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Intercollegiate Athletics Moving Images, 1936-2003

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. Intercollegiate Athletics.
Title
Intercollegiate Athletics Moving Images
Dates
1936-2003 (inclusive)
1940-1990 (bulk)
Quantity
70 cubic feet, including 1095 film reels, 83 videotapes, and 3 DVDs, (54 boxes and 50 film cans)
Collection Number
FV P 031
Summary
The Intercollegiate Athletics Moving Images consist of motion picture films, videotapes, and DVDs of Oregon State University athletics events, primarily football and men's basketball. The collection also includes moving images of track and field events and recordings of several special events and commemorations.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Additional Reference Guides

Preliminary container list available online.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Oregon State University teams have competed in intercollegiate athletics since the 1890s; Oregon State fielded its first football team in 1893. Men's basketball debuted at Oregon State in 1901.

James Thompson (Tommy) Prothro coached the Oregon State football team for ten seasons (1955-1964) and led the team to 3 bowl games (the 1957 and 1965 Rose Bowls and the 1962 Liberty Bowl). Dee Andros succeeded Prothro and was head football coach for Oregon State University for the 1965-1975 seasons. He served as Oregon State's athletic director from 1975 until his retirement in 1985.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Intercollegiate Athletics Moving Images consist of motion picture films, videotapes, and DVDs of Oregon State University athletics events, primarily football and men's basketball. The collection also includes film recordings of track and field events as well as videotapes of special events and commemorations. Most of the films were made by Athletic Department staff; several of the game films were produced by Sportvision, Inc. The collection consists of two major components: individually numbered motion picture films (primarily for 1936-1970) and a major 2002 accession of films and videotapes (primarily for 1975-1988) that are not individually numbered and are only described at the box-level in the container list. Many of these films, especially of football, were used for game review purposes by coaching staff and players.

The bulk of the football films are for 1936-1955 and 1970-1990; men's basketball games from the late 1970s represent the bulk of the footage of this sport. Films of special note include pre-game activities for the 1942 Rose Bowl, the 1949 Pineapple Bowl, and the 1939 trip to Hawaii; the 1955 NCAA Western Regional basketball playoff game between Oregon State and the University of San Francisco; and a 1981 NCAA basketball tournament game against Kansas State University. Videotapes commemorating the football coaching careers of Tommy Prothro and Dee Andros are part of the collection.

Most of the films are 16 mm b/w; several color films are included and these are indicated on the container list. Most of the videotapes are VHS format.

Duplication masters and use copies (DVD and VHS) are available for a small portion of the films. These are indicated on the preliminary container list.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Intercollegiate Athletics Moving Images (FV P 031), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top