Episode 70: Archiving the Olympics with Teri Hedgpeth

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If you’re an Olympics buff, you likely have some souvenirs lying around, but Teri Hedgpeth gets to work with one amazing Olympic collection. Teri’s the first Archivist for the U.S. Olympic Committee, and she talks with us about what she walked into when she started the job (it has to do with basement storage), some of the unique items in the collection (including a Marshall Islands $75 coin) and how she gets donations.

If you’re on LinkedIn, follow Teri – she regularly posts pictures of interesting artifacts from the collection.

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Photo courtesy of Teri Hedgpeth.

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