Private US Soccer Archive Acquires Rare Film Collection

By Peter Alegi | December 13th, 2011 3 Comments

Stryker-Indigo New York, a private multi-media film and print production company, has announced the acquisition of a major collection of 1950s-1960s 8mm and 16mm soccer films.

The film footage, featuring both university and international teams playing in American cities, contains rare home movie images of the history of the game in the United States. For example, there is footage of the first leg of the 1961 U.S. Open Cup Final between United Scots of Los Angeles and Ukrainian Nationals of Philadelphia at Rancho La Cienega Stadium in LA (now Jackie Robinson Stadium).

According to the Stryker-Indigo web site, its Futbol Heritage Archive houses nearly 9,000 historic photographs, slides, newspaper clippings, postcards, trophies, jerseys and artifacts. Following the closure of the US Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, NY, researchers have lost access to an archive of more than 80,000 items, including the North American Soccer League archive and the 1994 World Cup archive. It is hoped that private collections such as Stryker-Indigo’s film footage will be made accessible to soccer researchers and aficionados so that the history and culture of the game can be properly recorded and disseminated.

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Thanks to David Wallace for inspiring me to write this post.

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3 Comments

John

August 23rd, 2014 | 9:25 pm    


Do you have brazil vs ussr 1958 and brazil vs wales1958 world cup

Peter

August 24th, 2014 | 5:18 am    


Hi John,

There are several good websites from which to order old football matches on DVD.

This one, for example: http://oldfootballdvds.weebly.com

Hope this helps!

Leslie

December 5th, 2014 | 12:05 pm    


Hi Peter,
did you actually ordered from that site? I want to order some dvd-s, but want be sure the site isn’t scam..

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