Charles Luther Kirtley collection, 1893; 1895

Overview of the Collection

Kirtley, Charles Luther, 1873-1938
Charles Luther Kirtley collection
1893; 1895 (bulk)
0.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG 526
Charles Luther Kirtley's University of Idaho field and track ribbons.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Charles Luther Kirtley was born in 1873.

He joined the first University of Idaho football team (1893) as a half-back, and continued playing football throughout his education. Charles also participated in track and field. He placed first and second during the 1893 Intercollegiate Field Day event.

Charles graduated from the university in 1896, a member of the first ever graduating class. Following his graduation from U of I, he enrolled in Rush Medical school where he finished in 1901. He then completed an internship in Portland, Oregon before eventually settling in Challis, Idaho. Here he was a practicing physician and for most of his life was one of the only doctors serving the rural community. He revisited the U of I campus in 1934.

Charles Luther Kirtley died in 1938 in Challis, Idaho.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Charles Luther Kirtley was a member of the first graduating class at the University of Idaho in 1893. He participated in campus athletics ranging from football to track and field.

This collection contains five of his track and field prize ribbons. Most of them are from 1893, while one is from 1895.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Description of Item], Charles Luther Kirtley collection, MG 526, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Collection left in original order.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Kirtley Burggraf, nephew of Charles Kirtley.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I: Materials,   (bulk 1893; 1895) Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Track and Field Ribbons
1893; 1895
Pole Jumping - First Prize
June 9, 1893
Standing Hop Step Jump - First Prize
June 9, 1893
Hurdle Race - Second Prize
June 9, 1893
High Jump - First Prize
June 9, 1893
50 Yard Dash - Second Prize
From Field Day event, W.A.C. versus U of I.
June 8, 1895

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Subject Terms

  • Ribbons
  • Track and field
  • University of Idaho