Penn State Sports Archives Appeal is Live

Honor the Past, Shape the Future postcard

By: Sarah Bacon

The Penn State Sports Archives in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library online  crowdfunding campaign has officially launched! Visit

You have the unique opportunity to help the Sports Archives expand its collection into new areas and preserve history in the Libraries by making a gift through Penn State’s crowdfunding platform, Let’s Grow State.

The Eberly Family Special Collections Sports Archives began a concentrated effort in 1988 to locate historical materials that would document the growth of athletics and achievements, with an emphasis on the University. Now, the Sports Archives is looking outward to expand collections into the following new territories:
• Olympic Sports, such as Gymnastics, Volleyball and Lacrosse
• Outdoor Recreational Activities, such as Fly Fishing, Hiking, and Spelunking
• Diversity in Sports/Indigenous Sports
• Sport Psychology
• Sports Medicine
• Ethical and Philosophical Issues

With your gift to the Penn State Sports Archives, you will allow us to enhance the scope of our teaching and research mission at the University Libraries. You will give our expert team of archivists the funding they need to continue to collect exemplary histories to help ensure our Sports Archives remains unrivaled in its scope.

Be one of our first supporters to make a gift! Visit

Thank you!
– University Libraries Development and Alumni Relations Department