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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.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


8 Items

Guide to the David Field Gymkana collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
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