Script for the World Special Olympics Games Opening Ceremony, 1987

Description (Brief):

Script for the 1987 World Special Olympics Games Opening Ceremony is Sargent Shriver's copy with notes and minute by minute instructions for the opening ceremony. 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: 1987

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: 2017.3156.19Nonaccession Number: 2017.3156Catalog Number: 2017.3156.19

Object Name: script, special olympicsscript

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm x 3.175 cm


Record Id: nmah_1862986

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