Easton Foundations Archery Library


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The Easton Foundations Archery Library has the largest collection of archery books, photographs and artifacts in the world. John Garrett compiled the collection of books and magazines, and donated it to the Easton Sports Development Foundation, a non-profit corporation, in 1989. Jim Easton has since made additions to the collection. To access the Easton Foundations Archery Library Website please go to www.esdf.org .

  • Over 1,000 archery and archery-related books

  • Toxophilus published in 1545—one of the oldest archery books, as well as one of the oldest books in print

  • Ancient Japanese writings on the art of the bow

  • Over 5,000 archery magazines and articles on archery and hunting, as well as archery company catalogs and brochures, and tournament programs and results

  • Approximately 30,000 archery photographs, negatives and slides

  • Videotape from major archery events throughout the world, such as the Olympics, world championships, etc.

  • Archery artifacts

  • Ancient Chinese, Turkish and Korean bows

  • Wood arrows used by palace guards in the Qing Dynasty (pronounced ‘ching’)

  • Bronze arrow points from the Terracotta Army dig—estimated age, 20 B.C.

  • Arrowheads from Persia that date approximately 500 B.C.—donated by Ms. Tsutako Onuma of Asahi Archery

  • Arrowheads from China believed to be from the Han Dynasty 206 B.C.-220 A.D.—presented by Mr. Xu, Kaicai

  • Chinese thumb rings