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[Glenn H. Berry Olympic photographs and gymnastics memorabilia from the Harold J. Frey Olympic collection.]
BANC PIC 2013.090--AX; BANC PIC 2013.090
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[Glenn H. Berry Olympic photographs and gymnastics memorabilia from the Harold J. Frey Olympic collection.]


Berry, Glenn H., 1906-1996, creator


Approximately 640 photographs and related memorabilia documenting Glenn Berry's experience at the 1928 and 1932 Olympic Games. One photograph album documents Berry's train trip to New York, the U.S. Olympic trials, voyage to Amsterdam for the 1928 Olympics, and travels in Europe following the games. Many athletes, on-ship workouts, and Olympic living and training quarters are pictured, as well as historical sites. A second album documents Berry's trip to New York for the 1932 Olympic trials, his return train journey on the Olympic Special (although he did not make the team), and preparations for the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. Included are snapshots around the Olympic Village, and of numerous events including track and field. Both Olympic albums are heavily annotated and form illustrated diaries, with some pages containing detailed narrations of the day's events along with Berry's snapshots. In the second (1932) album, personal and family photographs are also included; chiefly a camping and fishing trip to Mammoth in 1934, with the Berry family and gymnast Eddie Gross. Some family photographs, probably from the 1940s, are present. Berry's autograph book appears to date to 1928 and is an extensive collection of Olympics signatures, including Johnny Weissmuller, Buster Crabbe, and Eleanor Holm. Several extensively autographed keepsakes (menus) of the Olympic Special train journey are present, as well as several loose photographic prints of gymnastic teams.


1928 (issued)


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Berry, Glenn H -- 1906-1996 -- Pictorial works
Olympic Games (9th : 1928 : Amsterdam, Netherlands) -- Pictorial works
Olympic Games (10th : 1932 : Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Pictorial works
Railroad travel -- United States -- Photographs
Olympic athletes -- Photographs
Gymnastics -- Photographs
Gymnasts -- California -- Photographs
Ocean travel -- Photographs
Transatlantic voyages -- Photographs
Track and field athletes -- Photographs


Material compiled by Glenn H. Berry. Later collected by Harold J. Frey.
Title devised by cataloger.
[Identification of item], The Harold J. Frey Olympic collection, BANC PIC 2013.090, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of Harold J. Frey ; 2010.
Glenn H. Berry was a gymnast and wrestler at the University of California at Berkeley, 1926-1927, member of the U.S. Olympic Team in 1928, and coach of gymnast Edwin Gross during the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. Collector Dr. Harold J. Frey was gymnastics coach at U.C. Berkeley.
From the Harold J. Frey Olympic collection. CU-BANC


Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

1 box containing 2 photograph albums, 1 autograph book, photographic prints, and ephemera ; items various sizes.




BANC PIC 2013.090--AX
BANC PIC 2013.090