Opened in 2009, The H. J. Lutcher Stark Center for Physical Culture and Sports was founded by University of Texas faculty members Terry and Jan Todd, whose personal collection of physical culture and sports materials constitutes the majority of the center’s research holdings. These holdings and those acquired by the Todds, span the fields of strength training, physical e … [Read more...]
The University of Texas at Austin has long been one of the world’s distinguished collecting universities. Its holdings span more than 170 million objects and result from research and pedagogical interests in a broad range of subjects—archaeology, ethnography, fine and performing arts, rare books and manuscripts, decorative arts, photography, film, music, popular and material culture, regional and political history, natural history, science, and technology.
The Collections: The University of Texas at Austin edited by Andrée Bober, the founding director of Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin, and with a foreword by President Gregory L. Fenves offers the first published guide to the university’s treasures. It features about eighty collections, outlining their histories, highlighting their strengths, and speaking to their educational functions.
The print edition was published by the University of Texas Press and can be purchased at https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/bober-the-collections
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