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Track and Field (Sports Information Office) records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a photocopy of “Spartan Thinclad News” from April 1937, a program for the inaugural meet of the new track on campus. It gives a history of track at Michigan State as well as the program for the dedication of the track. The collection also includes programs for Big Ten Indoor track meets, a Big Ten outdoor meet, as well a program for the State Journal Spartan relays, an indoor high school meet.


  • Creation: 1937 - 1983


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

Michigan State University Track can trace its roots to the intercollegiate field day competitions held during the 1880s. In 1888, Michigan Agricultural College (M.A.C.), as MSU was then known, became a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association where it dominated the annual field day events winning 15 championships in 20 years. A student assumed the duties of track coach in 1898; the following year a non-student coach was hired. In 1908, M.A.C. competed in the Big Ten Track Championships in certain events and continued to compete against Big Ten institutions after joining the conference in 1950.


0.1 Cubic Feet (4 folders)

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Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Track (Sports Information Office) Records
4 Published And Cataloged
E. Geahan
June 2009
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US