration.  16 mm color film.  Produced by Brockner Trickfilm.
Item 3: World Treasure - Ours for the Voting, 1964Add to your cart.
Television commercials supporting the bond proposition (Proposition A) to build an addition to the De Young Museum to house Brundage's Asian art collection.  The commercials consist of Brundage and a civic leader urging an affirmative vote.  San Francisco, 1964.  Black and white 16 mm.
Item 4: International Olympic Committee Tokyo Session, 1958Add to your cart.
The 54th Session of the I.O.C. in 1958 showing scenes of Tokyo, Brundage, Japanese officials, Emperor Hirochito, and other Olympic officials.  The scenes include the opening session, inspection of athletic stadiums, social events, sightseeing in Western Japan (seeing shrines, temples, statues, and pearl diving), and the opening ceremonies for the 3rd Asian Games being held in Tokyo.  English narration. 16 mm black and white.  Produced by Asia Film Inc.
Item 5: Entrevista Saldano y Sr. Avery Brundage, August 15, 1968Add to your cart.
Interview with Brundage concerning the Olympics to be held in Mexico City in October, 1968.  Interview in Spanish.  16 mm black and white.
Sub-Series 6: This Week in SportsAdd to your cart.
Narrated by Marty Glickman.  Produced by Telenews Hearst Metrotone News.
Item 1: Winter Games Underway, February 1960Add to your cart.
Olympic Games at Squaw Valley, February, 1960.�  Opening ceremonies, Vice President Nixon, figure skating, hockey, ski jump.
Item 2: US Team Wins Hockey Title, 1960Add to your cart.
Olympic Games at Squaw Valley, 1960.  Also skiing.
Item 3: Olympic Hopefuls Meet in Trials, 1960Add to your cart.
Gymanstics trials for Olympic Games, Rome, 1960.
Item 4: US Olympians in Top Form, June 28, 1960Add to your cart.
AAU championships and Olympic trials for summer games in Rome, 1960.  Shot put, hammer throw, hurdles, sprints, high jump.
Item 5: Four Qualifty for Olympics, July 26, 1960Add to your cart.
Cycling trials for summer games in Rome, 1960.
Item 6: Olympic Games Open in Rome, August 30, 1960Add to your cart.
Opening ceremonies, diving, swimming, cycling, wrestling, basketball.
Item 7: American Starts Fail at Rome, September 6, 1960Add to your cart.
Shot put, high jump, 100 meter run, swimming.  (Americans win some events; the title is somewhat misleading).
Sub-Series 2: TapesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Studio fur neue Musik Heidelberg Aus-Viva-Musikproduktion, 1972Add to your cart.
Olympic music festival, 1972.  In German.
Item 2: Olympic Games, Munich, 1972, 1972Add to your cart.
Opening ceremony, Brundage, Gustav Heinemann.
Item 3: Interview with Avery BrundageAdd to your cart.
Interviewer speaks German, Brunage speaks English.  Concerning the winter games at Sapporo in 1972; the disqualification of Karl Schranz, the possible ending of certain winter events or the entire winter games.
Item 4: Brundage's Speech at the Tokyo Press Club, May 29, 1964Add to your cart.
Concerning amateurism, nationalism (the use of flags and anthems, the two Chinas), and the construction of the sites for the summer games in Tokyo.
Item 5: Winter Games, Squaw Valley, 1960Add to your cart.
Reports by Lowell Thomas on the Olympic Games
Item 6: Winter Olympics, Sapporo, 1972Add to your cart.
Cassette recording
Box 433Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Oversize FilmsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Auf Wiedersehen, Mr. Brundage, ca. 1972Add to your cart.
A film portrait of Brundage.  Interviews with Brundage are overdubbed with a German translation.  A written re-translation into English is with the film.  Scenes include Brundage's eighty-fourth birthday party; interviews with Brundage  in Chicago, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Lausanne; still photographs from Brundage's early career as an athlete and Businessman; still photograph with Brundage and major world figures (De Gaulle, Khruschev, Brezhnev, Pope Paul, Franco, and Hirohito);  Brundage's art collection; and Hitler opening Olympic Games in Gerlin in 1936. 16 mm. color.  By Horst Peets and Werner Schneider.
Item 2: The Avery Brundage Collection of Asian Art, 1968Add to your cart.
Showing art from India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, Afghanistan, China, Korea and Japan.  Statues, sculpture, pottery of religious and secular orientation.  William Hollebeck, narrator.  16 mm, black and white.
Item 3: XIX Olympic Games, Mexico City, 1968Add to your cart.
Highlights of the games by ABC Sports.  Covers opening of the games, track and field events, equestiran events, gymnastics.  Centers on achievments of Americans.  Main narrator, Chris Schenkel.  16 mm, color.
Item 4: "Olympic Calvacade", 1948Add to your cart.
Highlights of the XI Olympics, 1936, produced by United Artists/Westport International Films, Inc., 1948 16 mm black and white, ca. 45 minutes.  Donated by Ruth Shellberg, November 20, 1989.
Item 5: Nissmin Geppo (Sport In Japan), May 14, 1965Add to your cart.
Japanese athletic training activities, with footage of related artistic activities and instruction by teachers.  By German Olympic Society.  Narration in German.  Two 16mm reels, sound and color.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Amateur Athletic Union],
[Series 2: Amateurism],
[Series 3: Colleges and Universities],
[Series 4: Individuals],
[Series 5: IOC Presidents and Secretariat],
[Series 6: IOC Members],
[Series 7: Bulletin Officiel du Comite International Olympique],
[Series 8: IOC Newsletter],
[Series 9: Circular Letters],
[Series 10: Duplicate Circular Letters],
[Series 11: Circular Letter Responses],
[Series 12: IOC Meetings],
[Series 13: IOC Minutes],
[Series 14: IOC Commissions and Committees],
[Series 15: IOC Subject File],
[Series 16: National Olympic Committees],
[Series 17: Olympic Games],
[Series 18: Olympic Games  Bids],
[Series 19: Regional Games],
[Series 20: Sports Federations],
[Series 21: Sports Organizations],
[Series 22: Sports Publications],
[Series 23: United States Olympic Association and Committee],
[Series 24: Personal Materials],
[Series 25: Articles and Speeches],
[Series 26: Publications],
[Series 27: Clippings],
[Series 28: Photographs],
[Series 29: Olympic Games Programs],
[Series 30: Programs for Regional Games],
[Series 31: Sports Programs],
[Series 32: Subject File],
[Series 33: Travel],
[Series 34: Book Notes and Sources],
[Series 35: Important Letters],
[Series 36: Microfilm],
[Series 37: Daguerreotypes and Ambrotypes],
[Series 38: Scrapbooks],
[Series 39: Films and Tapes],
[Series 40: Photo Albums],
[Series 41: Certificates and Awards],
[Series 42: Oversize File],
[[information restricted]],
[All]

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