Doug Hatch PapersDoug Hatch Papers

Doug Hatch Papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Doug Hatch Papers
Creator: Hatch, Doug
Dates: 1970s-2000s
Extent: 2.0 Linear feet (2 linear feet) and 2 oversize folders
Collection Number: RBRL/393
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Douglas Richard Hatch is a retired math teacher and disability rights advocate. He was selected to carry the Olympic torch through Athens, GA in the lead-up to the 1996 Atlanta Games. He was also an organizer for the 1996 Paralympic Games torch relay and was part of the Paralympics Speaker's Bureau. This collection documents his disability work at UGA and his work with the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Douglas Richard Hatch was born March 29, 1948 in Washington D.C. He is a retired math teacher and disability activist known for promoting disability athletics. He currently resides in Watkinsville, GA.

During the 1980's Mr. Hatch worked for the Office to Promote Independance of Disabled Students (OPIDS) at UGA. In 1993 he organized a wheelchair race during the annual Athens Twilight Criterium to raise awareness of disability athletics.

Hatch was selected as one of the torch bearers for the 1996 Atlanta Games, carrying the Olympic torch through Athens, GA on July 15, 1996. During the '96 Paralympic Games, Hatch worked with the Athens-Clarke County organizing committee for the Paralympic Torch Relay. He was also part of the Speakers Bureau, which gave information about the Paralympic Games to the public and various media outlets.

Scope and Content

The collection contains material from Doug Hatch's disability work at UGA as well as information about his activities with the 1996 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The records document Hatch's involvement in planning the Athens Twilight Wheelers Race, his selection as an Olympic torchbearer, and his volunteer positions with the Atlanta Paralympic Games. The collection includes photographs, newspaper clippings, planning notes, correspondence, and presentation materials. There are detailed notes and maps for the Paralympic Torch Relay route and various promotional media such as flyers, brochures, and posters.

Organization and Arrangement

All files are arranged alphabetically.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation

Dough Hatch Papers. Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Rob MacGregor, 2019-30-08.


Related Materials

Access Points


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

BoxFolder
11Blaze, 1996
12Paralympics, 1996
13Paralympic Speakers Bureau, April-December 1995
14Paralympic Torch Relay, 1996
15UGA, 1975, 1979, 1998
16Wheelchairs, 1993, 1996
171996 Atlanta Paralympic Games Technical Information Guide [1 of 4], May-June 1996
181996 Atlanta Paralympic Games Technical Information Guide [2 of 4], 1996
191996 Atlanta Paralympic Games Technical Information Guide [3 of 4], 1996
1101996 Atlanta Paralympic Games Technical Information Guide [4 of 4], 1996
Cassette
RBRL 393 VHS 0011996 Olympics Opening Ceremony, 1996
Cassette
RBRL 393 VHS 002Paralympic Torch, Channel 2 Opening Ceremony, August 1996
Cassette
RBRL 393 VHS 003Torch Bearers - 1996- 1. Hatch 2. Dorsey 3. Mathis 4. Birchmo, 1996
Cassette
RBRL 393 VHS 0041996 Atlanta Paralympic Games K-5, 1996
Cassette
RBRL 393 VHS 0051996 Atlanta Paralympic Games 6-12, March 11, 1994
Cassette
RBRL 393 VHS 006Sports South Paralympics #2, 1996
Box
RBRL 393 Umatic 001Atlanta Paralympic Games "Tickets Final", July 29, 1996
Box
RBRL 393 Umatic 0021996 Atlanta Paralympics, June 20, 1996
BoxCassette
CS 0150RBRL 393 CS 001Paralympic Games "Torch Relay", 1996
CS 0150RBRL 393 CS 002Paralympics "What's Your Excuse", July 22, 1996
CS 0150RBRL 393 CS 003Paralympics Voice of the Georgia Bulldogs (WNGC/WGAU), August 9, 1996
Box
DAT 00071996 Atlanta Paralympic Tubby Smith PSAS, 1996
Reel
RBRL 393 RR 001Paralympic Games "Torch Relay", 1996
Oversize
11Newspaper Article and Posters, 1996
Oversize
12Large Posters, August 6-25, 1996

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