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Ephemera from the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, including advertising, packaging, program books, ticket stubs, maps, spectator and media guides, and other printed ephemera.
Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
This artificial collection contains guide books, newspapers, promotional merchandise, advertisements pertaining to the Olympics, tickets, and programs. The material is generally from the year 2002 and trademarked in 1997. The materials are arranged by subject.
Collection is arranged into one series.
Salt Lake City, Utah is a unique metropolis bordered on the east by the Wasatch Mountain range and grounded in the Mormon faith. Established in 1847 by Brigham Young and his followers, the settlers carefully established a sophisticated irrigation system that allowed the city to be both fertile and green despite the arid region. They also meticulously planned the city in large square blocks allowing space for homes, businesses, and worship. Today, the city is sprawling with new diversity, culture and arts.
Salt Lake City's pleasant environment, friendly residents, and snow covered mountains soon began to appeal to the International Olympic Committee. After three decades of competing to host the Olympics the city was given its chance in November 1991 when it was ratified as a candidate city for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. On June 16, 1995 Mr. Juan Antonio Samaranch president of the IOC announced Salt Lake City as the winner.
Once chosen to host the Olympics, Salt Lake City had to work to incorporate the city's own unique history and culture into the Games. The emblem for the 2002 winter games represents the city and its occupants with jagged, solitary, and bold lines symbolizing their ability to overcome differences and embrace one another for the common good. The colors in the emblem represent the changes in seasons and the diverse population of the city. The official mascots of the Olympic Games are the hare, the coyote, and the bear. They represent the swiftest, the highest, and the strongest based on Native American folklore.
The XIX Olympic Winter Games went on successfully in Salt Lake City. As a reminder of these events we are left with merchandizing and other products used to promote the Games.
All four donors were spectators at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
Collection processed by Kelly Gaberlavage, intern, 2004.
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Collection transferred by Conrad Smucker, Meg Little, Ellen and Kevin Chase, and Jamee Rubin.
Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment.
Archives Center 2002 Winter Olympics Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Washington, D.C. 20013-7012