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Finding Aid of the AT & T Records of the Olympic Torch Relay
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: AT & T Records of the Olympic Torch Relay,
    Date (inclusive): 1983-1984
    Collection number: 1450
    Creator: AT & T
    Extent: 54 boxes (27 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: The 1984 Olympic torch relay, sponsored and documented by AT & T, began in New York City on May 8, 1984 and ended in the Los Angeles Coliseum on July 28, 1984 at the opening of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. The collection consists of a torch, motion picture film scripts, videotapes, press releases, maps, clothing, correspondence, and files regarding the relay.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], AT & T Records of the Olympic Torch Relay (Collection 1450). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1988.

    Biography

    The 1984 Olympic torch relay, sponsored and documented by AT & T, began in New York City on May 8, 1984 and ended in the Los Angeles Coliseum on July 28, 1984 at the opening of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games; the flame traveled over 9,000 miles during an eighty-two day journey, and an estimated 30 million viewers lined the route; Rafer Johnson lit the cauldron upon the flame's arrival at the Coliseum.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of a torch, motion picture film scripts, videotapes, press releases, maps, clothing, correspondence, and files regarding Olympic torch relay for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Includes approximately 5,000 color transparencies, several hundred black and white photographs, and a copy of Mickey Herscowitz's book, One with the flame. Files from Telephone Pioneers of America related to the relay route are in the collection. Also includes 53 hours of 16mm film footage used to produce videos of relay.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    • One with the flame files.
    • Videotapes.
    • Operations.
    • Clippings.
    • Photographs, slides, and contact sheets.
    • Carry the fire files.
    • Objects for display.
    • Films.

    Indexing Terms

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

    Subjects

    AT & T--Archives.
    Telephone Pioneers of America.
    Olympic torch relay--United States--Archival resources.

    Related Material

    Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee Records (Collection 1403)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, UCLA.