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HIST0970S Sports in American History

Requesting Archive Materials

You can request access to materials through the John Hay Library requesting system. If you have questions about the material you are looking fo, contact the University Archives ( for information.

Edward North Robinson Collection of Brown Athletics

Representing over 150 years of athletics at Brown, this collection is an unparalleled resource of archival material relating to the study of Brown sports. Consisting of photographs, moving images, artifacts, posters, drawings, cartoons, administrative records, and publications, this collection traces the earliest days of athletic competition at Brown and Pembroke up through the modern era. This collection is supported through an endowment created by Jackson Robinson (Class of 1964), the grandson of famed Brown football coach. Edward North Robinson.

Materials from the collection are in various locations during the renovation of the John Hay Library.  Some materials are being stored off-campus and can take up to a week for staff to retrieve.  Please contact University Archives ( early in your research process.

Call numbers for collections which the Robinson Collection.  These collections include Includes media guides, play-by play accounts, programs, scorebooks and score sheets:

OF-1OG-B1: Baseball records

OF-1OG-B2: Basketball records

OF-1OG-C1: Crew records

OF-1OG-F1: Football records

OF-1OG-F2: Field hockey records

OF-1OG-G1: Golf records

OF-1OG-G2: Gymnastics records

OF-1OG-H1: Hockey records

OF-1OG-L1: Lacrosse records

OF-1OG-S1: Soccer records

OF-1OG-S2: Swimming records

OF-1OG-S3: Squash records

OF-1OG-S4: Softball records

OF-1OG-S5: Skiing records

OF-1OG-S6: Squash records

OF-1OG-T1: Track and Field records

OF-1OG-V1: Volleyball records

OF-1OG-W1: Wrestling records

OF-1OG-Z1: Intramural records

OF-1OG-Z2: Ivy League records.

OF-1OG-Z3: Interscholastic Track Meet programs