Beaver Theodosakis papers, 1996-2004

Overview of the Collection

Beaver Theodosakis papers
1996-2004 (inclusive)
2 box, (1.5 linear feet)
Collection Number
This collection contains materials related to the prAna brand created in 1992 by Beaver and Pam Theodosakis.
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections & Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
Telephone: 4357978248
Fax: 4357972880
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Beaver Theodosakis and his wife Pam founded prAna in Carlsbad, California in 1992. Their goal for prAna was to produce sustainably made clothing for outdoor recreation, specifically for yoga and climbing gear, with commitment to responsible sourcing, sustainability, and the outdoor recreation community. The first pieces of prAna clothing were sewn and tagged with labels created from recycled paper by Beaver and Pam in the Theodosakis’ garage. After two decades of growth, Columbia Sportwear obtained prAna in 2014.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection largely contains marketing materials related to prAna, including advertisements for prAna catalogs and events at outdoor retail shows from 1996 to 2014, various sizes of blank postcards and publicity images depicting active persons wearing prAna clothing, a merchandise tag for a pair of olive Sutra pants, and three large posters advertising prAna clothing.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Beaver Theodosakis papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Beaver Theodosakis papers USU_COLL MSS 553, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 553, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The materials are arranged chronologically when dated. The undated materials are arranged by format.

Processing Note

Processed in January 2021

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to USU Special Collections and Archives by Beaver Theodosakis in 2021.

Related Materials

Outdoor Recreation Catalogs (BOOK COLL 72)

Outdoor Recreation Serials (BOOK COLL 72a)

Michael Hodgson and Therese Iknoian outdoor industry collection (USU_COLL MSS 548)

Separated Materials

The prAna catalogs from this donation were added to the Outdoor Recreation Catalogs (BOOK COLL 72).

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Postcard “Cloths born from the experience” 1996
1 1 Fall/Holiday 1999 retail advertisement on cardstock (2 copies) 1999
1 1 Postcard advertising 2000 catalog (2 copies) 2000
1 1 Postcard advertising 2001 Spring catalog (2 copies) 2001
1 1 “Rejuvenation Room” at Outdoor Retailer Show postcard 2003 January 31 to February 03
1 1 “Rejuvenation Room” at Outdoor Retailer Show postcard 2004 January 30 to February 02
1 1 “A Toast to Windpower” Outdoor Retailer Show postcard 2007
1 1 PLC: End of the Road Tour postcard 2014
1 2 prAna merchandise tag for olive Sutra pant undated
1 2 prAna Postcards (19 with duplicates) undated
1 2 Holiday sale advertisement on cardstock undated
1 3 prAna publicity images (28 with duplicates) undated
1 3 Beaver Theodosakis image on piece of cardboard undated
1 3 Two prAna mail envelopes undated
2 1 Three prAna retail posters undated

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