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Hattiesburg Track Club Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M522

Abstract

The collection contains various paper materials such as correspondence, copied newspapers, brochures, flyers, and photographs. Non-paper material items includes such things as a plaque, a ribbon, a windbreaker, and a plastic Coke mug.

Dates

  • Creation: circa 1970s-2000s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

The Hattiesburg Track Club began in July of 1977. In two months, the club obtained a financial and organizational structure. Additionally in these short months, the organization held club runs on four different days with an average of 25 – 30 runners. The group continued to grow in the next several years adding more members, supporters, and races.

Their first major race was in November of 1977. It was the Golden Eagle 20,000-kilometer run at The University of Southern Mississippi. USM’s President Dr. Aubrey Lucas donated the President’s cup for the first USM student to finish, and the city contributed the first place trophy.

The first annual Magnolia Classic 10,000 meter run was one of the largest road races held in Mississippi. It occurred in 1978 and had over 200 finishers. T-shirts were provided for all of the runners who finished.

As the years progressed, the Hattiesburg Track Club membership continued to rise. Additionally, more local businesses became involved to sponsor the Club. Busch Natural Light Beer and Diet Pepsi are just a few businesses who supported the organization. In addition, many individuals sponsored the club. Regular meetings were held to discuss upcoming races, and newsletters mentioned the forthcoming and previous races.

Extent

1 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection consists of material related to or about the Hattiesburg Track Club. The collection starts out with photographs, mainly of Dr. John Pendergrass, displaying people running a variety of races and marathons. Then it shifts to correspondences discussing the Club. Following the correspondences are several years of Track Club Newsletters conversing about the different event the organization ran in, various sponsors, and upcoming races. After the newsletters are an assortment of writings from a manuscript to the charter and constitution of the organization to how to begin a program. The end of the paper material consists of forms, flyers, and brochures. The collection concludes with memorabilia and mementos.

Box 1 is arranged by groups. Each group is then arranged chronologically. The groups consists of photographs; correspondences; newsletters and newspaper articles; a booklet, flyers, and brochures; and a patch and a ribbon.

Box 2 consists of memorabilia in no particular order.

Provenance

John L. Pendergrass, M.D.

Related Materials

M163 Woman's Club of Hattiesburg

Photograph Log

M522- 01 Dr. John Pendergrass (left), President of the Hattiesburg Track Club, and Dr. Aubrey Lucas (right), President of The University of Southern Mississippi, admire the President’s Cup. This award will go to the fastest USM student running in the Golden Eagle 20 Kilometer Run. 5 x 7 B&W 1977 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-02 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon in Crowley, Louisiana. 2 ½ x 3 ½ Color 1977 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-03 Dr. John Pendergrass running a 20-kilometer Golden Eagle marathon on Driver’s Ed Parking Lot (now the Payne Center). 3 ½ x 4 ¾ B&W November 1977 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-04 Bill Rodgers running a 10-kilometer marathon in Mobile Azalea Trail. 3 ½ x 4 ½ Color circa 1978 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-05 Copy 1 Sub 4 minute mile Barry Brown came to Golden Eagle 20-kilometer run. 3 ½ x 5 B&W 1978 – 1979 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-05 Copy 2 Sub 4 minute mile Barry Brown came to Golden Eagle 20-kilometer run. 3 ½ x 5 B&W 1978 – 1979 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-06 Dr. John Pendergrass running next to a car in a Mississippi marathon. 3 ½ x 5 Color 1979 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-07 Irish Olympian Ed Leddy running in the 10,000 meter Magnolia Classic run. He would win this marathon. 3 ½ x 5 B&W circa 1979 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-08 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ½ x 1 ½ Color 1979 (Box 1, Folder 2) M522-09 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ½ x 1 ½ Color 1979 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-10 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ½ x 1 ½ Color 1979 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-11 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ¼ x 1 ¼ Color 1979 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-12 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ½ x 1 ½ Color 1979 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-13 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ½ x 1 ½ Color 1980 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-14 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ½ x 1 ½ Color 1980 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-15 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ½ x 1 ½ Color 1980 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-16 Three men standing by a table of trophies with a group of people in the background. 1 ¼ x 1 ¾ Color May 1980 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-17 Appears to be Dr. John Pendergrass riding a bicycle in a marathon at the Hub City. 1 ¾ x 2 Color June 1989 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-18 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 Color June 1989 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-19 Dr. John Pendergrass and other people running in a marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 Color 1989 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-20 Dr. John Pendergrass and other people running in a marathon. 1 ¾ x 1 ¾ Color December 1989 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-21 Dr. John Pendergrass and other people running in the Fiesta Five Flags marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color May 1990 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-22 Dr. John Pendergrass and other people running in a marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color April 1991 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-23 Dr. John Pendergrass and other people running in a marathon in Mobile, Alabama. 2 ½ x 3 ¾ Color March 27, 1993 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-24 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a Ole Man River Half Marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color October 1993 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-25 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color December 1993 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-26 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color December 1993 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-27 Dr. John Pendergrass running in the Fiesta Five Flag marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color May 1994 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-28 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color December 1994 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-29 Dr. John Pendergrass running in the Rotary Half marathon. 1 ½ x 1 ½ Color 1994 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-30 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ½ x 1 ½ B&W June 1997 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-31 An unidentified man, possibly Dr. John Pendergrass, riding a bike in the Hub City Tri marathon. 1 ½ x 1 ¾ B&W June 1997 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-32 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ½ x 1 ½ B&W June 1997 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-33 Dr. John Pendergrass running in the MGM marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color 1997 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-34 Dr. John Pendergrass running in the MGM marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color 1997 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-35 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color 1999 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-36 Dr. John Pendergrass and other people running in a marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color 1999 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-37 Dr. John Pendergrass and other people running in a marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color 1999 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-38 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color 1999 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-39 Dr. John Pendergrass and other people running in a marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color 1999 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-40 Dr. John Pendergrass and other people running in a Paris marathon. 2 x 2 ¼ Color 2000 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-41 Dr. John Pendergrass and other people running in a Paris marathon. 2 x 2 ¼ Color 2000 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-42 Dr. John Pendergrass and other people running in a Paris marathon. 2 x 2 ¼ Color 2000 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-43 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a Blue Angel marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color 2000 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-44 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a Blue Angel marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color 2000 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-45 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a Blue Angel marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color 2000 (Box 1, Folder 2) M522-46 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color April 2003 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-47 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color April 2003 (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-48 Dr. John Pendergrass running in the Laurel Day in Park marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color Undated (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-49 Dr. John Pendergrass running in a marathon. 1 ¾ x 2 ¼ Color Undated (Box 1, Folder 2)

M522-50 Four unidentified boy in foreground crossing the finish line with a group of people in the background watching. 8 x 10 B&W Undated, possibly circa 1970s-1980s (Box 1, Folder 2)
Title
Hattiesburg Track Club Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Collection processed and finding aid written by Shawna Guidry
Date
October 24, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

Contact:
118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001
601.266.4345