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Richard Paskert papers

Special Collections and Archives

Richard Paskert papers

Special Collections and Archives

Richard Paskert papers

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Richard Paskert papers
Inclusive Date(s): 1922-1987
Bulk Date(s): 1962-1987
Author: Finding aid prepared by Stephanie Tulley and Cara Gilgenbach
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Stephanie Tulley using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2012
Origination: Paskert, Richard
Extent: .5 cubic feet (1 half-size record storage box)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0138
Abstract: This collection includes the personal and professional papers of Richard "Moose" Paskert, whose career as an athlete, coach, and administrator in the Kent State University athletics program spanned over 40 years.
Language(s): The records are in English

Biography of Richard Paskert

Richard Paul Paskert (1921-1985) was involved with the Kent State University athletics program for over four decades, and his impact on the university and the community was extensive. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 25, 1921, Paskert showed an early adeptness in athletics as he went on to letter in track, basketball, and football at John Marshall High School. He entered Kent State University in 1946 as a student, after serving in the armed forces during World War II. During his time as a student, he played both basketball and football and earned the nickname "Moose" which would stay with him well beyond graduation.

Upon completing his degree in 1950, Paskert would stay at Kent State as an assistant baseball and football coach, kicking off a lifetime career in Kent State athletics. He coached until 1970, when he was named the director of the athletic ticket office and promotions. Paskert founded the KSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1979, and a year later was presented with the Kent Medal for Public Service from the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce due to his contributions to both the University and the Kent community. Paskert was considered the historian of KSU athletics for many years. Following his death in 1985, a photographic gallery of athletic teams, that can still be viewed throughout the MAC Center building, was created and dedicated to his memory.

Scope and Content

This collection includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and the outline for an unpublished book written by Richard Paskert, as well as other files related to his career.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Preferred Citation

Richard Paskert papers. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

The materials in this collection were transferred to Special Collections and Archives by Intercollegiate Communications (Sports Information).

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Paskert, Richard -- Archives.
Kent State University -- Sports.
Kent State University -- History.
College sports -- Ohio -- Kent -- History.
College sports -- Management.
Kent (Ohio) -- History.
Sports teams mascots -- Ohio --Kent -- History.
Hardy, Leslie P.
Coaching (Athletics)
College sports -- Management.
Coaches (Athletics)
Material Types:
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Manuscripts for publication.
Audiovisual materials.

Detailed Description of the Collection
Box 1 / Folder 1
Outline for football book, Section I, undated
Box 1 / Folder 2
Outline for football book, Plays, undated
Box 1 / Folder 3
Football plays, undated
Box 1 / Folder 4
Newsclippings, 1940-1970
Box 1 / Folder 5
Newsclippings, 1971-1972
Box 1 / Folder 6
Newsclippings, 1973
Box 1 / Folder 7
Newsclippings, 1974
Box 1 / Folder 8
Newsclippings, 1975-1979
Box 1 / Folder 9
Newsclippings, 1980s
Box 1 / Folder 10
Newsclippings, undated
Box 1 / Folder 11
History of KSU Mascots (audio recording), 1983
Physical Description: Cassette tape
Alternate Form Available
Please note that a digital copy of this recording has been made and is available on CD, located in the same folder. Please use the CD copy for user access to this recording.
Box 1 / Folder 12
"Event of the Century Honoring Richard Paul Paskert," programs, 1981
Box 1 / Folder 13
Obituaries of Paskert, 1985
Box 1 / Folder 14
Memorial Gym pictorial history dedication, 1987
Scope and Content
This file includes information about the gallery of athletics history that was installed in the Memorial Gym in 1985. This gallery of historical photographs was formally dedicated in memory of Richard Paskert in 1987.
Box 1 / Folder 15
Photographs of Paskert, undated
Box 1 / Folder 16
Photographs of Paskert family (?), undated
Physical Description: 10 photographic slides (color)

Photographs of Athletes, Teams, and Athletic Events, 1922-23, 1963
Personal Name: Hardy, Leslie P.

Scope and Content
Photographs from the 1920s appear to have been taken by and/or collected by Kent State multi-sport athlete Leslie P. Hardy and given to Paskert at some time. Almost all photographs are action shots, taken in and around Rockwell Field, and include coverage of baseball and track and field.
Related Material
Additional photographs taken by and of Leslie Hardy are available in the Leslie P. Hardy papers.
Box 1 / Folder 17
Baseball: Crowd leaving Rockwell Field after game, 1922
Box 1 / Folder 18
Baseball: Game, action shot, 1922
Box 1 / Folder 19
Baseball: Team photo, 1922
Physical Description: Identification of players and coach is written on back of photograph.
Box 1 / Folder 20
Baseball: Team photo, 1923
Physical Description: Identification of some players is written on back of photograph.
Box 1 / Folder 21
Track and Field: Athletes: Elker and Hardy, 1922
Box 1 / Folder 22
Track and Field: Athletes: Leroy Elker, 192?
Box 1 / Folder 23
Track and Field: Athletes: Robeson and Hardy (2 copies), 1922
Box 1 / Folder 24
Track and Field: Discus throw by Pinach, 1922
Box 1 / Folder 25
Track and Field: High jump, 1923
Box 1 / Folder 26
Track and Field: High jump by Leroy Elker (2 copies), 1922
Box 1 / Folder 27
Track and Field: High jump by Pinach, 1922
Box 1 / Folder 28
Track and Field: High jump by Johnson, 192?
Box 1 / Folder 29
Track and Field: Hurdles, 1922
Box 1 / Folder 30
Track and Field: Hurdles, 1922
Box 1 / Folder 31
Track and Field: Hurdles, 192?
Box 1 / Folder 32
Track and Field: Hurdles (Pinach, Hardy, and unidentified athlete), 1922
Box 1 / Folder 33
Track and Field: Making a 1/4 mile track at Rockwell Field, 1923
Physical Description: Additional information about this activiy is noted on the back of the photograph.
Box 1 / Folder 34
Track and Field: Mile race, Hardy at finish, 1922
Box 1 / Folder 35
Track and Field: Mile race, Hardy at finish, 1922
Box 1 / Folder 36
Track and Field: Mile race, runners crossing finish line, 1922
Box 1 / Folder 37
Track and Field: Pole vault, 1922
Box 1 / Folder 38
Track and Field: Relay event, 1922
Box 1 / Folder 39
Track and Field: Relay event, 1922
Box 1 / Folder 40
Track and Field: Runners at starting line (2 copies), 1922
Physical Description: Runners identified on back of photograph.
Box 1 / Folder 41
Track and Field: Runners rounding curve (Paul Robeson, Les Hardy, Elden Schneider), 192?
Box 1 / Folder 42
Track and Field: Runners crossing finish line, 1922
Box 1 / Folder 43
Track and Field: Shot put throw by Shroeder, 1923
Box 1 / Folder 44
Wrestling: Action shots from a match or tournament, 1963
Physical Description: 31 photographic slides (color)