Digital Resources

Home / Digital Resources
Iron Game History: The Journal of Physical Culture

Iron Game History: The Journal of Physical Culture

Iron Game History: The Journal of Physical Culture (IGH) was founded in 1990 by Terry and Jan Todd who wanted to promote academic scholarship related to the history of the strength sports, exercise, nutrition, training for sport, and other aspects of physical culture.  Like the Stark Center itself, Iron Game History defines physical culture as “the various activities...

Chris Dickerson’s Ideal Development Pamphlets

Chris Dickerson’s Ideal Development Pamphlets

Chris Dickerson’s Ideal Deltoids Development Pamphlet is an example of Dickerson’s Ideal Development Pamphlets on the Strongman Project website. Chris Dickerson, 1982 Mr. Olympia, created programs for developing chest muscles, deltoids, and thighs. Included in the pamphlets are training tips, weightlifting regimens, and photos. Visit the Strongman Project to view Chris Dickerson’s pamphlets in a PDF.

Durbin’s All Americanways to Health

Durbin’s All Americanways to Health

Durbin-Delco, Inc., offers an instruction manual to accompany their barbells and dumbells. This is a how-to guide to weightlifting and developing strength throughout the body. Visit the Strongman Project to view Durbin’s All Americanways to Health Instruction Book in a PDF.

The Three Bartos Scrapbook

The Three Bartos Scrapbook

The Three Bartos, Eddie Barto, Edward Sturm, and Dewey Barto (nee Stewart Steven Swoyer), were an acrobatic hand-balancing act that toured and performed in Vaudeville shows in the early 1900s. The scrapbook covers the trio’s career from circa 1911-1912. The scrapbook was donated by Diana Gump, the granddaughter of Edward Sturm. Edward Sturm performed with...

Gustave “Pig” Dittmar Scrapbooks

Gustave “Pig” Dittmar Scrapbooks

Dittmar’s Time at UT (1913 – 1917) In 1917, when Gustav Charles Dittmar graduated from UT and entered the First Officer’s Training Camp in San Antonio, he left behind four years of fascinating memories.   There were the tough games against Notre Dame and A&M, the intense training camps in San Marcos, the relaxation of Barton...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 4