Archives Center 1968 Olympic Games Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1402
Creators:
Olympic Games (19th : 1968) (Mexico City, Mexico)
Dates:
1968
Languages:
English
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
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.

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.

Accruals
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.

Custodial History
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).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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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
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives