Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
FAX (270) 809-6153
Collection Title: Marketing and Promotions Materials - Press Books
Series Number: RG020-11-18
Department: Athletics Department
Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Rachel Kim in March and April and May 2011
Date Listed: May 16, 2011
Date Span: 1926-2010
Size of Collection: 9.5 linear feet
Number of Boxes: 12 letter size document cases and 13 letter half size document cases
Type of Material: Press books, programs, newspaper clippings, schedules and ephemera
Condition of Material: Good
Arrangement: Organized alphabetically by name of team sport; chronological arrangement
Historical Information: The Athletics Department at Murray State University was established in the fall of 1923 to manage the football team and women's basketball team. Baseball followed in the spring of 1924. Intercollegiate play began in the fall of 1925. Currently there are seven sport programs for men and nine programs for women.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of marketing and promotional materials printed by the Athletics Department of Murray State University, and its predecessors, for sports teams from 1926 to 2010. The collection contains team histories, press books, programs, schedules, press releases, newspaper clippings and ephemera. Included in the materials are press books, programs and schedules for baseball (1973-2001), Basketball (1926-2010), Cross Country (1977-1990), Football (1933-2008), Golf (1970-2001), Rifle team (1970-2001), Tennis (1972-2001), Track and Field (1957-2001) and Volleyball (1983-2010).
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Murray State University – Baseball.
Murray State University – Basketball – History.
Murray State University – Football – History.
Murray State University – Cross-country running.
Murray State University – Golf.
Murray State University – Rifle team.
Murray State University – Tennis.
Murray State University – Track and field.
Murray State University – Volleyball.