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1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles August 10, 2012

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The Regional History collection in Special Collections and Archives has a collection of the daily programs issued at the 1932 Olympic Games. The Games of the 10th Olympiad took place in a variety of venues throughout Los Angeles from July 30 – August 14, 1932. The daily programs in the collection include annotations about many of the competitions, noting times or scores of particular competitions, as well as annotations of World and Olympic records. Of special interest was the demonstration game of American football, which took place on Monday, August 8, 1932. A team made up of players from USC, Cal and Stanford (the West) played against a team of Yale, Harvard and Princeton players (the East). On the West coaching staff was Glenn “Pop” Warner. Among the world records established or tied at the 1932 games were two by the legendary Mildred “Babe” Didrikson, in the 80-meter hurdles and the javelin. In all, seventeen world records were achieved at the games.

The Official Program for Monday, August 8, which featured a demonstration of American football.

Annotations for the “Babe” Didrikson world record in the 80-meter hurdles on August 4, 1932..

World records established or tied at the 1932 games.

Map showing locations of the 1932 events.

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