Hall Of Fame Museums

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The first comprehensive overview of hall of fame museums and exhibits, this work traces the history, examines and compares the facilities, exhibits, and operations, and describes 274 halls of fame in over 100 fields in the United States and 10 other countries. The information is based on recently compiled surveys. More than half of the museums and exhibits are in the area of sports, but others range from aviation and space to cockroaches. Of interest to high school, college, university, and public libraries for ...

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Overview

The first comprehensive overview of hall of fame museums and exhibits, this work traces the history, examines and compares the facilities, exhibits, and operations, and describes 274 halls of fame in over 100 fields in the United States and 10 other countries. The information is based on recently compiled surveys. More than half of the museums and exhibits are in the area of sports, but others range from aviation and space to cockroaches. Of interest to high school, college, university, and public libraries for their popular culture/travel reference shelves. A great source for vacations, each entry provides the address, telephone number, hours, and admission fees as well as content, operations, and more.

The hall of fame movement began in Europe several centuries ago with memorials to national heroes and other illustrious persons. But it was not until the 20th century that the contemporary hall of fame movement honoring outstanding achievers in particular fields received its impetus and attained its greatest success in the United States. Other countries covered in the book include Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Singapore. Not all halls of fame are in museums. Other places include civic centers, sports arenas, government buildings, universities, and racetracks.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Since the first European memorials centuries ago, halls of fame have steadily gained popularity, and they have sprung up in museums, civic centers, sports arenas, government buildings, and universities around the world. Danilov (museum management, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; University and College Museums, Galleries, and Related Facilities, Greenwood, 1996) profiles 274 halls of fame in 11 countries. Sports claim most of the entries, but nonsport sites are also included. Entries provide address, phone number, hours, fees, a brief history, and a description of contents. A geographical guide and lengthy introductory chapters chronicling the history and development of the hall of fame make this an exhaustive reference on a subject not covered in traditional museum directories. Highly recommended to supplement museum and travel directories in public and academic library reference collections. (Index not seen.)Kelli N. Perkins, Herrick P.L., Holland, Mich.
Booknews
Traces the history of hall of fame museums and exhibits, and describes 274 halls of fame in the US and in 10 other countries. More than half of the museums highlight achievements in sports, but others celebrate everything from Barbies to the circus. Entries provide contact information and admission fees for each museum as well as descriptions of its history and content. Useful for high school, college, university, and public libraries. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313300004
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/1997
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

VICTOR J. DANILOV is Director of the Museum Management Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Recognizing Achievement

An Historical Perspective

Diversity of Operations

Telling the Story

An Expanding Movement

Directory of Hall of Fame Museums and Exhibits

Sports and Games Halls of Fame

All-Sports

Baseball

Basketball

Beach Volleyball

Bicycling

Bowling

Boxing

Checkers

Chess

Collegiate Sports Halls of Fame

Croquet

Dog Racing

Dog Sledding

Equestrian

Ethnic Sports Halls of Fame

Field Hockey

Field Trials

Figure Skating

Fishing

Football

Frisbee

Golf

Gymnastics

Harness Racing

Ice Hockey

Jousting

Kiting

Lacrosse

Local Sports Halls of Fame

Marbles

Motorcycling

Motorsports

Polo

Racquetball

Rings of Fame

Roller Skating

Sailing

Shuffleboard

Skeet Shooting

Skiing

Snowmobiling

Soap Box Racing

Soccer

Softball

Speed Skating

Sports Media

State Sports Halls of Fame

Surfing

Swimming

Tennis

Thoroughbred Racing

Track and Field

Trapshooting

Volleyball

Water Skiing

Weightlifting

Winter Olympics

Wrestling

Non-Sports Halls of Fame

Agriculture

Automobiles

Aviation and Space

Business and Industry

Camping

Cartoon Art

Circus

Clowns

Dance

Ethnicity

Firefighting

Invention

Labor

Law Enforcement

Mining

Mobile Homes

Music

Native Americans

Notable Americans

Paper

Petroleum

Photography

Plastics

Poultry

Quilting

Radio and Television

Regional History

River History

Space

State Non-Sports Halls of Fame

Teaching

Television

Towing and Recovery

Western Heritage

Women

Unusual Halls of Fame

Barbie Dolls

Bulls

Burlesque

Cockroaches

Crayons

Hamburgers

Medical Devices

PresidentialLosers

Sneakers

Statuary Halls of Fame

Walks of Fame

Rings of Fame

Halls of Fame in Other Countries

Australia

Canada

France

Germany

Great Britain

Israel

Japan

Mexico

New Zealand

Singapore

Appendix: Geographical Guide to Hall of Fame Museums and Exhibits

Selected Bibliography

Index

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