The University of Texas varsity letter jacket worn by football team manager H.J. Lutcher Stark, in the 1914: A Perfect Season Gallery, in the main lobby.

The H. J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture & Sports exists because of the generous donations of private foundations and several dozen individuals who have helped provide the Center with annual operating funds.

Donors to the Stark Center

The undefeated 1914 University of Texas football team wearing the Texas Longhorns blankets, the first time the term Longhorn was used; from the Clyde Raab Littlefield Collection, in the 1914: A Perfect Season Gallery.

Clyde Rabb Littlefield, son of famous UT track and Field coach Clyde Littlefield, first met Center directors Jan and Terry...

The Battle Cast of the Boxer, on loan from the Blanton Museum of Art, in the Teresa Lozano Long Art Gallery, in the main lobby; a sculpture and a poster of strongman Ruy da Cunha are in the background.

Well-known Austin philanthropists Joe and Teresa Long were early donors to the Stark Center, making a critical donation to the...

Although we’ve highlighted these major donors we’ve also received smaller financial donations from dozens of other individuals. Dozens of individuals, for example, made contributions following the death of Terry Todd in 2018 and those funds have been used to create The Terry and Jan Todd Endowed Excellence Fund.

The Stark Center is also indebted to the individuals who donated materials and artifacts for understanding the historical value of their “small collection” and for deciding to share it with others by donating it to the Stark Center.  Click here to learn more about donating items to the collection or supporting the collections in other ways.

Please help  the H.J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture & Sports continue to preserve the history of UT Athletics, fulfill our mission as an academic research center and library, and to educate the public through our research, public events, online exhibitions, and museum displays. Donations to the Stark Center are considered gifts to The University of Texas at Austin, a non-profit, tax-exempt entity. Some financial gifts may also qualify for naming opportunities within the Center. We are, for example, looking for naming-level donors for the Sport Gallery, Reading Room, and Lobby.