Men's Basketball Game Film Collection, 1947-1996
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- Duke University Dept. of Athletics and Duke University Dept. of Athletics
- Basketball was first played at Trinity College in 1906, introduced by then-Athletic Director Wilbur Wade Card. Since then, men's basketball has been played each year at Trinity College and later Duke University, appearing in the NCAA Tournaments, and winning national championships. The Men's Basketball Game Film collection contains recordings of Duke Blue Devils men's basketball games created by Duke Athletics for the use of coaches and departmental staff.
- 303.5 Linear Feet
- Materials in English
- Collection ID:
- University Archives Record Group:
- 13 -- Athletics
13 -- Athletics > 01 -- Department of Athletics
- Scope and content:
The Men's Basketball Game Film collection contains recordings of Duke Blue Devils men's basketball games created by Duke Athletics for the use of coaches and departmental staff. Recordings made before 1990 are largely on 16mm cellulose acetate film, and may be black and white or color and with or without audio; indications of color film or with included audio are noted in this guide where known. Recordings are grouped by individual game, titled by opponent, and include information on the game's outcome, score, and location, where known. Reference copies in other formats are included for a given game where they exist. Recordings made after 1989 are largely on video formats including VHS, BetaCam, and DVCam.
Also included are some compilations of games, highlights for certain players, and some recordings made from broadcast television. Not every game played by Duke Men's Basketball is included in this collection. Most games were recorded on several film reels, and some are missing. Many films have likely been edited. Documents related to the films are also included.
Additional information on location or game events may be included on the containers of individual recordings, or in the recordings themselves.
- Biographical / historical:
Basketball was first played at Trinity College in 1906, introduced by then-Athletic Director Wilbur Wade Card. Since then, men's basketball has been played each year at Trinity College and later Duke University, appearing in the NCAA Tournament dozens of times, and winning the national championship four times (in 1991, 1992, 2001, and 2010). Duke Athletics, formerly the Duke University Department of Athletics or Athletics Department, filmed men's basketball games for the use of coaches.
- Acquisition information:
- Several accessions were combined into this collection guide. Materials were transferred from Duke Athletics over a period of years.
- Processing information:
Processed by: University Archives Staff
Finding aid derived from MARC record, November 2014
EAD finding aid created from database inventory by Tracy M. Jackson, 2018.
Addition added by Leah M. Kerr, 2021.
The collection is arranged chronologically by date of game.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Use of audiotapes and videotapes from this collection requires the creation of reference copies. Reference copies for some materials may have been made, and if a reference copy exists, it is noted in this finding aid. To arrange for the creation of reference copies of other items, please contact University Archives staff. Although these recordings are now stored in a stable environment, their condition and playback quality is unknown.
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[Identification of item], in the Men's Basketball Game Film Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.