Biography and History

Following a fire that destroyed the University Gymnasium in 1944, a committee was formed for the purpose of replacing as many of the athletic trophies of the University as possible. The committee, headed by University Store manager and well-known campus personality Benjamin Franklin Bunn '07, almost immediately began the task of identifying the lost trophies and raising funds for their replacement.

Source: From the finding aid for AC235

  • Council on Athletics Trophy Committee Records. 1929-1949 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC235

    Following a fire that destroyed the University Gymnasium in 1944, a committee was formed by the Council of Athletics for the purpose of replacing as many of the athletic trophies of the University as possible. The collection consists of the records of the Council on Athletics Trophy Committee, including subject files containing photographs, drawings, purchase orders, and other general information about the trophies.