Special Collections and Archives

KSU Sports Artifacts (memorabilia) collection

Special Collections and Archives

KSU Sports Artifacts (memorabilia) collection

Kent State University Sports Artifacts

Finding Aid

Prepared by Cara Gilgenbach, January 30, 2002; Updated December 2012.

Inclusive Dates: 1920s-2000s; undated
Extent: 4 cubic feet (1 record storage box; 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. Football: "1923; K.S.N.C. 6; West Liberty 7; First T.D. Scored with this Ball"
  3. Footbal uniform leggings
  4. Football uniform [sock?]
  5. T-Shirt: "Kent State; MACS Champs; Tangerine Bowl"
  6. KSU Baseball coin purse (plastic)
  7. Kent State Golf Course pencil
  8. Medal: "Kent State Normal College, Men's Singles [tennis], Summer School, 1922, 2nd Prize, Fred G. Weinman"
  9. Coins: "Kent vs. Texas El Paso, Homecoming, Oct. 12, 1985"
  10. "Flippy" Frisbee: "Fly With the Flashes! Schlitz WKNT 100 Fm"
  11. Mini-Footballs:
    • "Kent State University Golden Flashes 1972 Mid-American Champs Tangerine Bowl"
    • "Souvenir of Trevor Rees Testimonial Dinner, July 8, 1972"
  12. Baseballs (two) [one is signed by Rick Moyer, March 26, 1983]
  13. Baseball: Signed by baseball team "1992 Kent MAC Champs"
  14. Pins: Football Field Pass, 1964 [two]
  15. Pins: Football Field Pass, 1965
  16. Tie clip: NCAA Championships, Wrestling, 1967
  17. Pendant: Second-year varsity, undated
  18. Letter opener: "Matt Resick Testimonial, June 14th, 1976"
  19. Playing cards: "Joe Begala: Builder of Champions, 1929-1971"
  20. Patch: "KSU Golden Flashes," undated [2 patches]
  21. 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