International Institute for Sport History
Library & Museum

A Pennsylvania non-profit corporation
Donations are tax deductible
Federal Tax ID# 41-2041155


The IISOH would like to establish a permanent endowment for the subject of ARCHERY
We are seeking a benefactor to donate $1 million (one million Dollars)
to fund the Endowment and who would then have lifetime 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.
LIFETIME naming rights for the ARCHERY endowment
is reserved for the million dollar donor.

More details about the endowment program are here

to the LIBRARY & MUSEUM Collections

The IISOH Library and Museum eagerly accepts
donations of single items or large collections
that are within the scope of its mission.

Donations of books, monographs, theses & dissertations,
magazine and journal subscriptions for the library are welcome.
We welcome donations of antique archery equipment, medals, pins,
posters artwork, memorabilia and collectibles for the Museum.

We urge retiring physical education teachers & coaches
to consider donating your professional library and files to the IISOH.
Your lifetime of work should not be discarded into a dumpster.
We can use it... we WANT it.

LIBRARY donations:

Printed matter 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).

bibliography of Archery book tickets to Olympic Games 1972 Munich Archery, A Walk Through It's History >

IISOH MUSEUM donations:

ARCHERY Posters, Paintings, Serigraphs, Drawings,
Graphics, 16th - 19th century lithographs & prints

Archery graphic medieval era Archery graphic medieval era

Antique ARCHERY equipment, uniforms, clothing, textiles, fashions
Statuary in bronze, resin, plaster, terracotta, etc. in all sizes

Photographs, prints, negatives, glass plates, films,

Russel Crowe as Robin Hood Richard Greene as Robin Hood Kevin Costner in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves

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.

Archery Plaque, round Olympic Games souvenir Archery pin

Philatelic items, stamp collections, illustrated postcards
and Numismatic items, coins, exonumia

Archery stamp Archery stamp Archery stamp

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.
Help us develop the archery collection with your donation.

Remember - donations to the IISOH Library and Museum
are Tax Deductible
Federal Tax ID# 41-2041155

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.
Federal Tax ID# 41-2041155

Links to other IISOH pages:

Mr. Harvey Abrams, President
IISOH Library & Museum
PO Box 732
State College, PA, USA 16804

Created February 26, 2002
Updated June 10, 2010
Updated December 14, 2011
Updated October 4, 2017
Updated February 8, 9 2023