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Bucknell University, Bucknell University Stadium Commission Records Edit


Finding Aid Author
Crystal Matjasic
Finding Aid Date
2015 March
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  • 1922-1932 (Creation)


  • 0.42 Linear Feet (Whole)
    (1) 5 inch document box

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  • Language

    Materials are in English.

  • Administrative History

    The Bucknell University Stadium Commission was formed in 1923 after the Board of Trustees authorized a campaign to raise $500,000.00 for the building of a stadium on the campus of Bucknell University. John T. Shirley, a matriculate of the Class of 1909, was named commissioner of the campaign and was placed in charge of an Executive Stadium Committee. In addition to Shirley, the Executive Stadium Committee membership included Charles P. Vaughn, Emory W. Hunt, Professor Ephraim E. Heim, Russ H. Kress, the Honorable John W. Davis, Oliver J. Decker, George W. Cockill and Robert W. Thompson. The campaign was organized in locations where large numbers of Bucknellians resided. Centers of campaign activity included Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, New York, Philadelphia, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. By March 1924, subscriptions totaled $430,087.00 and ground was broken on March 17, 1924. The stadium was completed and dedicated in October of 1924.

  • Arrangement

    Records are arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronologically within the folders.

  • Scope and Contents

    The records of the Bucknell University Stadium Commission are arranged alphabetically by folder title and range from 1922 to 1932. Included in the records are campaign records, correspondence, The Magnet (a publication of the Commission), remittance forms, and reports. The correspondence includes publications created to encourage donations to the fund for the stadium. The campaign records include lists of subscribers, minutes of the local committees and correspondence.

  • Separated Materials

    Photographs may be housed with the Special Collections/University Archives Photograph Collection.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research use.

  • Usage Restrictions

    The materials in this collection may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and research purposes. If the intended use is beyond these purposes, it is the responsibility of the user to obtain the appropriate permissions by contacting Special Collections/University Archives at the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Item], Bucknell University Stadium Commission Records, Special Collections/University Archives, Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.