Cornell University Track And Field Collection,ca. 1886-2000

Collection Number: 40-9-1820

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Cornell University Track and Field collection, ca. 1886-2000
Collection Number:
40-9-1820
Creator:
Cornell University
Quantity:
8 cu. ft.
Forms of Material:
Manuscripts, Photographs, Films
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Materials documenting the history of the track teams at Cornell.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Materials documenting the history of the track teams at Cornell. Collection contains a collection of training logs and results books as well as various programs and ephemera relating to events and operations of the track team. Many photos and slides of individual team members and events, some photos include trips to England. A collection of medals won by Walker Smith is included as well as another set won by Daniel B. Strickler. Material from Los Angeles, Antwerp, Berlin and Oslo Summer Olympic Games material from Cornell Olympians including film footage and photos. Winning jersey bib number plates worn by winners in track and field at the 1920 Antwerp Belgium Olympics, this includes non-U.S. and non-Cornell winners as well, some are signed. Many films of various track events and training sessions. Films include, but are not limited to: IC4A and Heptagonal track and field events, 1932; Penn Relays, 1955; 1952 Olympics. Also a film primarily concerning Cornell athletics, including track and field and baseball that includes Spring Day games, a parade, male students clowning, and the Green Dragon. Also pictorial log of the trip to England of the track teams of Cornell University and Princeton University. The album has photographs, clippings, and memorabilia documenting the Anglo-American Athletic Match track and field events held in England between Cornell and Princeton and Oxford and Cambridge in July 1930. Also programs from the Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame, featuring Cornellians.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Bannister, Roger
Foss, Frank
Gourdine, Meredith
Moakley, John F.
Treman, Charles E., Jr.
Cambridge University -- Track athletics.
Cornell University -- Athletics.
Cornell University -- Baseball.
Cornell University -- Track athletics.
Cornell University -- Students.
Green Dragon (Cornell University)
Oxford University -- Track athletics.
Princeton University -- Track athletics.

Form and Genre Terms:
Scrapbooks.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Cornell University Track and Field collection, #40-9-1820. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

NOTES

Walter Ashbaugh '51, Meredith Gourdine '52 and Charles H. Moore '51 competed at the 52 Olympics and may be featured on the film.

RELATED MATERIALS

See also the Hunt Bradley papers, #41-2-1550, http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/EADresolver?id=RMA01550
SERIES LIST

Series I. General papers, photographs and ephemera
Box 1, 7, 9, 10, Mapcase
Series II. Training and Results Books
Box 2-3
Series III. Oversize Photographs
Box 4-6, Mapcase
Series IV. Videos and Film
Box 7-8

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Field day NYSIAU
1886, 93, 1901
Box 1 Folder 2
Photos
1900-09
Box 1 Folder 3
Photos
1900s
Box 1 Folder 4
Track Photos
1910-19
Box 1 Folder 5
NY state intercollegiate Track and Field meet. Rome, NY
1911
Box 1 Folder 6
Track Photos
1920-29
One photo features many of the track coach contemporaries of Jack Moakley at an event. Also includes program from the March 24, 1923 Michigan Dual Meet.
Box 1 Folder 7
Disassembled collage featuring the number plates worn by track and field athletes on their jerseys at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp Belgium who won gold medals.
1920
Several of the number plates are autographed by the athletes. The plates include Frank Foss, (Cornell '17) signed, Joseph Guillemot, Albert Hill signed (also appears signed by Horace Hallock Brown, Hannes Kolehmainen, Richmond Landon signed, Frank Loomis signed (also signed by Frank Sheehan Cornell trainer, Pat McDonald signed, Charley Paddock, Bevil Rudd, Patrick Ryan signed, and Earl Thomson. The one for Allen Woodring is missing. There are also two that have name labels that do not correspond with who won gold. They are shot put labeled "Finnthuma" actually won by Ville Pörhölä and broad jump labeled "Finna" actually won by William Petersson.
Also includes a picture of Jack Moakley and Frank Sheehan and a U.S. Olympic track team patch. See photo on CD-1941 (located in Box 1, as well) for picture before it was disassembled.
Box 1 Folder 8
Pieces of the 1920 Olympic collage from folder 8.
1920
Box 1 Folder 9
Track Photos
1930-39
Box 1 Folder 10
Berlin Olympics programs
1936
Box 1 Folder 11
Berlin Olympics
1936
Box 1 Folder 12
Tickets to Berlin Olympics
1936
Box 1 Folder 13
Track Photos
1940-49
Includes negatives of what appear to be the IC4A and English meets of 1949. Also slides of the 1949 English meet and training slides of shot put showing technique at all stages of the throw and other 1949 slides.
Box 1 Folder 14
Cornell Spiked Shoe Society
1946
Box 1 Folder 15
Track Photos
1950-59
Some of the prints come from a film can of negatives in folder 1-44. They include photos of Meredith Gourdine.
Box 1 Folder 44
Track Photos
ca. 1952
Film cannister of negatives. Some of the prints from this can are in an envelope in folder 1-16. They include photos of Meredith Gourdine.
Box 1 Folder 16
Projector photograph slides of the 1950 England trip
1950
With Cornell and Princeton track teams for matches against Cambridge and Oxford. Includes photos of the matches, but also photos of the ships they traveled on, various landmarks, stops in Paris, climbing the Eiffel Tower, Luxembourg Gardens, Statue of Liberty. Roger Bannister would compete at one of the events.
Box 1 Folder 17
Charles Moore Jr., winner of a gold and silver medal
1952
Box 1 Folder 18
1952 Oslo Olympics
1952
Box 1 Folder 19
Track Photos
1960-69
Box 1 Folder 20
Track Photos
1970-79
Includes some slides.
Box 1 Folder 21
The Midwest Olympic Development Camp
1979
Box 1 Folder 22
Track Photos
1980-89
Box 1 Folder 23
The Inside Track: Creating Success at Cornell, by Colin McClive
1982
Box 1 Folder 24
Men's and Women's Workout Notebook (blank)
1982-83
Box 1 Folder 25
University of Missouri Summer Camp
1985
Box 1 Folder 26
University of Missouri Coaches Clinic
1985
Box 1 Folder 27
University of Missouri Coaches Clinic
Jan 31 - Feb 1 1986
Box 1 Folder 28
University of Missouri XC and Track and Field Camp
1987
Box 1 Folder 29
University of Missouri Coaches Clinic
1987
Box 1 Folder 30
Marines Article
1988
Box 1 Folder 31
University of Missouri Coaches Clinic
1988
Box 1 Folder 32
University of Missouri XC and Track and Field Camp
1988
Box 1 Folder 33
University of Missouri XC and Track and Field Camp
1989
Box 1 Folder 34
University of Missouri Coaches Clinic
1989
Box 1 Folder 35
University of Missouri Speed Development Camp
1989
Box 1 Folder 36
Track Photos
1990's
Box 1 Folder 37
University of Missouri XC and Track and Field Camp
1990
Box 1 Folder 38
University of Missouri Coaches Clinic
1990
Box 1 Folder 39
H. Hunt Bradley Track Center Dedication
Feb 25, 1995
Box 1 Folder 40
Track and Field News's Big Red Book
1995
Box 1 Folder 41
Track Photos
Undated
Box 1 Folder 42
Training Manual
Undated
Box 1 Folder 43
Minnesota Women's Training Diary
Undated
Box 1 Folder 45
CD-1941, contains low resolution photographs of many of the photos in the collection when they were on the wall in Barton Hall track room, before they were unframed.
Box 3 Folder 13
Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame programs and tickets
1998-2014
Includes list of Cornellians in the Hall of Fame
Box 3 Folder 14
Niagara Track & Field Hall of Fame programs
2012-2014
Box 7
University College Dublin Athletic Club Visit to Cornell University plaque
April 1983
Box 7
University of Birmingham and Kingston Upon Hull plaques
Box 9
Anglo-American Athletic Match Scrapbook
1930
"A pictorial log of the trip to England of the track teams of Cornell University and Princeton University." The album has photographs, clippings, and memorabilia documenting the Anglo-American Athletic Match track and field events held in England between Cornell and Princeton and Oxford and Cambridge in July 1930.
Box 9 Folder 1
Glass plate negative of 2 Cornell runners - Henry Norton Stone and Frederic Kimball Lovejoy
ca. 1900's
Box 9 Folder 2
Programs from the 1930 England trip
July 12, 1930
Box 9 Folder 3
Photos from the 1934 and 1938 England trip
1934, 1938
Box 9 Folder 4
Varsity track wearer of the C certificate of Clarence Francis Spindler
1927
Box 9 Folder 5
Photos and ephemera from the 1930 England trip
1930
Includes letter from Princeton's Alfred Mills to Cornell's Carl Henry Meinig mentioning the trip and a newsclipping from The Illustrated and Sporting Dramatic News, July 19, 1930.
Box 10
Track medals won by Walker Smith '20
1918-1920
32 medals removed from mounting on a board. The medals are from a number of different competitions including, the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, Svensk Amerikanska, IC4A, Meadowbrook Club of Philadelphia, Achilles Club of Britain, Queens Club of London, Boston Athletic Association, New York Athletic Club, Harvard, Yale, 1920 Olympics in Antwerp Belgium medal presented by John Hylan, mayor of New York and others.
Box 10
Track medals won by Daniel Strickler '22
1921-1922
3 medals, one for the 1 mile run at the Indoor Triangular Meet 1922 with Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard meet, one from the International Track & Field Meet on Travers Island with Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, Cornell meet and one a medallion with an image of runners on it..
Wood Frame
Wood frame engraved with former runners initials.
A photo of Jack Moakley in front of a very similar, but different wood frame can be seen in Box 1 folder 41.
Box 2 Folder 1
Cornell Cross-Country Club
October 1898-1925
Box 2 Folder 2
IC4A 33rd Annual Field Meeting, Franklin Field, Philadelphia PA
1908
Box 2 Folder 3
IC4A 34th Annual Field Meeting, Soldiers Field, Cambridge MA
1909
Box 2 Folder 4
IC4A 35th Annual Field Meeting, Franklin Field, Philadelphia PA
1910
Box 2 Folder 5
IC4A 36th Annual Field Meeting, Soldiers Field, Cambridge MA
1911
Box 2 Folder 6
IC4A 37th Annual Field Meeting, Franklin Field, Philadelphia PA
1912
Box 2 Folder 7
IC4A 38th Annual Field Meeting, Soldiers Field, Cambridge MA
1913
Box 2 Folder 8
IC4A 39th Annual Field Meeting, Soldiers Field, Cambridge MA
1914
Box 2 Folder 9
Cross country summary for the year
1914-15
Box 2 Folder 10
Track Summary
1914-15
Box 2 Folder 11
IC4A 40th Annual Field Meeting, Franklin Field, Philadelphia PA
1915
Box 2 Folder 12
Business Management of the Cornell Track Team, Paul F Sanborne, Manager
1915-16
Box 2 Folder 13
IC4A 41st annual field meeting, Soldiers Field, Cambridge MA
1916
Box 2 Folder 14
Track Summary
1919
Box 2 Folder 15
Track Summary
1919-20
Box 2 Folder 16
Track Summary
1920-21
Box 2 Folder 17
Track Reports
1921-22
Box 2 Folder 18
Cornell Track Charles Crawford Carter
1922
Box 2 Folder 19
IC4A 46th Annual Field Meeting, Soldiers Field, Cambridge MA
1922
Box 2 Folder 20
Track Report
1922-23
Box 2 Folder 21
Track Schedules and Reports
1923-24
Box 3 Folder 1
Track Schedules and Reports
1923-24
Box 3 Folder 2
Cross Country Reports
1924
Box 3 Folder 3
Cross Country Reports
1924
Box 3 Folder 4
Track Schedules and Reports
1924-25
Box 3 Folder 5
Track Schedules and Reports
1924-25
Box 3 Folder 6
Track Schedules and Reports
1925-26
Box 3 Folder 7
IC4A 50th Annual Field Meeting, Soldiers Field, Cambridge MA
May 28-28, 1926
Box 3 Folder 8
IC4A Souvenir Volume of Annual Championship Meetings
1927-28
Box 3 Folder 9
Track Records and Schedules
1928-29
Box 3 Folder 10
IC4A Souvenir Volume of Annual Championship Meetings
1929-32
Box 3 Folder 11
IC4A Souvenir Volume of Annual Championship Meetings
1929-32
Box 3 Folder 12
IC4A Souvenir Volume of Annual Championship Meetings
1929-32
Box 4 Folder 1
Partial Photo of the Track Team
1898
Box 4 Folder 2
Photo of the Track Team
1902-03
Box 4 Folder 2
Photo of the Track Team
1906
Box 4 Folder 2
Photo of the Track Team
1906-07
Box 4 Folder 3
Track Team Photo
1922-23
Box 4 Folder 3
Track Team Photo
1928-29
Box 4 Folder 4
Track Team Photo
1930-31
Box 4 Folder 4
Track Team Photo - in 2 pieces
1933
Box 4 Folder 4
Track Team Photo
1934
Box 4 Folder 4
Single runner, unknown
1936
Box 4 Folder 5
Track Team Photo
1946
Box 4 Folder 5
Track Team Photo
1948
Box 4 Folder 5
Coach Moakley, retired in 1949
1949
Box 4 Folder 6
Ithaca Journal, Cornell wins Heps
1977
Box 4 Folder 7
Cornell Hall of Fame Induction, George Miske, class of 1922
1984
Box 4 Folder 7
Cornell Hall of Fame Induction, Alma M Richards, class of 1917
1984
Box 4 Folder 8
Cornell Hall of Fame Induction, Robert E Brown, class of 1922
1991
Box 4 Folder 9
Track Team photo, plus four individual photos
Unknown
Box 5 Folder 1
General Photographs
No Date
Box 5 Folder 2
General Photographs
1900-09
Box 5 Folder 3
General Photographs
1910-19
Box 5 Folder 4
General Photographs
1920-29
Box 5 Folder 5
General Photographs
1930-39
Box 5 Folder 6
General Photographs
1950-59
Box 5 Folder 6
General Photographs
1960-69
Box 5 Folder 7
Signs and posters
Undated
Includes things like the 1944-45 11th Annual Heptagonal Championship poster
Box 6 Folder 1
Oversize photographs
1970-99
Box 6 Folder 2
Oversize photographs
1940-59
Box 6 Folder 3
Oversize photographs
1930-39
Box 6 Folder 4
Oversize photographs
1920-29
Box 6 Folder 5
Oversize photographs
1900-19
Box 6 Folder 6
Oversize photographs
1880-99
Box 6 Folder 7
Oversize photographs
No Date
Mapcase Folder
Large Team Individual Photograph
No Date
Mapcase Folder
Large Cornell, Yale, Harvard, Navy Princeton, West Point, Dartmouth group photo
No Date
Box 8 16mm Film F-152
Track and Field motion picture film (1 reel, 16mm)
1925
Most footage for track and field events Also Includes: male students clowning, Spring Day games such as "Ring a duck" and "Nigger in a tub" Parade with floats (one, "Dean of Ithaca" truck) and the Dragon Field and track training and competition Baseball
Box 7 16mm Film F-509
The Cornell-Princeton Track meet
May 25, 1929
Box 7 16mm Film F-510
Track IC4A Philly
1929
Box 7 16mm Film F-511
Princeton-Dartmouth Pennsylvania-Cornell Track meet
1929
Box 7 16mm Film F-512
English Meet
1930
Good enough for a showing
Box 7 16mm Film F-513
Distance events
1932
Including 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles
Box 8 16mm Film F-602
Field Events IC4A
1932
Box 8 16mm Film F-1071
Running Events IC4A
July 1-2, 1932
University of California Berkeley, Edwards Field
Box 7 16mm Film F-514
English Meet Reel I
1934
Box 7 16mm Film F-515
English Meet Reel II
1934
Box 7 16mm Film F-516
Reel I
1937
Box 7 16mm Film F-517
Reel II
1937
Box 7 16mm Film F-518
English Trip
1938
Box 7 16mm Film F-519
Cornell Penn Relays
1938
Box 7 16mm Film F-520
Indoor Heps, Boston
1949 and 1953
Box 7 16mm Film F-521
English Trip Reel I
1950
This film is in poor condition and may no longer be playable.
Box 7 16mm Film F-522
English Trip Reel II
1950
This film is in poor condition and may no longer be playable.
Box 7 16mm Film F-523
English Trip Reel III
1950
This film is in poor condition and may no longer be playable.
Box 7 16mm Film F-524
Trip 2
1950
Box 7A 16mm Film F-525
Penn Relay Duplicate, 880 yard Relay
1950
Box 7 16mm Film F-526
400 M Hurdles, Olympics
1950,51,54
Box 7 35mm Film F-527
Penn Relays
1950
Box 7 16mm Film F-528
Penn Relays
1951
Box 8 16mm Film F-603
Olympics
1952
May include film of Walter Ashbaugh '51, 4th in triple jump, Meredith Gourdine '53, Silver in long jump, Charles H Moore, Silver in relay and gold in hurdles
Box 7A 16mm Film F-529
Cornell Hammer, Track Film
April 18 1954
Box 7 16mm Film F-530
Bannister Mile
1954
Possibly footage of Roger Bannister breaking the four minute mile
Box 7 16mm Film F-531
Cross Country Season under Coach Montgomery
1954
Box 8B 16mm Film F-589
Pole Vault
1954
Includes detailed description of each competitors technique on separate papers
Box 8 16mm Film F-532
English Trip, Oxford Cam
1954
Box 7 16mm Film F-533
Princeton Track
1955
Box 8 16mm Film F-600
Penn Relays #1
1955
Box 8 16mm Film F-534
Penn Relays Reel II
1955
Box 8 16mm Film F-535
Full Reel, Cross Country
1955-58-60-63
Box 8 16mm Film F-536
Harvard-Penn Cornell
1956
Box 7 16mm Film F-537
Penn Relays
1956
Box 8B 16mm Film F-538
Belan Court and Informal Photos of Runners on Board Track
1954
Box 7A 16mm Film F-539
Colgate
1958
Box 7A 16mm Film F-540
Practice, Fort Lee
1960
Box 7A 16mm Film F-541
Cornell Track Rally, Fort Lee. Meet day, 2
1960
Box 7A 16mm Film F-542
Cornell Colgate track meet
March 25, 1960
Box 7A 16mm Film F-543
Lou Montgomery, coach, includes practices of high jump and pole vault
1961
Box 7A 16mm Film F-544
Cornell Races, Mikulina-Potter, Murray-Potter, Brennan-Schenker
Feb 28 1961
Box 8 16mm Film F-575
Indoor Heps
1961
Box 8 16mm Film F-563
IC4A Track and Field at Randall's Island NY
June 25 1961
Box 7A 16mm Film F-545
Dartmouth Heps, Coach Montgomery
1962
Box 7B 16mm Film F-546
Cornell Track, Henson
1962
Box 7B 16mm Film F-547
Fort Lee, half of the reel is good
1962
Box 8A 16mm Film F-565
35-SP-PV-117
1962
Box 8A 16mm Film F-564
Mikulina competing in London, High Jump 6'2-6'4
1962
Box 7B 16mm Film F-548
3 Cornell runners: Robinowitz, Sims, Smith
March 20, 1963
Box 7B 16mm Film F-549
Cornell indoor practice
Decemder 1, 1965
Box 7B 16mm Film F-550
Cornell outdoor practice, includes shot-put, discus, hammer
May 26, 1965
Box 7B 16mm Film F-551
Track Pole vault
February 1965
Box 7B 16mm Film F-552
Practices
March 1966
Box 7B 16mm Film F-553
Outdoor Track, HJ Thomas
May 1966
Box 7C 16mm Film F-554
Pole vault and hurdles, Elliot and Herman
December 3, 1966
Box 7C 16mm Film F-555
Track Intrasquad meet
December 11, 1966
Box 8A 16mm Film F-579
Track
December 1966
Box 8A 16mm Film F-566
Track Shotput
1966
Box 8B 16mm Film F-556
Track
June 1968
Box 7C 16mm Film F-557
Indoor Heps, Cornell Track
1968
Box 7C 16mm Film F-558
Practice
1968
Box 7C 16mm Film F-559
Workout Practice
Feb 19-26 1968
Box 7C 16mm Film F-560
W.T TRNG
1968
Box 7C 16mm Film F-561
Workout
Jan 23 1968
Box 7C 16mm Film F-562
Track
Dec 1968
Box 8A 16mm Film F-568
Tom Pagani, Asst Track Coach
1970
Box 8A 16mm Film F-580
Track
January 1971
Box 8A 16mm Film F-567
Barton Hall, Syracuse
1972
Box 8B 8mm Film F-604
Shot Put Update
1975
Box 8B 8mm Film F-663
Hammer
January 1980
Box 8B 8mm Film F-664
Lifting
1983
Box 8B 8mm Film F-665
Cornell Relays Women's Shot
December 1983
Box 8B 8mm Film F-666
Long Jump
No Date, ca. 1980
Box 8B 8mm Film F-667
3 Throws
Mo Date, ca. 1980
Box 8 16mm Film F-569
Hammer #1
No Date
Box 8 16mm Film F-570
Practice, photos, personalities
No Date
Box 8 16mm Film F-571
Pole Vault #2
No Date
Box 8 16mm Film F-572
Discus #1
No Date
Box 8 16mm Film F-573
Cornell, Yale, Navy Relays
No Date
Box 8 16mm Film F-574
Winter Training Hurdles, Spear
No Date
Box 8 16mm Film F-576
Broad Jump Practices
No Date
Box 8 16mm Film F-577
Jack Moakley, Silent
No Date
Box 8 16mm Film F-578
Cornell-Princeton before sheet hurdles
No Date
Box 8A 16mm Film F-581
Low hurdles, odd shots. G.H. Hart, Coach Montgomery
No Date
Box 8 16mm Film F-582
Pole Vault #1
No Date
Box 8 16mm Film F-583
High Hurdles
No Date
Box 8 16mm Film F-584
Old Cross Country scenes #1
No Date
Box 8 16mm Film F-585
Track meet
No Date
Box 8A 16mm Film F-586
Track, no descriptive information
No Date
Box 7B 16mm Film F-587
Cornell Meet
No Date
Box 7C 16mm Film F-588
Track, with sound
No Date
Box 8 16mm Film F-590
Sprints
No Date
Box 8 16mm Film F-591
High Jump
No Date
Box 8 16mm Film F-592
Shot
No Date
Box 8B 16mm Film F-593
Track
No Date
Box 8B 16mm Film F-594
Track
No Date
Box 8B 16mm Film F-595
Shot Weight 600
No Date
Box 8B 16mm Film F-596
M9 Triple Jump Jozef Schmidt
No Date
Box 8B 16mm Film F-597
K-29 High Jump Valeriy Brumel
No Date
Box 8B 16mm Film F-598
Pole Vault John Pennel, 37/63
No Date
Box 8B 16mm Film F-599
Discus Al Oerter P14
No Date
Box 8B 16mm Film F-668
Long Jump Bob Beamon
No Date
Box 8B 16mm Film F-669
Hammer Jozsef Csermak
No Date