Athletics posters, ca. 1950

Collection Overview

Title: Athletics posters, ca. 1950

Record Series: 00/00/05

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Creator: University of Northern Iowa

Date: ca. 1950

Extent: 1 box (0.21 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Language: This material is entirely in English.

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Preferred Citation: [Identification of item] in the Athletics Posters collection, ca. 1950, Archives Record Series 00/00/05, University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of thirty athletics posters or placards, 11 inches X 7 inches. Each poster has athletics advice with a cartoon style drawing to illustrate that advice.  For example, one poster reads:  "Put 'em in a hole and keep them there!!" The cartoon drawing shows a fierce football player, with a club, standing over an opponent with only his head showing from a hole in the ground.

The poster series was printed by the School and Athletic Poster Company, Sioux City, Iowa, probably in about 1950. The posters were likely meant to be displayed in athletics offices and locker rooms as inspiration and incentive for coaches and players.


Box 1

30 posters

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared by University Archivist Gerald L. Peterson, September 2013; modified, September 16, 2013 (GP). Updated by Library Associate Dave Hoing, October 2017 and February 2018. Linear feet updated July 31, 2017.