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Finding Aid of the John Downing Weaver Collection about the Olympic Games
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John Downing Weaver Collection about the Olympic Games,
    Date (inclusive): 1972-1985
    Collection number: 1363
    Creator: Weaver, John Downing, 1912-
    Extent: 16 boxes (8 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: John D. Weaver (b. 1912) worked for various federal agencies, including the National Recovery Administration (1933-35). He was also a reporter, feature writer, book reviewer, and copy editor for the Kansas City star (1935-40) and contributed articles, short stories, and book reviews to magazines, and wrote novels and non-fiction. The collection consists mostly of ephemera, clippings, and memorabilia relating to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, but also of the city's 1932 games, on efforts to stage an Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1980, on the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, and on the Winter games in Sarajevo.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], John Downing Weaver Collection about the Olympic Games (Collection 1363). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of John D. Weaver, 1984.

    Biography

    Weaver was born February 4, 1912 in Washington, D.C.; attended Georgetown University, 1928-29; AB, College of William and Mary, 1932; AM, George Washington University, 1933; worked for various federal agencies, including the National Recovery Administration, 1933-35; was also reporter, feature writer, book reviewer, and copy editor, Kansas City star, 1935-40; contributed articles, short stories, and book reviews to magazines; also wrote novels and non-fiction; published works include: Wind before rain (1942), Another such victory (1948), Warren: the man, the Court, the era (1967), The Brownsville raid: the story of America's “black Dreyfus affair” (1970), and Los Angeles: the enormous village (1980).

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists mostly of ephemera, clippings, and memorabilia relating to the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, but also of the city's 1932 games, on efforts to stage an Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1980, on the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, and on the Winter games in Sarajevo. Includes subject files such as accommodations, administration, arts festival, ceremonies, crime, drugs, funding, security, smog, and traffic, and especially events, which are listed by specific competition.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    • Efforts to get 1980 and 1984 games for Los Angeles (Box 1).
    • 1980 Moscow games (Box 2).
    • Winter games, Sarajevo (Box 3).
    • Los Angeles games (Boxes 4-16).
    • Games in 2004 (Box 16).
    • Official Guide to Los Angeles, 1984 and Los Angeles times and Los Angeles daily news Olympics supplements (Boxes 17-18).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Olympic Games (23rd: 1984: Los Angeles, Calif.).