Special Collections and Archives

KSU Sports Artifacts

Special Collections and Archives

KSU Sports Artifacts

Kent State University Sports Artifacts

Finding Aid

Prepared by Cara Gilgenbach, January 30, 2002; Updated January 2018; November 2018

Inclusive Dates: 1920s-2000s; undated
Extent: 5 cubic feet (7 boxes = 2 record storage boxes; 1 document case; 3 flat oversize boxes)
Physical Location: 11th floor

Scope and Content: This collection contains miscellaneous Kent State University athletics memorabilia and artifacts from various time periods. Most items are undated.

Box 1: Artifacts

  1. Football helmet (leather)
  2. Footbal uniform leggings
  3. Football uniform component (sock?)
  4. T-Shirt: "Kent State; MACS Champs; Tangerine Bowl"
  5. Foam "Flashhead" (A golden flash bolt made out of foam, attached to a metal head band to be worn on the head)

Box 1A: Artifacts

  1. Football: "1923; K.S.N.C. 6; West Liberty 7; First T.D. Scored with this Ball"
  2. KSU Baseball coin purse (plastic)
  3. Kent State Golf Course pencil
  4. Medal: "Kent State Normal College, Men's Singles [tennis], Summer School, 1922, 2nd Prize, Fred G. Weinman"
  5. Coins: "Kent vs. Texas El Paso, Homecoming, Oct. 12, 1985"
  6. "Flippy" Frisbee: "Fly With the Flashes! Schlitz WKNT 100 Fm"
  7. Mini-Footballs:
    • "Kent State University Golden Flashes 1972 Mid-American Champs Tangerine Bowl"
    • "Souvenir of Trevor Rees Testimonial Dinner, July 8, 1972"
  8. Baseballs (two) [one is signed by Rick Moyer, March 26, 1983]
  9. Baseball: Signed by baseball team "1992 Kent MAC Champs"
  10. Pin: Football Field Pass, 1964  (two copies)
  11. Pin: Football Field Pass, 1965
  12. Pin: "Give 'Em Hell Kent" (basketball with Grog character), 1970s
    Acquisitions Note: Donated by D. Scott Cunningham, Class of 1977
  13. Pin: "Pack Pit KSU 74/75" (basketball), 1974
    Acquisitions Note: Donated by D. Scott Cunningham, Class of 1977
  14. Blue and Gold Kazoo, 1970s?
    Acquisitions Note: Donated by D. Scott Cunningham, Class of 1977
    Historical Note: According to Cunningham, Kazoos were handed out before one of the football games (date unknown) so students could participate in the "KSU Kazoo Band."
  15. Tie clip: NCAA Championships, Wrestling, 1967
  16. Pendant: Second-year varsity, undated
  17. Letter opener: "Matt Resick Testimonial, June 14th, 1976"
  18. Playing cards: "Joe Begala: Builder of Champions, 1929-1971"
  19. Patch: "KSU Golden Flashes," undated (2 copies)
  20. Patch: "KSU Baseball," undated

Box 2: Jack Lambert memorabilia

  1. Bronzed shoe
  2. Pro Football Hall of Fame Pin
  3. Trading Card
  4. Commemorative Pepsi can, 1990

Box 3: Flat Oversize 1

  1. Poster: "1994 Kent Baseball; The Nation's Number One Pitching Staff; Travis Miller; Dustin Hermanson; Brian Tutkovics; Mike Nartker" [autographed by all]
  2. Flash mascot blanket
  3. Baseball uniform (wool), [1940's?]
  4. Football shoulder pads (cotton), [1920's?]

Box 4: Flat Oversize 2: Baseball and track uniforms worn by KSU student (?), William Scott, in the mid-1930s.

  1. Short-sleeved gray jersey with "Kent" in blue felt letters
  2. Short-sleeved heather-colored jersey with "Kent" in blue and gold felt letters and matching pants
  3. Short-sleeved heather and green-striped jersey with "Whistle" in green felt letters
  4. Two pairs of gray shorts
  5. Pair of heather and blue-striped short pants
  6. Two pairs blue wool stirrup socks

Box 5

  1. Basketball: Signed by Kent State University women's basketball team members: 1990s or early 2000s

Box 6: Flat Oversize 3

  1. Wrestling singlet, size large, undated