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The materials and artifacts in the Hess, Harlan, Collection, 1959-2001 were collected by Pittsburg State University alum, Harlan Hess. Included in this collection are official football game programs from 1959-1964, programs from the 1961 National Championship Camellia Bowl game, an oversized scrapbook from 1961-1986, photographs, 1961 team reunion materials, and other memorabilia. There is also a 1959 gorilla football scrapbook that was given to Harlan Hess during Homecoming, October 9, 1998 by Pittsburg State University alum, Pat Alexander, who found the scrapbook in his mother’s home. Included in the 1959 scrapbook are Kansas State College of Pittsburg football news releases, game plans, and gorilla newsletters written by head football coach, Carnie Smith.

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Education, Athletics

Size of Collection

14 folders

Dates of Collection


Manuscript Number

SpC MS 0098

Hess, Harlan, collection, 1959-2001

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