Guide to the Olympic Games Collection, 1932, 1960, 1964, 1984

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History--California History--Los Angeles Area History Social Sciences--Sports and Recreation Geographical (By Place)--California--Los Angeles Area

Guide to the Olympic Games Collection, 1932, 1960, 1964, 1984

Pasadena Museum of History



Research Library and Archives

Pasadena, California

Contact Information:

  • Pasadena Museum of History
  • Research Library and Archives
  • 470 West Walnut Street
  • Pasadena, California 91103-3594
  • Phone: (626) 577-1660, Ext. 13
  • Fax: (626) 577-1662
  • Email: research@pasadenahistory.org
  • URL: http://www.pasadenahistory.org
Processed by:
Emery, Lynne Dr.
Date Completed:
Dec. 2001
Encoded by:
UCSC OAC Unit
© 2002 Pasadena Museum of History. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Olympic Games Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1932, 1960, 1964, 1984
Collection number: Consult repository
Collector: Pasadena Museum of History
Extent: 6 boxes
Repository: Pasadena Museum of History
Pasadena, California 91103-3594
Abstract: The Olympic Games Collection includes reproductions of Olympic posters; programs, ticket stubs and memorabilia for the 1932, 1960 and 1984 Games; newspaper clippings and magazine articles for the three sets of games as well as the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival; copies of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee (LAOOC) publication, Olympic Record from July 28 to August 12, 1984; LAOOC Media Guides; and correspondence and preliminary planning for the Torch Relay and the Rose Bowl venue. Also included is the United States Olympic Committee Official Report, 1964.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open to the public for research. Use is restricted by rules intended to protect and preserve the materials in good condition for the future. For additional information please contact the Pasadena Museum of History.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

Suggested citation of these records: [Identification of item], Olympic Games Collection, Research Library and Archives, Pasadena Museum of History.

Acquisition Information

Collected by Pasadena Museum of History

Biography

California has hosted the Olympic Games three times: the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympics, the 1960 Squaw Valley Winter Olympics, and the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. The city of Pasadena played an important role in both of the summer games. This collection includes memorablia from the 1932, 1960 and 1984 Games.

Scope and Content

The Olympic Games Collection includes reproductions of Olympic posters; programs, ticket stubs and memorabilia for the 1932, 1960 and 1984 Games; newspaper clippings and magazine articles for the three sets of games as well as the 1984 Olympic Arts Festival; copies of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee (LAOOC) publication, Olympic Record from July 28 to August 12, 1984; LAOOC Media Guides; and correspondence and preliminary planning for the Torch Relay and the Rose Bowl venue. Also included is the United States Olympic Committee Official Report, 1964.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subject

Olympic Games--(23rd--:1984--:Los Angeles, Calif.)
Olympic Games--(10th :--1932 :--Los Angeles, Calif.)
Winter Olympics--(1960 :--Squaw Valley, Calif.)
Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee


Collection Contents

 

Series 1.  Posters, 1896-1984

Physical Description: Box 1

Scope and Content Note

The first series is a collection of reproduction Olympic posters dating from the revival of the first modernday Olympics held in Athens, 1896 to 1984.

Arrangement

Box 1

Reproductions of Olympic posters, 1896-1984

 

Series 2.  1932 Olympic Games

Physical Description: Box 2, Box 6:1

Scope and Content Note

The second series holds materials relating to 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games, such as ephemera, memento and printed items. Included are Olympic 1932: Die Olympischen Spiele in Los Angeles 1932, and an edition of 1964 USOC Official Report.

Arrangement

Box-folder  2:1

Olympic flags

Box-folder  2:2

Pictorial Souvenir, 1932

Box-folder  2:3

Ticket replicas and ticket stub, 1932

Box-folder  2:4

Secretary's Report, programs and memorabilia, 1932

Box-folder  2:5

Rose Bowl event: cycling, 1932

Box-folder  2:6

Social events, 1932

Box-folder  2:7

Olympic Champions Coloring Book, 1896-1980

Box-folder  2:8

Los Angeles the Olympic City: 1932-1984

Box-folder  2:8

United States Olympic Committee Official Report, 1964

Box-folder 6:1

Articles

Box-folder  6:1

Los Angeles Times articles from Opening Ceremonies, July 31, 1932 through closing day, August 15, 1932

Box-folder  6:1

"Network", a small pamphlet with an article on the 1932 Olympics, October, 1983

 

Series 3.  1960 Olympic Games

Physical Description: Box 6:2-6

Scope and Content Note

Majority of the third series contains articles, programs and clippings relating to the Winter Olympics held in Squaw Valley, California in 1960.

Arrangement

Box-folder  6:2

1960 Summer Olympics, Rome. Articles on Opening Ceremonies

Box-folder  6:3-6

1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley

Box-folder  6:3

Postcards, parking tickets, official program for all events

Box-folder  6:3

Sports Illustrated, Winter Games Preview issue, February 15, 1960

Box-folder  6:4

Miscellaneous pamphlets, pages and magazine covers

Box-folder  6:5

Newspaper articles from Los Angeles Times and Sacramento Bee, February 16-March 8, 1960

Box-folder  6:6

Participants, place and times

 

Series 4.  1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games

Physical Description: Box 3-5, Box 6:7-16

Scope and Content Note

The fourth series mainly consists of printed material; programs, fliers, publications by Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee (LAOOC), or articles written about the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. A small portion of the material is correspondence, and administrative documents.

Arrangement

Box-folder  3:1

Pasadena Preliminary Planning, 1983

Box-folder  3:2

"L.A. 83", ticket information and order form

Box-folder  3:3

LAOOC Media Guide, May 1, 1983

Box-folder  3:4

LAOOC Olympic Countdown: 200 Days to Go, January 9, 1984

Box-folder  3:5

Correspondence and photos of the 1984 Olympic Torch Relay (received in 1985)

Box-folder  3:6

Olympic Review '84, No. 197, March, 1984

Box-folder  3:7

Olympic ticket information and order form, 1984

Box-folder  3:8

"Champions in the Sun", California History, A special issue, Winter 1984

Box-folder  3:9

Cigna's "Viewers Guide to 1984 Summer Olympics"

Box 3:9

"Games of the XXIII Olympiad", LAOOC flier

Box-folder  3:10

Arroyo Seco News, July-August 1984

Box-folder  3:10

Pasadena City College Schedule of Classes (with PCC Olympic athletes)

Box-folder  3:11

Scoreboard Magazine, Olympic baseball issue, 1984

Box-folder  3:12

Olympic social events; volunteer flier, duplicate tickets, 1984

Box-folder  3:13

Official Olympic Guide to Los Angeles

Box-folder  3:14

Los Angeles: The International City, 1984

Box-folder  3:15

Olympic Arts Festival: programs and articles

Box-folder  3:16

Olympic Arts Festival program information and order form

Box-folder  3:16

Los Angeles Times, Festival program

Box-folder  3:16

Arts Festival tickets

Box  4-5:2

LAOOC Publications

Box  4

Olympic Record, Special Edition, August 5, 1984; August 6, 1984; August 12, 1984

Box-folder  4

Olympic Record (16 copies), July 28-31; August 1-12, 1984

Box-folder  5:1

Olympic Supplements 1984, Chapters 7, 10, 11 (3 items)

Box-folder  5:2

"Olympic Neighbor News", 1984

Box-folder  5:3

1984 bus ticket and RTD bus schedule (2 items)

Box-folder  5:4

"Home Magazine", Los Angeles Times (3 issues), July 22, 1984; July 25, 1984; September 18, 1984

Box-folder  5:5

"Gymnast in Motion", Olympic Supplement I

Box-folder  5:6

"Champion Performers", Olympic Supplement I, 1983

Box-folder  5:6

"1984 Olympic Preview", City Sports Magazine, August, 1983

Box-folder  6:7-16

Articles

Box-folder  6:7

Los Angeles Times, articles on past Olympic activities, personalities and rental of private homes to Olympic guests, January, 1984

Box-folder  6:8

Clippings, January, 1984

Box-folder  6:9

Pasadena Star-News, Special Olympic edition, February, 1984

Box-folder  6:10

ClippingsMarch, 1984

Box-folder  6:11

Pasadena Star-News articles, May, 1984

Box-folder  6:12-16

Newspaper clippings

Box-folder  6:12

June, 1984

Box-folder  6:13

July, 1984

Box-folder  6:14

Closing events and Olympic retrospectiveAugust,1984

Box-folder  6:15

Post Olympic articles from Los Angeles Herald and Pasadena Star-News, September, 1984

Box-folder  6:16

Articles appearing in 1985 newspapers; reminiscences of 1984 Olympics