A New Kind of Joy, 1972

Description (Brief):

"A New Kind of Joy" is an informational program about "The Story of the Special Olympics," published in 1972. From its beginnings as Camp Shriver in Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s backyard, to the first international games in 1968, Special Olympics has been about giving people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in sport. This participation builds confidence, provides emotional support and offers social opportunities for the athletes and their families. With state chapters and a global presence through its World Games, “Special Olympics is the largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities with 5 million athletes in 170 countries worldwide.”

Date Made: 1972

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: Special OlympicsWeb Subject: Disabilities


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2017.3156.09Nonaccession Number: 2017.3156Catalog Number: 2017.3156.09

Object Name: booklet, special olympicsbooklet

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 9 in x 8 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 21.59 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-acc9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1862976

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