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Lyle Nelson video collection, 1984-1988
- Nelson, Lyle
- Lyle Nelson video collection
- 1984-1988 (inclusive)19841988
- 6 VHS videocassettes
- Collection Number
- The Lyle Nelson video collection (1984-1988) consists of videos relating to Nelson's athletic performance at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and on the NBC television show Survival of the Fittest. Nelson is a four time Olympic biathlete from McCall, Idaho.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
Materials must be used on-site; no use of original material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advanced notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Lyle Barber Nelson (1949-) was born in McCall, Idaho on February 9, 1949. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1971 with a degree in engeineering; he left the military with the rank of captain in 1977. He later earned an Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Southern California and a Doctor of Pholosophy (PhD) degree in human deveopment from the Fielding Institute. Nelson returned to McCall, Idaho and became the program director for Integrative Medicine at McCall Memeorial Hospital.
A highly decorated athlete, Lyle Nelson won thirteen United States and North American championships during his career as a biathlete. He competed in biathlon in four Olympic Winter Games from 1976-1988 and carried the United States of America team flag during the opening ceremonies for the 1988 Calgary games. Nelson also competed in the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) televised endurance challenge Survival of the Fittest and won that competition in 1984. In 2006 the Nordic and showshoe track at Idaho's Tamarack Resort was dedicated in his name. In 2012 Nelson was inducted into the Intermountain Ski Hall of Fame at the Alf Engen Ski Museum in Park City, Utah.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Lyle Nelson video collection (1984-1988) consists of videos relating to Nelson's athletic performance at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and on the NBC television show Survival of the Fittest. All materials have been digitized and are available to view on DVD.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.
Permission to publish material from the Lyle Nelson video collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Multimedia Archivist.
Initial Citation: Lyle Nelson video collection A1098, Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Materials are arranged by subject matter.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
|Northwest Speakers Connection
Lyle Nelson delivers a motivational speech drawing from his own goals, experiences and career.
|Lyle Nelson video introduction
Today Show tribute to Lyle Nelson after he was selected Team Captain and flagbearer by his 1988 Calgary Olympic Winter Games teammates.
|Countdown to Calgary '88
A series of television broadcasts introducing the Olympic events, athletes and venues leading up to the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
|1988 Calgary opening ceremony
Complete opening ceremonies for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games in Calgary. Lyle Nelson carries the flag during the Parade of Nations.
|1984 Survival of the Fittest
Lyle Nelson bests seven other competitors in a series of greulling challenges in a multi-day outdoor endurance race. Produced for television by NBC.
|1988 Survival of the Fittest
Eitht competitors face a series of greulling challenges in a multi-day outdoor endurance race. Produced for television by NBC.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Endurance sports
- Olympic Winter Games (15th : 1988 : Calgary, Alta.)
- Calgary (Alta.)
Form or Genre Terms
- Moving images