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Finding Aid of the AT & T Records of the Olympic Torch Relay
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Description
The 1984 Olympic torch relay, sponsored and documented by AT & T, began in New York City on May 8, 1984 and ended in the Los Angeles Coliseum on July 28, 1984 at the opening of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. The collection consists of a torch, motion picture film scripts, videotapes, press releases, maps, clothing, correspondence, and files regarding the relay.
Background
The 1984 Olympic torch relay, sponsored and documented by AT & T, began in New York City on May 8, 1984 and ended in the Los Angeles Coliseum on July 28, 1984 at the opening of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games; the flame traveled over 9,000 miles during an eighty-two day journey, and an estimated 30 million viewers lined the route; Rafer Johnson lit the cauldron upon the flame's arrival at the Coliseum.
Extent
54 boxes (27 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.