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Image of 2015.016.008 - Plaque commemorating Mark & Dave Schultz of Palo Alto High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on July 23, 2015.  The plaque is silver acrylic mounted with golden screws onto a dark wooden base.  Plaque includes image of Mark and Dave.  Dave is on the left with a beard and wearing golden laurel wreath and a blue tracksuit with red trim, he is holding a marker and jokingly pretending to autograph the medal his brother is wearing around his neck.  Mark is on the right, also in a blue track suit with red trim and wearing a medal around his neck.  Both of them are smiling, Dave is looking down and Mark is looking at the camera.  A brief biography is also on the front, "When it comes to male wrestlers who hail from the peninsula, no duo has surpassed  /  what the Schultz brothers did during their long and successful careers.  No one else  /  has come close.  They have defined success, at all competitive levels, in the sport-  /  state, national and international.  Both were gold medalists in the Olympic Games;  /  both won NCAA championships.  They dominated California prep wrestling in their  /  weight classes in the 1970s at Palo Alto.  Both are regarded as being among the finest  /  athletes ever to perform-in any sport-in California history."  The front of the plaque also has the Sports Hall of Fame logo as well as sponsoring information.  The back of the plaque has an oval sticker with the logo and contact information for Spotlight Impressions, the manufacturer of the plaque.

2015.016.008 - Plaque commemorating Mark & Dave Schultz of Palo Alto High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on July 23, 2015. The plaque is silver acrylic mounted with golden screws onto a dark wooden base. Plaque includes image of Mark and Dave. Dave is on the left with a beard and wearing golden laurel wreath and a blue tracksuit with red trim, he is holding a marker and jokingly pretending to autograph the medal his brother is wearing around his neck. Mark is on the right, also in a blue track suit with red trim and wearing a medal around his neck. Both of them are smiling, Dave is looking down and Mark is looking at the camera. A brief biography is also on the front, "When it comes to male wrestlers who hail from the peninsula, no duo has surpassed / what the Schultz brothers did during their long and successful careers. No one else / has come close. They have defined success, at all competitive levels, in the sport- / state, national and international. Both were gold medalists in the Olympic Games; / both won NCAA championships. They dominated California prep wrestling in their / weight classes in the 1970s at Palo Alto. Both are regarded as being among the finest / athletes ever to perform-in any sport-in California history." The front of the plaque also has the Sports Hall of Fame logo as well as sponsoring information. The back of the plaque has an oval sticker with the logo and contact information for Spotlight Impressions, the manufacturer of the plaque.

Object Type: Object

Image of 2016.010.002 - Tom Dooley Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2016.  Plaque commemorating Tom Dooley of Westmoor High School and College of San Mateo being inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 8, 2016.  The plaque is printed on silver-colored metal with a 3" x 2.5" photograph mounted to the upper right hand corner.  Metal and photograph are mounted beneath acrylic with gold-colored decorative brads onto an mdf wooden base covered in a dark woodgrain vinyl laminate.  Top left corner has the 2016 Peninsula Hall of Fame logo which consists of a blue ribbon that reads  "20  Peninsula Sports  16" across the base of a green trophy whose base reads, "HALL  /  OF  /  FAME" with arcs of 7 blue stars on either side.  Color image of Dooley wearing blue running shorts, a "USA" white tank top with red lettering and a white cap.  He is race-walking past a white car and another racer, all in white, is right behind him. A brief biography is also on the front, "Early in his running career in the mid-1960s, Tom Dooley was introduced to race-walking.  Almost immediately, he thrived, having quickly adapted to the strict heel-toe discipline of the unique event.  He became one of the country's leading race-walkers, continuing in elite status from 1966 to 1980.  He competed in two Summer Olympic Games, two Pan American Games (garnering a silver medal in 1970) and three World Cups.  Along the way, Tom broke 11 national race-walking records.  Over his long and productive outdoor career (which included four U.S. championships), his personal bests were:  1:30.39 in the 20-kilometer event and 4:26.26 over 50 kilometers."  The back of the plaque has an oval sticker with the logo and contact information for Spotlight Impressions, the manufacturer of the plaque.

2016.010.002 - Tom Dooley Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2016. Plaque commemorating Tom Dooley of Westmoor High School and College of San Mateo being inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 8, 2016. The plaque is printed on silver-colored metal with a 3" x 2.5" photograph mounted to the upper right hand corner. Metal and photograph are mounted beneath acrylic with gold-colored decorative brads onto an mdf wooden base covered in a dark woodgrain vinyl laminate. Top left corner has the 2016 Peninsula Hall of Fame logo which consists of a blue ribbon that reads "20 Peninsula Sports 16" across the base of a green trophy whose base reads, "HALL / OF / FAME" with arcs of 7 blue stars on either side. Color image of Dooley wearing blue running shorts, a "USA" white tank top with red lettering and a white cap. He is race-walking past a white car and another racer, all in white, is right behind him. A brief biography is also on the front, "Early in his running career in the mid-1960s, Tom Dooley was introduced to race-walking. Almost immediately, he thrived, having quickly adapted to the strict heel-toe discipline of the unique event. He became one of the country's leading race-walkers, continuing in elite status from 1966 to 1980. He competed in two Summer Olympic Games, two Pan American Games (garnering a silver medal in 1970) and three World Cups. Along the way, Tom broke 11 national race-walking records. Over his long and productive outdoor career (which included four U.S. championships), his personal bests were: 1:30.39 in the 20-kilometer event and 4:26.26 over 50 kilometers." The back of the plaque has an oval sticker with the logo and contact information for Spotlight Impressions, the manufacturer of the plaque.

Object Type: Object

2016.015.002.10 - Alyeska Arctic Wear Parka, c. 1972-1975. Down parka designed and produced by the Woolrich Company for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction project. The outer shell is constructed with dark green heat and flame resistant nomex aramid fiber. The hood is trimmed with tawny coyote fur, and two cotton cords can be pulled to cinch the hood into a tunnel shape. The front of the parka has four flap patch pockets. Each pocket is secured with a single round green button. The lower pockets are 10.75” x 9” and the upper pockets are slightly smaller at 7.75” x 6.25”. The proper left top pocket also has a vertical button hole visible underneath the flap. A placket with five buttons covers a two way zipper closure. The top zipper slider has a brown leather pull attached. Olive green ribbed cuffs are sewn inside the sleeves and a rectangular brown leather patch is sewn on each elbow. Inside the parka, blue nylon lining is quilted over down insulation. A white and black rectangular label is sewn into the lining on the area of the upper back. A woven black border surrounds woven black text that reads, "ALYESKA / ARCTIC WEAR." Two small tags are sewn underneath this label. A size tag is attached at bottom center marked "L", and a tag sewn in a loop at the top right corner reads, "OUTER-SHELL-NOMEX ARAMID FIBER / LINING-100% Nylon / INSULATION-Down." There are two 8” x 6.5” interior pockets near the waistline with elastic at the top opening. A white rectangular plasticized label used for writing someone's name into the coat is sewn on the proper left interior pocket. A cotton cord is sewn into the coat to cinch the waist, and a strap with two metal rings is sewn onto the back of the parka to secure the hood down. This coat was issued to Jim Thompson after he completed safety training for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline construction project in 1975. He notes that the jacket was one piece of a set of issued clothing, including a secondary jacket worn inside the parka, insulated nomex pants with suspenders, boots with two sets of ½ inch felt liners, and wool socks. These clothes protected workers on the construction site from extreme cold temperatures, moisture, wind, and particularly for this pipeline project, fire.

Object Type: Object