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Ottley Coulter Collection

Ottley Coulter Collection

Coulter was a vaudeville strongman, author, and collector.  As his vaudeville days came to a close, he moved into supporting...

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Allan Ryan Collection

Allan Ryan Collection

Dr. Allan J. Ryan was a founding member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), served as president of...

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Jim Apfelbaum Collection

Jim Apfelbaum Collection

Writer, broadcaster and historian, Jim Apfelbaum is the first, and as yet only, three-time winner of the annual Southern Texas...

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Bob Samuels Collection

Bob Samuels Collection

Bob Samuels (1911- 2000) was a pioneer powerlifting and Olympic-style weightlifting competitor and coach. Born in New York City to...

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Darrell K Royal Collection

Darrell K Royal Collection

It is impossible to discuss University of Texas football with mentioning, at some point, legendary coach, Darrell K Royal.  Although...

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Stanley Rothwell Collection

Stanley Rothwell Collection

Stanley Rothwell was a British physical culturist and educator best known as a writer, fitness model, bodybuilder, boxer, and wrestler....

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Anna Hiss Collection

Anna Hiss Collection

Anna Hiss was an instructor of physical education at The University of Texas at Austin from 1918 until her retirement...

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Jody Conradt Collection

Jody Conradt Collection

The Jody Conradt Collection documents the career, milestones, and major events in the life of Jody Conradt, the winningest coach...

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Steve Wennerstrom Collection

Steve Wennerstrom Collection

Steve Wennerstrom is an expert on the history of women’s bodybuilding.  He has served as the International Federation of Bodybuilders...

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Mack Brown Collection

Mack Brown Collection

Mack Brown served as head coach of the University of Texas Longhorns Football Team from 1998 until 2013. During his...

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John Hordines Collection

John Hordines Collection

This collection documents John Hordines’ career as a physical educator, wrestling coach, and sportswriter. The collection includes materials from Hordines’...

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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...

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David Willoughby Collection

David Willoughby Collection

Willoughby was a weightlifting historian, artist, and anthropometrist. He authored a number of books, including The Super Athletes; helped form the...

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Charles Yesalis Collection

Charles Yesalis Collection

Dr. Charles Yesalis has studied the role of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) and other performance enhancing drugs (PED) in sports and...

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George Jowett Collection

George Jowett Collection

Jowett was a strongman, promoter, author, and magazine editor whose career spanned the period 1910-1960. With David Willoughby and Ottley...

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Doris Barrilleaux Collection

Doris Barrilleaux Collection

Known as the “First Lady of Bodybuilding,” Doris Barrilleaux founded the Superior Physique Association (SPA), and had leadership positions with...

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