University of Arizona polo team collection, 1924-1932

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University of Arizona polo team collection, 1924-1932

AZ 064

Collection Summary

Creator: University of Arizona. polo team
Collection Name:University of Arizona Polo team collection,
Inclusive Dates: 1923-1932
Physical Description:.4 linear feet
Abstract:Collection contains correspondence, telegrams, programs, and additional materials related to The University of Arizona polo team, 1923-1932.
Collection Number: AZ 064
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Historical Note

The University of Arizona Polo Team began in 1922 under the Department of Military Science and Tactics. The team, using horses belonging to the ROTC program, and being entirely funded by sources outside the University, nevertheless found success in the polo community and became the standing Western Collegiate champions. They were the first University of Arizona team to be invited to a national championship, attending the National Intercollegiate Polo Championships in 1924. Although they did not claim the national title, they continued to succeed and were invited to the nationals again in 1931. Unfortunately, due to World War II and the increasing need by the ROTC for the horses, the team was disbanded in 1942, never to be resurrected.

Scope and Content Note

Collection contains correspondence, telegrams, programs, and additional materials related to The University of Arizona Polo Team, 1923-1932.





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Related Material

Related material is located in the following collections: AZ 063, and AZ 393.

Access Terms

Corporate Name(s)
University of Arizona -- Sports -- History

Athletics -- Arizona -- History
College sports -- Arizona -- History
Military sports -- United States -- History
Polo -- Arizona

Genre Form(s)

Administrative Information

Credit Line

University of Arizona polo team collection (AZ 064). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

11 Speech given by Will Rogers to benefit the team, Fox Theater, Tucson. , May 8, 1931
12 Letter from President Calvin Coolidge. , July 3, 1924
13-7 Correspondence of Captain G. R. Mauger. , 1930-1932
18 Correspondence: UA Polo Team and the Southwestern Polo Association. , 1923-1931
19 Correspondence: UA Polo Team and the Southwester Polo Association. , 1931-1933
110 "History of University of Arizona Polo," an original typescript manuscript by an anonymous author. , 1932
111 Program of the Intercollegiate Polo Championship. , 1924
112-15 Magazines: The Arizona Kitty Kat, April 1931 and April 1932. The Spur, May 15, 1924 and June 1, 1924. , 1924-1932
116-17 Telegrams from citizens of Tucson to the team at the national championships. , July 3, 1924; May 30, 1931