International Institute for Sport History
ARCHERY ENDOWMENT & ARCHERY COLLECTION
Library and Museum
The IISOH would like to establish a permanent endowment for the subject of ARCHERY
and is seeking $1 million (one million Dollars) from a benefactor who could then have permanent naming rights.
This is a naming opportunity for the benefactor to have a perpetual identification with the sport of ARCHERY.
The endowment would be named by the benefactor with the approval of the IISOH Board of Directors.
The funds will be placed into a trust fund with only the quarterly earned interest used to develop the ARCHERY collections
in both the Library and Museum.
Of course -- cash donations IN ANY AMOUNT are always welcome.
Any donation -- in any amount -- can be designated for the Archery endowment.
Donors receive varying forms of recognition for their generosity.
Naming rights for the ARCHERY endowment is reserved for the million dollar donor.
More details about the endowment program are here
The IISOH Library and Museum eagerly accepts donations of material that are within the scope of its collections.
Collectors are encouraged to send us books, monographs, theses & dissertations, magazine and subscription collections for the library,
as well as antique archery equipment, medals, pins, posters, artwork, memorabilia and collectibles for the Museum.
- Material in ANY language, including but not limited to English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese,
Flemish, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Latin, Greek, Russian, Ukrainian, Serbo-Croatian, Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese,
Farsi, Sanskrit and dozens of others. The scope of the collection is international and comprehensive.
- Books, Monographs, Theses & Dissertations
- Bound and unbound serials (magazines, journals, etc), Newspapers (hard copies or microfilm)
- Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Reference books, Juvenile literature
- Manuscripts, Archives of organizations, Original letters of correspondance
- Maps, Ephemera (pamphlets, booklets, folders, flyers, tickets, etc).
IISOH MUSEUM donations:
- ARCHERY Posters, Paintings, Serigraphs, Drawings, Graphics, 16th - 19th century lithographs & prints
- Antique ARCHERY equipment, Uniforms, clothing, textiles, fashions
- Statuary in bronze, resin, plaster, terracotta, etc.
- Photographs, prints, negatives, glass plates, films, movies, videos, dvd's, especially older films in need of archival preservation
- ARCHERY-related medals, awards, trophies, commemorative medals, participation medals, badges, pins, flags, banners, advertising or
any Archery -related memorabilia
- Philatelic items, stamp collections, illustrated postcards and Numismatic items, coins, exonumia
- Physical education, recreation and play equipment related to ARCHERY
- Games, especially antique items
- Musical scores and sheet music related to archery and the stories of William Tell and Robin Hood.
These lists are not comprehensive and are limited only by your imagination!
Keep in mind that ARCHERY is an international sport
and that we seek everything, in every language, in order to develop the most comprehensive collection in the world.
Archery is one of the oldest sports in mankind's history. Used as a weapon in warfare for millennia, used as a tool for hunting wildlife
and game for food, archery as a sport dates from the earliest times in history such as England's tales of Robin Hood,
Switzerland's tales of William Tell.
English archers were famed for their longbows and defeated a much larger French army at
the famed battle of Agincourt, October 25, 1415. Archery is practiced world-wide and is one of the sports on the program of the modern Olympic Games.
You can get an idea of what we plan to do by visiting another museum online at: European Archery Equipment at the University of Missouri-Columbia Museum of Anthropology.
Remember - donations to the IISOH Library and Museum
are Tax Deductible
See a comprehensive list of the SUBJECTS we seek for endowments.
Go here to see the Subject List.
The IISOH is a Pennsylvania Non-profit Educational, Literary and Research corporation
organized under section 501(c)3 to operate a Library and Museum.
Donations are tax deductible.
Links to other IISOH pages:
Mr. Harvey Abrams, President
International Institute for Sport History
Library & Museum
PO Box 175
State College, PA, USA 16804
This page was created February 26, 2002
This page was updated June 10, 2010
This page was updated December 14, 2011
This page was updated October 4, 2017