Announcing the H-Sport Archive Project

sports-archive-picH-Sport announces its Archive Project, an online resource which 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.

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:

Michael Capobianco, Western University (Canada)
Heather Dichter, Ithaca College (US, Europe)
Josh Howard, Middle Tennessee State University (US)
Alex Kupfer, New York University (media)
Cobus Rademeyr, University of the Free State (South Africa)
Keith Rathbone, Northwestern University (France, US)
Christoph Wagner, DeMontfort University (UK, Germany)

Scholars interested in joining the H-Sport Archive Project should contact the H-Sport editors.  The H-Sport Archive Project team also welcomes suggestions of collections to include.

Collections will be continually added to the Archive Project, along with a regular announcements listing the recently added collections.  The Archive Project currently includes the following collections:

  • Arthur Ashe
  • Arthur “Bud” Metheny
  • Fédération sportive et gymnique du travail (F.S.G.T.)
  • J. Howard Crocker
  • John Stanley Mullin
  • Larry Miller Sports Videotapes
  • Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority
  • Virginia Intercollegiate Association

Keywords accompany each collection listed to provide more information about the collection’s content.  More complete descriptions of each collection can be accessed from the H-Sport Archive Project page.  A link to the Archive Project can also be found on the right-hand menu on the main H-Sport page.

We hope that sport scholars around the world find this resource helpful in identifying helpful collections for their research.  The implementation of the Archive Project has been made possible with H-Sport’s move to the H-Net Commons.  The Archive Project team looks forward to continuing with this project and welcomes additional volunteers to contribute to this project as well as collection suggestions.

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