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Bolivian National Soccer Team collection

Identifier: MC-082

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of items given as gifts of appreciation to the University for hosting the team and providing practice fields. Signed soccer balls and shirt and buttons may have been collected at some point during the team’s stay at UMass Dartmouth. UMass Dartmouth PhotoGraphics has custody of negatives of pictures taken of the team. Slides were transferred from the Publications office accession.


  • 1994

Language of Materials

Materials in English and Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access


Biographical / Historical

In 1994 the United States hosted the World Cup Soccer tournament. Venues included Boston (Foxboro Stadium), Chicago, Cincinnati, Washington, DC, New York, Philadelphia and Detroit. Fall River and New Bedford were chosen as host cities, and UMass Dartmouth was chosen as one of the official World Cup practice sites, hosting the Bolivian National Team for three weeks, June 9-28, 1994. In conjunction with local New Bedford and Fall River city officials, UMass Dartmouth organized a welcome for the team, provided lodging, arranged for meals, and provided practice and other recreational facilities. Team Bolivia conducted youth soccer clinics in New Bedford and Fall River, and were available to the press. At the closing ceremony, Team Bolivia presented UMass Dartmouth with pewter and silver plate gifts from Bolivia.


3 Linear Feet (one record carton, one oversize box, one shoebox)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Athletic Department in March 2006 (accession number 06-22). Athletic Department had received them from Peter Cressy. Slides are from accession number 07-12.

Related Materials

Records of the host committee, clippings and other items are found in the records of the chancellor, Peter Cressy (URC 6).

Processing Information

by Sandeep Paraitham G’07 and Judy Farrar January 2007.

Bolivian National Soccer Team collection
Sandeep Paraitham G’07 and Judy Farrar January 2007
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Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA