Archive Project: North American Collections

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 team also welcomes suggestions of collections to include.

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Forrest "Bud" Harris Photographs, ca. 1950s-2007 cycling, BMX, racing, photographs, Pittsburgh August 23, 2017 5:51pm
Joel B. Levinson Photographs, 1950-2006 Pittsburgh, photographs, National Football League, college football, stadium, distance running August 23, 2017 5:46pm
WTAE-TV Newsfilm Collection, April 1962-December 1976 Pittsburgh, National Football League, Major League Baseball, college football, ice hockey August 23, 2017 5:42pm
JoAnn Evansgardner and Gerald H.F. Gardner Papers, 1965-1991 feminism, gender discrimination, team sports, Title IX August 23, 2017 5:31pm
Milwaukee Curling Club Records, 1947-2011 Curling, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, sport clubs, Women's Sport, winter sport May 10, 2017 3:41pm
Records of Naval Operating Forces, 1849-1997 (RG 313) United States, Navy, Samoa, Pacific, baseball, cricket, American football, athletics, recreation, colonialism, tennis March 19, 2017 6:02pm
Records of the Government of American Samoa (RG 284) Navy, United States, Samoa, Pacific, baseball, cricket, American football, athletics, colonialism, golf, rugby, physical education March 19, 2017 5:56pm
Tom Connors collection photographs, baseball, basketball, cycling, Boxing, Football, rugby, football (soccer), athletics, rowing March 11, 2017 8:32am
Nova Scotia Sport and Recreation Commission fonds winter sport, fitness, heritage, Commonwealth Games, outdoors, recreation March 11, 2017 8:25am
Freda Wales fonds skiing, McGill University, physical education March 11, 2017 8:19am
Connie Alexander Play-by-Play Sports Broadcasting collection New Mexico history, western history, broadcasting, Journalism and Media Studies, radio, college football February 17, 2017 6:01am
Frank Read fonds rowing, Olympics, pan-american games, Commonwealth Games, Canada, Vancouver February 13, 2017 4:12pm
Robert Osborne fonds physical education, Olympics, pan-american games, Gymnasium, Canada, basketball, athletics, college athletics February 13, 2017 4:07pm
Frederick "Fritz" Steinbrecher Collection 1910 baseball, japan, University of Chicago, Waseda November 30, 2016 10:47am
Frank Joseph Bardoun Papers immigrants, gymnastics, Czechs, Ohio November 26, 2016 10:01pm
Arnold Lunn Papers skiing, alpine skiing, International Ski Federation, World War I, switzerland, Britain November 26, 2016 9:43pm
Nate Druxman Seattle boxing photograph and ephemera collection, 1920-1945 Boxing, photographs November 26, 2016 9:19pm
Robert W. Crawford Papers recreation, Philadelphia, parks, New York, New Jersey, U.S. Navy November 26, 2016 8:55pm
The Charles Dickson Papers (and other Sports & Recreation History collections) baseball, Alabama, Gulf coast, Negro Leagues November 26, 2016 8:12pm
Anne Johnston fonds Olympic Games, Toronto, disability August 27, 2016 3:01pm
George McCauley collection of Argonaut Rowing Club records rowing, Canada, Toronto, Commonwealth Games, photographs, sport club, Olympic Games, Football August 27, 2016 2:57pm
Queen City Yacht Club fonds sailing, yachting, sport club, Canada, Toronto August 27, 2016 2:53pm
Houston Comets Memorabilia Collection, 1997-2003 basketball, wnba, Houston, women's basketball August 27, 2016 2:36pm
Eliot Asinof Papers authors, baseball, journalism, Black Sox, White Sox, world series, Hollywood, interviews, Chicago June 6, 2016 8:52am
Utah Ski Archives skiing, utah, snowboarding, winter sport, photographs, mountains, racing May 8, 2016 6:33pm
1971 Canada Winter Games winter sport, skiing, Saskatchewan, amateur May 3, 2016 1:46pm
1989 Jeux Canada Games fonds Canada Games, Saskatchewan, amateur, ceremony, facilities, photographs May 3, 2016 1:43pm
Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Association baseball, Saskatchewan, Canada, Hall of Fame, museums May 3, 2016 1:31pm
Joe Zeman fonds (1890-2007) recreation, ice hockey, Saskatchewan, Canada May 3, 2016 1:28pm
Norman Macht baseball research collection baseball, Connie Mack, Philadelphia, oral history April 21, 2016 8:07pm
GVSU Veterans History Project: The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League baseball, Women's Sport, oral history, World War II April 16, 2016 1:02pm
Amateur Athletic Union of Canada, Saskatchewan Branch AAU, Amateur Athletic Union, track and field, athletics, amateurism February 24, 2016 11:07pm
Black Sport in Pittsburgh Records of Oral History Collection baseball, African American history, Negro Leagues, Pittsburgh, Football, oral history February 24, 2016 10:59pm
History and Development of Girls' High School Sports, 1989 Women's Sport, childhood and education, basketball, high school, Indiana, oral history, Gender January 24, 2016 9:33am
Leonard C. Ruckelshaus papers baseball, Tokyo, japan, Football, Waseda University January 22, 2016 2:10pm
Jesús Dapena papers biomechanics, athletes, USOC, athletics, track and field, sport science January 22, 2016 2:07pm
National Center on Accessibility records, 1992-2003 parks, national parks, disability, accessibility, recreation, Indiana, tourism January 22, 2016 2:03pm
Jane Fox Papers, 1926-1969 dance, physical education, Theory January 22, 2016 1:59pm
Henry Alken Sporting Sketches, 1784-1857 sporting heritage, hunting, horsemanship, horse racing January 21, 2016 2:34pm
Philadelphia Turngemeide Collection turner, German, immigrants, gymnastics, Philadelphia January 20, 2016 10:13am
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
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
Bill Smith Collection west virginia university, West Virginia, florida state university, college football, media, Newspapers, photographs August 18, 2015 5:33am
Pitblado Family fonds Olympics, Canada, Canadian History, manitoba, hockey, ice hockey, Oxford University June 25, 2015 8:36pm
Winnipeg Jets Programs Collection hockey, Winnipeg, winnipeg jets, sports programs, game programs, programs, Canada, ice hockey, manitoba June 25, 2015 8:00pm
Ralph Bettelheim Collection jewish history, Olympic Games, fair play, boycott, Nazi Germany, Olympics May 12, 2015 3:56pm
City Athletic Club Records jewish history, sport clubs, gentleman's club, New York City May 12, 2015 3:49pm
Ira Berkow papers sportswriter, journalists, photographs, jewish history May 12, 2015 3:44pm
Morris "Moe" Berg Papers baseball, Brooklyn, World War II, spy, Princeton, Chicago White Sox, Major League Baseball, japan March 9, 2015 8:14pm
Sydney Franklin Collection bullfighting, Jewish, gay history, Mexico, Spain, New York City March 9, 2015 8:07pm
The Margaret Lindsley Warden Library for Equine Studies equine culture, equine studies, horsemanship, horse racing, tennessee walking horses, polo, sport photography March 9, 2015 7:59pm
Marcus L. Plant papers Big Ten, Intercollegiate Sports, USOC, NCAA, ice hockey December 27, 2014 11:02am
Douglas F. Roby papers Olympic Games, Detroit, AAU, International Olympic Committee, USOC, 1968 Olympic Games, Football, Olympics, photographs December 27, 2014 10:57am
Shirley Povich Papers baseball, Olympics, Hall of Fame, World War II, Clark Griffith, Press, Newspapers, journalists December 15, 2014 11:21am
The Jesse Owens Collection track and field, Intercollegiate Sports, Olympics, World Records, Berlin Games, Hitler, The Ohio State University December 4, 2014 11:03am
The Athletic Club Germania Photograph Collection, 1927-1975 football (soccer), Soccer, utah, salt lake city, German-Americans, German immigrants November 26, 2014 9:36pm
Dorothy V. Harris papers, 1951-1991 Dorothy Harris, Women, women’s sports, sport psychology, International Society of Sport Psychology, Olympics, US Olympics, Penn State, James Madison University October 7, 2014 12:46pm
Roone Arledge papers, 1953-2002 television, ABC Sports, news, Monday Night Football, National Football League, Wide World of Sports, college football August 25, 2014 10:03pm
Amos Alonzo Stagg Papers Intercollegiate Sports, American football, Olympic Games, Amateur Athletics, University of Chicago, American Football strategy, maroons, Olympics July 23, 2014 11:26am
Bill Veeck Papers and Sound Recordings Bill Veeck, Major League Baseball, Chicago White Sox, team owners, Chicago, radio, MLB, recordings, baseball July 3, 2014 10:06am
Olympics Out of Cobb County Olympic Games, Atlanta, Georgia, Gay Rights, torch relay, Human Rights, Olympics April 21, 2014 6:29pm
Norman Macht Baseball Research Collection baseball, Connie Mack, Philadelphia Athletics, college football, Yale, Princeton, East Coast sports, audio, posters, photographs April 9, 2014 5:36pm
Russell M. Saunders Film Collection Muscle Beach, Santa Monica, gymnastics, acrobatics, circus, skating, skiing, California April 9, 2014 5:34pm
Denver Organizing Committee for 1976 Winter Olympics Denver, Colorado, Winter Olympics, International Olympic Committee, environment, Innsbruck, skiing, USOC, Olympics April 7, 2014 6:30pm
Blackie Sherrod Papers media, Newspapers, Dallas, Texas, Super Bowl, sports writer, correspondence March 13, 2014 12:17am
The Margaret L. Klann Papers, 1935-1991 arizona, Arizona State University, archery, Olympics, Education, NAA, National Archery Association March 1, 2014 9:19am
Cuban Heritage Collection Cuba, Photography, scrapbooks, automobiles, auto racing, golf, yachting, swimming, basketball, photographs February 25, 2014 4:13pm
Brent Nicholson Earle Papers, 1986-2003 Gay Games, rollerblading, AIDS, running February 25, 2014 2:55pm
German-American Collections turnen, turner, German-American, immigrants, sport club, target shooting, gymnastics, Women's Sport February 25, 2014 2:35pm
Canadian Olympic Collection Olympics, Olympic Games, Canada, Canadian, Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games, International Olympic Committee, International Olympic Academy February 8, 2014 11:41pm
Kautz Family YMCA Archives YMCA, Y's Men International, sport, recreation, religion, Missionary Movement, YMCA Foreign Works, YMCA International Committee, YMCA World's Committee, The Watchman magazine, Muscular Christianity January 21, 2014 3:52pm
R. Tait McKenzie (1867-1938) Papers physical training, physical education, basketball, James Naismith, gymnastics, fencing, Olympic Games, Olympics December 28, 2013 12:08pm
Avery Brundage Collection Avery Brundage, Olympism, Olympic Games, National Olympic Committees, international politics, amateurism, international sport federations, NCAA, regional games, Olympics December 19, 2013 2:21pm
Arthur Ashe Archive, 1959-2003 African American, African American athletes, AIDS, civil rights, apartheid, discrimination in sports, tennis December 14, 2013 1:42pm
The J. Howard Crocker Fonds Canadian Olympic Committee, Canada, Olympics, Amateur Athletic Union, amateurism, YMCA, pentathlon, Asia December 12, 2013 11:42pm
Larry Miller Sports Videotapes, 1933-91 moving images, baseball, New York Yankees, college football, basketball, NCAA, hockey, post-season tournaments, Rose Bowl December 10, 2013 10:36pm
John Stanley Mullin Papers Olympics, international sport, amateurism, Eligibility, skiing December 4, 2013 9:23pm
Papers of Arthur "Bud" Metheny 1963-1991 baseball, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Old Dominion University, Baxley, Portsmouth, Newport News, Norfolk, basketball, coach, manager November 24, 2013 8:13pm
Records of the Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority, 1996-2004 baseball, professional baseball, Major League Baseball, stadium, Virginia, Washington Nationals, Bud Selig, public funds November 24, 2013 8:13pm
Virginia Intercollegiate Association papers 1954-1969 African American, black, segregation, integration, baseball, basketball, Football, tennis, track and field, wrestling, Virginia, high school, Virginia State University, athletic insurance November 24, 2013 8:12pm