Scope and Content Note

The Athletic Department collection is composed of 14 record boxes, two manuscript boxes, and a small number of scrapbooks and plaques and is arranged in four series. The material dates from t he 1890s into the early 1980s. The earliest material is very sparse, as might be expected, and consists of a few photographs of the football team. But from the 1910s on most sports programs are well-documented. Documentation for the various programs generally consists in photographs (both posed and action), correspondence, scoring sheets, pressbooks, schedules, game programs, statistics, advertisements, financial reports, and other material. The sports covered are football (1890s-1960), basketball (1910s-1982), baseball (1953-1975 not complete), track/cross country (1947-1975 substantial gaps), golf (1933-1975 substantial gaps), swimming (1935-1953), tennis (1933-1983 substantial gaps), as well as limited material on soccer, wrestling, volleyball, and rifle. There is only one folder on women’s sports, 1980-81 basketball. There is one film, in three reels, of the 1968 basketball game with Colgate.

The collection also includes material on the University’s participation in various sports in the National Youth sports Program and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.

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