E. T. Wightman collection on 1936 Olympics

Abstract

The E. T. Wightman collection on 1936 Olympics (dated circa 1936; 0.32 cubic feet; 2 boxes) includes postcards, photographs, and pamphlets relating to the 1936 Olympics in Germany as well as the World Poultry Congress. The 1936 Olympics were hosted in Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler used the games to demonstrate his power and prestige. In the same year, the Poultry Congress was held in Leipzig, Germany.

Descriptive Summary

Title
E. T. Wightman collection on 1936 Olympics
Date
circa 1936
Extent
0.32 Cubic feet
Subjects
Agriculture--History--19th century.
Olympics
Agriculture--History--19th century.
Olympics
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Desirae Carron
Preferred Citation
2010av001: [identification of item], E.T. Wightman collection on 1936 Olympics, circa 1936, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The 1936 Olympics were hosted in Berlin, Germany. Adolf Hitler used the games to demonstrate his power and prestige. In the same year, the Poultry Congress was held in Leipzig, Germany.
Scope and Content
The E. T. Wightman collection on 1936 Olympics (dated circa 1936; 0.32 cubic feet; 2 boxes) includes postcards, photographs, and pamphlets relating to the 1936 Olympics in Germany as well as the World Poultry Congress. The collection is arranged into two series: photographs and papers. The Photographs series includes photographs of Olympic venues adorned with swastikas and photographs of the World Poultry Congress. Papers series consists of manuscript items relating to both events.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Photographs, circa 1936

The Photograph series consists of 72 photographs depicting the 1936 Olympics and the World Poultry Congress. The first 33 photographs are related to agriculture and the World Poultry Congress, showing farms, barns, and chicken coops. The rest of the series documents the 1936 Olympics, and includes photographs of the stadiums, pools , and tracks, as well as various places in Germany.

Concrete walls around vegetation, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 1
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Chicken in garden, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 2
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Horse next to road, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 3
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Several chickens in yard, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 4
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Landscape, chicken coop, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 5
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Landscape, chicken coop, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 6
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Landscape, hills and forest, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 7
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Plants over white picket fence, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 8
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Tiled rooves of houses, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 9
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Landscape of hills, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 10
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Barn, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 11
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Greenhouses, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 12
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Building in field, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 13
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Chicken coop, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 14
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Hills and forest, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 15
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One-story house, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 16
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Trees, dirt road, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 17
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Trees, hills, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 18
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Wooden structure in field, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 19
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Man walking into building, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 20
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Woman picking a plant in a garden, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 21
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Trees, cloud in sky overhead, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 22
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Two chickens near wire fence, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 23
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Two chickens near wire fence, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 24
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Crowd outside wooden building, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 25
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Wood and brick buildings in field, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 26
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Rail track next to farm, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 27
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Field with wall in distance, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 28
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Woman walking in a garden outside building, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 29
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Field and wooden fence, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 30
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Group of people standing outside chicken coop, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 31
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Chicken coops, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 32
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Castle and trees, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 33
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Hollywood from the hills, Los Angeles in the distance, California - Postcard, 1937 July 8

  • Box 1, Item 34
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Reichsgartenschau (Garden Show) postcard, Dresden, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 35
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800 meter dash, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 36
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Frankfurt, City Hall, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 37
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Adolf Hitler Platz, Berlin, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 38
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Christus (Long), 1936

  • Box 1, Item 39
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Nüremberg Marketplace, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 40
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Lauterbrummen near Interlaken, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 41
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The boss - in the act. , 1936

  • Box 1, Item 42
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Heidelberg and Neckar, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 43
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Rhine glacier, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 44
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Early Sunday morning (track at stadium), 1936

  • Box 1, Item 45
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Rhine glacier, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 46
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Heidelberg Castle, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 47
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Local color, Rhine Glaciel Valley, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 48
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Erding - Mr. Munich, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 49
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Reichssportfeld, postcard, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 50
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Olympic swimming pools, postcard, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 51
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Reichssportfeld, Olympia - Stadion, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 52
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Gesamtansicht Reichssportfeld, postcard, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 53
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Reichssportfeld, postcard, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 54
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Gesamtansicht Reichssportfeld, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 55
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Reichssportfeld, postcard, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 56
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Reichssportfeld, postcard, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 57
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Der Einzug des Herakles, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 58
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Olympiaschanze Garmisch - Partenkirchen (skiing), 1936

  • Box 1, Item 59
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Three children kneeling next to stream (negative), 1936

  • Box 1, Item 60
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Man standing next to wagon (negative), 1936

  • Box 1, Item 61
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House and yard (negative), 1936

  • Box 1, Item 62
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House and yard (negative), 1936

  • Box 1, Item 63
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People standing in yard (negative), 1936

  • Box 1, Item 64
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View of field over fence (negative), 1936

  • Box 1, Item 65
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Woman standing on bridge in garden (negative), 1936

  • Box 1, Item 66
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Atelier Helionovum, Maschinenbau, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 67
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Setting up a large tent, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 68
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Covered garden, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 69
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Indoor flower and bird display, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 70
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Displays in a large hall, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 71
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Division of Civil Defense, Military Affairs - Commonwealth of Kentucky - Rescue Service Vehicle, 1936

  • Box 1, Item 72
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Papers, circa 1936

The Papers series includes manuscript material divided into four categories: a tourist's to Westminster Abbey in Britain; papers that relate to the Poultry Congress; empty envelopes; and items concerning the 1936 Olympics. One notable item (box 2, folder 3) is a small advertisement for a hotel that boasts having been the first Jew-free hotel, open for forty years. Another is a menu for the farewell meal for the Olympic athletes (box 2, folder 3).

Westminster Abbey, Official Guide

  • Box 2, Folder 1
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Agriculture/Poultry

  • Box 2, Folder 2
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1936 Olympics

  • Box 2, Folder 3
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Envelopes

  • Box 2, Folder 4
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For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

Researchers are required to have an SCRC Researcher Account in order to request or order digital copies of materials. Research Account set-up and use instructions can be found at: http://libguides.uky.edu/SCRCaccount

If you are visiting the Breckinridge Research Room, please request materials at least 48 business hours in advance of your arrival.

For all other questions, contact us at: https://libraries.uky.edu/ContactSCRC.

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