Varsity Boat Club records, 1898-1995  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Varsity Boat Club (University of Washington)
Title
Varsity Boat Club records
Dates
1898-1995 (inclusive)
Quantity
33.17 cubic feet (30 boxes)
15 packages
Collection Number
3368
Summary
Records of the University of Washington Varsity Boat Club
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The official University of Washington Crew Team began in 1903, but the Huskies had been rowing on Lake Washington since early 1900. Although the program got off to a slow start (the team had a hard time finding schools to compete with) the program grew steadily in prestige until 1936 when the Varsity Crew took the gold in the Berlin Olympic Games. In addition to rowing in the Hudson River Classic, Poughkeepsie Regatta in New York and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships, the Husky Crew have also rowed against teams from Egypt, England and the USSR. Today the Husky Crew can boast of winning many national collegiate championships, Olympic Gold and a proud history of over 100 years

The Varsity Boat Club wasn't established until 1910. Begun by Coach Hiram Conibear, the Varsity Boat Club was to be a social organization for all of the varsity upperclassmen who rowed on the team. It was originally housed in the old Coast Guard Station, a temporary building erected for the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition of 1909.

Over the years, the Varsity Boat Club evolved into a student and alumni organization focused on fund-raising and support for the Crew program. Through Title IX, women were allowed to join the Varsity Boat Club in 1977. Today the Varsity Boat Club is open to both men and women who have rowed for four quarters or more.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, photographs, clippings, log books, scrapbooks, plaques and trophies, regatta programs, and subject series.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3368-002: Varsity Boat Club records, 1903-1986Return to Top

17 cubic feet (24 boxes)
1 package

Scope and Content: Correspondence, photographs, clippings, log books, scrapbooks, plaques and trophies, regatta programs, and subject series.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Container(s) Description Dates
Organizational Records
Box Accession
1 3368-002
Historical Features
circa 1930-81
1 3368-002
Outgoing Letters (Richard Erickson)
circa 1975
1 3368-002
General Correspondence
circa 1928-83
1 3368-002
Interdepartmental Correspondence
circa 1970-83
1 3368-002
Letters To High School Principals
1964-66
1 3368-002
General Correspondence--california--washington Regatta
1934, 1938-42
1 3368-002
General Correspondence (Fil Leanderson)
1966
1 3368-002
Minutes-UW Athletic Coaches Meeting
1980
Reports
Box Accession
1 3368-002
Annual Reports and Season Summaries
1968-74, 1978-79
1 3368-002
Richard Erickson's Critique and Commentary on UW Crew Program
1965
Box Accession
1 3368-002
Budgets
circa 1928-79
Publications
Box Accession
1 3368-002
Husky Spring Sports, Media Guide
1982, 1983
1 3368-002
Recruiting Brochures
1981, 1984,
1 3368-002
Washington Oarsman
circa 1955-81
1 3368-002
Washington Rowing
1979,1980, undated
Press Releases
1975-83
Box Accession
2 3368-002
Course Maps
circa 1930-80
12 3368-002
Course Maps
1940, 60,61, undated
2 3368-002
Clippings
circa 1913-80
3 3368-002
General Programs
Appreciation Night
Pocock, George Y.
1963
Ulbrickson, Alvin M.
1959
3 3368-002
Awards Dinner
1971-72
3 3368-002
Regatta Programs
Box Accession
3 3368-002
Bosban
1969-70
Corvallis Invitational
1966
Eastern College Athletic Conference Sprint Rowing Championships
1960, 1963, 1968-69,1978
European Rowing Championships-Men
1969
Box Accession
3 3368-002
European Rowing Championships-Women
1969
3 3368-002
Harvard-Yale
1930-31, 1936-39
3 3368-002
Harvard vs. Washington
1975
3 3368-002
Head of the Charles
1970, 1972
3 3368-002
Heart of America Invitational
1966-67
3 3368-002
Henley
1965, 1982
3 3368-002
Intercollegiate Rowing Association Annual
1950-58 1962, 1964-71
3 3368-002
International Rowing Festival-Egypt
1970
3 3368-002
Lake Washington
1947
3 3368-002
Luzern-Rotsee International
1960, 1969, 1978, 1980
4 3368-002
National Intercollegiate
1933
4 3368-002
Nottinghamshire International
1973-74, 1977-79
4 3368-002
Pacific Coast Intercollegiate
circa 1928-47
4 3368-002
Pacific Northwest Rowing Championships
1982
4 3368-002
Pan Am Games
1971, 1975
4 3368-002
Poughkeepsie Regatta
circa 1928-50
4 3368-002
U.S. Olympic Team Trials
1956, 1958, 1968
4 3368-002
Western Intercollegiate Rowing Championships
1960, 1963-65, 1970
4 3368-002
Western Sprint Championships
1955, 1966
4 3368-002
World Rowing Championships
1962, 1970-71
4 3368-002
World Junior Rowing Championships
1975
4 3368-002
Miscellaneous Programs
circa 1962-80
4 3368-002
Regatta Schedules
circa 1956-79
4 3368-002
Rosters
1954-55
4-5 3368-002
Subject Series
Box Accession
4-5 3368-002
Alumni Rowing Fund
1969-75
Batzeborg Clinic
1971
Braken (John), Award
undated
Canoeing
1966
Coxswains
circa 1967
Crew Captains List
1903-60
Crew Handbook
undated
Crew House Inventory
undated
Crew Non UW
undated
Emblems
undated
Entry Forms - Henley Regatta
1983
Equipment
Ergometer
1970
Federation Internationale Societes d'Aviron
undated
Freshmen
1964-65
Inspirational Materials
undated
LaFromboise (Michael) Memorial Rowing Scholarship Fund
1973
Laws of Boat Racing Governing Referees
1947
Legislative Resolutions
1977
Mailing Lists
circa 1966-67
National Association of Amateur Oarsmen
1974
Nutrition and the Athlete (partial manuscript)
undated
Orientation Notebooks - Crew
undated
Publicity-Freshman Rowing
1964
Questionnaires
undated
Recruiting
circa 1968, 1974-75, 1968, 1971
Rowing Techniques
circa 1960-70
Russian Trip
1973
Season Record
1951
Shell Information
Shell Inventory
undated
Shell Repair Information
Shirt Ditto
undated
Staff Guide
undated
Box Accession
6 3368-002
Training
circa 1960-80
Trip Menus
1952, 1954,
6 3368-002
Receipts
1932, 1934,
Box/Folder
7-9 3368-002
Plaques
circa 1960-83
Logs
Box/Folder Accession
10 3368-002
General Log
1908-11
11 3368-002
Varsity Boat Club Log
1948-83
11 3368-002
Freshman Crew Log
1928-36, 1967-68
18-20 3368-002
Varsity Boat Club Log
1962-81
21-24 3368-002
Varsity Boat Club Log
1936-55, 1981-86
Box/Folder Accession
12 3368-002
Miscellany
Travel Ephemera
1967-69
Ephemera
Washington Crew Body Measurements
1967-68
Magazine Saturday Evening Post, "One Man Navy Yard" by George Pocock. June 25, 1938, p.16-17.
1938
Drawings
1925, 1954, 1958
Poster
1971
Scrapbooks
Box/Folder Accession
13 3368-002
W
1908, 1910-11
14 3368-002
VBC
1926-36
15 3368-002
Scrapbook "From Agnes"
1930-31, 1933-34
Photo Album, "My Memory Book" (incl. crew, WWI, etc.)
1907-16
Box/Folder Accession
16 3368-002
Ideal Scrapbook
1929-30
Box/Folder Accession
17 3368-002
"Standard Atlas...."
1932-34
Box/Folder Accession
18 3368-002
UW Varsity Boat Club Log Book
1962-68
19 3368-002
UW VBC Log Book
1969-73
19 3368-002
UW VBC Log Book
1974-81
20 3368-002
Scrapbook
1981-84
21 3368-002
UW VBC Log Book
1984-86
Box/Folder Accession
23 3368-002
UW VBC Log Book
1954-55
24 3368-002
UW VBC Log Book
1936-54
Pkg. 25 3368-002
Scrapbook
1916-25
Box/Folder Accession
6 3368-002
Amateur Oarsman National Associaiton
1974
6 3368-002
Amateur Rowing Association
circa 1970
6 3368-002
National Rowing Foundation
1973
6 3368-002
Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
1941
6 3368-002
Pacific Lutheran University Rowing Club
1967
6 3368-002
Erickson, Richard D.
Correspondence
circa 1960-70
Speeches And Writings
circa 1968
Subject Series
Boston University Shells
1962
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Years
circa 1961
Personal And Confidential Files (restricted)
6 3368-002
Seattle University Crew Association
1971
6 3368-002
Western Intercollegiate Crew Association
1967
6 3368-002
U.W. Alumni Association. Hall Of Fame Promotional Committee
1982
6 3368-002
U.W. Athletic Department. Youth Program
circa 1976
6 3368-002
U.W. Rowing Stewards Board
circa 1967-74

Accession No. 3368-003: Varsity Boat Club records, 1960-1975Return to Top

1.67 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Scrapbook, photographs, clippings, plaques, ca. 1915-1925, 1960-75. The scrapbook was kept by Charles Logg, ca. 1915-1925, and includes a program autographed by Eddie Rickenbacker.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Varsity Boat Club

Accession No. 3368-004: Varsity Boat Club records, 1950-1975Return to Top

6 cu. ft. (14 packages)

Scope and Content: Mounted photographs and posters, ca. 1950-1975.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Karl Reese 11/87 and 01/88

Accession No. 3368-005: Varsity Boat Club records, 1984Return to Top

5.5 cu. ft. (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Crew trophies, 1978, 1980, 1984, n.d.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Karl Reese: 11/87 and 01/88

Accession No. 3368-006: Varsity Boat Club records, 1898-1950Return to Top

.42 cu. ft. (1 box)

Scope and Content: Photographs, clippings, ca. 1898-1950.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Karl Reese: 11/87 and 01/88

Accession No. 3368-007: Varsity Boat Club records, 1914Return to Top

2 cu. ft. (1 box)

Scope and Content: Artifact: blade end, about 35" long, of an oar decorated to commemorate a victory in the Wyfold Challenge Cup race at the Henley Regatta, 1914.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Karl Reese

Accession No. 3368-008: Varsity Boat Club records, 1992-1995Return to Top

.58 cu. ft. (1 box)

Scope and Content: Scrapbook of mainly clippings together with photographs and programs of UW Crew events; 1992-1995.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Varsity Boat Club

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Boats and boating--Societies, etc
  • Boats and boating--United States
  • Boats and boating--Washington (State)
  • College sports--Societies, etc
  • College sports--United States
  • College sports--Washington (State)
  • Regattas--Washington (State)
  • Rowing--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973--Autographs
  • Corporate Names :
  • Amateur Rowing Association (Great Britain)
  • Henley Royal Regatta
  • National Association of Amateur Oarsmen (U.S.)
  • National Rowing Foundation (U.S.)
  • Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • Pacific Lutheran University. Rowing Club
  • Seattle University. Crew Association
  • University of Washington. Rowing Stewards Board
  • University of Washington--Rowing
  • University of Washington--Societies, etc
  • Varsity Boat Club (University of Washington)--Archives
  • Western Intercollegiate Crew Association
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Budgets
  • Press releases
  • Programs
  • Scrapbooks

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)