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SJSU Special Collections & Archives

Historical Research Topics and Collections


SJSU is home to a rich sports history and a number of sports history resources. Popular topics of research include school sports programs and teams, the history of teaching kinesiology and physical education, SJSU athletes in professional sports or the Olympic Games, and the social impact of sports off the field.

This guide offers tips for researching sports history online and preparing for in-person research in the Reading Room on the 5th Floor of the University Library.

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Information and strategies in this guide compiled by Michael Lara, MLIS '22