Golf, jogging, horseback riding, Hoover Ball—U.S. Presidents have often found a way to be involved in sports. And luckily for the public, it's all documented in the holdings of the National Archives.
You can learn about the impact of sports in the exhibit All American: The Power of Sports, which runs in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery in Washington, DC, from September 16, 2022 through January 7, 2024.
Read more about sports-related holdings involving U.S. Presidents at the National Archives:
- National Archives News: First Pitch Showcased in All American Exhibit Demonstrates How Sports Helped Unite Nation After 9/11 (2022)
- Hoover Heads: Hoover Fishing Stories—As Told by Calvin Albury (2020)
- Herbert Hoover and Babe Ruth (2019)
- Text Message: Major League Baseball, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and World War II, 1941-1942 (2016)
- Forward with Roosevelt: Winter Wonderland (2016)
- Pieces of History: 10 Football Facts Featuring U.S. Presidents (2014)
- Pieces of History: Play Ball, Mr. President! (2013)