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UT College Bowl Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0141

This collection consists of items concerning the University of Tennessee's participation in the General Electric College Quiz Bowl in 1962 that took place in New York City. The papers pertain to the selection of the four team members, practice questions, quiz rules, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings about the team. The bulk of the papers are dated in 1962, although some date from 1959 to 1961 and from 1965. The collection also consists of six audio recordings of the game from 1962 and two cartoons drawn by Knoxville News Sentinel cartoonist Bill Dyer. The cartoons are undated though presumably drawn in 1962.

Dates

  • 1959-1965 April 1
  • Majority of material found in 1962 - 1962

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

1.2 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of items concerning the University of Tennessee's participation in the General Electric College Quiz Bowl in 1962 that took place in New York City. The papers pertain to the selection of the four team members, practice questions, quiz rules, correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings about the team. The collection also consists of six audio recordings of the game from 1962 and two undated cartoons drawn by Knoxville News Sentinel cartoonist Bill Dyer, presumably drawn in 1962.

Biographical/Historical Note

The College Quiz Bowl began as a radio program after World War II and developed into a television show in 1959. Teams from different colleges and universities would compete to answer trivia questions from a wide range of topics. General Electric was the primary sponsor and also awarded scholarships to the winner and runner-up, and the show ran on CBS until 1963, when it moved to NBC and ran until 1970. Allen Ludden was the original host. The University of Tennessee participated in the Bowl in 1962. Their team was coached by Dr. Isabel Tipton and consisted of four students: Anne Dempster, David Rubin, Harold Wimberly Jr., and Joe Gorman.

Bill Dyer was a cartoonist for the Knoxville News Sentinel. He was famous locally for his Dyergrams of UT football games. Dyer helped launch Ralph Fuller's Oaky Doaks Sunday page and took over the strip Adventures of Patsy in 1946.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one full box and one oversize box.

Acquisition Note

This collection is the property of Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480