General Electric College Bowl Records

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

Dates

  • 1963-1965

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

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. The collection includes correspondence regarding the appearance, preparation for the show, photographs, samples of questions, news releases, newspaper clippings, and information on College Bowl teams and statistics.

Historical Note

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. 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.

Arrangement

Arranged by subject.

Separated Materials

Photographs transferred to the University Archives photo archive as collection number UNRA-P3438.

Creator

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

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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