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1904 Olympics Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: LH-wua00006

This collection contains articles relating to the 1904 Olympics held in St. Louis, including two articles by David R. Francis, who championed bringing the Olympics to St. Louis. 


  • Creation: 1904-2003


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)


5.00 Items

1 Boxes

Biographical or Historical Information

From April 30 to December 1, 1904, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also known as the 1904 World’s Fair was held in St. Louis.  This event was brought to St. Louis in part because of the influence of David R. Francis.  That year, the six-day Olympic Games were also held on the Washington University Campus in the newly built David R. Francis Gymnasium.  These Olympic Games were the first held in the Western Hemisphere.


The collection is ordered alphabetically.

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to University Archives.

Processing Information

Processed by Sarah Pabarcus in December 2005.

1904 Olympics Collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2020 October 20: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the Local History Collecting Area

Miranda Rectenwald
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495