Football Films, 1968-1978
Acquisition And Processing Information
This is a collection of 16 mm films transferred to Washington State University Libraries' Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC) on October 25, 2012, by Linda Chalich of the WSU Office of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Intercollegiate Athletics recordings were retained as UA2013-14 and were processed in 2013-2014 by University Archivist Mark O'English.
Number of containers: 2 boxes
Linear feet of shelf space: 2
Since four years after its 1890 founding, Washington State University participated in intercollegiate football. Filming of those competitions began in the 1920s and continues today.
The collection consists of 16mm films from WSU football games; unlike earlier collections, much of this film was unlabeled and thus identifications here are frequently partially incomplete. All but three of the films date from 1977-1978. Unlike most of the other collections of football films held in MASC, much of the film in this set is not coaching film, but rather promotional films or b-roll.
The collection is broken loosely into two sets. Box one contains primarily game films, though the second, smaller, reels in that box may be promotional. Virtually all materials in box two are promotional. Materials in both boxes are ordered chronologically by year, and then alphabetically within that. Individual items have not been numbered.
The entirety of this collection is open and available for in-person research use.
The suggested citation for the collection is:
Intercollegiate Athletics Football Films, 1968-1978 (Archives 338)
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
College sports--Washington (State)--Archives
Colleges and Universities
Sports and Recreation
Washington State University football films can be found in Archives 29, Archives 188, Archives 204, Archives 212, Archives 227, and Archives 329. Additionally, a combined chronological listing of all seven collections has been created. A selection of the films can be viewed online through the MASCís WSU Digital Football Films Collection.
While most of the material is silent, when audio is available, it is in English.