Summary Information

Repository
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Title
Track and Field: Records and Publications, 1878-1992, undated
ID
4.3
Date
1878-1992
Extent
4.5 linear feet.
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Track and Field: records and publications. George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives. Bowdoin College Library.


Biographical/Historical Note

The long tradition of track and field at Bowdoin began in 1874 with the first meet held at the Delta, a triangular field located where Sills Hall now stands. Bowdoin students competed with one another in events such as sack, wheelbarrow, knapsack, and three-legged races. The tournaments became an annual event and become more structured every year. The sport became more organized when the Maine Intercollegiate field and track competitions began in 1895. Prior to 1895 there had been only New England competitions and intrascholastic meets. The team was coached by Jack Magee (1913-1955) and Frank Sabasteanski (1955-1983) for a large part of its existence.


Scope and Content

Collection includes score books, trial books, programs, scrapbooks, and photos. The bulk of material spans the early to mid 1900s. Records created during track and cross country competitions. Scrapbooks contain published articles regarding performance at events. Team photos and competition photos included.


Administrative Information

Publication Information

 George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011

3000 College Station
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
(207) 725-3288
scaref@bowdoin.edu

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


Collection Inventory

4.3.1: Score books, indoor/outdoor, cross country, 1899-1980   1.0 Oversize Box.

Series Description:

Results of Bowdoin intercollegiate indoor/outdoor meets. Some freshmen meets; also some cross country results. Includes women's indoor track score book and records from 1977-1980. Also includes team and individual records from 1899-1915.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically by season.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box
1

Results: varsity, freshman (indoor/ outdoor); cross country (Folders 12-24) 

2

Results: varsity, freshman (indoor/ outdoor); cross country (2 Folders) 

Box Folder
3 1

Women's Indoor Track 1977-1980 

3 2

Track Records of Bowdoin College 1899- 1915 


4.3.2: Trial Books, 1919-1961   0.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

Individuals' periodic times and distances. Includes relays, cross country, indoor/outdoor seasons. Majority of material spans 1919-1935.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically by season.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box
1

Individuals' periodic times/distances 1919-1959 

2

Individuals' periodic times/distances 1935-1961 


4.3.3: Bowdoin sponsored track events, 1878-1989   1.0 linear foot.

Series Description:

Programs and score books from all-college, interfraternity, interscholastic, and dual meets. The bulk of the material covers the early and mid 1900s. Includes memorabilia from coaches Jack Magee and Frank Sebasteanski. Women's cross country and track materials also included.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by name of event.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box Folder
1 1

Annual Field Days 1878-1894 

1 2

Athletic Assn annual exhibition and ball, 1887-1893 

1 3-4

Dual meets 1897-1989 

1 5

Indoor/Outdoor records [1924-1989] 

1 6-7

Interclass Meets 1896-early 1930s 

1 8-14

Interfraternity Meets 1919-1972 

ARealia-Box
4

Interfraternity track meet: "President's Shield, Donated by Pres. K.C.M. Sills. Seventh Annual Interfraternity Track Meet, 1925." 

7

Interscholastic Meet medals, 1909, 1913 

Box Folder
1 15-22

Interscholastic Meets 1913-1958 

1 23-26

Magee/Sabasteanski Items 1913-1992 

1 27

Misc. Items 1891-1923 

1 28

Spring Meeting of Athletic Assn 1880 

1 29

Women's track misc. 1980-1988 

1 30-32

Women's Cross-country 1976-1985 

1 33

Cross-country meet results 1921-1958 


4.3.4: Major intercollegiate track meets, 1896-1991, undated   1.5 linear feet.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by meet title.

Series Description:

Programs and related information from major intercollegiate track meets. Bowdoin students participated in some fashion in all the the meets. Bulk of material is from mid 1900s. Included are programs from state, regional, and national competitions. NCAA, EIAA(ECAC), and ICAAA are among the leagues included.

Box Folder
1 1-5

BAA, partial 1942-1971 

1 6

Bowdoin Freshman Meets 1925-1930 

1 7-8

EIAA (ECAC)partial 1948-1960 

1 9-11

ICAAA partial 1921-1972 

ARealia-Box
7

Maine ICAA official's ribbon, 1914 Nov 6 

Box Folder
1 12-19

Maine ICAA partial 1896-1991 

1 20

Maine ISAA 1897, 1959 

1 21

Maine AAU 1954, 1957 

1 22-24

Mass. Knights of Columbus partial 1932-1968 

1 25

Millrose partial 1921-1946 

1 26

NCAA/AAU materials 1921-1989 

1 27

NCAA women's Division 3 1984 

1 28

New England AAU & UConn Relays 1951-1979 

1 29

New England ICAAA 1902-1945 

2 1-2

New England ICAAA 1932-1975 

2 3

New England ICAAA Cross Country 1917-1970 

ARealia-Box
7

New England ICAAA official's pin, 1950 May 

7

New England Intercollegiate Athletic Association Running High Jump medal, n.d. 

Box Folder
2 4

New England interscholastic meet programs 1950-1967 

2 5

Olympics partial 1956-1971 

2 6-7

Penn Relays partial 1922-1967 

2 8

Eastern Intercollegiate, Varsity/Freshman Cross Country (NEICAAA-New England Intercollegiate), Maine Intercollegiate n.d. 1951-1959, 1981 


4.3.5: Scrapbooks and Clippings, 1913-1992   0.5 linear feet.

Series Description:

Newsclippings pasted into scrapbooks. Articles cover regular season and special events of both indoor/outdoor track and cross country. Clips are primarily from local newspapers. Some scrapbooks also contain athletes' statistics and records. There is no index. Also includes 1920 Olympiad commemorative certificate signed by participants.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Volume
1

1915-1916 [scrapbook] 

Volume-folio
2

Varsity 1921-1953 [scrapbook] 

3

Indoor/Outdoor Track; Cross Country Fall 1955-Spring 1958 [scrapbook] 

4

Summer 1958-Fall 1960 [scrapbook] 

5

Winter 1961-June 1964 [scrapbook] 

6

Sabasteanski as coach of Ghana Olympic team; Mexican "Little Olympics"; Indoor/Outdoor track July 1964-June 1966 [scrapbook] 

Box Folder
1 1

Clippings undated 

1 2-6

Clippings 1920-1969 

1 7

1927 New England Intercollegiate competitor badge and 1928 New England Intercollegiate competitor's ticket 

1 8

7th Olympiad Commemorative Certificate 

1 9

Tribute to Bowdoin Track 1913-1992 


4.3.6: Photos, 1894-1969   3.0 linear feet.

Series Description:

Team photos from track and field and cross country, both freshman and varsity teams. Action photos and awards ceremonies. Also included are individual photos of athletes who hold several records in different events.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Box
1

Photos 1912-1969 and undated 

2

Photos 1901-1950 

Ovsz-Box Folder
3 1

Track Team Photos 1894-1926 and undated 

3 2

Track Team Photos 1929-1936 

3 3

Track Team Photos 1937-1950 

3 4

Track Team Photos 1950-1954