Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archives Center 1968 Olympic Games Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1402
Creators:
Olympic Games (19th : 1968) (Mexico City, Mexico)
Dates:
1968
Languages:
Collection is in
English
, though some periodicals, and articles from Mexican newspapers are in
Spanish
.
Physical Description:
4 Cubic feet
7 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection was created by the Archives Center to bring together materials relating to the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. Items relate to team members and include postcards, event programs, press guides, magazines, articles, and dining hall tickets.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection is unarranged.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The 1968 Summer Olympics, (Games of the XIX Olympiad) were the first Olympic games held in Latin America and the first held in a Spanish-speaking country. They took place in October,1968, during a time of upheaval in Mexico as well as in the United States.

Administration
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Initial donations to this collection were made by Tom Lough (Pentathlon) and Daniel Cantillon (Fending) in 2016. Addenda from Laurie Lewis Havel (Volleyball), Sharon Callahan McKniff (High jump) and John Ferris (Swimming) were added in 2017. Papers of Micki King (Diving), Vicki King (Swimming), and Jane Swagerty Hill (Swimming) were acquired in 2018.
Custodial History
Multiple donors who were members of the U.S. team have contributed to this collection. Materials were donated by Tom Lough (Pentathlon) Daniel Cantillon (Fencing), Laurie Lewis Havel (Volleyball), Sharon Callahan McKniff (High jump), John Ferris (Swimming), Micki King (Diving), Vicki King (Swimming), and Jane Swagerty Hill (Swimming).
Accruals
Initial donations to this collection were made by Tom Lough and Daniel Cantillon in 2016. Addenda from Laurie Lewis Havel, Sharon Callahan McKniff and John Ferris were added in 2017. Papers of Micki King, Vicki King, and Jane Swagerty Hill were acquired in 2018.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Archives Center 1968 Olympic Games Collection, 1968, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Articles -- 1950-2000 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Athletes Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Audiocassettes Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Divers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diaries Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fencers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ephemera Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Magazines (periodicals) -- 1960-1970 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letters Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Memoranda Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexico -- 1960-1970 Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Olympics Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Passes Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Periodicals -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- Color photoprints Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards -- 1960-1970 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs -- 1960-1970 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schedules Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scorecards Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sports Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Swimmers Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Telegrams Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tickets Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Volleyball Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women athletes Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu