Information Update - Fall 1999

Football at the Library

Autumn is the time for football in the Heritage Room of Weinberg Memorial Library During summer 1997; the University Athletic Department donated 14 boxes of
historical athletic records to the Fritz DavidsonUniversity Archives. Part of this material is an extensive collection of football photographs, game programs, and departmental records.
 
This newly processed collection will be highlighted in an exhibit in the Heritage Room. The exhibit showcases material from the beginning of the athletic program at the University in the days of St. Thomas College. Although the earliest material is rather sparse, there is a photograph of the football team in 1893. By the 1920s, however, there are many more photographs and other items documenting the football program until its demise in 1960.
 
The exhibit will run from August 20 until November 19, 1999. Other sports will be highlighted in exhibits in the future. Questions concerning the exhibit can be directed to Special Collections Library Michael Knies at 941-6341 or at Kniesm2@uofs.edu. The Heritage Room also hosted the University of Scranton's first Football Alumni Reunion Week on August 20 and 21. The reunion week brought together 89 former St. Thomas and University of Scranton football players for a weekend of memories and celebrations.
 
Michael Knies
Pride, Passion, Promise: Experience Our Jesuit Tradition