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Seattle University Athletics Department. Student Athlete Records

Identifier: RG 029-01

Scope and Contents

This historical collection of student athlete records is limited to selected players. The contents of individual player files vary and may include one or more of the following: brief sport biography, player statistics, photographs, news clippings, or team photographs. The collection includes scattered annual team photographs, Official BasketBall Program brochures both men's and women's; and publicity materials. The records are scattered between 1948-1999 with primary coverage of the men's basketball program. Other sports programs with minimal records include baseball, crew, golf, skiing, soccer and tennis. Some individual photographs of coaches are also included. This collection includes oversize photographs/posters of some annual teams, men's soccer (1990-92), tennis (1986-99 incomplete), volleyball (1984), as well as player certificates/honors, the women's basketball newsletter Courtside (1978-1980), and the men's basketball newsletter Tomahawk Express (1981-82). One official program (1982-83) compiles lists of men's and women's basketball "top" statistical records from 1945 through 1983, including: top ten players with highest career points, 500 point club (player in a single season), top ranked teams and best coaching records. The collection also includes unidentified negatives and contact prints. The collection is not comprehensive.


  • 1946-1999
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1980


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

This historical collection of student athlete records compiled by the Seattle University Athletic Department and transferred to the library in 2004, highlights selected players in sports programs from 1948 to 1999. The contents of Individual player files vary and may include one or more of the following: a brief sport biography, game statistics, photographs, and news clippings. The majority of records, six linear feet, cover men's basketball. High profile players include Chieftain basketball All-Stars John and Ed O'Brien, Earl Spangler, Plummer Lott, Joe Pehanick, Elgin Baylor (NBA Hall of Fame), Eddie Miles, Tom Workman, Tom Little, Frank Oleynick, Jawann Oldham, and Clint Richardson. Women's basketball covers the 1970-1980's teams and includes Jane "CJ" Sealey, Sue Turina, and Sue Stimac. Minimal photographs and records cover golf and tennis stars Patricia Lesser and Tom Gorman. This collection includes only a few of the fine athletes and teams that brought regional and national recognition to Seattle University from 1950 to 1999.


11 Linear Feet (18 half boxes and 1 oversize box)

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This historical collection of student athlete records contains selected individual biographies, player statistics, photographs, news clippings, scattered team photographs and the annual official men's and women's basketball programs and publicity materials. Primary coverage focuses on Seattle University's basketball programs with limited materials covering baseball, crew, golf, gymnastics, skiing, soccer, and tennis.

Guide to the Seattle University Athletics Department Student Athlete Records
Mary Linden Sepulveda
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Funding for preparing the finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Repository Details

Part of the Seattle University, Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons, Special Collections Repository

901 12th Avenue
Seattle WA 98122-1090 USA