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Boxing (Sports Information Office) records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-

Scope and Contents

The collection contains boxing programs and other published materials relating to Michigan State University's boxing program from 1940 to 1958. The collection also contains the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) program from 1959.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1959


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

The first boxing competitions at Michigan State University began in the mid-1880s with informal field day competitions. Boxing's popularity declined on campus until after World War I when the new men's gymnasium opened and boxing once again became popular. Boxing became a varsity sport in 1935 and ceased as a varsity sport in 1958. Scheduling competitions became difficult as the only other team in the Big Ten with a boxing team was Wisconsin.

MSU student John Horne won three consecutive NCAA titles (1958 to 1960), training on his own after the official program ended.


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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.

Boxing (Sports Information Office) Records
4 Published And Cataloged
J. Chen
February 2008
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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