Pennsylvania State University, Intercollegiate Athletics, Football records, 1881-2016

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Collection Overview

Title:
Pennsylvania State University, Intercollegiate Athletics, Football records
Dates (Inclusive):
1881-2016
Creator:
Pennsylvania State University. Intercollegiate Athletics
Abstract:
Penn State's intercollegiate football team began competition in in 1887, competing as an independent before joining the Big Ten in 1993. Joe Paterno took over as coach in 1966, and guided the Nittany Lions to the most wins by any coach in Division I history. This collection documents Pennsylvania State University's men's football team and its competitive events. Materials include media guides, statistics, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs, moving image recordings of both games and publicity, plus audio recordings of interviews, and a small number of trophies.
Collection Number:
491
Size:
119 Linear Feet
Size:
5530 items
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Organizational History

Penn State's intercollegiate football team began competition in in 1887, and hired Coach George Hoskins in 1892. Penn State competed as an independent before joining the Big Ten in 1993. They were invited to their first bowl game in 1922 under Coach Hugo Bezdek, and came to national prominence in the 1950s and 60s under Coach Rip Engle. Joe Paterno took over as coach in 1966, and guided the Nittany Lions to the most wins by any coach in Division I history, as well as the most bowl appearances, and most bowl wins. Under Coach Paterno, the squad has won two consensus national championships, in 1982 and 1986, three Big Ten titles, and completed 5 undefeated seasons. In 2007, Coach Paterno joined previous coaches Dick Harlow, Hugo Bezdek, and Bob Higgins in the College Football Hall of Fame. On 22 November 2008, Penn State became the 6th Division I program to win 800 games.

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Scope and Contents

This collection documents Pennsylvania State University's men's football team and its competitive events. Materials include media guides, statistics, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs, moving image recordings of both games and publicity, plus audio recordings of interviews, and a small number of trophies.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Pennsylvania State University, Intercollegiate Athletics, Football Records, 491, Special Collections Library, Pennsylvania State University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections staff.

Existence and Location of Copies

There are digital surrogates available for some materials.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Pennsylvania State University. Intercollegiate Athletics

Genre(s)

  • Photographic
  • Scrapbooks
  • Computer Assisted
  • Moving Image
  • Audio
  • Artifacts

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Collection Inventory

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