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 education, sports, alternative medicine, and performance-enhancing drugs. The Stark Center also houses the media files of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, as well as several golf-related collections and Olympic materials.
The Stark Center brings together in their gallery, stacks, offices, and research space in Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium the academic and athletic aspects of campus life at The University of Texas at Austin and is a treasure house for tourists, sports fans, students, and scholars alike.
You can read more about this collection as well as others in The Collections: The University of Texas at Austin, edited by Andrée Bober. A digital edition of the book can be downloaded at http://thecollections.utexas.edu
You can also find a beautiful print copy, published by the University of Texas Press, at https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/bober-the-collections