1984 Olympic Games Collection

Preliminary arrangement and description by D. Tambo; latest revision Kylie Dodd
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Guide to the 1984 Olympic Games Collection, 1979-1984

Collection number: Mss 90

Department of Special Collections

Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara
Processed by:
D. Tambo; K. Dodd
Date Completed:
Nov. 25, 2003
Latest revision:
Jan. 16, 2013
Encoded by:
A. Demeter
© 2012-2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: 1984 Olympic Games Collection
Dates: 1979-1984
Collection number: Mss 90
Collection Size: 1.9 linear feet (4 document boxes and 1 flat oversize box).
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, maps, realia, and newspaper supplements pertaining to the 1984 Olympic Games, held in Los Angeles and environs, including Santa Barbara.
Physical location: Del Sur (Boxes 1-4), Del Sur Oversize (Box 5).
Languages: English

Access Restrictions


Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

1984 Olympic Games Collection. Mss 90. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Karen Hobel, Project Coordinator for the L.A. Olympic Organizing Committee, 1984.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, maps, regalia, and newspaper supplements pertaining to the 1984 Olympic Games, held in Los Angeles and environs, including Santa Barbara.

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.)

Related Materials

Related materials may be found in the Events - Olympics series of the UCSB History and Antecedents Collection, UArch 100.

Box 1: 1

Index - Brief itemized list of folder contents in collection

Box 1: 2

Accreditation - Information for Olympians and staff

Box 1: 3

Ceremonies - Games of the XXIIIRD Olympiad Opening Ceremonies booklet

Box 1: 4

Chef de Mission Manual - Includes information regarding: Schedule of Deadlines; Pre-Arrival, Arrival, and Departure; Accreditation; IOC Headquarters; The Olympic Village; Transportation; Security; Communications; and Weather

Box 1: 5

Communique - Index: June 1984; iss. 1: Mar. 1, 1983; iss. 4: Apr. 15, 1983-iss. 30: May 15, 1984

Box 1: 6

Design - Various design elements and color schemes designated for the events

Box 1: 7

Government Officials Newsletters for Four Counties - Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara/Ventura Counties, and Orange County, May 1983-May 1984

Box 1: 8

Health Services - Doping control forms

Box 1: 9

Human Resources Department - Documents pertaining to the event staff and applicants

Box 1: 10

International Olympic Committee (IOC) and National Olympic Committee (NOC) Meeting, Jan. 1983

Box 1: 11

Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee (LAOOC) Final Reports, June 1980-Jan. 1983

Box 1: 12

LAOOC Newsletters - LAOOC Newsletter, vol. 2, iss. 4; Employee News, Nov. 1983; Olympic Update, Fall 1982 (Special Edition)-Mar. 1984 (incomplete)

Box 2: 1

LAOOC Reports to IOC - First Official Report: July 16, 1980; Interim Report: Jan. 20, 1983

Box 2: 2

L.A. Times Home magazine insert - Chapter 1: The Olympic Heritage to Chapter 11: The People Who Make the Games

Box 2: 3

Misc. ephemera - Plastic bag with the 1984 Olympics design

Box 2: 4

Olympic Arts Festival - Booklets, news articles, etc. on the festival, including: The Official Fine Art Posters of the 1984 Olympic Games: January 11-January 20, 1983; L.A. Times: April 15, 1984; Olympic Arts Festival: Program Information, Ticket Order Form

Box 2: 5

Olympic Countdown Days - Our First 1,000 Days; Olympic Countdown: 819 Days to Go (May 1, 1982 ed.); Olympic Countdown: 667 Days to Go, Media Guide (Sept. 30, 1982 ed.); Olympic Countdown: 454 Days to Go, Media Guide (May 1, 1983 ed.); Olympic Countdown: 200 Days to Go (Jan. 9, 1984 ed.)

Box 2: 6

Olympic Family Services - Telephone Directory; Official U.S. Postal Service Guide to the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games; Charte Olympique 1984; other service information

Box 2: 7

Olympic Neighbor News - South Los Angeles Edition; Special Edition: iss. 1, July 28, 1983

Box 2: 8

Press - Media Guide; Facilities for Journalists


Public Relations, General

Box 3: 1

Booklets, etc. - Play a Part in History: Community Action Program; Season's Greetings; SAM The Olympic Eagle, The Official Mascot of the XXIIIrd Olympiad; Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad, Los Angeles 1984; Visitors' Accommodations; Play a Part in History: Street and Building Decoration Program; Sharing the Dream; advertisement for the "Olympic Record"


Publications Designed for Public Sale

Box 3: 2


Box 3: 2


Box 3: 2

Los Angeles: The International City - A multi-lingual publication in English, Spanish, French and Japanese

Box 3: 3

Official Map Book to the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games - Including maps to all freeways, individual event sites, and Olympic Festival of the Arts

Box 3: 3

Official Olympic Guide to Los Angeles

Box 3: 4

Official Olympic Souvenir Program

Box 3: 4

Olympic Access

Box 3: 4

The Olympic Games (rev. Mar. 1979)

Box 3: 5

Spirit Team Newsletter, May 27, Sept. 1, Oct. 1, Nov/Dec. 1983; Jan/Feb., May/June 1984


Sporting Events, 1983

Box 3: 6

A Summer Full of International Sporting Events - Catch the Olympic Fever Now!; Gymnastics, Canoeing, Rowing, Synchronized Swimming; Ticket Information and Order Form

Box 3: 6

Calendar of Events

Box 3: 6

Foster Farms Lake Casitas International Regatta - Informational booklet; Welcome Guide

Box 3: 6

McDonald's International Invitational Swim Meet - Advertisement with informational booklet

Box 3: 6

Murray/7-Eleven International Cycling Invitational

Box 3: 6

The Southland Family: August 1982

Box 3: 6

Welcome Guide: III FINA World Water Polo Cup

Box 3: 6

XXXII World Archery Championships

Box 3: 7

Sports - Map of the different events; Modern Pentathlon Schedule of Events; Olympic Soccer at the Rose Bowl; Olympic Soccer Comes to the East Coast; Racing bibs and stickers for athletes; Sports Site Guide

Box 4: 1

Stars in Motion, iss. 1-6

Box 4: 2

Stationary - Used for various news releases and the Speakers Bureau

Box 4: 3

Technology - Telecommunications Customer Handbook

Box 4: 4

Ticketing and Scheduling of Events - Tentative Schedule of Events: April 6, 1983; Schedule of Events; Olympic Ticket Information and Order Form; Ticket Buyer's Guide; Olympic Ticket Update and Order Form: July 16, 1984; Olympic Family Complimentary Ticketing System; Venue Seating Plans

Box 4: 5

Torch - Operating and Safety Instructions; Carry the Torch!; 1984 Olympic Torch Relay: A Legacy to Youth

Box 4: 6

Transportation - RTD Bus Service Guide to the 1984 Olympics; Athlete Transportation for USC Village; Media Transportation Timetable

Box 4: 7

Villager, Village Newspaper - no. 1-12

Box 4: 8

Villages - Customs and Shipping Information; America's Movies for the World's Athletes; Olympic Villages

Box 4: 9

Youth Services - Olympic Youth Sports Festival: May 21, 22 & 23, 1982; Olympic Youth Sports Festival: June 4, 1983; 1983 Olympic Youth Band and Drill Team Championship; The Official 1984 Olympic Youth Handbook



Box 5: 1

Accreditation - Nametag layouts for different Olympic staff members, guests, etc.

Box 5: 2

Olympic Neighbor News, July 28-Aug. 12


Public Relations, General

Box 5: 3

Come Home to Los Angeles

Box 5: 4

Map of the different event locations