Haverford College athletic records
Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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The collection consists of materials pertaining to athletics at Haverford College.
The collection is comprised of copies of the Haverford College Bulletin and Haverford College Athletics between the years of 1903 and 1941, two books pertaining to Haverford College Athletics dated 1941-1951 and 1951-1959, and HC athletic newsletters and pamphlets referring to soccer, cross country running, track, squash, tennis, volleyball, wrestling, softball, fencing, field hockey, baseball, lacrosse and general athletics. Also included are various statistics about Haverford athletics, travel records and receipts, a curriculum of badminton and tennis classes, Haverford College Athletic Association (HCAA) meeting materials and minutes, Haverford College exhibitions, events, invitations and illustrations, and various athletic certificates.
Materials are arranged thematically.
Processed by Alexandra Horkava, completed November 2019
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Alexandra Horkava and Rachel McQueen
- Finding Aid Date
- November, 2019; updated March 2023
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Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)
This folder contains 2 items. One is an article about Swan Field, and the other is a general invitation of the re-opening of the school's gymnasium in 1881.
This folder contains the Athletic Director's Annual Report from 1894. It is a document that contains statistics and records that came from "gymnasium work" done during that school year. Much of this "gymnasium work" appears to be Track-and-Field like activities, with other sports and athletic skills/events mixed in.
This folder contains 3 different items. One is a postal card advertisement for the 1897-1998 school year's issue of the Haverford College Athletic Annual. It has a brief description of what the Athletic Annual is, a "full account of all athletic events of the year," and who to pay if the person recieving this postal card wanted to order a copy. Another item is a short letter to alumni which was could have been included in the mail along with the previous item. It further describes the Annual's contents and what went into creating it and getting it printed. The letter implores alumni to send a check promptly if they desire a copy. The third item is a copy of an Athletic Annual itself for the 1894-1895 school year. The copy contains information about the football team (game scores, a photo, personal statistics of and relavent information about players), the track and field team's sophomore-freshman athletic contest, the annual tennis tournament, extracurricular activities that take place in the gym, the basketball team's internal competition where each class competed to win the most games out of 4 for a prize,the basketball team's record when they played Temple College, the Annual Gymnasium Meeting, class averages of different physical measurements, strength tests, general athletic records of the College, different events that happened during HCAA's Seventh Annual Meeting, and the Cricket team (description of the team and its history, a photo, the roster, awards and prizes).
This folder contains 6 items. One is a small ticket with no name on it that is meant to be worn. The ticket allows admission to all Haverford College events for the 1933-1934 school year. Another item is a small card with the college's track and field records at the time, the year they were set, and who they were set by. Two more items are awards given to a student who was on the cricket and soccer team from 1921 and 1918 respectively. The last two items are programs for the Sixth and Seventh Annual Spring Meeting of the college's Athletic Association from 1894 and 1895, respectively. This was a track meet, and they both contain which students participated in which events. The program for the 1894 meet has its last page half torn out, and the program for the 1895 meet has pencil scribbles that appear to have been somone trying to fill in times and who won the events in what order.
This folder contains several items related to Haverford exhibitions and interscholastic athletics events. These include a program for the November 21, 1903 football match between Harverford and Swarthmore College; a ca. 1903 gymnastic routine using Indian clubs; two small invitations to a track meet between Haverford and New York University in 1906, one of which is in an envelope addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. Hubert L. Carter"; a program for the Tenth Annual Interscholastic Meet that took place at Haverford on February 17, 1911; a program for the November 21, 1914 football match between Haverford and Swarthmore College; and an invitation to the 1917 "Swarthmore Smoker" addressed to Joseph Haines Price.
This folder contains small pamphlets that include the athletic schedules of the active varsity teams at the time. The schedules include fall, winter, and spring sports.
This folder contains many programs of gymnastic meets which list different events and the names of student participants. The programs range from 1894 to 1912. The folder also contains three cards. One is a list of gymnastics prizes, listing the names of the prizes and why they were given. Some of the items on the list also indicate who they were given to. Another card, from 1899, is a mailed invitation to the Sixth Annual Gymnasium Exhibition. The third card, from 1900, is an advertisment/invitation to a gymnastics meet between Columbia University and Haverford. In the folder there is also a program for another gymnastics meet between Lehigh and Haverford on March 16th 1901, and a program from an unspecified meet about the indian clubs event.
This folder contains items related to the Haverford College Cricket Club, also known as the Haverford College Cricket Team.
The first group of items relates to the team's trips to England in 1897, 1925, and an unspecified year. The first is an advertisement to Haverford Alumni about the next issue of the Haverford College Athletic Annual. It is a special cricket edition and, among reporting on other sports, fully covered the Cricket team's trip to England. The second item is a schedule of the team's matches during this same trip to England but in 1925. The last is a newspaper clipping reporting on Haverford's loss to Marlborough College.
The next group of items are schedules from 1895, 1896, and 1898. These are in the form of small cards. The last schedule card is from 1879 and is not for Haverford's cricket team, but is for the Dorian Cricket Club. This also acts as an invitation to the club's opening match between the College Eleven and the Old Haverfordians. There is also another ticket to the Dorian Cricket Club's anniversary celebration in Founders in September of 1879.
Another item is an invitation to the cricket match between Haverford and the British Embassy in 1953. Lastly, there's a poster from 2004 of a cricket player on the team in action.
This folder contains programs for the 16th, 17th, 24th annual M.A.S.C.A.A Track and Field Championship meets that took place in 1928, 1929, and 1936, respectively. Along with this there is a program for a celebration dinner for the winners of the aforementioned event in 1929. In addition to this, there is a program for the 23rd annual Track Meet of the Inter-Academic Athletic Association that took place in 1909. There's also a program for a dual Track and Field meet where Haverford faced New York University in 1915. There is a portion of a different program for a meet against Swathmore in the same year. This single folded page is very fragile and badly damaged. Finally, there's a "Middle Atlantic Conference Track and Field Book of Champions" from 1976 that contains the names of students who were champions and/or record breakers in various events within the conference. The schools mentioned include West Chester State College, Ursinus College, Pennsylvania Military College, Susquehanna University, Franklin & Marshall College, Junita College, Widener College, Dickinson College, Haverford College, Western Maryland College, Lycoming College, Albright College, Delaware Valley University, Washington College, Gettysburg College, Lebanon Valley College, Muhlenberg College, Johns Hopkins University, Upsala College, and Hofstra University.
This folder holds many various items. The first set of items are tickets to various Haverford football games. There are four of them, one for an unspecified game that took place in 1894, one for Lafayette vs. Haverford in 1891, one for Swarthmore vs. Haverford in 1915, and one for a different for Haverford vs. Swathmore in 1941. Another set of items are schedules for the 1897 spring and fall season, the 1899 fall season, the 1911 fall season, and the 1912 spring season. Another set of items are programs for various games: Swathmore vs Haverford in 1903, 1914, 1921, 1924, 1925, 1950, and 1969; Haverford vs. Earlham in 1933; Johns Hopkins vs. Haverford in 1937; and Haverford vs. Wesleyan in 1940. Another set are programs for 2 events sponsored by Haverford's Alumni Football Association titled simply "Entertainment." One event took place in 1893 and the other one in 1895. The rest of the items are individual. One item is a blank copy of a ticket invoice that someone would send to Haverford with a check or money order inside in it to order tickets to football games. It also has an envelope attached to it. Another item is an invitation to a Haverford vs. Swathmore football game in 1897. Finally, there is a copy of The Philadelphia Press's Sports Press. This issue is from November 1903. It reports on different contests from different schools. This newspaper is very fragile.
This folder holds various items related to Haverford's men's and women's soccer teams. One item is a blank copy of a ticket invoice that someone would send to Haverford with a check or money order inside in it to buy seats for the 75th Anniversary Soccer Luncheon. There is also a set of items relating to the men's soccer Haverford vs. Harvard rematch in 1980 and the history of Haverford and Harvard's soccer rivalry. One of these is a poster promoting the rematch game and gives a brief history of Haverford vs. Harvard. The other in this set is a program that chronicles the history of Haverford vs. Harvard as well as the roster and information about the game itself. Another item is a report on the Homecoming of 1975 for the men's soccer team. The next item is a collection of posts from the women's soccer team from August 2010 on a Haverford blog page about their trip to Brazil. The posts were written by player Kirsten Sockett (Class of 2011) and were posted as the trip progressed. The same thing was done for the men's trip to Sweden that happened at the same time the women went to Brazil. These posts were made by player Matt Wetherell (Class of 2012). Another item is an article about the new (at the time) head coach of men's soccer, Shane Rineer, going from being the interim head coach to the actual head coach in 2011. Another item is a program for a Haverford vs. Swathmore game in 1981. On the same token, there's a newspaper reporting on the Haverford vs. Swathmore game in 1975. This issue is a special edition for the program's 75th anniversary. The program contains a history of Haverford and Swathmore soccer as well as having the roster of both teams on the back. There is also another article about player on the women's soccer team Lindsay Ryan (class of 2012). Another item is the men's soccer team's handbook from 2012. The handbook contains the main tenets of the soccer team, ways for the individuals of the team to improve as well as ways for the team to progress as a whole, what the coach, Shane Rineer, expects from players, the coach's short-term and long-term plans for the team, the coach's coaching and recuriting philosophy, and his resume.
This folder only contains 2 items. One is a schedule for the team during the 1932 season, and the other is a printed email advertising the 3rd Annual Drinker Toy Drive that was run by the baseball team.
This folder contains documents and items relating to the men's and women's basketball teams. The first is a schedule for the men's team of the 1925 to 1926 season. There are also two invitations to games. One is for men's and women's games that took place on January 19, 1994. The men played Pharmacy and the women played Bryn Mawr. The other invitation is just for the men's team in 1979. The JV amd varsity teams played that day. Another item is a program for a women's game where Haverford played Albright College on February 18, 1987. This was the last game of this season, as the cover of the program indicates, so on the inside of the program all the players at the time signed their names next to the roster. There is also a note from Captain Stephanie James addressed to "Mr. Hebda." There's also a program for an event called "The Ram's Classic" where multiple school's basketball teams participated. The schools where the women's teams participated were West Chester State, Montclair state, St. Joseph's, and Ursinus. The schools where the men's teams participated were also West Chester State, Haverford, Oneonta State, and Swathmore. The program contains the rosters of each team. Haverford's men's team signed their names on the page with their roster. There are two other items that are letters addressed to a "Walt" from the head coach at the time of the men's team, Tony Zanin. The next item is a program for Moravian College's basketball team in the 1981-1982 season. Inside of this program are rosters of other schools that Moravian played as well as their own. For every entry there is a small history of the team mentioned. On Haverford's page, the players and the coach, Tony Zanin, signed their names. There's a similar program for the 1978-1979 Jacket Tournaments at Randolph-Macon College. Many different schools are mentioned, and again, on Haverford's page with their roster and information, the players signed their names. There's another program for the 1976 to 1977 season that has a very similar format again. The Haverford players again signed on their page. Lastly, there's a program for the men's games in 1970 against Swathmore. The program contains rosters for both schools' varsity and JV teams, as well as a blank scorecard inside.
There are two items in this folder. One is a gate pass for the Division III Women's Lacross Championship in 1986. The other is a collection of posts from the Men's lacrosse team from January 2010 on a Haverford blog page about their trip to Australia. The posts were written by player Ian Holmes (Class of 2010) and were posted as the trip progressed.
This folder contains one document that reports on the Women's Ultimate Frisbee team's performance in the Fall of 2007. The document conains their record, thier schedule and the score of each of those games, and the roster.
This folder has various items. There are 4 seperate articles about different awarded athletes. The award winning students are baseball player Jake Alter (Class of 2011), track and field athlete Zoe Welch (Class of 2011), softball player Maria Zambrotta (Class of 2011), and women's basketball player Dominique Neeks (Class of 2013). The first three students received these features from SAAC during March, February, and April 2011 respectively, and Meeks was featured by HCAA. There are also two copies of the program for the 2010 Senior Athlete Award Ceremony. Both copies are identical. They contain every team, their rosters, their record, and which students won awards and set records. Lastly, there's a postgraduate scholarship that was given to Matthew E. Leighninger in 1992.