James Fred McKale papers, 1891-1967 (bulk 1940-1967)

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James Fred McKale papers, 1891-1967 (bulk 1940-1967)

AZ 284


Collection Summary

Creator: McKale, James Fred, 1887-1967
Collection Name:James Fred McKale papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1891-1967
Bulk Dates: (bulk 1940-1967)
Physical Description:15 linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, speeches, athletic records, and personal items, concerning University of Arizona athletics. Teams include basketball, baseball, and football. Also included is material relating to his participation in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the American Association of College Baseball Coaches.
Collection Number: AZ 284
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
URL:http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

James Fred McKale first moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1911 and served as a baseball coach for Tucson High School. Based on his outstanding record students from the University of Arizona petitioned University President A. H. Wilde to hire McKale as the coach for all athletic teams at the U of A. James F. McKale served as Coach and Director of Athletics at the University of Arizona from 1914-1959.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, speeches, athletic records, and personal items, concerning University of Arizona athletics. Teams include basketball, baseball, and football. Also included is material relating to his participation in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the American Association of College Baseball Coaches.


Organization

This collection is organized into six series:

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Related Material

Miscellaneous photographs were integrated into Special Collections' University Photograph files. Eleven large framed photographs are hanging in the McKale Memorial Room, McKale Center.


Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
McKale, James Fred, 1887-1967 -- Archives

Corporate Name(s)
American Association of College Baseball Coaches
Border Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
National Collegiate Athletic Association
University of Arizona -- Buildings
University of Arizona -- Faculty
University of Arizona -- Homecoming
University of Arizona -- Records and correspondence
University of Arizona -- Sports -- History
University of Arizona -- University week
University of Arizona. Dept. of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
University of Arizona. Student Union

Subject(s)
Athletics -- Arizona -- History
Baseball -- Arizona -- History
College sports -- Arizona -- History
Football -- Arizona -- History

Genre Form(s)
Correspondence
Photographs
Scrapbooks


Administrative Information

Credit Line

James Fred McKale papers (AZ 284). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Correspondence and Personal Material, 1903-1967
Correspondence, 1928-1967
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11-3 Correspondence: General and miscellaneous. , 1940-1967
14 Correspondence: Homecoming. , 1956
14 Correspondence: Retirement. , 1957
15 Correspondence: Newsletters from Robert Clark. , 1953
15 Correspondence: Paul J. Fannin. , 1950-1967
15 Correspondence: Barry Goldwater. , 1957, 1959, 1965-1967
15 Correspondence: Bill Henry. , 1955
15 Correspondence: Mrs. Chris Lauesen. , 1944-1946
15 Correspondence: F. N. "Pat" Nathan. , 1941-1943, 1966
15 Correspondence: Lyman P. Robertson. , 1948-1950
15 Correspondence: B. L. Stanley. , 1928, 1932
Includes a letter from Knute Rockne, University of Notre Dame.
16 Memorial Service and later tributes. , June 4, 1967
16 Correspondence returned to library after James F. McKale's death.
Personal Material, 1903-1967
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21 Personal miscellany.
Includes membership cards, poems and resolutions in honor of James F. McKale's "Liar's Medal", first World Series attended, and first airplane ride.
22 The Big "I", personal clippings.
23 Insurance.
24 Helms Hall College Baseball Hall of Fame. , 1954
25 Course in Physical and Bayonet Training, Princeton University. , November 1918
26 McKale Stadium. , 1951-1955
27 McKale Scholarship Fund. , 1956-1963
28 Retirement. , 1957
29 80th Birthday celebration plans. , 1967
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31-10 Letters of sympathy to family. , 1967
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41 Albion College: Correspondence, etc.
42 Albion College: "Doctor McKale". , 1955
43 Sigma Nu Fraternity: Various publications, etc.
44 Sigma Nu Fraternity: Directory. , 1941
45 University of Michigan: Summer school notes. , 1922
4 Old Albion, 1861-1909. , 1909
4 Io Triumphe (Albion College Alumni Directory Issue. , January 1962
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5 Albion College Scrapbook. , 1903-1912
Includes material relating to his prior years and Lansing High School and as a coach at Superior, Wisconsin High School and Tucson High School after graduation.
Series II: Speeches, Printed Materials and Photographs, 1893-1967
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61 Newspaper Columns: "McKale Recalls: Sports Oddities", Arizona Republic. , 1941
62 Newspaper Columns: "McKale's 'Knotty Problems'", Arizona Daily Star; Arizona Republic; and Gazette. , 1944-1946
63 Newspaper Columns: "2nd Base Coach". Collegiate Baseball Digest.
64 Speeches: Lincoln.
Includes also Abraham Lincoln: The Politician by James F. McKale, published by the University of Arizona Alumni Association, 1967?
65 Speeches: George Washington.
66 Speeches: Men's Night. , 1958-1966
67 Speeches: Miscellaneous.
68 Speeches: Miscellaneous notes, etc.
69 Photographs.
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71 Clippings: Education and health.
72 Clippings: Humor.
73 Clippings: Lincoln.
74 Clippings: Politics, social problems, etc.
7 "X Book" (volumes 1-3).
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8 Books: El Beisbol en Sonora (1877-1950), by Miguel S. Durazo, Sonora. , 1945?
8 Books: A Course in Football for Players and Coaches, by Glenn S. Warner, Carlisle, PA. , 1912
8 Books: A Scientific and Practical Treatise on American Football for Schools and Colleges, by A. Alonzo Stagg and Henry L. Williams, Hartford, Conn. , 1893
8 Books: America's National Game... Baseball, by Albert G. Spalding, New York. , 1911
8 Books: United States 1952 Olympic Book (inscribed). , 1952
8 Books: United States 1956 Olympic Book (inscribed). , 1956
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9 Die Olympischen Spiele 1936, Hamburg, (Band 2, inscribed). , 1932
Series III: University Athletics and Sports Records, 1891-1967
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101 Appointments. , 1917-1967
102 Correspondence with University Presidents.
103 Job applications. , 1925, 1930
104 Varsity athletic war casualties.
105 Physical Education majors and graduates.
106 Stadium construction.
107 Ellinwood Vocabulary Contest. , 1943-1945
108 Student Union building. , 1945
109 William J. Bray. , 1946
1010 History: S. J. Mansfeld's correspondence with others. , 1906-1965
1011 History: Correspondence with various persons regarding athletic history. , 1941-1960
1012 History: Correspondence with S. J. Mansfeld. , 1945-1961
1013 History: Holiday "Strike". , 1904
1014 Miscellaneous history.
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111 Varsity Lettermen (separate sports lists and miscellaneous material).
112 Varsity Managers.
113 Miscellaneous material.
114 Bobcats.
11 "University of Arizona Varsity Lettermen," (notebook). , 1897-1964
11 Lettermen's Club Book of Tributes (collection of bound letters). , November 8, 1964
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12 Digest of Articles: Arizona Weekly (notebook). , 1891-1900
12 Digest of Articles: Arizona Daily Citizen (notebook). , September 1891-August 1915
12 Digest of Articles: Arizona Daily Star (notebook). , September 1891-September 1914
12 Digest of Articles: Arizona Daily Star (folder containing variations of the above). , 1896-1911
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131 Basketball Records. , 1904-1964
132 Golf Records. , 1949-1964
133 Swimming Records. , 1923-1964
134 Tennis Records. , 1901-1964
135 Miscellaneous Sports Records.
136 Varsity Captains. , 1899-1942
13 History of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Arizona by Robert S. Svob. , 1897-1961
Volume 1 is a Master's Thesis cover 1897-1948, volume 2 is a supplement covering 1949-1961.
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141 Baseball Records. , 1925
142-8 Baseball Records. , 1931-1939
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151-4 Baseball Records. , 1940-1943
155 Baseball Records. , 1946-1947
156 Baseball Records (summary). , 1898-1964
157 Baseball Reunions. , 1956-1963
158 Baseball Teaching Notes.
159 Miscellaneous Baseball Records and History.
1510 Track Records. , 1897-1964
1511 Early Track and Field Days.
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161 "Manuscript... on the 1905 U. of A. Football Team and Its Influence on the Modern Game." , 1938-1955
162 Football Coaches.
163 Football Records (summary).
164 Football Records and History (miscellaneous material).
165 Football Notes.
166 Visiting Football Teams. , 1941-1948
167 John "Button" Salmon.
168 Miscellaneous Football Material.
169 Tempe: The Matesic Siemering Affair ("NCCA Lie", by James F. McKale). , 1951-1952
1610 Football Clippings.
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171 Homecoming: Reunion of 1899 Team. , 1949
172 Homecoming: Reunion of 1900 Team. , 1950
173 Homecoming: Reunion of 1901 Team. , 1951
174 Homecoming: Reunion of 1902 and 1927 Teams. , 1952
175 Homecoming: Reunion of 1903 and 1928 Teams. , 1953
176 Homecoming: Reunion of 1904 and 1929 Teams. , 1954
177 Homecoming: Reunion of 1905 and 1930 Teams. , 1955
178 Homecoming: Reunion of 1914, 1915, 1916, and 1931 Teams. , 1956
179 Homecoming: Reunion of 1917 and 1932 Teams. , 1957
1710 Homecoming: Reunion of 1908 and 1933 Teams. , 1958
1711 Homecoming: Reunion of 1909 and 1934 Teams. , 1959
1712 Homecoming: Reunion of 1910 and 1935 Teams. , 1960
1713 Homecomings. , 1961-1963
1714 Homecomings. , 1964-1967
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181 Ernest L. Barnes report to Fred Inke, Jr. , 1950
182 Report to Vice President Marvin D. Johnson. , 1964
183 High School Questionnaire. , 1928
184 Track and Field Records.
185-11 University Week. , 1912-1965
18 Printed programs.
Series IV: Associations, 1931-1967
National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1947-1967
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191-2 College World Series: Clippings, etc. , 1947-1948
193-4 College World Series: Programs. , 1950-1967
195 N. C. A. A.: Sanity Code ("Passell of Lies" by James F. McKale). , 1948-1949
196 N. C. A. A.: Correspondence. , 1947-1958
197 N. C. A. A.: Baseball Questionnaire. , 1951-1954
198 N. C. A. A.: Meetings and minutes. , 1959-1964
199 N. C. A. A.: Convention programs.
1910 N. C. A. A.: T. V. Arguments.
1911 N. C. A. A./A. A. C. B. C.: Convention, Dallas. , 1951
1912 N. C. A. A.: Miscellaneous material.
Border Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, 1931-1961
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201 Correspondence. , 1931-1956
202 Constitution and Eligibility Rules. , 1932-1961
203 Miscellaneous material.
204-5 Minutes of meetings. , 1931-1956
206-8 1st-25th Conferences. , 1932-1959
American Association of College Baseball Coaches, 1945-1967
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211 A. A. C. B. C.: Membership lists. , 1946-1961
212-3 A. A. C. B. C.: Meetings and minutes. , 1946-1954, 1959-1967
214 A. A. C. B. C.: Constitution and history.
215 A. A. C. B. C.: All-star Game, Boston. , 1946
216 A. A. C. B. C.: Miscellaneous material.
217-9 Baseball Correspondence. , 1945-1967
Series V: Supplemental Materials, 1899-1967
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221 Major League Baseball Players.
222 "Pros."
223 Beginnings of Baseball.
224 Roster of Baseball Coaches (compiled by James F. McKale). , 1957-1966
225 College All-American Baseball Teams.
226 "The Most Famous Fifty."
227 Baseball Clippings (miscellaneous).
228 Miscellaneous Baseball Material.
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231 High School Baseball Tournaments and Track Meets.
232 History of High School Basketball Tournaments.
233-5 Basketball Tournaments. , 1927-1958
235 Coaching School, Flagstaff (programs of Arizona High School All-star Football Games). , 1949-1959
236 Falk Engineered Sport Facts.
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24 Photographs and Cartoons.
24 Miscellaneous Clippings: Abe Chanin's series, "They Fought Like Wildcats," Arizona Daily Star (also original drawings). , April 1954
24 Miscellaneous Clippings: "A 47-Year Career is Closed," by Arnott Duncan (McKale retirement), Arizona Days and Ways. , May 19, 1957
24 Miscellaneous Clippings: "James Fritz McKale... Even Tempe Appreciates Him," (McKale retirement), Bisbee Daily Review. , March 10, 1957
24 Miscellaneous Clippings: Homecoming Edition, '56, Tucson Daily Citizen. , 1956
24 Miscellaneous Clippings: Photo of McKale installation in Arizona Sports Hall of Fame, Arizona Republic. , February 4, 1959
24 Miscellaneous Clippings: Stadium Section, p. 5-8, Arizona Wildcat. , December 13, 1927
24 Miscellaneous Clippings: Football clippings from Sam Mansfeld, Los Angeles Times. , December 26, 1901, January 2, 1902
24 Miscellaneous Clippings: Football clippings from Sam Mansfeld, Los Angeles Examiner. , October 25, 1925
24 Chart of University of Arizona Football Scores. , 1899-1947
24 Certificates and Awards (Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame, Draft Board, Masonic, etc.).
24 National College Baseball Series, Omaha (clippings). , 1950-1967
24 1932 Olympics, Los Angeles (clippings and programs). , 1932
Series VI: Scrapbooks, 1914-1967
volume
1 Scrapbooks. , 1914-1921
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2 Scrapbooks. , 1921-1928
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3 Scrapbooks. , 1928-1937
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4 Scrapbooks. , 1937-1946
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5 Scrapbooks. , 1946-1951
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6 Scrapbooks. , 1951-1954
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7 Scrapbooks. , 1954-1958
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8 Scrapbooks. , 1958-1963
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9 Scrapbooks. , 1964-1967