Collection UQFL320 - Avery Brundage Collection

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Avery Brundage Collection


  • 1908-1975. (Creation)

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149 reels (in 6 boxes).

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Biographical history

American sports administrator, president of the International Olympic Committee from 1952 to 1972.

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Administrative history

A section of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, tasked with identifying research needs and coordinating research projects in the field of sports.

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Archival history

Collection previously titled as: Avery Brundage Collection, 1908-1975 / Bundesinstitut fur Sportwissenschaft und University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Collection alternatively titled as: Avery Brundage Collection.

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Scope and content

This collection comprises 149 microfilm reels of original content from the Avery Brundage Collection held in the University of Illinois Archives. North American source for the study of the modern Olympic movement. It includes extensive files on the International Olympic Committee; National Olympic Committees; sports federations and organizations; the Amateur Athletic Union; U.S. Olympic Association and Committee; Olympic Games and regional games. Also includes files relating to Olympic Games in Melbourne, 1956.

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System of arrangement

Refer to published index to identify subject matter of interest, then to finding aid to identify relevant reel numbers.
Box 1: reels 1-24
Box 2: reels 25-48
Box 3: reels 49-72
Box 4: reels 73-96
Box 5: reels 97-120
Box 6: reels 121-146

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Conditions governing access

Restricted access. Written application for access (refer to form in finding aid) must be submitted to the Fryer Library.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright applies.

Language of material

  • English

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Uploaded finding aid

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Existence and location of originals

Avery Brundage Collection, 1908-82, Series Number 26/20/37, University of Illinois Archives.

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Index to the full Avery Brundage Collection held at University of Illinois published as: Brichford, Maynard J. (1977) Avery Brundage Collection 1908‐1975. Schorndorff, Germany: K Hofmann. Available in print at UQ Library.


Online description available from University of Illinois Archives

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Revised, Linda Justo, 17-Feb-2022. Revised, AM, 20-May-2020. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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