UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NCAA TROPHIES ON DISPLAY AT THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
March 15, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, DC—Just in time for March Madness, the University of Maryland Men’s 2002 and Women’s 2006 NCAA championship trophies are on display in the exhibit “All American: The Power of Sports” at the National Archives in Washington, DC. The University of Maryland has graciously loaned these trophies, which are on view in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery.
Throughout the run of the exhibition, National Archives Honorary Committee members and supporters have been celebrating the exhibition with such loans as the National Football League’s 2020 Kansas City Chiefs’ Vince Lombardi Trophy and the National Basketball Association’s Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, both of which were previously displayed in the exhibit. Displaying the NCAA trophies represents the contributions and experiences of college athletes, who along with professional and Olympic athletes have used their platforms to promote American values and make social progress.
“As we prepare for the excitement of March Madness with both Maryland men’s and women’s basketball teams playing in their respective NCAA tournaments, we are thrilled to have our National Championship trophies on display at the National Archives. Those prestigious trophies display the pinnacle of college basketball, and we are honored to share them with fans from around the world,” said Damon Evans, Barry P. Gossett Director of Athletics at the University of Maryland.
“All American: The Power of Sports” features more than 75 objects, including original records, artifacts and photographs exploring the athletes who have shaped American identity. Highlights include original sports equipment and jerseys gifted by star athletes to Presidents, early 20th-century tobacco-company baseball cards, trophies, rare pictures, film footage, patents and more. The exhibit is on display at the National Archives through January 7, 2024.
For more information about the exhibit, visit: archivesfoundation.org/all-american-sports/
About the National Archives Foundation
The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy. The foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs and educational initiatives, introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world. Learn more at www.archivesfoundation.org.
About the National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent federal agency that serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, so people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. The National Archives ensures continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The agency supports democracy, promotes civic education, and facilitates historical understanding of our national experience. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries and online at www.archives.gov.
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