MS 1193 - Don Cunningham Papers
|Title||MS 1193 - Don Cunningham Papers|
|Subject||BGSU Centennial History|
The Don Cunningham Papers contain materials spanning from 1951 to 1979. The types of documents include minutes from various meetings, incoming and outgoing correspondence, game reports, contracts, financial reports, budget information, game attendance reports, newsletters, brochures, photographs, and old game tickets. The correspondence and the minutes are the most complete records within the collection.
The Don Cunningham Papers were donated to the Center for Archival Collections by Don Cunningham around 2005. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication may be permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. This registrar was completed by graduate student Matthew Kilmer in September 2013.
Don A. Cunningham was born in Lima, Ohio, on October 16, 1921 to Charles M. and Billie Lewis Cunningham. He graduated from Lima South High School in 1939 and started his college career at Bowling Green State University in the Fall of the same year. Cunningham enlisted for a tour of duty during the Second World War after earning his baccalaureate degree in 1943. His return to civilian life in 1946 would see him placed in the position of sports information director at his alma mater, giving him the distinction of being the first person to hold this position at BGSU. During his tenure as an employee of the university, Cunningham went on to serve as the athletic ticket manager, varsity golf coach, treasurer of the BGSU Alumni Association, and the assistant athletic director. In 1992, Cunningham received official recognition from the university when the press box of the Doyt Perry Stadium was named after him.
Personal information related to the family of Harriet McKnight Cunningham and Don A. Cunningham can be found in MS-1000, the Cunningham Family Papers.
|Scope and Content|
The materials of the Don Cunningham Papers span from 1951 to 1979. It features minutes (1954-1975) from various University meetings, councils, and committees in which he and his associates participated. These include, but are not limited to, athletic department staff meetings, homecoming committee meetings, athletic committee meetings, the President’s advisory council, the faculty senate, and the university relations council.
Game reports (1940-1952) show the results of several sporting events, including cross country, wrestling, and basketball.
The BGSU athletic association known as the Falcon Club (1965-1977) is present along with Sigma Alpha Epsilon (1956-1977), for which Cunningham served as an advisor.
Attendance reports (1952-1976) provide details on the number of people attending BGSU sporting events. Athletic association contracts (1959-1966) were agreements made between BGSU and other universities to participate in competitive sports with each other.
Sports financial information (1969-1979) contains reports on the income and expenses incurred by sporting events.
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT STAFF MEETING MINUTES
ATHLETIC COMMITTEE MINUTES
PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COUNCIL MINUTES
THE FACULTY SENATE MINUTES
ATHLETIC STAFF MEETING MINUTES
THE FALCON CLUB – MISCELLANEOUS
SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON
BGSU – ATHLETIC TRIP EXPENSE REPORT
BGSU ICE ARENA – ANNUAL REPORT
ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION CONTRACT
BUDGET FOR INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES
SPORTS FINANCIAL INFORMATION
FALCON SPORTS EXTRA
OUTLOOK AND REPORT
FALCON CLUB NEWSLETTER