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Harold (Hal) Weiss Collection

Harold “Hal” Weiss was one of the greatest private collectors of strength and weightlifting materials in the post-World War II era. A Memphis trial attorney, he covered the world in search of books, magazines, and other artifacts related to this field. His collection was donated in 1998, according to his wishes, by his widow, Helen Weiss. Contents: The Weiss Collection, among other treasures, includes full runs of most major English-language strength magazines and an exceptional collection of foreign language texts, as well as hundreds of books and booklets. The Weiss book collection has been cataloged and is searchable through the UT Libraries catalog. We also have a simple inventory of the Weiss pamphlet collection – available here.