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LA84 Foundation - Sports Library

LA84 Foundation Sports Library
2141 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018

Contact: Ms. Shirley Ito, Librarian and Website Manager
Phone: 323-730-4644
Fax: 323-730-0546

Institution Type: Archive, Charitable Organization, Foundation, Library, Non-profit Organization, Research Center/Institution, Study Center

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Archives and Collections

The Sports Library houses one of the world's most comprehensive collections on sports information. The collection highlights include more than 8,000 volumes archiving the Olympic Games; photograph and slide collection of 90,000 images; 5,500 instructional and historical sport videos; current subscriptions to over 500 periodical titles covering all areas of sport. The AAF Sports Library acquired both the National Track and Field Research Collection and The Ralph Miller Golf Library. The library administers a growing digital archive of Olympic Games Official Reports, scholarly sport journals and popular magazines.

LA84 Foundation Sports Library's Los Angeles material:
-The library's special collection on the Olympic Games includes an extensive archive documenting the 1932 and 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Documents include the Official Reports, programs, photographic images and video recordings.
-High school sports awards including the Helms Athletic Foundation's Los Angeles City and Southern Section award selections.
-Coliseum Relays programs and video footage (1941-1965).
-Oral histories of Southern California Olympians.
-Programs, photographs and video recordings of other Los Angeles and Southern California sports events, meets and competitions.
-Printed materials and videorecordings of the 1994 World Cup and 1999 Women’s World Cup.

Regions Covered: Southern California

Type of Materials: Architectural Drawings, Books, Digital Files, Ephemera, Films/Videos/Moving Images, Institutional Publications, Microfiche/Microfilm, Newspaper Clippings, Newspapers, Official Records, Oral Histories, Photographs, Printed Works, Prints/Posters, Rare Books, Serials, Slides

Time Periods: 1921-1949, 1950-1963, 1964-1980, 1981-Present

Languages: English

Sectors of the Population: Sports, Multiethnic, At or Below Poverty Level, Lower to Middle Income, Middle to Upper Income, Highest Income


Catalog System: EOS
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Digital Formats: PDF, html, CD-ROM (EBSCO,SportDiscus)
Exhibition Frequency: Infrequently
Makes Purchases: Yes
Formalized Purchases: Yes
Outreach: Brochures/Flyers/Pamphlets, Class Visits, Conferences/Conventions, Directories, Internet, OCLC/RLIN, Online Catalog, Reports, Word of Mouth