Lloyd W. Olds papers
010.LWO

Summary Information

Repository
Eastern Michigan University Archives
Creator
Olds, Lloyd W.
Title
Lloyd W. Olds papers
ID
010.LWO
Date [inclusive]
1932-1982
Extent
2.6 Linear feet 1 archive box, 2 flatfiles, 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
Lloyd W. Olds was an alumni, faculty member, and athletic coach at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Olds joined the EMU faculty in 1921 and worked in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, of which he served as the department chair from 1956 to 1963. Olds was also a track and field coach at EMU and served as an associate coach of the US Olympics track and field team in 1932. Notably, Olds established the first collegiate intramural athletics department in 1921, which subsequently served as a model program to other colleges. The Lloyd W. Olds papers include articles and books, photographs and travel slides, clippings, and materials related to his retirement and memorial. There is very little material in the collection related to coaching track and field, the creation of the intramural program, his role as department head, and teaching, with the exception of course materials for the  Organization and Administration of Physical Education. Materials in the collection date from 1932-1983.

Preferred Citation note

Please cite materials from the University Archives in the following manner: Item. Collection Title. Eastern Michigan University Archives.

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Biographical Note

Lloyd W. Olds was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan and received his Bachelor's degree from Michigan State Normal College in 1916. He later pursued a Ph.D. in public health from the University of Michigan. Dr. Olds joined the EMU faculty in 1921 and worked in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, of which he served as the department chair from 1956 to 1963. Olds was also a track and field coach at EMU and served as an associate coach of the US Olympics track and field team in 1932.

Notably, Olds established the first collegiate intramural athletics department in 1921, which subsequently served as a model program to other colleges. He is also the creator of the zebra strip uniform worn by athletic referees.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Eastern Michigan University Archives 2012 November 27

Halle Library, Room 310
Ypsilanti, Michigan, 48197
734-487-0020

Conditions Governing Access note

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The Olds-Robb Student Recreation-Intramural Complex was named for Lloyd W. Olds, and the building records are housed in the University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Athletics.
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Michigan State Normal College
  • Track and Field
  • Universities and colleges--Faculty.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Articles 

1 1

Arm of Honor Correspondence 1972-1977 

1 2

Correspondence 1932-1974 

1 3

Clippings 1937-1982 

1 4

Course 241-Organization & Administration of Physical Education 

1 5

Michigan State Normal College Diplomas 


    FlatFile Object
Graphic materials   2 1
    FlatFile Object
Graphic materials   1 1

Folder Object

"Handicap Race," dedicated by author 1967 

1 1
Box Folder

The History of Michigan's Physical Education Council 1951 

1 6

Memorial Service VHS 1983 February 18 

1 7

Obituaries and Memorials 1982 

1 8

Photographs 

1 9

Retirement materials 

1 10

The Technique of Teaching Physical Activities 1956 

1 11

Travel Slides 1955-1962 

1 12