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William Ward Collection

William Ward Collection

A Wichita Falls, Texas native, William B. Ward was an avid sports fan and collector of sports memorabilia. Reflected in the contents of this collection is Mr. Ward’s lifelong passion for all sports, but particularly those of Texas and California, the two states in which he lived.   The Ward Book Library (searchable via the UT...

Milton Jamail Collection

Milton Jamail Collection

Dr. Milton Jamail, retired from the Government Department at The University of Texas, is the author of Full Count: Inside Cuban Baseball and has worked as a baseball reporter for a variety of publications, including USA Today.   Dr. Jamail  coordinated the Latin American Cultural and Educational Programs for the Tampa Bay Rays, a language program designed to help...

Herbert Shelton Collection

Naturopath Herbert Shelton published more than 35 books in the fields of vegetarianism and alternative medicine and founded, in 1939, a monthly journal, Dr. Shelton’s Hygienic Review. He was also an avid collector of books and magazines in the fields of nutrition and alternative medicine. For some years after his death, Dr. Shelton’s collection resided at the...

Joseph Maczuga Collection

Father of donor Jackie Berry, Maczuga, a weightlifter and Rhode Island native, was a prolific collector of weight training and gymnasium equipment.

Maude Frank Collection

Maude Frank, who lived on Long Island, became interested in the field of physical culture because of her conversion to vegetarianism.

Jesse Mercer Gehman Collection

Jesse Mercer Gehman Collection

Dr. Gehman worked as an editor for Bernarr Macfadden in the 1920s, wrote one of the earliest books warning of the dangers of cigarette smoke (Smoke Over America) in the 1930s, and served as president of both the American Vegetarian Union and the American Naturopathic Society.  He was a discerning collector of early naturopathic and...

Roy J. McLean Collection

McLean was a University of Texas professor who also served as U.T.’s wrestling, weightlifting, and cross-country coach.

Robert (Bob) Hoffman and Alda Ketterman Collection

Robert (Bob) Hoffman and Alda Ketterman Collection

Robert Collins Hoffman, who was 6′ 3″ by the age of thirteen, developed an early interest in athletics. He initially became involved in long-distance running and in water sports, competing in marathons and rowing championships. Hoffman first became interested in weightlifting in 1923 and formed the York Oil Burner Athletic Club, a team made up...

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