Recently, the Washington University Archives processed new material for the Department of Athletics Records. This collection documents the rich history of Athletics at WashU through trophies, records, uniforms, and more.
The new additions include men's and women's cheerleading uniforms from 2012, a wide variety of t-shirts commemorating Washington University athletic championships, and newspaper clippings detailing the athletic programs.
This collection includes records that document the development and history of this department and its organizational structure ranging from the late 1800s to the present. Series 1 documents the Athletic Association records for Men’s sports from 1902-1946, while Series 2 includes records from the Women’s Athletics Department and Athletic Alumni Association Records from the 1930s to the 1980s. Some of the unique memorabilia includes a fencing trophy from 1929 and two pairs of football cleats.
The new Series 4 consists of records from the Athletic Department, dating from 1970s to the present. These records include many press releases, statistics, and other detailed information about the performance of Washington University’s Athletics programs.