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Gifford Princeton Wrestling scrapbooks collection


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Gifford, Eli

Eli "Giff" Gifford '37 (fullname: Eli Garfield Gifford) was class president of the Princeton Class of 1937. He was an avid follower of Princeton wrestling, and his brother Joseph Tomlinson Gifford '39 was a varsity wrestler prior to his death in a car crash in his senior year. In memory of Joe Gifford '39 the Gifford Trophy is awarded each year to the Princeton wrestler who has scored the most points in competition.

Consists of three scrapbooks containing clippings about the Princeton wrestling team. Several of the articles specifically focus on the untimely death of wrestler Joe Gifford '39, and its effect on the team.

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Gifford Princeton Wrestling scrapbooks collection, 1934-1939. 1 box.
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1 box

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