Finding Aid of the John Downing Weaver Collection about the Olympic Games

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Finding Aid of the John Downing Weaver Collection about the Olympic Games

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Descriptive Summary

Title: John Downing Weaver Collection about the Olympic Games,
Date (inclusive): 1972-1985
Collection number: 1363
Creator: Weaver, John Downing, 1912-
Extent: 16 boxes (8 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: John D. Weaver (b. 1912) worked for various federal agencies, including the National Recovery Administration (1933-35). He was also a reporter, feature writer, book reviewer, and copy editor for the Kansas City star (1935-40) and contributed articles, short stories, and book reviews to magazines, and wrote novels and non-fiction. The collection consists mostly of ephemera, clippings, and memorabilia relating to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, but also of the city's 1932 games, on efforts to stage an Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1980, on the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, and on the Winter games in Sarajevo.
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], John Downing Weaver Collection about the Olympic Games (Collection 1363). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of John D. Weaver, 1984.

Biography

Weaver was born February 4, 1912 in Washington, D.C.; attended Georgetown University, 1928-29; AB, College of William and Mary, 1932; AM, George Washington University, 1933; worked for various federal agencies, including the National Recovery Administration, 1933-35; was also reporter, feature writer, book reviewer, and copy editor, Kansas City star, 1935-40; contributed articles, short stories, and book reviews to magazines; also wrote novels and non-fiction; published works include: Wind before rain (1942), Another such victory (1948), Warren: the man, the Court, the era (1967), The Brownsville raid: the story of America's “black Dreyfus affair” (1970), and Los Angeles: the enormous village (1980).

Scope and Content

Collection consists mostly of ephemera, clippings, and memorabilia relating to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, but also of the city's 1932 games, on efforts to stage an Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1980, on the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, and on the Winter games in Sarajevo. Includes subject files such as accommodations, administration, arts festival, ceremonies, crime, drugs, funding, security, smog, and traffic, and especially events, which are listed by specific competition.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  • Efforts to get 1980 and 1984 games for Los Angeles (Box 1).
  • 1980 Moscow games (Box 2).
  • Winter games, Sarajevo (Box 3).
  • Los Angeles games (Boxes 4-16).
  • Games in 2004 (Box 16).
  • Official Guide to Los Angeles, 1984 and Los Angeles times and Los Angeles daily news Olympics supplements (Boxes 17-18).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Olympic Games (23rd: 1984: Los Angeles, Calif.).


Container List

 

Efforts to Get 1980 and 1984 Games (1972-1979)

Box 1, Folder 1

Los Angeles' 1980 efforts (1972-1974).

Box 1, Folder 2

Montreal (1976-1977).

 

Los Angeles Games (1984), 1977-1979

Box 1, Folder 3

August 1977.

Box 1, Folder 4

September 1977.

Box 1, Folder 5

October 1977.

Box 1, Folder 6

November 1977.

Box 1, Folder 7

December 1977.

Box 1, Folder 8

January-March 1978.

Box 1, Folder 9

April 1978.

Box 1, Folder 10

May 1978.

Box 1, Folder 11

June 1978.

Box 1, Folder 12

July 1978.

Box 1, Folder 13

August 1978.

Box 1, Folder 14

September-October 1978.

Box 1, Folder 15

November-December 1978.

Box 1, Folder 16

January-February 1979.

Box 1, Folder 17

March-May 1979.

Box 1, Folder 18

June-July 1979.

Box 1, Folder 19

August-September 1979.

Box 1, Folder 20

October-November 1979.

 

1980 Games, U.S.S.R. (1975-1984)

Box 2, Folder 1

Lake Placid (1980).

Box 2, Folder 2

Olympics, U.S.S.R. (1975-1978).

Box 2, Folder 3

Olympics, U.S.S.R. (1979).

 

Olympics, U.S.S.R., Boycott

Box 2, Folder 4

1978-1979.

Box 2, Folder 5

1980, News.

Box 2, Folder 6

January 1980, Comments.

Box 2, Folder 7

February 1980, News.

Box 2, Folder 8

March 1980, News.

Box 2, Folder 9

Post-January 1980, Comments.

Box 2, Folder 10

April-June 1980, News & Comment.

Box 2, Folder 11

July-August 1980, News & Comment

Box 2, Folder 12

Alternate Proposals.

Box 2, Folder 13

Response, U.S.S.R.

Box 2, Folder 14

Response, Other Countries.

Box 2, Folder 15

Response, Los Angeles.

Box 2, Folder 16

Response, 1981.

Box 2, Folder 17

1982, News & Comment.

Box 2, Folder 18

1983, News & Comment.

Box 2, Folder 19

San Fernando Valley, 1978-1979.

Box 2, Folder 20

San Fernando Valley, 1980.

Box 2, Folder 21

San Fernando Valley, 1981-1983.

 

Winter Games, Sarajevo

Box 3, Folder 1

Winter Games - General.

Box 3, Folder 2

Daily Summary.

Box 3, Folder 3

Biathlon.

Box 3, Folder 4

Hockey.

Box 3, Folder 5

Luge.

 

Skating

Box 3, Folder 6

General.

Box 3, Folder 7

Hamilton.

Box 3, Folder 8

Torvill & Dean.

Box 3, Folder 9

Women.

 

Skiing

Box 3, Folder 10

Men.

Box 3, Folder 11

Johnson.

Box 3, Folder 12

Women.

 

Los Angeles Games - A

Box 4, Folder 1

Olympic Organization, World-Wide.

 

Los Angeles Games

Box 4, Folder 2

General.

Box 4, Folder 3

July 1984.

Box 4, Folder 4

August 1-12, 1984.

Box 4, Folder 5

Accommodations - Athletes.

Box 4, Folder 6

Accommodations - Visitors.

Box 4, Folder 7

Administration.

Note

(Cf. Volunteers & Paid Staff)
Box 4, Folder 8

Administration - Ueberroth (1).

Box 4, Folder 9

Administration - Ueberroth - After Games (2).

Box 4, Folder 10

Agriculture.

 

Arts Festival

Box 4, Folder 11

1980-1982.

Box 4, Folder 12

1983.

Box 4, Folder 13

January 1984.

Box 4, Folder 14

February-March 1984.

Box 4, Folder 15

April-May 1984.

Box 4, Folder 16

June 1984.

Box 4, Folder 17

New Zealand Treasures.

 

Los Angeles Games, A - D

Box 5, Folder 1

Chronology.

Box 5, Folder 2

July 1984.

Box 5, Folder 3

August 1984.

Box 5, Folder 4

Athletes - Money.

Box 5, Folder 5

Attendance.

Box 5, Folder 6

Bradley, Tom.

 

Ceremonies

Box 5, Folder 7

Plans for.

Box 5, Folder 8

Torch Relay (1).

Box 5, Folder 9

Torch Relay, Los Angeles (2).

Box 5, Folder 10

Opening (July 28, 1984).

Box 5, Folder 11

Closing (August 12, 1984).

Box 5, Folder 12

China.

Box 5, Folder 13

Contracts.

Note

(Cf. Impact - Economic)
Box 5, Folder 14

Coins.

Note

(Cf. Souvenirs)
Box 5, Folder 15

Crime.

Box 5, Folder 16

Drugs.

Note

(Cf. Pan-American Games)
 

Los Angeles Games, D - E

Box 6, Folder 1

Drugs, 1984 (2).

 

Events

Box 6, Folder 2

General.

Box 6, Folder 3

Archery.

Box 6, Folder 4

Baseball.

Box 6, Folder 5

Basketball - Men.

Box 6, Folder 6

Basketball - Women.

 

Boxing

Box 6, Folder 7

General.

Box 6, Folder 8

1983.

Box 6, Folder 9

January-June 1984.

Box 6, Folder 10

July 1984.

Box 6, Folder 11

August 1-9, 1984.

Box 6, Folder 12

August 10-13, 1984.

Box 6, Folder 13

Breland.

Box 6, Folder 14

Gonzales.

Box 6, Folder 15

Cycling.

Box 6, Folder 16

Decathlon.

Box 6, Folder 17

Discus.

 

Los Angeles Games -- Events, D - J

Box 7, Folder 1

Diving - Men.

Box 7, Folder 2

Diving - Women.

Box 7, Folder 3

Equestrian.

Box 7, Folder 4

Fencing.

Box 7, Folder 5

Field Hockey - Men.

Box 7, Folder 6

Field Hockey - Women.

 

Gymnastics

Box 7, Folder 7

General.

Box 7, Folder 8

Men.

Box 7, Folder 9

Women.

Box 7, Folder 10

Women - Comancci-Korbut.

Box 7, Folder 11

Rhythmic.

Box 7, Folder 12

Hammer.

Box 7, Folder 13

Heptathlon.

Box 7, Folder 14

High Jump - Men.

Box 7, Folder 15

High Jump - Women.

Box 7, Folder 16

Hurdles - Men.

Box 7, Folder 17

Hurdles - Women.

Box 7, Folder 18

Javelin.

Box 7, Folder 19

Judo.

 

Los Angeles Games -- Events, L - S

Box 8, Folder 1

Long Jump - Men.

Box 8, Folder 2

Long Jump - Women.

Box 8, Folder 3

Pentathlon.

Box 8, Folder 4

Pole Vault.

Box 8, Folder 5

Rowing - Men.

Box 8, Folder 6

Rowing - Women.

Box 8, Folder 7

Rowing - Canoe & Kayak.

 

Running

Box 8, Folder 8

Marathon - General.

Box 8, Folder 9

Marathon - Men.

Box 8, Folder 10

Marathon - Women.

Box 8, Folder 11

Men's 100.

Box 8, Folder 12

Women's 100.

Box 8, Folder 13

Men's 200.

Box 8, Folder 14

Women's 200.

Box 8, Folder 15

Men's 400.

Box 8, Folder 16

Women's 400.

Box 8, Folder 17

Men's 800.

Box 8, Folder 18

Women's 800.

Box 8, Folder 19

Men's 1500 & 1600.

Box 8, Folder 20

Women's 1500 & 1600.

Box 8, Folder 21

Women's 3000.

Box 8, Folder 22

Men's 5000.

Box 8, Folder 23

Men's 10,000.

Box 8, Folder 24

Mile.

Box 8, Folder 25

Relay.

Box 8, Folder 26

Sailing.

 

Los Angeles Games -- Events, S - T

Box 9, Folder 1

Shooting.

Box 9, Folder 2

Shotput.

Box 9, Folder 3

Skating.

Box 9, Folder 4

Soccer.

Box 9, Folder 5

Steeplechase.

 

Swimming

Box 9, Folder 6

Men, January 1983-June 1984.

Box 9, Folder 7

Men, July-August 1984.

Box 9, Folder 8

Women, January 1983-June 1984.

Box 9, Folder 9

Women, July-August 1984.

Box 9, Folder 10

Swimming - Women - Synchronized.

Box 9, Folder 11

Team Handball.

Box 9, Folder 12

Tennis.

 

Track & Field

Box 9, Folder 13

General.

Box 9, Folder 14

Trials - June 1984.

 

Los Angeles Games -- Events, T - W

Box 10, Folder 1

Men.

Box 10, Folder 2

Men - Stars.

Box 10, Folder 3

Men - Stars - Jenner.

Box 10, Folder 4

Men - Stars - Lewis.

Box 10, Folder 5

Men - Stars - Moses (1985).

Box 10, Folder 6

Men - Stars - Thorpe.

Box 10, Folder 7

Women.

Box 10, Folder 8

Women - Stars - Ashford.

Box 10, Folder 9

Women - Stars - Budd.

Box 10, Folder 10

Women - Stars - Decker.

Box 10, Folder 11

Triple Jump.

Box 10, Folder 12

Volleyball - Men.

Box 10, Folder 13

Volleyball - Women.

Box 10, Folder 14

Walk - 20K and 5K.

Box 10, Folder 15

Water Polo.

Box 10, Folder 16

Weight-lifting.

 

Los Angeles Games, F - H

Box 11, Folder 1

Wrestling.

Box 11, Folder 2

Fashion.

Box 11, Folder 3

Fire.

 

Funding

Box 11, Folder 4

1977-1978.

Box 11, Folder 5

1979.

Box 11, Folder 6

1980-1981.

Box 11, Folder 7

1982.

Box 11, Folder 8

1983.

Box 11, Folder 9

U.S. Aid (1980-1983).

Box 11, Folder 10

1984.

Box 11, Folder 11

1984-1985 -- Surplus.

Box 11, Folder 12

Handicapped.

Box 11, Folder 13

Healthcare.

Box 11, Folder 14

Helsinki Games (1983).

 

History

Box 11, Folder 15

General.

Box 11, Folder 16

1932 Games (Los Angeles).

Box 11, Folder 17

1936 Games (Berlin).

Box 11, Folder 18

1972 Games (Munich).

Box 11, Folder 19

Hospitality.

 

Los Angeles Games, I - P

Box 12, Folder 1

Impact - Local.

Box 12, Folder 2

Impact - Economic.

Box 12, Folder 3

Impact - Long-term.

Box 12, Folder 4

Impressions.

Box 12, Folder 5

Insurance.

Box 12, Folder 6

Korea (1988).

Box 12, Folder 7

Letters.

Box 12, Folder 8

License Plates.

Box 12, Folder 9

Mascot.

Box 12, Folder 10

Medals.

Box 12, Folder 11

Minorities.

Box 12, Folder 12

Participants.

Box 12, Folder 13

Pictures.

Box 12, Folder 14

Politics.

Box 12, Folder 15

Post-Olympics, Europe (August 1984).

Box 12, Folder 16

Press.

Box 12, Folder 17

Press - Indices.

Box 12, Folder 18

Press - Jottings.

Box 12, Folder 19

Protests.

 

Los Angeles Games, M - P

Box 13, Folder 1

Publications.

Box 13, Folder 2

Revenue.

Note

(Cf. Funding)
Box 13, Folder 3

Rules.

Box 13, Folder 4

Rules - Women's Litigation.

Box 13, Folder 5

Rumania.

 

Schedules & Scores

Box 13, Folder 6

July 28-31, 1984.

Box 13, Folder 7

August 1-3, 1984.

Box 13, Folder 8

August 4-6, 1984.

Box 13, Folder 9

August 7-9, 1984.

Box 13, Folder 10

August 10-12, 1984.

 

Los Angeles Games, S

 

Security

Box 14, Folder 1

1980-1981.

Box 14, Folder 2

1982.

Box 14, Folder 3

1983.

Box 14, Folder 4

January-February 1984.

Box 14, Folder 5

March-April 1984.

Box 14, Folder 6

May-June 1984.

Box 14, Folder 7

July 1984.

Box 14, Folder 8

August 1984.

Box 14, Folder 9

“Bomb Scare.”

Box 14, Folder 10

Sidelights.

 

Sites

Box 14, Folder 11

General.

Box 14, Folder 12

Coliseum.

Box 14, Folder 13

Shooting.

Box 14, Folder 14

Swimming.

Box 14, Folder 15

Velodrome.

Box 14, Folder 16

Smog.

Box 14, Folder 17

South Africa (1981).

Box 14, Folder 18

Souvenirs.

Box 14, Folder 19

Sponsors.

Box 14, Folder 20

Stamps.

 

Los Angeles Games, T - Y

Box 15, Folder 1

Technology.

 

Television / Radio

Box 15, Folder 2

1979.

Box 15, Folder 3

1980 (Boycott).

Box 15, Folder 4

1980-1981.

Box 15, Folder 5

1982.

Box 15, Folder 6

1983.

Box 15, Folder 7

January-May 1984.

Box 15, Folder 8

June 1984.

Box 15, Folder 9

July 1984.

Box 15, Folder 10

August 1984.

Box 15, Folder 11

Tickets.

Box 15, Folder 12

Tourists.

 

Traffic

Box 15, Folder 13

1980-1982.

Box 15, Folder 14

1983.

Box 15, Folder 15

January 1-July 26, 1984.

Box 15, Folder 16

July 17-??, 1984.

Box 16, Folder 1

Air.

Box 16, Folder 2

Parking.

Box 16, Folder 3

Training.

Box 16, Folder 4

UCLA.

Box 16, Folder 5

U.S.S.R. (1).

 

U.S.S.R. Boycott

Box 16, Folder 6

May 9, 1984 (2).

Box 16, Folder 7

May 10, 1984 (3).

Box 16, Folder 8

May 11-12, 1984 (4).

Box 16, Folder 9

May 13-16, 1984 (5).

Box 16, Folder 10

May 17-19, 1984 (6).

Box 16, Folder 11

May 20, 1984 (7).

Box 16, Folder 12

Before Games (8).

Box 16, Folder 13

During Games (9).

Box 16, Folder 14

Volunteers and Paid Staff.

Note

(Cf. Ueberroth)
Box 16, Folder 15

Women.

Box 16, Folder 16

Wrap-up, 1964-1985.

Box 16, Folder 17

Youth.

Box 16, Folder 18

Games in 2004.

 

Oversize Materials

Note

(Added February 1989)
Boxes 17-18

[Miscellaneous publications, n.d., 1984 and 1985].

Scope and Content Note

Official Guide to Los Angeles, 1984.
Program and periodicals, including the Los Angeles Times Olympics Supplements.
Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Daily News first anniversary supplement, July 28, 1985.
 

[Miscellaneous]

Box 2

History of the Olympic Games by Kenopohan L. Messines, 1976.

Box 2

The Official 1980 Olympic Guide.

Box 3

Newspaper supplements and Sports Illustrated Winter Preview.

Box 3

Flashlight.

Note

(Used by a spectator at the closing ceremonies)