Stegeman-Willingham collection

Stegeman-Willingham collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Stegeman, John F.
Title: Stegeman-Willingham collection
Dates: before 1983
Quantity: 2.2 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 card file box, 1 oversized box)
Coll. Number: ms2493

Biographical/Historical Note

"As of the 2005 season the University of Georgia (UGA) football in eighteen different bowl games (more than any other program in the country), won eleven Southeastern Conference (SEC) titles, and produced two Heisman Trophy winners. Some of the brightest stars in college football history have worn a Bulldogs uniform, including the quarterback Fran Tarkenton, who went on to a professional career in the National Football League (NFL) and induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the Heisman Trophy-winning running backs Frank Sinkwich (who won in 1942) and Herschel Walker (who won in 1982). Additionally, Georgia's home field, Sanford Stadium, named for educator Steadman V. Sanford, ranks among college football's most famed venues; games in the stadium are commonly said to be played 'between the hedges,' a reference to the shrubbery that surrounds the playing field."

--"UGA Football" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1994&sug=y (Accessed Aug. 17, 2009)


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photographs and correspondence related to John Stegeman and Robert "Skeet" Willingham's book Touchdown: a pictorial history of the Georgia Bulldogs, published Athens, Ga. : Agee Publishers, 1983.

In 1983, Agee Publishers, Inc. of Athens, GA published "Touchdown: A Pictorial History of the Georgia Bulldogs" by John E. Stegeman and Robert M. "Skeet" Willingham, Jr. This collection consists of correspondence between the co-author and the publisher, and significant figures in Georgia football who provided blurbs for the book. Most valuable however, is the extensive reservoir of photographs and negatives collected while researching the history of Georgia football. Showing not only great Georgia players and great Georgia plays; these photographs also give an insight into the changing styles of dress on campus and the development of University architecture.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Correspondence.
Georgia Bulldogs (Football team). -- History
Georgia Bulldogs (Football team). -- Photographs
Photographs.
Stegeman, John F. -- Correspondence
Stegeman, John F. -- Touchdown
Willingham, Robert Marion -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Stegeman-Willingham collection. MS 2493. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Georgia, University, Bulldog mascot, c. 1900.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Correspondence and Manuscripts

BoxFolder
11Correspondence Stegeman-Dooley
2Correspondence Stegeman-Felton, Magill, Smith, Tarkenton
3Correspondence Stegeman-Willingham
4Publishing Information and Correspondence
5Manuscript-Part one (1)
6Manuscript-Parts two (2) and three (3)
7Manuscript
1. 1981 Sugar Bowl and 1981 Fall Season
2. Yale game inaugurating Sanford Stadium
3. 1982 Season
4. Delication, acknowledgements, table of contents
8Manuscript-Hiring of Vince Dooley national championship season, through 1980
9Manuscript-Unidentified
10Miscellaneous box containing entire manuscript of book
 

Series 2: Photographic materials

BoxEnvelope
21Negatives
2Photographs-Action Shots
Undated vs. Harvard in Cambridge
vs. Alabama, 1919
vs. Virginia, 1920
vs. Oglethorpe, 1926
vs. Furman, 1927
vs. Clemson, 1927
vs. Auburn, 1930 (2)
vs. Georgia Tech, 1930
vs. N.C. State, 1933
vs. Tulane, 1933
vs. Alabama, 1934
vs. Mercer, 1935
vs. Fordham, 1936
vs. Florida, 1936
vs. Mercer, 1938
vs. South Carolina, 1939
vs. Alabama, 1950
vs. North Carolina, 1951
vs. Vanderbilt, 1980
vs. Florida, 1980 (2)
vs. Tennessee, 1981
Unidentified (33)
3Photographs--Band
4Photographs--Coaches
Butts
Conover
Dehart
Dooley-Numerous with others including wife Barbara
Mehre
Russell
Stegeman
Woodruff
5Individual Players-Photographs
Joe Boland
Marion Cambell
Bum Day
Knox Eldredge
Willie McLendon
Herb Maffett
George Poschner
Frank Sinkwich
Kyle R. Smith
Catfish Smith
V. Smith
Joe Tereshinski
J.H. "Red" Smith
Bill Herron
Jake Scott
Mark Stewart
Ray Goff (2)
Buck Belue
Kevin McLee
Bill Stanfill
Horace King
"Puss" Whelchel
John Stegeman
6Photographs-Individual Players Unidentified or partially identified
7Photographs-Miscellaneous
8Photographs-Practice Unidentified
9Photograph Chick Shiver, All-American End 1927
10Photographs-Stadium
11Photographs-Team
1892-3
1894
1897 (2)
1898
1899
1901
1902
1903
1908
1909
1919
1920
1922
1927
Freshman, 1936
1937
Freshman, 1939
1948
1956
Unidentified (12)
12Photographs-Tulane Football Team Players indentified but, no date given
13Photograph-All Time UGA Football Team 1934-Selected by popular vote of southern sports by Atlanta Journal
14Photograph-Team, 1910
Cunningham, Alex- coach
Samford, Dr. S.V. (sic)
McWhorter, Bob
Woodruff, George "Kid"
This was the first Georgia team to beat John Heisman at Georgia Tech. Georgia 11 and Tech 6.
15Photograph
15McWhorter, Bob-Georgia's First All American-1910-13
Box
3Negatives