22 April 2022 — 12:00 noon — Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports 

Jan Todd (UT)

Tour of the H. J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports and its archival collections

Please join us this coming Friday, April 22, from 12–1 for a tour and introduction to the H. J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports and its archival collections. Founded by Drs. Jan and Terry Todd in 2009, the Stark Center (www.starkcenter.org) is both an archive and a museum dedicated to preserving the history of physical culture, alternative medicine, sport training, strength and strength training, the history of drug testing and ergogenic aids in sport, and it acts as the official archives for UT Sports. The Center also provides support for the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education’s doctoral program in Physical Culture and Sport Studies and publishes the academic journal, Iron Game History: The Journal of Physical Culture. Our tour will be led by Dr. Jan Todd who specializes in the history of exercise and sport medicine. Her most recent book is Strength Coaching in America: A History of the Innovation that Transformed Sport (UT Press, 2019).

The Stark Center is Located in the North End Zone of the football stadium. Enter via Gate 16 (across from the Performing Arts Center where the large statue of football player Julius Whittier is now located), turn to the left after entering the building, enter the elevator lobby and take the elevator to level five. If you wish to park in Manor Garage, bring your parking ticket with you to the Center and Dr. Todd can stamp it for you so parking is free.

Here is a link to a description of some of the Stark Center’s extensive collections related to complementary medicine that may be of interest to some in our group. Other collections are described in the finding aids at www.starkcenter.org.

Light refreshments will be served.