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Athletic Department photographic negative collection

Identifier: 03.AN

Scope and Contents

The Athletic Negative collection is composed of negatives of Michigan State Normal College athletic teams as well as images from the Physical Education department who was responsible for organizing women's athletics on campus and tightly integrated with the Athletic department in the 1950s when these images were taken. The collection has been divided by sport and includes 8 series: Football, Cross Country, Track, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, and Physical Education. The negatives within each sport are identified by athlete or event with the Football, Baseball and Physical Education series being the most extensively documented. The photographer is unknown, but all images likely date between 1950 - 1959.


  • 1953 - 1957

Conditions Governing Access

Researchers are asked to request materials 24 hours prior to visiting the the University Archives.


0.4 Linear Feet (1 archive box)

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Athletic Directors

Wilbur Bowen - 1903-28 Joseph McCulloch 1931-47 Elton Rynearson 1948-63 Dr. Keith Bowen - 1963-66 F.L. "Frosty" Ferzacca - 1966-73 Dr. Albert E. Smith - 1975-76 Alex Agase - 1977-82 Paul Shoults - 1982-86 Gene Smith - 1986-93 Tim Weiser - 1993-97 Carole Huston (Interim) 1997-99 Dr. David Diles - 1999-05 Bob England (Interim) - 2005-06 Dr. Derrick Gragg - 2006-13 Dr. Melody Reifel Werner (Interim) - 2013 Heather Lyke - 2013-present

Related Materials

For more graphic materials related to athletics, see the Athletic Video collection [03.AV]:

Athletic Negative collection
Natalie Morath, Alexis Braun Marks, CA
2013 January 30
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Repository Details

Part of the Eastern Michigan University Archives Repository

Bruce T. Halle Library, Room 310
955 West Circle Drive
Ypsilanti Michigan 48197