Posted: June 20, 2000
Small pieces of memorabilia on display at California State University, Sacramento are spotlighting big moments in athletic history.
The Olympic Memorabilia Exhibit, being held in honor of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hornet Stadium, features stamps from the CSUS Special Collections and University Archives. It continues to Thursday, Aug. 31.
Included in the exhibit are stamps honoring Jesse Owens and Babe Didrikson Zaharias. Owens won world acclaim by capturing four gold medals in track and field events at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. Zaharias is considered one of best athletes of the 20th Century, excelling in basketball, golf and track and field.
Many of the stamps on display were donated by history buff and CSUS alumna Anne Evans. In addition to the stamps other items in the exhibit include Olympic tickets, programs, maps and athletic clothing.
The exhibit is on the first three floors of the library. Displays are located next to the library's elevators. The library is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
The CSUS Library is sponsoring the exhibit. The Los Angeles Public Library, the Oakland Museum of California, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis are co-sponsors.
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