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Earle Eighmy was born in 1904 in Topeka, Kansas, and passed away in 1987. At some point Eighmy lived in Pittsburg and was a fan of the Pittsburg State University sports during the time. Earle married Verna Mae Olson (1904-1986) and they had several children. In the late 1920s, the Eighmy family moved to California. Both Earle and Verna Mae passed away in Henderson, Nevada.

The Earle Eighmy Scrapbook mostly contains newspaper clippings. The central focus of the scrapbook is Pittsburg college football and basketball. There are occasional notes written in the margins of the clippings that denote time period or match outcomes. The dates of newspaper clippings range from 1924 to 1927. A single clipping is dated to 1957. Clippings include articles on match results, schedules of upcoming matches, team lineups, interviews and article photographs. Other miscellaneous material included in the scrapbook includes fight songs, match flyers and photographs. The scrapbook is dedicated to Theodore Barber.

Publication Date



Athletics, Social Life and Customs


Sports Studies

Size of Collection

.4 linear feet

Dates of Collection

1924 – 1927; 1957

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0339

Eighmy, Earle, Collection, 1924-1927, 1957



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