Archive for January, 2016

Loyola Basketball Films Digitized

Thanks to very generous donations from alumnus and former basketball player John Erb ’67 and alumnus and former Vice President for Institutional Advancement Charles Young ’64, Special Collections & Archives has added 38 basketball films to its digital collections.

The films depict game excerpts from 1960-1969 against a variety of opponents. Many of Loyola’s basketball players from this era are now members of the Wolfpack Hall of Fame including Charles Powell, Charlie Jones, Tyrone “Ty The Guy” Marioneaux, Bob Bissant, Wayne Pietri, and Lawrence J. Hoyt, and fans of LSU star “Pistol” Pete Maravich will spot him as well. The collection also includes film of the 1964 inaugural Hall of Fame Sports Banquet.

Erb and Young’s donations were used to fund the digitization. The films were digitized by the Center for Louisiana Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Due to their fragile condition the films had been restricted from use by patrons, so the digitization has enabled a previously hidden collection to be exposed to the public.

Some of the films are unlabeled–anyone with identifying information about a film can email with more information.

Special Collections & Archives is very grateful to both John Erb and Charlie Young for making this possible, as well as to ULL’s Center for Louisiana Studies for their excellent work on the digitization.

All 38 films may be viewed in the Louisiana Digital Library. For more archival collections related to Loyola athletics, see the Loyola University Athletics Collection, the University Archives, the digitized Maroon newspaper and Wolf yearbooks, and the University Photographs Collection.

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