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David Field Gymkana collection

 Collection 0131-UA

David A. Field founded the University of Maryland Gymkana troupe in 1946. Gymkana is a gymnastics troupe whose members formally pledge to remain drug, tobacco, and alcohol free, and to promote that lifestyle to their audiences. This collection consists of five photographs of David Field, including two from Gymkana's 50th Anniversary Homeshow in 1996. Also included are three memorabilia items from the 50th Anniversary commemoration -- a Gymkana t-shirt, a patch, and the plaque presented to Field on that occasion.


  • 1982-1996
  • Majority of material found within 1996

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


8 Items

Guide to the David Field Gymkana collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742