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History 375: History of Sport in U.S. Society: Archives & Special Collections

Archives & Special Collections Online

Collins Library is embarked on a long-term plan to digitize more of the A&SC collections.  Here is what is available online now:


  • You'll want to give yourself sufficient time to explore, so start early!
  • Think about what interests you about the history of sport and athletics at the University of Puget Sound.
    • What is your general area of interest?  
      • Example: college women and athletics
      • Example:  a particular sport (swimming, football, volleyball, etc.) or a particular theme (iconography of photographs of athletes appearing in The Trail)
    • What time frame interests you the most?
      • Example:  pre-Title IX (pre-1972) or World War II period
      • Example:  1920s, 1980s or a specific academic year
  • You have several options of entry points for your searches.
    • Start with the visual record to get ideas:  A Sound Past, the yearbooks (Tamanawas), or Ephemera.
    • You can start with The Trail, but be aware that you will get lots of results.  Nonetheless, if you know that you're interested in coverage of a particular sport during a specific time period, you can start browsing issues to see what's there and might prove interesting.
    • If you're especially interested in the place of athletics in the curriculum, the Bulletins may prove to be an especially good place to start.

Links to examples used in class: (Image from Tamanawas)  (Article in The Trail)