Oregon State UniversitySpecial Collections & Archives Research Center

Bill Tomsheck Scrapbook, 1926-2003

Scope and Content Note

Assembled by alumnus Bill Tomsheck, this scrapbook documents Tomsheck's experience as a student at Oregon State College. Primarily pertaining to his participation in the legendary 1933 football team, the scrapbook includes correspondence, game programs and schedules, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, and photographs. The newspaper clippings, cut from the Barometer, Oregonian, and Oregon Journal, focus mostly on the games of the 1933 season as well as profiles on Tomsheck and other members of the team. There are materials in this scrapbook which also document Tomsheck's involvement in the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, including photos of the house at OSC.

An addition to the Tomsheck Scrapbook Collection (Accession 2006:015) consists of materials pertaining to Oregon State College alumnus and football player Bill Tomsheck. About half made up of photographs, this transfer also includes informational materials, newspaper clippings, panels from an exhibit about Tomsheck and the "Ironmen" team, notes, a scrapbook, and a decal for Bell Field. In addition to images of the Ironmen team in group shots and in play, the photographs depict Tomsheck posing with a statue of a football player that he commissioned to honor the Ironmen team, visiting Reser Stadium during football practice, and with a bronze sculpture of a football player for which he modeled. There are about 120 images in total. The clippings and informational materials were collected by Tomsheck while researching and developing the Ironmen exhibit.The scrapbook contains printouts of digital images documenting the creation of a bronze statue of a football player dedicated to the Ironmen team.

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