Dr. Harry Edwards Collection
You must move beyond the perimeter of what you know to the realm of what you dream.
- Harry Edwards, '64 Sociology, '16 Honorary Doctorate
From student-athlete to activist-scholar, Harry Edwards’ life and work demonstrate that sport is a window to society, revealing a broad range of social and political concerns that affect us all. Located in SJSU’s Special Collections and Archives, the Dr. Harry Edwards Collection includes historic photos, autographed books, Olympic Project for Human Rights memorabilia, and correspondence from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Barack Obama.
My commitments as an activist-scholar encompass a broad range of social and political concerns that vitally affect the future of us all.
- Annotated from The Struggle That Must Be: An Autobiography by Harry Edwards
Growing the Collection
SJSU Special Collections and Archives is growing its collection of artifacts and memorabilia connected to the history of sport and social change, including the Olympic Project for Human Rights and the Speed City era.