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The Utah Ski Archives
Utah Ski Archives

The Utah Ski Archives, established in 1989, is housed in the Manuscripts Division of Special Collections at the University of Utah Marriott Library. Created to preserve a comprehensive history of skiing in Utah and the Intermountain region, the archives offer a unique opportunity for historical and contemporary research into Utah's prospering ski industry. The archives document the evolution of the sport and industry, including the history of ski competition on local, national, and international levels. The archives have been designated as the repository for the Salt Lake Winter Olympics Games Bid Committee records.


The American Alpine Club Library
Library AAC
The American Alpine Club Library, established in 1916, is the oldest alpine research facility in the United States and among the largest mountaineering collections in the world. The AAC Library, located in The American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado, includes current and historical materials on mountaineering and related subjects through books, journals, videos, photographs, and maps.
710 Tenth Street, Suite 15, Golden, CO 80401 
Phone: 303-3840112 FAX: 303-384-0113 
Email: library@AmericanAlpineClub.org
Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles
Library Paul Ziffren

Located at the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles, the Paul Ziffren Sports Resource Center houses one of the world's most comprehensive collections of sports information. The library offers an outstanding collection and personalized reference service supported by an online library catalog, access to hundreds of databases, video viewing rooms, multimedia workstations and copiers. The AAF library collection covers virtually all aspects of amateur and professional sport. It includes approximately 40,000 printed volumes, 6,000 microform volumes, 7,000 videos, 400 periodical titles, and 90,000 photo images comprise the collection. Olympic information is a particular strength of the collection.

2141 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90018
Phone: 323-730-4646
FAX: 323-730-0546
Email: library@aafla.org
10th Mountain Division Resource Center 
In 1985 the National Association created the “10th Mountain Division Resource Center” located in the Denver Public Library and the Colorado Historical Society. These organizations, in cooperation with the 10th Mountain Division National Association and the Foundation, have created a vast repository of 10th Mountain memorabilia. There, more than 300 individual collections of several thousand photographs, records, documents, maps and personal papers as well as three-dimensional artifacts are preserved. The collection has been donated by 10th Mountain Veterans and their families. Extensive information about the collection is now available to researchers, film producers and others through an international data base in 16,000 libraries throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Funding for this archival work is shared by the Association and the Foundation
California Ski Library
The California Ski Library is home to an extensive collection of books, magazines, photographs, scrapbooks, oral history interviews, posters, brochures, catalogs, movies, and videotapes.

The Library's mission is to:

  • Acquire historically significant material pertaining to skiing in the U.S., especially the west.
  • Process, preserve, and catalog the materials.
  • Provide public access to researchers, journalists, students, and others interested in skiing history.

Use of the Library is free and open to the public by appointment only. Visitors may call or email to arrange an appointment.

California Ski Library
P.O. Box 273, Norco, CA 92860
Director: Ingrid P. Wicken





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