Donation of Boxing Memorabilia by Muhammad Ali to National Museum of History and Technology

ID: SIA RU000371 [76-4120-08A]

Creator: Hofmeister, Richard K

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1976

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: April 1976, Image No. 76-4120-08A

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Summary

Muhammad Ali, boxer, visits National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT), now known as National Museum of American History, to donate a pair of boxing gloves and robe to the museum's "A Nations of Nations" exhibition.

Subject

  • Ali, Muhammad 1942-2016
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs
  • National Museum of History and Technology

Notes

  • Also known as 76-4120-8A.
  • Original film available in SIA Acc. 11-009.
  • Featured in the "Torch," April 1976: March 17 will be remembered affectionately in the annals' of the Museum of History and Technology as the day Muhammad Ali presented a pair of boxing gloves to the Nation of Nations exhibit and the day the Museum came to a complete standstill for an hour...Staff members caught in the excitement of the moment became groupies searching for a handshake or an autograph. Museum guards who formed a detail around the champ were polite, calm and masterful in their handling of the crowd.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: April 1976, Image No. 76-4120-08A

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1976
  • March 17, 1976

Restrictions & Rights

  • No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
  • No Copyright - United States

Topic

Special events

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000371 [76-4120-08A]

Physical description

8 x 10 ;

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