"But what was the something that the first world war was about? To answer that it was a war between empires, which it surely was, is fine as long as some effort is made to distinguish between the empires. But this rarely happens in a debate that is polarised between collective myths of national sacrifice on the one hand (certainly in Britain and France) and an indiscriminate muddy catastrophe on the other."
Collection Description: Avery Brundage (28 Sept. 1887-8 May 1975), athlete, businessman, and sports administrator, was born in Detroit, Michigan. Brundage worked his way through the University of Illinois, earning a B.A. in engineering in 1909. In college and after, he was a dedicated and successful track-and-field athlete. His participation in the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, in the decathlon and pentathlon, was a defining experience. He served as President of the International Olympic Committee between 1952 and 1972.
Collection Description: (from finding aid) Arthur Ashe, African-American tennis champion and human rights activist, was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1943 and first played tennis on local segregated park courts. Educated at UCLA, he played on and captained numerous Davis Cup teams, and competed in tournaments throughout the world winning the United States Open in 1968, the Australian Open in 1970, and Wimbledon in 1975.
Collection Description (from finding aid): John Howard Crocker was born in St. Stephen, N.B. on April 19, 1870. After attending Halifax’s Dalhousie University as an undergraduate, Crocker earned a master’s degree at the Y.M.C.A. Physical Education Training College in Springfield, Massachusetts. A noted athlete, Crocker won the National Pentathlon Championship in 1896 and 1897.
Collection Description: (from finding aid) Sports Videotapes collected and produced by Lawrence H. Miller '67, including motion pictures, videotaped interviews, sound tapes, stills and production footage for video movies on football, basketball, hockey and other sports. Entries show reel number, size and type of tape, sport, subject, length and date.
Collection Description: The Fédération sportive et gymnique du travail (F.S.G.T.) originated in Paris in 1934 due to the integration of the frères ennemis communist Fédération sportive du travail (F.S.T.) and the socialist Union des sociétés sportives et gymniques du travail (U.S.S.G.T.).
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