International Institute for Sport History
Library and Museum

How to donate to the

The IISOH is seeking $1 million (one million Dollars)
from a donor in order to establish an endowment for the sport of ROWING.

This is a naming opportunity for the benefactor to have a perpetual identification
with the sport of ROWING. The endowment would be named by the benefactor with the
approval of the IISOH Board of Directors.

The endowment becomes a permanent trust fund invested by the Institute with
only the quarterly earned interest being used for development of the ROWING collections
in both the Library and Museum.

For more details about the endowment program, please click here


Cash donations IN ANY AMOUNT are always welcome --
$25 is also greatly appreciated.

The Board of Directors would like to thank all donors for their support. Every donation will be recognized
in our publications or web site pages. Donations over $250 will be honored by the Board of Directors with
an engraved brick to be placed on the patios or walkways that will surround the cafe and scultpure gardens.
Larger donations will be acknowledged with larger plaques in marble, stone or bronze and displayed on designated
walls of honor inside or outside the buildings in accordance with the instructions of the Board of Directors.

Become a Charter Member
Make a tax-deductable cash donation --
click here


The Library and Museum eagerly accept 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 medals, pins, torches, posters, artwork and collectables for the Museum.

LIBRARY donations:

MUSEUM donations:

These lists are not comprehensive and are limited only by your imagination!

Keep in mind that Rowing is an international sport and that we seek everything, in every language, in order to develop the most comprehensive collection in the world. Rowing is an extremely popular at many universities in England and the Eastern United States, as well as certain European nations. It is the sport that started intercollegiate competition in the United States in the mid-19th century. It was the sport of rowing which raised the question of amateurism versus professionalism in the 19th century. A publication by William Buckingham Curtis, one of the founders of the New York Athletic Club, began the debate which resulted in the AAU and universities to accept the idea of the amateur athlete.

For additional subject areas that we seek to endow,
click here to see the entire SUBJECT list

The IISOH is a Pennsylvania Non-profit
Educational, Literary and Research Corporation
under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code

The IISOH is organized to operate a library and museum for:

History of Sport
Physical Education
Sport in Art
Olympic Games

Donations are tax deductable

Links to pages about the International Institute for Sport History.

Mr. Harvey Abrams, President
International Institute for Sport History

PO Box 175
State College, PA, USA 16804


This page was created February 23, 2002
This page was updated December 11, 2009
This page was updated February 2, 2012