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Encyclopedia of Baldwin Wallace University History: Campus Locations - A

An Index of Historical Content and Their Sources

Athletic Archives

Citation: Louise M. Kuhns, ed., "Athletic Archives reveal sports history," Pursuit 14, no. 2 (Winter 1982): 11.

The Baldwin-Wallace Athletic Archives, established in memory of Lee J. Tressel, opened on Homecoming Weekend, 1981. Located in the basement of the Watts Athletic Center across from Ursprung Gymnasium, the Archives catalog much of the athletic history of the College through game programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, press guides and slide shows.

The project was accomplished through the efforts of the Athletic Department staff, the 1980 football coaching staff, the Alumni and Development Officers, the Lettermen's Association, Dr. A. B. Bonds, Jr., and all who contributed to the Lee J. Tressel Memorial Fund, from which operating expenses have been made available. Eloise Tressel worked diligently to organize the Archives, and although she found it hard work, she adds that it was "thoroughly enjoyable. It's downright fun to look through all of these things - to the point where I sometimes stop working just to sit down and read."

The Archives are open Monday through Friday, noon to 1:30 p.m., and before and after all home basketball games. Additional hours can be arranged for special occasions by calling the Athletic Department, 216-826-2184.

Nearly 90 years of athletic history are represented, and any memorabilia which anyone might be willing to donate is appreciated.