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January 31, 2007- Status Report

The International Swimming Hall of Fame Preservation and Digitization Project (PDP) began in July, 2006.  Simply put, the mission the PDP is to preserve the history and legacy of the history of swimming and offer broad public access to at-risk materials. The PDP will focus on at-risk films, videos, photos, scrap books and rare books in ISHOF archive, preserving these materials for future generations of swimming enthusiasts.  To date the following items have been preserved in a digital format by existing ISHOF staff and volunteers:
Audio Tape – Oral History (to CD-Rom)
Eleanor Holm
Adolph Kiefer
Sammy Lee
Helen Meany
Elizabeth (Betty) Becker Pinkston
Dorothy Poynton
Aileen Riggin
Christine von Saltza

Film and Video (to DVD)
1901 Atlantic City Beach Scene
1932 – 1959 various Universal Newsreels
1933 Japanese newsreel of USA Japan Exchange in Tokyo
1933 Kipputh film team training in Tokyo
1935 Bob Kipputh Stroke Film analysis
1935 American and Japanese training sessions
1938 Double Diving (Dutch Smith and Farid Samaika)
1938 German National Swimming Championships
1938 German Water Polo Instructional Film
1944 Blue Winners (documentary on Bob Kipputh’s Yale program)
1948 Japanese National Championships (In Japanese)
1948 Olympic Diving
1948 Olympic Games
1948 – 2004 Bud Greenspan aquatic shorts
1952 Olympic Games (3 DVDs)
1956 FINA Olympic Film (Swimming and Diving)
1959 Australia’s Record Breakers
1960 Rome Olympics
1963 AAU Men’s and Women’s National Championships
1965 Wheaties’ Feature on Donna DeVarona
1965 Wheaties’ Feature on Pat McCormick
1965 Wheaties’ Feature Don Schollander
1965 Wheaties’ Feature Carin Cone
1965 Championship Swimming (Documentary about George Haines)
1966 USA Water Polo Instructional with Burt Lancaster
1968 Olympic Swimming
1968 Olympic Water Polo highlights
1976 Olympic Water Polo
1976 Olympic Trials Swimming

Scrapbooks (scanned to digital format)
Sybil Bauer
Buster Crabbe
Peter Desjardins
Alan Ford
Eleanor Holm
Aileen Riggin
Harold Dutch Smith
Helen Wainwright
Johnny Weissmuller

Honoree Photo Archive
175 honoree photo archives and counting

Oversize Posters
1928 Swim for Health
Steve Brodie
Bathing Beauty (Esther Williams)
Easy to Love (Esther Williams)
Greg LouganisEraldo

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