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General Electric College Bowl Records

 Collection
Identifier: AC 0105
Collection includes general correspondence concerning the appearance, preparation for the show, photographs, samples of questions, news releases, news clippings, and information on College Bowl teams and statistics, 1963/64-1964/65.

Dates

  • 1963

Creator

Restrictions

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

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

The College Bowl began in 1953 as a radio program under sponsorship of the General Electric Company, and in 1959 it became a television program.The University of Nevada received an invitation to participate and appeared on the show May 19, 1963. Collection includes general correspondence concerning the appearance, preparation for the show, photographs, samples of questions, news releases, news clippings, and information on College Bowl teams and statistics

Administrative History Note

College Bowl began in 1953 as a radio program under sponsorship of the General Electric Company, moving to television in 1959. Each week two collegiate undergraduate teams would compete to be the first to correctly answer a variety of scholarly questions. The winner would return the following week, and the school would receive a General Electric scholarship grant. In 1963, the University of Nevada was invited to compete. Traveling to New York City with team coach Harold Kirkpatrick, the Nevada team of David Cooper, Carl Dale Donothan, Judy Garwood, Steve Miller, and alternate Lynn Gerow, competed against Yeshiva University, losing 285-195.

The College Bowl began in 1953 as a radio program under sponsorship of the General Electric Company, and in 1959 it became a television program. Questions were asked to two collegiate undergraduate teams, and the team with the fastest response and highest number of correct answers won the match and returned the following week. Winning schools received a General Electric scholarship grant.

The University of Nevada received an invitation to participate and appeared on the show May 19, 1963. Students selected to compete were David Cooper, Carl Dale Donothan, Judy Garwood, Steve Miller, and alternate, Lynn Gerow. Team coach was Dr. Harold L. Kirkpatrick. Nevada competed against Yeshiva University and lost 285-195.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject.

Separate Materials

Photographs were transferred to the University Photographs Archive as UNRA-P3438

Creator

Title
An Inventory to the Records of the General Electric College Bowl
Status
completed
Author
Betty Glass
Date
June 20, 2011
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

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