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Richard Abrahams Papers

Identifier: 31/6/112

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Scope and Contents

The Richard Abrahams collection consists of one half-size archival box and spans the years from 1964 through 2007.

Folder 1 contains one CD labeled "College Swim Scrapbook" with information on Abrahams' swimming career at Northwestern.

Folder 2 contains colored hard copies of the content of the CD. Copies span the years from 1964 through 1966 and are arranged in alphabetical order.

A hard copy of the book “Swimmers: Courage and Triumph” with some biographical information on Abrahams is located in folder 3. The book was published in 2007.


  • 1964-2007
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/01/2012


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.


1.00 Boxes

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Swimmer Richard Abrahams set more than ten world records and more than twenty American records for Masters swimming. The 1966 Northwestern graduate is a Big Ten Champion, NCAA All-American, and an inductee to the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame.

Method of Acquisition

The Richard Abrahams Papers were donated to the Northwestern University Archives on January 4th, 2012 (Acc. # 12-6).

Guide to the Richard Abrahams Papers
Ben Francis and Yvonne Spura
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US