Archive Project

The H-Sport Archive Project provides information about archival collections that are of interest to sport scholars.  While many sport museums and sport organizations are well-known to sport scholars, the H-Sport Archive Project highlights sport collections held at non-sport archives.

Scholars interested in using these collections should consult the archive's website and contact the archive directly regarding visiting the archive and any specific regulations pertaining to accessing the collections.

The H-Sport Archive Project is intended to be international in scope to appeal to a wide variety of scholars.  The current H-Sport Archive Project contributors, along with their areas of focus, are:

Georgia Cervin, University of Western Australia (Australasia)
Heather Dichter, De Montfort University (US, Europe)
Josh Howard, Passel Historical Consultants (US)
Stijn Knuts, KU Leuven (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg)
Grégory Quin, Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Verity Postlethwaite, University of Worcester (UK)
Keith Rathbone, Northwestern University (France, US)
Ben Sacks, University of Western Australia (Australasia)
Juan Antonio Simón Sanjurjo, Universidad Europea of Madrid (Spain, Italy)
Antonio Sotomayor, University of Illinois (Latin America, US)
Daniel Svensson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Scandinavia)
Philippe Vonnard, Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)

Scholars interested in joining the H-Sport Archive Project should contact the H-Sport editors. H-Sport greatly appreciates the work of past contributors.

The H-Sport Archive Project team also welcomes suggestions of collections to include.

All Archive Project submissions can be viewed below. The Archive Project has also been arranged via:


Keywords Post date
Worcester Natural History Society Records, 1825-1970 Massachusetts, American Antiquarian Society, physical recreation, natural history, YMCA, camps, summer camp, physical training November 30, 2015 9:03am
Archive of the Royal Dutch Football Association (Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond, KNVB). football (soccer), Low Countries history, Netherlands, FIFA, women's history, amateurism, Professionalism, Pim Mulier, Football October 27, 2015 4:20pm
Jack Olsen Papers Muhammad Ali, Sports Illustrated, Interviews with Athletes, Mountain Climbing, racism, Boxing, baseball, photographs, journalism October 20, 2015 4:57pm
Murphy Collection of Van Alen Papers tennis, International Tennis Hall of Fame, court tennis, family history, pheasant hunting October 16, 2015 2:37pm
D. X. Murphy & Bro., Architects Records, 1854-1949 architecture, horse racing, horse track, Louisville KY September 28, 2015 9:40am
Young Men’s Christian Association (Louisville, Ky.) Added Records, 1879-1990 Kentucky, Louisville KY, YMCA, gymnastics, swimming, physical education September 28, 2015 9:39am
Thomas M. Knight Letters, 1888-1904 Kentucky, Gambling, horse racing, Chicago, New Orleans September 28, 2015 9:38am
Taylor-Hay Family Papers, 1783-1991 horse breeding, horse racing, Kentucky, Cuba, Mexico September 28, 2015 9:37am
Kentucky Association (Lexington, Ky.) Records, 1907-1932 Kentucky, horse racing, horse breeding, Churchill Downs September 28, 2015 9:36am
Haldeman Family Papers, 1843-1981 baseball, Louisville, Newspapers, cycling, Civil War September 28, 2015 9:36am
Bill Bowerman papers, 1932-1999 track and field, nike, University of Oregon, jogging, distance running, NCAA, apparel August 31, 2015 8:13pm
American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (AAHPER), NW District records, 1930-1967 physical culture, physical education, health, teaching, pedagogy, pacific northwest August 31, 2015 8:11pm
Intermountain Indian School photograph collection, 1955-1970 Native Americans, boarding schools, American Indian Boarding Schools, photographs August 31, 2015 2:39pm
Nordic Voice Cross Country Ski Association Records, 1990-2013 skiing, Idaho, Winter, maps, nordic skiing August 31, 2015 2:30pm
Helen G. Smith Papers, 1940 - 1986 YWCA, physical education, Turkey, fishing, AAHPER August 31, 2015 2:23pm