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America in the 1960s and 1970s


LA84 Digital Library Collection
Digital archive includes reports, oral histories, and articles on sport and Olympic Games history. Journals indexed include the College Football Historical Society Newsletter (1987-2009), Football Studies (1998-2006), the Journal of Olympic History (1992-2004), and the Journal of Sport History (1974-2010), as well as American Golfer (1908-1922), Baseball Magazine (1908-1920), and the Olympic Review (1901-2003).
The Baseball Index (TBI)
Index to over 250,000 documents, including books, articles, programs, pamphlets and other materials of interest to baseball fans and researchers. From the Bibliography Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).


Winning is the Only Thing: Sports in America Since 1945
Randy Roberts and James S. Olson. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989. Available?
SportsWars: Athletes in the Age of Aquarius.
David Zang. Fayetteville, Ark., University of Arkansas Press, 2001. Available?
One Nation Under Baseball: How the 1960s Collided with the National Pastime
John Florio, Ouisie Shapiro, and Bob Costas. Lincoln, UNP-Nebraska, 2017.

Sports in the Cold War

The Use of Sports to Promote the American Way of Life During the Cold War: Cultural Propaganda, 1945-1963
Russ Crawford. Lewiston, Edwin Mellen Press, 2008. Available?
Discipline and Indulgence: College Football, Media, and the American Way of Life During the Cold War
Jeffrey Montez de Oca. New Brunswick, Rutgers University Press, 2013.

The Olympics

U.S. Team Drops Smith and Carlos for Clenched Fist Display on Victory Stand. From the New York Times

Race, Culture, and the Revolt of the Black Athlete: The 1968 Olympic Protests and Their Aftermath
Douglas Hartmann. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 2003. Available?
Not the Triumph But the Struggle: the 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete
Amy Bass. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 2002. Available?
The Stand: How One Gesture Shook the World
Boston, Kimbia, 2019
Documentary includes interviews with Tommie Smith and John Carlos.
Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith
Tommie Smith. Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 2007. Available?
Dropping the Torch: Jimmy Carter, the Olylmpic Boycott, and the Cold War
Nicholas Evan Sarantakes. New York, Cambridge University Press, 2011.
The Political Olympics: Moscow, Afghanistan, and the 1980 U.S. Boycott
Derick L. Hulme. New York, Praeger, 1990. Available?
U.S. Participation in the 1980 Summer Olympic Games
Hearings and Markup before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-sixth Congress, Second Session, January 23 and February 4, 1980. Rutgers-restricted Access

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