Yearbook: UConn

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Another fantastic collection comes from the University of Connecticut's Archives & Special Collections department.

Their Yearbook, the Nutmeg is complete from 1915-1990 and is viewed in searchable PDF format.

Taken alone, the Nutmeg is another great addition to the yearbook project. Couple the yearbooks with a selection of mid-century football highlights and we're looking at one of the more ambitious athletic archives on the list.

Connecticut Football, 1934

At about 10 minutes each, I watched a few reels all the way through and I'm glad I did. It's such a great look at how and why the game was played so long ago. If I could recommend just one watch Rhode Island vs Connecticut State College, 1934. (ASX file - playable in Windows Media player)

The game ends 18-0, Connecticut... check the end of the reel - the goalposts come down and get paraded off the field. Then there is some sort of dust up involving police and sideline revelers.

Just an amazing piece of film.


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