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Wolf Pack Mascot Art and Logos Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0559
The Wolf Pack Mascot Art and Logos Collections consists of original drawings, offset printing negatives, prints, and other resources used by campus artists and printing services staff to prepare images of Wolfie and wolves for various athletics, campus events, and other marketing efforts. Some drawings were used for the Wolves Frolics program held during Homecoming in the early 20th century. Two contemporary Alphie mascot cards are included.

Dates

  • 1918-2010

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (9 folders in 1 box)

Abstract

The collection consists of original drawings, offset printing negatives, prints, and other resources used by campus artists and printing services staff to prepare images of Wolfie and wolves for various athletics, campus events, and other marketing efforts.

Administrative History

The Wolf Pack's first mascot was an anthropomorphized wolf named Wolfie, who retired in 1999. His nephew, Alphie, took over the duties of cheering in 1999. In 2007, Alphie was joined by his younger brother, Wolfie Jr. In 2011, Wolfie Jr. was named the Capital One Mascot of the Year in the tenth annual challenge, winning $20,000 for the University's mascot program. Luna was introduced in 2013 as the sister to Wolfie Jr. and Alphie, following an ASUN naming contest.

Arrangement

The Wolf Pack Mascot Art and Logos Collection is arranged by topic.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from UNR Printing Services on January 11, 2001. Some items were included in an accession from the Office of Communications; Alphie mascot cards from Athletics Media accession in July 2015. Marketing page from Winter 2003 Nevada Silver & Blue.

Related Materials

See "The Wild Wolf Pack Mystery" by Chris and Jennifer Newbold - Special Collections PZ 10.3 .N49 Wi 2009

Separated Materials

Some images are in University Archives Archival Images: UNRA-P3359-242, from the Office of Communications.
Title
A Guide to the Wolf Pack Mascot Art and Logos Collection
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
February 2014
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. University Archives Repository

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno NV 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)