Olympic Studies Center
New research from friend-of-the-Stark Center, Dr. Brennan Berg
In addition to his research, Dr. Berg worked with us on the 1968 Olympics Oral history project. Click the image above to view the video interview (off-site).
Now Closed: The H.J. Lutcher Stark Center at the University of Texas Austin hosted the The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936 exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The exhibit examined those games from a larger socio-cultural context, specifically the treatment of Jews around the time of the Games. This initiative was made possible through a partnership with the Texas Program in Sports and Media in the College of Communications and through gifts from Kenneth Goldberg, Sandy Gottesman, and Kirk Rudy. The Austin American Statesman, KVUE, and KUT 90.1 sponsored the exhibit. The Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at UT Austin was a scholarly programming partner for the exhibition. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum exhibitions program is supported in part by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibition Fund established in 1990. The traveling exhibitions are also supported by Dr. and Mrs. Sol Center.
The Stark Center is known for its physical culture collection but has rich resources in Olympic studies. As part of the opening of this exhibit the Stark Center is sharing parts of its collection. The pictures below are a portion of a collection depicting Olympic history. Cigarette packages came with coupons which could be sent to the manufacturer in exchange for 50 pictures.
Collection of Jan and Terry Todd