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Guide to the Colgate University Department of Athletics records

A1020

1890-2013


Descriptive Summary

Identification: A1020


Creator :Colgate University. Department of Athletics


Title: Colgate University Department of Athletics records


Dates: 1890-2013


Extent: 25.2 Cubic Feet


Language: English



Collection is open for research.


Scope and Contents

The Colgate University Department of Athletics records contain meeting minutes, newsletters, programs, clippings, and photographs. The bulk of the material covers either football or track and field. It also contains a large number of VHS tapes.

Subjects

Videotapes.
Minutes (administrative records)
Photographs.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Colgate University--Sports
Colgate University. Department of Athletics
Colgate University. Department of Athletics
Kerr, Andy, 1878-1969 (Andrew)
O'Neil, Frank J.

Related Materials

A1053, the Colgate University Sports collection contains additional material related to athletics at Colgate.

For additional athletics photographs, see A0999, Colgate University photographs. A0999 is currently being processed, so contact Special Collections staff for further guidance about accessing it.


Contents List

Athletic Council records, 1903-1975
Box 1
1903 March 20-1942 June 11
Governing Board minutes
Volume 1
1903 March 20 - 1906 May 21
Advisory Board minutes

Handwritten.

Volume 2
1907 October 1-1921 June 12
Advisory Board minutes

Handwritten.

Box 1
1956 Fall
Governing Board minutes
Box 1
1942 May-1945 October
Minutes
Box 1
1946 January-1948 May
Minutes
Box 1
1948 May-1949 September
Minutes
Box 1
1950 October-1952 February
Minutes
Box 1
1952 February-1953 May
Minutes
Box 2
1959 May 6-1960 June
Minutes
Box 2
1958 September 1-1959 April 20
Minutes
Box 2
1957 September 24-1958 August
Minutes
Box 2
1946 August 15-1956 Fall
Minutes
Box 2
1949 October-1950 June
Minutes
Box 2
1960 June-1961 May
Minutes
Box 2
1957 January -September 16
Minutes
Box 3
1956 January-December
Minutes
Box 3
1955 January-1956 January
Minutes
Box 3
undated
Golf Club Minutes
Box 3
1939 January-1942 March
Minutes
Box 3
1920 December-1939 January
Minutes
Box 3
1954 April-1954 December
Minutes
Box 3
1953 June-1954 March
Minutes
Box 4
1938 January-1971 May
Governing Board Minutes
Box 4
1971 October-1975 January
Minutes
Box 4
1965 August-1967 October
Minutes
Box 4
1967 January-1971 May
Minutes
Box 4
1964 January-1965 June
Minutes
Box 4
1961 June-1963 October
Minutes
Box 15 Folder 1
1928-1935
Athletic council handbooks; annual alumni banquet program
Box 15 Folder 2
1940-1953
Auditors' reports and financial statements
Box 21 Folder 116
1908-1955
William A. Reid file on Skull and Scroll Society
Newsletters, surveys, and reports, 1961-2007
Volume 4
1961-1963
Athletics Newsletter
Volume 5
1964-1967
Athletics Newsletter
Volume 3
1958-1960
Athletics Newsletter
Volume 6
1968-1971
Athletics Newsletter
Volume 7
1972-1975
Athletics Newsletter
Volume 8
1976-1978
Athletics Newsletter
Volume 9
1979-1982
Athletics Newsletter
Volume 10
1983-1985
Athletics Newsletter
Volume 11
1986-1988
Athletics Newsletter
Volume 12
1989-1992
Athletics Newsletter
Volume 13
1992-1996
Athletics Newsletter
Volume 14
1996-1998
Athletics Newsletter
Box 15 Folder 4
1972-1978
Development of Women's Athletics at Colgate

Access Restrictions

Certain items in this folder were restricted per the Colgate University Archives policy on restricted records. Restricted items have been removed and placed in a separate removal folder. They are closed for 75 years or until the death of the record's subject.

Box 15 Folder 5
2006-2007
Student-athlete surveys

Access Restrictions

Folder is closed for 30 years from the date of creation in accordance with the Colgate University Archives policy on restricted records.

Football, 1890-2013
1900-1955
Frank J. 'Buck' O'Neil

Biographical note

Frank J. 'Buck' O'Neil was Colgate University's football coach in 1902 and 1904-1905. Later, he was highly successful as a coach at Syracuse and Columbia. He was inducted in to the National Football Hall of Fame in 1951 and the Colgate Athletics Hall of Honor in 1979.

O'Neil was born in Syracuse, New York in 1875 and died in Hamilton in 1958.

Sources:

Frank "Buck" O'Neil, National Football Hall of Fame Inductee detail, accessed November 10, 2014, http://www.footballfoundation.org/Programs/CollegeFootballHallofFame/SearchDetail.aspx?id=10012

Frank J. O'Neil, Colgate Athletics Hall of Honor, accessed November 10, 2014, http://gocolgateraiders.com/hof.aspx

Box 18 Folder 92
1900-1953
Programs, newsletter, and card - some from Williams College
Box 18 Folder 94
1919-1955
Newspaper clippings (1 of 3)
Box 19 Folder 110
1919-1955
Newspaper clippings (2 of 3)
Box 19 Folder 111
1919-1955
Newspaper clippings (3 of 3)
Box 18 Folder 93
1901-1951
Correspondence and programs
Box 18 Folder 95
circa 1800s - 1900s
Photographs (1 of 3)
Box 18 Folder 96
circa 1800s - 1900s
Photographs (2 of 3)
Box 19 Folder 109
circa 1890s-1900s
Photographs (3 of 3)
Box 21 Folder 117
1901-1936
Football, track, and other athletics programs and booklets from Colgate, Williams, and Syracuse; O'Neil family correspondence
1890-1983
Photographs, clippings, and ephemera
Box 16 Folder 6
1890-1954
Programs, tickets, schedules, correspondence, and clippings
Box 16 Folder 7
1905-1970
Schedules and decals
Box 16 Folder 8
circa 1910-1983
Clippings
Box 16 Folder 9
1911-1977
Programs, postcards, and other promotional material
Box 16 Folder 10
1912-1929
Clippings
Box 16 Folder 11
1926-1956
"An historical sketch of the Oneida Football Club of Boston," and related letter
Box 16 Folder 12
1930-1948
Tickets
Box 16 Folder 13
1931-1971
Schedules, promotional material, correspondence and seating chart
Box 16 Folder 14
1917-1937
"An unpublished article on football experiences and reminiscences," by Monroe 'Mike' Good '17
Box 16 Folder 15
1942-1961
Programs
Box 16 Folder 16
1959-1969
Clippings
Box 16 Folder 17
1890-1900
Photographs (1 of 2)
Box 16 Folder 18
1890-1900
Photographs (2 of 2)
Box 16 Folder 19
1901-1939
Photographs (1 of 2)
Box 16 Folder 20
1901-1939
Photographs (2 of 2)
Box 16 Folder 21
circa 1940-1970
Photographs
Box 16 Folder 22
circa 1958
Photographs: Bruce Warwick
Box 16 Folder 23
1936
Photographs
Box 16 Folder 24
circa 1950s
Negatives - Captain and Coach; team coming on field; aerial shot of Archibald Stadium
Box 16 Folder 25
circa 1950s
Negatives - freshman football action, Manlius
Box 16 Folder 26
circa 1950s
Negatives - Princeton action shots
Box 16 Folder 27
circa 1950s
Negatives - Hal Lanar
Box 16 Folder 28
1955
Negatives - informals at Cornell game
Box 16 Folder 29
circa 1950s
Negatives - Syracuse game action
Box 16 Folder 30
circa 1950s
Negatives - Cornell game
Box 16 Folder 31
circa 1950s
Negatives - Kollevol during game
Box 16 Folder 32
circa 1950s
Negatives - Sal [Pamatove?] in action
Box 16 Folder 33
circa 1950s
Negatives - Rutgers action shots
Box 16 Folder 34
circa 1950s
Negatives - Bucknell action shots
Box 16 Folder 35
circa 1950s
Negatives - Lahar and Martin candid, team candids, shots of stands (fall party), divider page
Box 16 Folder 36
circa 1950s
Negatives
Box 16 Folder 37
circa 1950s
Negatives and photographs
Box 16 Folder 38
1951 September 29
Negatives - Colgate vs Buffalo action shots
Box 16 Folder 39
1951 October 27
Negatives - Colgate vs. Yale
Box 16 Folder 40
1956
Negatives - Colgate vs. Yale
Box 16 Folder 41
1959-1960
Negatives
Box 21 Folder 118
1959-1965
Clippings from Warren M. Anderson Colgate football file
Box 21 Folder 119
1966-1971
Clippings from Warren M. Anderson Colgate football file
1936-2013
Programs and Newsletters
Box 21 Folder 120
1936 October
Colgate - Army: accounts of game and players' reports
Box 20 Folder 112
2007 September 29
Colgate - Fordham
Volume 15
1937
Football programs
Volume 16
1939
Football programs
Volume 17
1944
Football programs
Volume 18
1945
Football programs
Volume 19
1946
Football programs
Box 15 Folder 3
1945-1946
Colgate at War newsletter, football program, and felt letters
Volume 20
1947
Football programs
Volume 21
1948
Football programs
Volume 22
1949
Football programs
Volume 23
1950
Football programs
Volume 24
1951
Football programs
Volume 25
1952
Football programs
Volume 26
1953
Football programs
Volume 27
1954
Football programs
Volume 28
1955
Football programs
Volume 29
1956
Football programs
Volume 30
1957
Football programs
Box 18 Folder 106
1956 November 3
Army - Colgate
Volume 31
1958
Football programs
Volume 32
1959
Football programs
Volume 33
1960
Football programs
Volume 34
1961
Football programs
Box 21 Folder 121
1960-1964
Programs and season previews from Warren M. Anderson Colgate football file
Volume 35
1962
Football programs
Volume 36
1963
Football programs
Volume 37
1964
Football programs
Volume 38
1965
Football programs
Box 18 Folder 106
1964 October 31
Lehigh - Colgate
Volume 39
1966
Football programs
Box 18 Folder 106
1965 October 16
Princeton Athletic News
Box 21 Folder 122
1965-1971
Programs and season previews from Warren M. Anderson Colgate football file
Box 18 Folder 106
1965 October 30
Army - Colgate
Volume 40
1967
Football programs
Box 18 Folder 106
1965 November 6
Bucknell - Colgate
Box 18 Folder 106
1966 September 17
Andy Kerr Stadium dedication day - Colgate vs. Boston University
Volume 41
1968
Football programs
Box 18 Folder 106
1966 October 8
Holy Cross - Colgate
Box 18 Folder 106
1967 September 23
Colgate - Boston University; 77th Football Season - Andy Kerr Stadium
Volume 42
1969
Football programs
Volume 43
1970
Football programs
Volume 44
1972
Football programs
Volume 45
1974
Football programs
Volume 46
1975
Football programs
Volume 47
1976
Football programs
Volume 48
1977
Football programs
Volume 49
1978
Football programs
Volume 50
1979
Football programs
Volume 51
1980
Football programs
Volume 52
1981
Football programs
Volume 53
1982
Football programs
Volume 54
1983
Football programs
Volume 55
1984
Football programs
Volume 56
1985
Football programs
Volume 57
1986
Football programs
Volume 58
1987
Football programs
Volume 59
1988
Football programs
Volume 60
1989
Football programs
Volume 61
1990
Football programs
Volume 62
1991
Football programs
Volume 63
1992
Football programs
Volume 64
1993
Football programs
Volume 65
1994
Football programs
Volume 66
1996
Football programs
Volume 67
1997
Football programs
Volume 68
1998
Football programs
Volume 69
1999
Football programs
Volume 70
2001
Football programs
Volume 71
2002
Football programs
Volume 72
2003
Football programs
Volume 73
2004
Football programs
Volume 74
2005
Football programs
Volume 75
2006
Football programs
Volume 76
2007
Football programs
Volume 77
2008
Football programs
Volume 78
2009
Football programs
Box 20 Folder 112
2009
Colgate Football: Patriot League Champions
Box 20 Folder 112
2009 September 12
Colgate - Stony Brook
Box 20 Folder 112
2009 September 26
Colgate - Fordham
Box 20 Folder 112
2009 October 3
Colgate - Cornell
Box 20 Folder 112
2009 October 31
Colgate - Lehigh
Box 20 Folder 113
2010 September 4
Colgate - Monmouth
Box 20 Folder 113
2010 November 6
Colgate - Lafayette
Box 20 Folder 113
2011 September 3
Colgate - Albany
Box 20 Folder 113
2011 October 1
Colgate - Fordham
Box 20 Folder 114
2011 October 29
Colgate - Lehigh
Box 20 Folder 113
2011 October 15
Colgate - Cornell
Box 20 Folder 114
2011 November 19
Colgate - Bucknell
Box 20 Folder 114
2010 September 8
South Dakota - Colgate
Box 20 Folder 114
2012
2012 Season Preview
Box 20 Folder 115
2012 October 20
Colgate - Georgetown
Box 20 Folder 114
2012 September 15
Colgate - Sacred Heart

2 copies

Box 20 Folder 115
2012 November 3
Colgate - Lafayette
Box 20 Folder 115
2012 October 13
Colgate - Holy Cross

2 copies

Box 20 Folder 114
2012 September 29
Yale - Colgate
Box 20 Folder 115
2013 October 12
Colgate - Stony Brook
1927-1969
Andy Kerr

Biographical note

Andy Kerr was the head football coach at Colgate University from 1929-1946. He is remembered as an innovative, highly successful coach who was also heavily involved in the local community. His honors include induction in to the National Football Hall of Fame and Colgate Athletics Hall of Honor; the American Football Coaches Association's Amos Alonzo Stagg Award; and an honorary Doctor of Law degree from Colgate. In 1966, Colgate's football stadium was named for him.

Kerr was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1878 and attended Dickinson College, graduating in 1900. He was a high school coach and teacher for several years before becoming an assistant and freshman teams coach at the University of Pittsburgh. Before coming to Colgate, he served as head football coach at Stanford University and Washington and Jefferson College. He coached at Lebanon Valley College from 1946-1949. Andy Kerr died on March 1, 1969.

Sources:

T. Stuart Infantie, Andy Kerr of Colgate: The Canny Scot of the Chenango,Andy Kerr Stadium Dedication Day program, 1966, A1020, Colgate University Department of Athletics records, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.

Andy Kerr, National Football Hall of Fame Inductee detail, accessed November 10, 2014, http://www.footballfoundation.org/Programs/CollegeFootballHallofFame/SearchDetail.aspx?id=30076

Box 16 Folder 42
1927-1934
Correspondence
Box 16 Folder 46
1946
Correspondence
Box 16 Folder 43
1935-1939
Correspondence
Box 16 Folder 44
1940
Correspondence
Box 16 Folder 47
1946-1947
Correspondence
Box 16 Folder 45
1946
Correspondence
Box 16 Folder 48
1948-1959, 1951-1955, 1966
Correspondence
Box 16 Folder 49
1966-1967
Correspondence
Box 17 Folder 50
1929-1938
James C. Colgate correspondence
Box 17 Folder 51
1939-1943
James C. Colgate correspondence
Box 17 Folder 52
1933-1944
George W. Cobb correspondence
Box 17 Folder 53
1931-1944
William M. Parke correspondence
Box 17 Folder 54
1930s
Ellery Huntington, Jr. correspondence
Box 17 Folder 56
1931-1940
Coaching School, including photographs
Box 17 Folder 55
1930s-1940s
East West Games
Box 17 Folder 57
1935
Coaching School
Box 17 Folder 58
circa 1920s-1950s
Articles on football and personal papers
Box 17 Folder 59
1930s-1940s
Articles on football
Box 17 Folder 60
undated
Marriage announcement
Box 17 Folder 61
circa 1920s-1930s
Photographs - Andrew Kerr coaching
Box 17 Folder 62
1933-1934
Football rules - bulletins and quizzes
Box 17 Folder 63
1933-1948
Colgate football and athletic banquet programs
Box 17 Folder 64
1930s-1950s
Programs for local and national organizations, athletic events (1 of 2)
Box 17 Folder 65
1930s-1950s
Programs for local and national organizations, athletic events (2 of 2)
Box 17 Folder 66
1947-1953
Lebanon Valley College and Dickinson College football programs and alumni material; Johnstown, Pennsylvania newsletter
Box 17 Folder 67
1950s
Notes for speeches and fundraising for community memorial hospital
Box 17 Folder 68
1953-1955
Magazines and clippings, including Sports Illustrated, Empire State, and Courier
Box 17 Folder 69
1955
"The Shriner's Finest Hour," by John D. McGilvray
Box 17 Folder 70
1958-1961
Notes for speeches and fundraising, First Baptist Church
Box 17 Folder 71
undated
Audio tapes: "Kerr-sound from film 1" and "Kerr - sound from film 2"

2 Reels

Box 17 Folder 72
1958 April 9
Booster of the year citation
Box 17 Folder 73
undated
Maroon citation
Box 17 Folder 74
1954 March 18
Rotary Club of Hamilton citation
Box 17 Folder 75
undated
Colgate University Civic Award
Box 18 Folder 76
1930-1964
Alumni awards from Colgate and Dickinson College; other awards and citations
Box 18 Folder 77
1966
Andy Kerr day program
Box 18 Folder 78
1969 August 15
Original manuscript of "50 years of Colgate football," by Andy Kerr
Box 18 Folder 79
undated
Stamp
Box 21 Folder 123
1950s, undated
Correspondence, clippings, and notes for speeches (1 of 2)
Box 21 Folder 124
1950s, undated
Correspondence, clippings, and notes for speeches (1 of 2)
Box 21 Folder 125
1950s
Speech notes, clippings, and pamphlets on blindness
Box 21 Folder 126
1957 November 13, undated
All-American Formula speech notes
Box 21 Folder 127
1955-1958
Speech notes
Box 21 Folder 128
circa 1960s
Material used in Russell Speirs' book on Andy Kerr: copies of photographs, narrative by Patricia Kistler
Box 21 Folder 129
1966
Letters of congratulations
Box 21 Folder 130
1966-1968
Press releases
Box 21 Folder 131
1931
Class of 1931 Commencement program and announcement
Box 21 Folder 132
1966-1967
Andy Kerr day committee minutes, program, and publicity
Box 21 Folder 133
circa 1930s-1960s
Photographs, including early teams; 50th anniversary of Colgate football, with Jim Thorpe; Andy Kennedy; and others
Box 21 Folder 134
1966
Andy Kerr day correspondence
Box 21 Folder 135
1966 September 16
ABC radio spot on the dedication of Andy Kerr Stadium

Audio tape reel and transcript.

Box 21 Folder 136
1969
Drafts of "Andy Kerr: The Canny Scot of the Chenango," by Russell Speirs
1932-2000
1932 Team

Historical note

Head Coach Andy Kerr memorably described the 1932 Colgate football team as

unbeaten, untied, unscored upon and uninvited.

They won nine games and held all of their opponents scoreless but did not receive a bowl invitation.

Sources:

T. Stuart Infantie, Andy Kerr of Colgate: The Canny Scot of the Chenango,Andy Kerr Stadium Dedication Day program, 1966, A1020, Colgate University Department of Athletics records, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.

Box 18 Folder 80
1932
Photographs, including action shots
Box 18 Folder 81
1932
Varsity C Banquet Program
Box 18 Folder 82
1932-1972
Clippings
Box 18 Folder 83
circa 1932
Scrapbook
Box 18 Folder 84
1932
Program for Colgate - Mississippi
Box 18 Folder 85
1972
"1932... A very good year," by Noel Rubinton
Box 18 Folder 86
1972
40th reunion
Box 18 Folder 88
1972-2000
Clippings
Box 18 Folder 87
1975 November
'Colgate Week' : 70 incredible years of football rivalry
Box 18 Folder 89
1982
50th reunion
Box 18 Folder 90
1982
Reunion photograph
Box 18 Folder 91
1989
Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 1988 program; East-West Shrine Football Classic and pageant program
Track and Field, 1890s-1973
Box 18 Folder 97
1893-1900
Field day programs and results
Box 18 Folder 98
1890s - 1910s
Programs and results (1 of 2)
Box 18 Folder 99
1890s - 1910s
Programs and results (2 of 2)
Box 18 Folder 100
1910s - 1942
Programs
Box 18 Folder 101
circa 1900 - 1960s
Programs
Box 18 Folder 102
1971-1973
Chris Dunn press releases, NCAA championship program and results
Box 18 Folder 108
1959 Spring
Negatives - Dartmouth meet
Box 18 Folder 103
circa 1971 - 1973
Chris Dunn clippings
Box 18 Folder 105
1972 August 20
Empire magazine featuring Chris Dunn
Box 18 Folder 107
circa 1950s
Negatives - winter track team
Box 18 Folder 104
circa 1971 - 1973
Chris Dunn photographs and negatives
Audiovisual Material, 1980s-2003
1981-2003
Basketball recordings
Box 5
1981 January 24-1994 December 16
Game Tapes
Box 6
1995 January-1997 January 2
Game Tapes
Box 7
1997 January 4-1998 February 7
Game Tapes
Box 8
1998 February 9-2000 January 4
Game Tapes
Box 9
2000 January 8-2001 February 21
Game Tapes
Box 10
2001 February 24-2003 February 23
Game Tapes
Box 11
2000s, undated
Game Tapes
Box 12
1980s-2000s, undated
Football and other tapes
Box 13
1980s-2000s, undated
Football, basketball, field hockey, and other tapes
Box 14
1990s-2000s, undated
Patriot League basketball, football and hockey tapes
Box 14 Reel 1
NCAA Golf at Seven Oaks

Film reel


Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries

Processing

Sharlene Disla, Adam Basciano, and Lora J. Davis; Revised by Nadine Mohamed, Adrielle Jefferson, and Allyson Smally, March 30, 2012.

Revisions

February 21, 2013; November 10, 2014: Added basketball recordings; Finding Aid updated by Nadine Mohamed, Adrielle Jefferson, and Allyson Smally to reflect additional processing of boxes 15-19 and additions to the collection.

Citation

[Identification of item (Author, Title, and Date of item if known)], A1020, Colgate University Department of Athletics records, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.



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