Freshmen/Sophomore “Tug-o-War”

Hausmann Trophy Tug-of-War

From 1927-1961, the Hausmann Trophy competition was an annual Loyola tradition in which freshmen and sophomores competed in feats of strength and intellect. Events were as varied as a tug of war, basketball, debate, essay-writing, volleyball, and football. In the inaugural contest, students had to submit essays on “The Future of the Railroad.”

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The trophy itself was a gift from local jeweler Gabe Haussman.

The Hausmann Trophy

Unfortunately, lack of interest led the Student Council to discontinue the competition in 1962. Luckily we still have remembrances of the event in Special Collections & Archives.

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Hausmann Trophy Case

Hausmann Trophy Tug-of-War

More information about the Hausmann Trophy can be found in the Maroon and the University Archives Photographs in the Louisiana Digital Library.

Found in the Archives is a recurring series of crazy cool stuff found in the Monroe Library’s Special Collections & Archives.

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