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Records of Gymkana

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Abstract

Title:
Records of Gymkana
Author/Creator:
Gymkana, Records of
Collection number:
2008-163
Size:
28.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1946-2001
Inclusive dates:
1946-2001
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Gymkana, an exhibition gymnastics troupe, was established by Dr. David A. Field at the University of Maryland in 1946. While they have always encouraged a healthy lifestyle, in 1985 troupe members formally pledged to remain drug, tobacco, and alcohol free, and to promote that lifestyle to their audiences. They perform at local schools and Maryland basketball games, and conclude with a home show every spring. The troupe is open to all University of Maryland students of all (or no) ability levels. Gymkana remains one of the oldest groups of its kind in the United States. This collection contains photographs, slides, negatives, scrapbooks, home show programs, newspaper clippings, posters, film and memorabilia. A preliminary inventory is available.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Records of Gymkana, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is currently UNPROCESSED. This abstract may represent one of many unprocessed accessions in this collection. Please contact the Curator of University of Maryland for more information.