MS 1177 - OhiOntario International Friendship Games Collection
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|Title||MS 1177 - OhiOntario International Friendship Games Collection|
|Introduction||The OhiOntario International Friendship Games Collection consists mostly of meeting minutes, correspondence, officer and planning information, financial documents and pictures related to various OhiOntario International Friendship Games. Also included are a variety of artifacts such as t-shirts, medals and other souvenirs. The material in this collection dates from 1994 to 2001 and documents the organization and proceedings of the OhiOntario International Friendship Games held in Bowling Green, Ohio and St. Thomas, Ontario. The collection was donated to the Center for Archival Collections on July 11, 2012 by Dolores Black, officer for the OhiOntario International Friendship Games.|
No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication may be permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. This register was completed by undergraduate student assistant Emily Schoenlein in July 2012, with revisions by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts.
The OhiOntario International Friendship Games were held from 1994 to 2001. They were created to "demonstrate a community approach to international goodwill by promoting active living in the sister cities of St. Thomas, Ontario, and Bowling Green, Ohio." The following were the aims of the Games:
|Scope and Content||The OhiOntario International Friendship Games Collection consists primarily of information relating to the organization and proceedings of the Games dating from 1992 to 2007. This information is mostly organizational meeting minutes, correspondence between various officers, schedules, financial documents, programs, pictures and artifacts from the Games that document the Games from their earliest planning stages until the disbandment of the Organizing Committee.|
The OhiOntario International Friendship Games Collection also contains information about St. Thomas, the sister city relationship between St. Thomas and Bowling Green, and information from other conferences and games such as the International Games Conference.
Includes minutes from meetings planning the OhiOntario International Friendship Games.
1995, 1998, 2001
Includes OhiOntario Games constitutions and their various revisions.
Includes correspondence relating to the planning and organization of the Games.
Includes correspondence about the 1996-1997 government grant for the Games.
THANK YOU CORRESPONDENCE
1995, 1997, 1999
Includes thank you letters to sponsors and volunteers as well as thank you cards.
Includes correspondence from Dolores Black and regarding the disbandment of the OhiOntario International Friendship International Friendship Games Committee.
Includes officer information, promotional material, planning information, schedules, surveys, evaluation forms and participant information from the OhiOntario International Friendship Games.
Includes OhiOntario Games blank letterhead paper and envelope.
Includes information on the St. Thomas-Bowling Green sister city relationship as well as brochures and other information relating to St. Thomas.
1993-1996, 2000, 2001
Arranged chronologically by group
Includes information and programs from games similar to the OhiOntario International Friendship Games, such as the Can-Amera Games and the Saginaw Friendship Games, as well as information from the International Games Conferences attended by OhiOntario International Friendship Games officers.
Includes annual reports as well as overall reports from various departments within the Games.
Budget information from the Games.
SCRAPBOOKS AND SCRAPBOOK MATERIALS
1994, 1995, 1997-2001
Includes newspaper clippings and inserts related to the OhiOntario International Friendship Games.
MAPS, CHARTS, DIAGRAMS, GRAPHS, LISTS, ETC.
Includes Bowling Green city and park maps.
Includes programs and travel guides from the Games.
Includes Bowling Green Parks & Recreation Foundation newsletters.
Includes photographs from the opening and closing ceremonies, gatherings, and sporting events of the Games.
Includes VHS tapes from the OhiOntario International Friendship Games as well as a promotional commercial.
1995, 1997-2001, n.d.
Includes OhiOntario International Friendship Games t-shirts given to participants and volunteers as well as a baseball cap.
Includes OhiOntario International Friendship Games medals given to each participant as well as a CANUSA Games medal.
1995, 1997, 1999, n.d.
Includes various souvenirs such as a tote bag, frisbees, a pin, a magnet and a bracelet, as well as carved wooden items such as bears and plaques with flags and the Games symbol.