My website continues to evolve.
This page lists all the current pages AND all the outdated pages that are no longer in use. The outdated pages have been archived for historical purpose only - so do not rely upon the outdated information!
Harvey Abrams-BOOKS is an antiquarian book business specializing in Olympic Games & Sport literature, posters, memorabilia and services related to these subjects, and includes this website plus catalog sales, auctions, appraisal services, research, writing and consulting. Harvey Abrams-BOOKS was founded in 1979 during my Ph.D. program at Penn State University in order to build my own personal library on the Olympic Games and grew into a larger business. However I am primarily a scholar and educator, and not a businessman.
As an educator I have included on this site a number of pages that are designed for your educational use in studying the history of the Olympic Games and the History of Sport. The educational pages are strictly non-commercial and offer nothing for sale. Because my lifetime roles as an athlete, educator, historian, and businessman all relate to the Olympic Games and Sport History it is easy to see how these overlap and might cause confusion or even a conflict of interest. For that reason I try very hard to keep these areas separated - in other words commercial is money-making but educational is not. In addition I am the founder of the International Institute for Sport History (IISOH) which is a non-profit corporation organized to operate a Library and Museum for the History of Sport, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, Sport in Art and the Olympic Games. I originally hosted pages for the IISOH project on my website as a public service - but the IISOH now has its own website and is no longer hosted here. However the pages that were here at one time are listed below for historical purposes but the links will take you to the IISOH.ORG website where they are now permanently hosted.
As you can see these pages are for a wide variety of people: Olympic Games & Sports collectors, sports fans, the general public, the media, and both educators & students! Please feel free to contact me if you have questions, but if the questions are commercial in nature -- I do charge consulting fees. So when in doubt - just ask. Contact me at Olympicbks@aol.com or call me 24/7 in Pennsylvania at (814) 321-4018. There is a voicemail service if I am not available.
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