Los Angeles Olympic Games Collection


Descriptive Summary

Title: Los Angeles Olympic Games Collection
Dates: 1932-1984
Collection Number: 2009_01
Extent: 4 document boxes and 4 oversize boxes
Repository: Sherman Library and Gardens
Abstract: The collection consists of materials concerning the Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles in 1932 and 1984.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Los Angeles Olympic Games Collection. Sherman Library and Gardens

Acquisition Information

The bulk of the collection was donated by Terry Chambers in 2005, with other materials added from Mary Ann Hemphill, 2006, Evaline Gibbs, 1997, and Shirley Pumphrey.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of ephemera, clippings, personal snapshots, and publications concerning the two Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles in 1932 and 1984. Of note are Richard Moore’s three scrapbooks donated by Terry Chambers. Richard F. Moore won a gold medal in the 1932 Olympics as one of the twelve crewmen aboard the 50-foot Angelita. In 1984, this boat was purchased and given to Peter Ueberroth, head of the 1984 Olympics, who had the yacht restored. It was used as the Flag Ship for those Olympic races off Long Beach. Moore was also a staff member working for the 1984 Olympic Organizing Committee, and participated in more than 24 pre-Olympic events sharing his experiences as a 1932 Olympian.

Indexing Terms

Olympic Games (10th : 1932 : Los Angeles, Calif.).
Olympic Games (23rd : 1984 : Los Angeles, Calif.).
Los Angeles (Calif.)

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