The Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst today announced that the vast archival collection of Mark H. McCormack, creator of the sport management and marketing industry, will be housed at the university, providing an unprecedented opportunity for research and education in the field.
The extraordinary McCormack Collection gift comprises McCormack's writings, photographs and client-related memorabilia, dating to 1960 when a handshake with legendary golfer Arnold Palmer launched what would become IMG International, the world's largest sport management firm. The collection spans McCormack's lifetime (1930-2003) and totals approximately 10,000 boxes, or 16,000 linear feet of material. In conjunction with Isenberg's Department of Sport Management, the university's W.E.B. Du Bois Library has embarked on a comprehensive assessment of the collection and will digitize much of it, making it available to researchers and students worldwide through a special website.
Read more about it in various publications:
• CNBC: McCormack's Legacy Lives On At UMass
• Newswire: UMass Amherst Given Archive of Sport Management Pioneer
• Boston Globe: Groundbreaking sports agent's papers to be turned over to UMass
• Sports Business Journal: UMassachusetts Home To McCormack's Archival Collection
Univ. Of Massachusetts Home To McCormack's Archival Collection