Suzy Harris Rytting papers [photocopies], 1944-1988

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Rytting, Suzy Harris
Title
Suzy Harris Rytting papers [photocopies]
Dates
1944-1988 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 box, (1 linear feet)
Collection Number
ACCN 1161
Summary
The Suzy Harris Rytting papers (1944-1988) consist of photocopied clippings and other documents covering Suzy Harris Rytting's career in ski racing and her election to the National Ski Hall of Fame in 1988. Suzy Harris Rytting is a ski racer. She was a member of the 1952 U.S. Olympic team.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860

Telephone: 8015818863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Suzy Harris Rytting began her skiing career in the Salt Lake Deseret New and Telegram Free Ski Program in 1944-45. In 1947, she gained national recognition when she was selected as first alternative for the 1948 United States Olympic ski team. In 1949, she was chosen for the United States Federation International Ski team. This international race took place in March 1950 in Aspen, Colorado. In 1951 she was asked to represent the United States as a member of the United States alpine team in the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway. However, after arriving in Oslo to participate in the Olympics, Rytting discovered she was pregnant and was subsequently asked to relinquish her position on the team. In the years that followed, Rytting stayed active in ski racing and as a volunteer in various ski organizations. In 1988, she was inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame in Ishpeming, Michigan, and into the Crimson Club at the University of Utah.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Suzy Harris Rytting papers contain photocopied news clippings and other documents regarding Rytting's competitive skiing career. The collection is arranged in chronological sequence, beginning with documents regarding her ski racing activities in the 1940s, and continuing through 1988 when she was inducted into the University of Utah Crimson Club and the National Ski Hall of Fame in Ishpeming, Michigan.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Location of Originals

Originals in possession of donor. Loaned for photocopying by Suzy Harris Rytting. Materials photocopied at the Manuscripts Division, Marriott Library, University of Utah.

Acquisition Information

Loaned for photocopying by Suzy Harris Rytting.

Processing Note

Processed by Jane Chesley in 1997.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to the Multimedia Section of the Manuscripts Division (P0412).

Related Materials

Forms part of the Utah Ski Archives.

Forms part of the Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archive.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Life racing record and chronological biography
1 2 News clippings and documents
Materials documenting Rytting's early years of skiing as a teenager attending East High School.
1945-1946
1 3-5 News clippings and documents
Information on Rytting, age seventeen, participating in races for selection to the 1948 United States Olympic Ski Team. She was chosen as women's team first alternate.
1947
1 6-8 News clippings and documents
Human interest stories and publicity regarding Rytting attending the University of Utah and perfecting her ski racing skills while working in Sun Valley, Idaho.
1948
1 9-10 News clippings and documents
Society page announcement of Rytting's engagement to William Rytting, fellow student at the University of Utah. Publicity on various national ski races culminating in her selection to the United States Federation of International Skiing team.
1949
1 11 News clippings and documents
Materials regarding her participation in Federation of International Skiing Race in Aspen, Colorado.
1950 March
1 12-13 News clippings
News releases on various national ski races finalized by the selection of Rytting to the 1952 United States Olympic ski team.
1951
1 14 News clippings and documents
Materials regarding Rytting's dismissal from the Olympic ski team and the subsequent controversy.
1952
1 15 News clippings
Newspaper publicity on appearances at skiing events and races.
1953-1986
1 16 Nomination and induction materials
Documents regarding Rytting's nomination and induction into the Crimson Club at the University of Utah and the National Ski Hall of Fame, Ishpeming, Michigan.
1987-1988

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Ski racing
  • Skis and skiing--Utah--History--Sources
  • Women skiers--Utah

Personal Names

  • Rytting, Suzy Harris--Archives

Form or Genre Terms

  • Clippings