Track and Field Records now available
August 2, 2011
Here's a guest post from Archives intern Carolyn Halper:
The Drexel University Track and Cross-Country records have been processed and are now ready for research use.
This collection holds Drexel's Track and Field photos, newspaper clippings, and administrative records dating from 1946 to 1994. The collection includes a number of event results and rosters, sports memos, and track meet programs, including those from the ECC and IC4A. It also includes a small amount of material regarding the recruitment process.
The Track and Field team was one of the first competitive sports teams formed at Drexel University in 1898. The program lasted until 1953, when the track season was cancelled due to practice restrictions. The team was again resumed in 1954 with the appointment of Richard F. Lyster as head coach, but it was not until 1970 that the team was officially reinstated. The teams were again eliminated in 1998 and have since been replaced by a Track Club, featuring sprinters and middle and long distance runners. The bulk of the collection involving both indoor and outdoor track comes from the 1970s and 1980s.
Researchers who want to use this collection can contact the archives.