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Tom Myers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/115

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The Tom Myers papers fill four boxes with the majority of the collection relating to Myers’s years and accomplishments as a football player at Northwestern.

Material in boxes 1 and 2 contain such documents as Myers’s high-school autobiography, recruitment letters from many universities, and various news articles relating to his success as a quarterback and to his outstanding passing ability. Also included are some of the awards with which he was honored, his high school and college football playbooks, and information pertaining to his induction into the Troy Hall of Fame. Items in these boxes are organized thematically and placed into alphabetical order by their descriptive folder titles.

The third and fourth boxes contain Myers’s scrapbooks and other oversized items.  Box 3 holds a scrapbook documenting Myers’ 1962 football season, along with three oversized magazines: two issues of LOOK and one of LIFE.  Box 4 contains two scrapbooks covering later periods, including one relating to Myers’s 1965 professional season with the Detroit Lions.

Dates

  • 1943-2013
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1970
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/06/2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Extent

4.00 Boxes

Abstract

Northwestern football star Thomas Welborn Myers was the starting quarterback for the Wildcats in the 1962 season under coach Ara Parseghian. He was named All-American and All-Time All American, and went on to play for the Detroit Lions. Papers include clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, and other materials documentiing Myers'  football career .

Source of Acquisition

Gift.
Method of Acquisition The Tom Myers Papers were donated to the University Archives by Myers on June 2012 as accession #12-106, with additional material donated by Mr. Myers in April, 2013 as Accession # 13-71

Separated Materials

Separated materials include one digital video disc (Northwestern University Archives DVD #413), four 16mm motion picture films (“Tom Myers Passing,” (#1180) “Movie Zone: Tom Myers QB film,” (#1181) “Troy vs. Xenia, 1959” (2 reels #s1182-1183)), and 6 VHS videocassettes (#3267-3272).  Also separated to the University Archives collection of artifacts is a plastic water bottle created for the 2012 Tom Myers Open, an informal golf outing including Myers and some of his friends.

Processing Information

Julie Kliegman, June 2012. George Albertson July 2013. Rev. August 19, 2013.
Title
Guide to the Tom Myers Papers
Author
Julie Kliegman, 2012; George Albertson, 2013.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
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