International Institute for Sport and Olympic History
Library and Museum



The IISOH is seeking $1 million (one million Dollars) from a benefactor in order to establish an endowment for the sport of YACHTING & SAILING. This is a naming opportunity for the benefactor to have a perpetual identification with the sport of YACHTING & SAILING. 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 YACHTING & SAILING collections in both the Library and Museum.
Cash donations IN ANY AMOUNT are always welcome, too.

For more details about the endowment program, please click hereEndowment Program.


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 YACHTING & SAILING is an international sport and that we seek everything, in every language,
in order to develop the most comprehensive collection in the world.
SAILING is one of man's oldest activities but the actual sport dates from the 19th century.

For additional subject areas that we seek, see the list in the SUBJECTS area for endowments.
Go here to see the Subject List.

The IISOH is Pennsylvania a non-profit, educational, literary and research corporation
under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code organized to operate a library and museum
devoted to the History of Sport, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance,
Sport in Art and the Olympic Games.

Other links to pages about the International Institute for Sport and Olympic History.

Read the Articles of Incorporation here.
Read the BYLAWS here
Meet the Board of Directors here
JBecome a CHARTER MEMBER or send a donation
Building plans
Endowment Program

Mr. Harvey Abrams, President
International Institute for Sport and Olympic History (IISOH)
PO Box 175
State College, PA, USA 16804

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This page was created February 26, 2002
This page was updated December 23, 2009