Springfield College Athletic Department:
Track and Field Team Papers
Box List Created on: 3/4/10
Box List Updated on: 1/19/12
Extent: 3.5 LF (3 boxes + Memorabilia + Film)
Arrangement Notes: Collection is arranged into Men’s and Women’s Materials, Men’s Track and Field teams, and Women’s Track and Field teams. Within these divisions, the collection uses the following order: News clippings, Photographs, Correspondence, Brochures, Drawings, Misc. Materials, and Film. Chronological order is kept wherever possible.
Processing Notes: Materials are minimally processed. Duplicates have been removed where found and materials have been minimally arranged and verified. Materials still may be misfiled or misidentified. Further processing should be undertaken at a later date.
Description Notes: There are two folders that contain information on both Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams. These materials consist of news releases, news articles, historical records and general information on both Men’s and Women’s Teams
Note: there may be some track and field brochures from both the men’s and women’s materials contained within Cross Country team papers due to the fact that sometime they were printed together.
In the men’s Track and Field materials there are news clippings, photographs from 1912-1987 (Note: many of the early team photos may very well be Cross Country and the Cross Country Photographs may be track – sometimes hard to tell and the photos were not investigated at this time) slides from 1985-1991, some oversized photographs, and brochures from 1909 through 2010, though there are many gaps, especially before the mid 1990’s. There are also two National Championship Brochures from 1940 and 1954, two drawings used in publications by Marketing and Communications, score cards from 1915-1983 – these are believed to be men’s but there could be women’s score cards mixed within, and a small 8 mm film of 1956 track meet between Springfield College and RPI – this has not been verified and is based on the markings on the film. There are two films that are marked Track Films by Leslie Judd, one that may be from 1942 and the other may have clips from the New England ICC Championship and a meet against Wesleyan and MIT but no date is given. Finally there are many plaques and trophies, including the A. G. Spaulding & Bros Eastern Intercollegiate Medley Relay Race Trophy given to SC for winning the May 9, 1925 race, 2 Champion plaques given by the Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (EICAA) in 1930 & 1931, 6 plaques given by the EICAA that say “Championship” on them from 1958, 59 61, 72, 73, & 74, a 1961 NCAA College Div. East Regional first place plaque, 4 plaques given for achievements in the ECAC Indoor Championships from 1989, 1990, 1996 and 2003-04, and 4 plaques given for achievements in the ECAC Outdoor Championships from 1990, 1991, 2001 and 2003.
In the women’s track and field materials there are a few news clips, a couple photographs, some slides from 1991, and brochures from the mid 1980’s to 2010, though there are many gaps before the mid 1990’s. Also included is the 1981 Women’s New England Intercollegiate Outdoor Track and Field Championship 2nd place silver trophy/plate.
Provenance Notes: There was no formal acquisition of the materials for this collection. The collection is artificially created. Materials were received from different places at different times. The acquisition sources and dates of the materials are unknown.
Box 1 of 3:
Men’s and Women’s Miscellaneous Materials (2 folders)
Men’s Track and Field
Undated Team Photographs
Dated Team Photographs
Undated Team Photographs
Undated SC vs. MIT match Photographs (c. 1990’s – 2000’s)
“A Perfect Start” Photograph
Box 2 of 3
Brochures for Men’s Track and Field Championships
Plaques and Trophies and Awards
o A. G. Spaulding & Bros Eastern Intercollegiate Medley Relay Race Trophy given to SC for winning the May 9, 1925 race
o Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (EICAA) 1930 Champions plaque
o Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (EICAA) 1931Champions plaque
o 1958 EICAA Championship plaque
o 1959 EICAA Championship plaque
o 1961 EICAA Championship plaque o 1972 EICAA Championship plaque
o 1973 EICAA Championship plaque
o 1974 EICAA Championship plaque
o 1989 ECAC Indoor Championship plaque – 3rd place
o 1990 ECAC Indoor Championship plaque – 3rd place
o 1996 ECAC Indoor Championship plaque – 3rd place
o 2003-04 ECAC Indoor Championship plaque – 3rd place
o 1990 ECAC Outdoor Championship plaque – Champions
o 1991 ECAC Outdoor Championship plaque – Champions
o 2001 ECAC Outdoor Championship plaque – 2nd place
o 2003 ECAC Outdoor Championship plaque – Champions
Box 3 of 3:
1915-1983 Score Cards (2 Folders)
Film of SC vs. RPI 1956
Four Films indentified as:
o 1 reel in brown metal container – writing says Track and Field & Cross Country 1942 Amherst, Fall 42 Demonstration Gym, New England Equestrian Events, Russian Hammer Throwers (newer label says track and field, cross country race).
o 1 reel in silver metal container – writing on outside says, “track film by Leslie Judd” Writing on inside papers says, “track film – 1. N. Eng I.C.C.C. Championship Franklin Park, 2. Pratt Field Track Conditioning & Practice Session, 3. Track Meet at Wesleyan (can’t read but something about Brooklyn), 4. (repeat of above), 5. N. Eng. Track finals at M.I.T. Roger Burton wins Javelin Champs.
o Middle Distance – Renner & ?; Sprints – Wykoff & O?; Hurdles – Jamie Payne, N. Paul; Relays - Jesse Owens, Bob Lyon; Javelin – Sample Demaro, Metcalf; Discus; Broad Jump; Pole Vault; May not be ours because of Jesse Owens.
o Track Thrills 16mm – unknown
Women’s Track and Field
1981 Women’s New England Intercollegiate Outdoor Track and Field Championship 2nd place silver trophy/plate
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