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HIST 605: IUP in the 1970s. A Time of Transition. (Spring 2017).: Athletics Across the Decade

Project Description

For my project, I have explored the accomplishments of IUP sports during the 1970’s. During this decade, several championship teams from different Men’s intercollegiate team sports have emerged, including baseball, golf, cross country, and basketball, and swimming as well many all-American athletes. This Decade saw a big step forward for women involvement in sports, allowing men and women to compete alongside each other on the Rifle team. Furthermore, the number of women sports had increased from the beginning of the decade, from only four in 1970 to nine by 1979.

Project

Publications Consulted

The Eye  Student Handbooks, 1970-1979. Section on sports gives a summary of the accomplishments of teams and players throughout the decade up until that year.

Year Book “The Oak”, The year books of the 1970’s provide information about every sports team success as well as numerous photos of IUP sport’s Teams during competition. The Oak can found online within the IUP Library homepage under special collections.

The Indiana Gazette, I accessed the Indiana Gazette through Newspapers.com. Through the medium of Newspapers.com, I could view any Indiana Gazette newspaper articles pertaining to Athletics at IUP during the 1970’s. The Indiana Gazette which gives biographical information of coaches, players, and report on of individual games.

Images from the Era

Record Groups and Manuscript Collections Consulted

Record Group 32 IUP Athletics: Football Team

RG 29, Box 2- This box contains the student handbooks “The Eye” from 1970-1979. it’s section on sports gives a summary of the accomplishments of teams and players throughout the decade up until that year.

Researcher and Page Designer

Matthew McFadden
m.w.mcfadden@iup.edu
MA Public History

Football Programs from Centennial Year with Historical Articles