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KSU Varsity "K" Club records


Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Kent State University Varsity "K" Club records
Inclusive Date(s): 1940-2000
Bulk Date(s): 1965-1995
Author: Finding aid prepared by Stephanie Tulley
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Stephanie Tulley using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2009
Origination: Kent State University. Varsity "K" Club
Extent: 4 cubic feet (1 record storage box, 1 doc case, 1 slim doc case, and 7 oversized boxes)
Physical Location:
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0102
Abstract: Varsity "K" Club is a social organization of former Kent State University varsity letter-winners in every athletic event. This collection includes administrative records, correspondence, photographs, newsclippings, and artifacts.
Language(s): The records are in English

History of Varsity

The Varsity "K" Club was founded in 1927 by KSU athletic director Merle Wagoner, coaches Eugene Feeley and August Peterka, and the football squad of that year. One of the primary functions of Varsity "K" Club at the time was to host an event called "High School Day" to entice prominent high school athletes to attend Kent State Normal College, as it was known at the time.

In 1979 the Kent State University Varsity "K" Athletics Hall of Fame was established to honor men and women whose exceptional athletic performance merits special recognition from their alma mater.

Scope and Content

This collection follows the Varsity "K" Club from its first inception as the "K" Men's Club of Kent State Normal College up through its establishment as the co-ed Varsity "K" Club of Kent State University today. The collection includes administrative records, correspondence, newsclippings, publications, and photographs of the Varsity "K" Club, the Kent State University Varsity "K" Hall of Fame, and prominent KSU athletes and sporting events.

In this collection there is an oversized materials series, including five sub-series of artifacts, artwork, photographs, and scrapbooks found in boxes 4-10.

Statement of Arrangement

The Varsity "K" Club records are arranged by the following series:
Series 1: Administrative Records
Series 2: Correspondence
Series 3: Hall of Fame Materials
Series 4: Newsclippings
Series 5: Publications
Series 6: Photographs
Series 7: Audiovisual
Series 8: Oversized Materials
Sub-Series 8A: Scrapbooks
Sub-Series 8B: Photographs
Sub-Series 8C: Artifacts
Sub-Series 8D: Artwork
Sub-Series 8E: Miscellaneous


Preferred Citation

Kent State University Varsity "K" Club records. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
Kent State University. Varsity "K" Club--Archives
Kent State University--Athletics
Kent State University--Alumni and alumnae
Kent State University--History
College sports--Ohio--Kent--History
Functions:
Universities and colleges--Administration
Places:
Kent (Ohio)
Occupations:
College administrators
Coaches (Athletics)
Material Types:
Administrative records
Correspondence
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Photographs
Audiovisual materials
Scrapbooks
Artifacts
Works of art



Detailed Description of The Collection

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1950-2000
Box 1 / Folder 1
Event Invitations, 1950-1989
Box 1 / Folder 2
Event Speeches, undated
Box 1 / Folder 3
Financial Documents, 1977-1996
Box 1 / Folder 4
Founding Documents, undated
Box 1 / Folder 5
History, 1958
Box 1 / Folder 6
Honorary Varsity "K" Nominations, 1990-1992
Box 1 / Folder 7
Meeting Minutes, 1976-2000

Series 2: Correspondence, 1970-2000
Box 1 / Folder 8
Correspondence, undated
Box 1 / Folder 9
Correspondence, 1970's
Box 1 / Folder 10
Correspondence, 1980-1982
Box 1 / Folder 11
Correspondence, 1983-1985
Box 1 / Folder 12
Correspondence, 1986
Box 1 / Folder 13
Correspondence, January-April, 1987
Box 1 / Folder 14
Correspondence, May-December, 1987
Box 1 / Folder 15
Correspondence, January-April, 1988
Box 1 / Folder 16
Correspondence, May-December, 1988
Box 1 / Folder 17
Correspondence, January-July, 1989
Box 1 / Folder 18
Correspondence, August-December, 1989
Box 1 / Folder 19
Correspondence, 1990
Box 1 / Folder 20
Correspondence, 1991-1997
Box 1 / Folder 21
Correspondence, 1998-2000

Series 3: Hall of Fame Materials, 1986-2000
Box 1 / Folder 22
Ballots, undated
Box 1 / Folder 23
Hall of Fame Awards Invitations, 1986-2000
Box 1 / Folder 24
Induction Speeches, 1999-2000
Box 1 / Folder 25
Person of the Year Nominations, 1987-1994
Box 1 / Folder 26
Press, 1987-2000
Box 1 / Folder 27
Programs, 1979-1995
Box 1 / Folder 28
Programs, 1996-2007
Box 1 / Folder 29
Schedule of Events, 1991-2000

Series 4: Newsclippings, 1939-1999
Box 1 / Folder 30
Baseball, undated-1997
Box 1 / Folder 31
Basketball, Men's, 1972-1999
Box 1 / Folder 32
Basketball, Women's, 1993-1996
Box 1 / Folder 33
Football, 1972-1974
Box 1 / Folder 34
General Kent State Athletics, 1953-1997
Box 1 / Folder 35
Softball, 1995
Box 1 / Folder 36
Wrestling, 1939-1998

Series 5: Publications, 1953-1999
Box 1 / Folder 37
Athletic Business, June, 1993
Box 1 / Folder 38
Athletic Programs, 1989-1999
Box 1 / Folder 39
Flash-A-Gram, 1983-1995
Box 1 / Folder 40
Inside: Kent State University, 1989
Box 1 / Folder 41
Kent: The Kent State Alumni Association, 1978
Box 1 / Folder 42
Kent: Sports Flash, 1995-1998
Box 1 / Folder 43
MAC Releases, 1995-1996
Box 1 / Folder 44
Varsity "K" News, 1953-1997

Series 6: Photographs, 1930-1994
Box 2 / Folder 1
7th Annual Kent State Varsity "K" Athletic Hall of Fame, 1985
Box 2 / Folder 2
12th Annual Varsity "K" Athletic Hall of Fame, 1990
Box 2 / Folder 3
Soccer, 1968-69
Box 2 / Folder 4
Men's Tennis, 1978-79
Box 2 / Folder 5
Accambray, Jacques, undated
Box 2 / Folder 6
Basketball (Front row, far right, Dominic "Mickey" Mittiga), 1933
Box 2 / Folder 7
Bair, Sam, undated
Box 2 / Folder 8
Coll, Jim, undated
Box 2 / Folder 9
Dake, Doug, undated
Box 2 / Folder 10
Delta Phi Sigma, 1948
Box 2 / Folder 11
Gray, Ron, undated
Box 2 / Folder 12
Gulan, Mike, 1994
Box 2 / Folder 13
Harris, Lou, undated
Box 2 / Folder 14
Hedderly, Russ, undated
Box 2 / Folder 15
Holtz, Lou, 1990
Box 2 / Folder 16
Landress, Matt, 1990
Box 2 / Folder 17
Mancos, Jack, undated
Box 2 / Folder 18
Morrow, Mike, 1972
Box 2 / Folder 19
Moss, Robert, 1989
Box 2 / Folder 20
Poole, Larry, undated
Box 2 / Folder 21
Rockwell Field Football Crowd, 1930
Box 2 / Folder 22
Schoterman, Al, undated
Box 2 / Folder 23
Seegrist, Darbie, 1991
Box 2 / Folder 24
Semary, Pat, undated
Box 2 / Folder 25
Sims, Doug, undated
Box 2 / Folder 26
Spiroff, George, 1990
Box 2 / Folder 27
Varsity "K" Club, 1948
Box 2 / Folder 28
Whatley, Astron, undated
Box 2 / Folder 29
Unidentified Varsity "K" Club, undated
Box 2 / Folder 30
Unidentified Man at 12th Annual Hall of Fame Induction, undated
Box 2 / Folder 31
Unidentified Men's Basketball Game, undated
Box 2 / Folder 32
Unidentified Field Hockey Game, undated
Box 2 / Folder 33
Unidentified Gymnast, undated
Box 2 / Folder 34
Unidentified Swimming Team Photo, undated
Box 2 / Folder 35
Unidentified Building Photos, undated
Box 2 / Folder 36
Unidentified Volleyball Player, undated
Box 2 / Folder 37
Unidentified Soccer Players, undated
Box 2 / Folder 38
Unidentified Wrestlers, undated
Box 2 / Folder 39
Unidentified Baseball Players, undated
Box 2 / Folder 40
Unidentified Football Photos, undated

Series 7: Audiovisual, 1973-1989
Box 3 / Folder 1
Color Transparencies, Football, 1973
Box 3 / Folder 2
Videocassette, Hall of Fame Reception, 1989

Series 8: Oversized Materials, 1940-1984

Sub-Series 8A: Scrapbooks, 1940-1968
Box 4 / Folder 1
Sports at Kent State Scrapbook, 1940-1941
Box 4 / Folder 2
Varsity "K" Club Sports Scrapbook, 1956
Box 5 / Folder 1
Football Scrapbook, October, 1965
Box 5 / Folder 2
Football Scrapbook, October, 1965
Box 6 / Folder 1
Football Scrapbook, September-October, 1965
Box 6 / Folder 2
Football Scrapbook, October-November, 1965
Box 7 / Folder 1
Football Scrapbook, 1967-1968
Box 7 / Folder 2
Softball Scrapbook, 1966

Sub-Series 8B: Photographs, 1940-1984
Box 8 / Folder 1
KSU Athletic Hall of Fame, 1980
Box 8 / Folder 2
6th Annual Kent State Varsity "K" Hall of Fame, 1984
Box 8 / Folder 3
Biddy & Baddy, undated
Box 8 / Folder 4
Crockett, Jimmy, undated
Box 8 / Folder 5
Henni, Sonja, undated
Box 8 / Folder 6
Hall of Fame, 1980
Box 8 / Folder 7
Hamil, Dorothy, undated
Box 8 / Folder 8
Raymond, Douglas, undated
Box 8 / Folder 9
Kent vs. Akron Rubber Bowl, 1940
Box 8 / Folder 10
Schwartz, Wolfgang, undated

Sub-Series 8C: Artifacts, 1968-1998
Box 9 / Folder 1
Faye Biles Honorary Varsity "K" Award Plaque, January 27, 1989
Box 9 / Folder 2
Richard "Moose" Paskert Hall of Fame Plaques, February 15, 1985
Box 9 / Folder 3
6th Annual Don McCafferty Memorial Scholarship Fund Poster, October 16, 1982
Box 9 / Folder 4
Baseball Team Illustrated Placemats, 1968-1971
Box 9 / Folder 5
Jim Coll Roast Poster, January 13, 1980
Box 9 / Folder 6
Kent Felt Logo, undated
Box 9 / Folder 7
Kent State Hall of Fame Inductees Posters, 1981-1983
Box 9 / Folder 8
Lou Holtz Roast Poster, June 4, 1982
Box 9 / Folder 9
Miscellaneous Athletic Posters, undated
Box 9 / Folder 10
"Moose" Paskert Roast Poster, September 18, 1981
Box 9 / Folder 11
Kent Varsity "K" Club Hall of Fame Poster, 1998

Sub-Series 8D: Artwork, undated
Box 9 / Folder 10
Lawrence Hanson Plaque Draft, undated
Box 9 / Folder 11
Past Presidents Plaque Draft, undated
Box 9 / Folder 12
Varsity "K" Ring Draft, undated

Sub-Series 8E: Oversized Miscellaneous , 1971-1999
Box 10 / Folder 1
Photograph, Michael Schwartz and Unidentified Man, undated
Box 10 / Folder 2
Artifact, Men's Basketball Season Poster, 1971-1972
Box 10 / Folder 3
Artwork, Jack Lambert Drawing, undated
Box 10 / Folder 4
Newsclippings, Laminated Copies, 1972-1999