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UH Football Programs

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Summary Information
Historical note
Scope and Contents note
Administrative Information
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Controlled Access Headings
Collection Inventory

Summary Information

Repository
University of Hawaii at Manoa Hamilton Library
Title
UH Football Programs
ID
Manuscript.A2011:018
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1970-2000
Date [inclusive]
1930-2000
Extent
3.0 Linear feet: 3 record center Boxes
General Physical Description note
Generally in good condition.
Repository Information
University of Hawaii at Manoa Library / 2550 McCarthy Mall / Honolulu, HI. 96822 / Email: archives@hawaii.edu / Phone: (808) 956-9762
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

[item], University of Hawaii Football Programs, Archives and Manuscripts Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa Library.

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Historical note

The University of Hawaii was established in 1907 as a land grant college originally named College of Agriculture and Mechanic Art of the Territory of Hawaii, temporarily "located on Young Street, near Victoria Street (neighboring what is now the Admiral Richard Thomas Square)" (Kobayashi, 3). In 1909, the first football team was formed, called the "Fighting Deans" (UH Athletics) and included three faculty members (Kamins, 10). Due to the isolation of the islands from the rest of the mainland U.S., Hawaii was forced to play with local high schools and military and club teams for the first eight years of its existence (UH Athletics).

Meanwhile, in 1911, the Territorial Legislature "amended the Act of Establishment in several particulars. The name of the college was changed" to the College of Hawaii (Dean, 9). By 1912, land in the lower end of Manoa Valley had been cleared and the college, including several "temporary" wooden buildings, were moved from Young Street to their permanent location in Manoa (Kamins, 14).

The year 1920 marked two important events. First, the school was again renamed, this time to the University of Hawaii (Dean, 12-13). Second, the Deans played their first intercollegiate game on Christmas Day against the University of Nevada, Reno in Moili?ili. Unfortunately, they lost, 14-0 (UH Athletics).

During a game played at home against Oregon State in 1923, a rainbow appeared over the gridiron. It was already late in the game and neither team had scored. With the appearance of the rainbow, the Deans were able to score and hold the lead until the end, winning the game. Reporters later wrote about the experience, nicknaming the team the "Rainbows" and the name stuck. A belief was also born from this experience that if a rainbow appeared over the University during a game, the Rainbows could not be defeated.

By the mid 1920s, Hawaii's football team had developed into a major powerhouse. The Honolulu Stadium was built as their homefield in Moiliili, affectionately known as Termite Palace.

The 1930s saw them continue their success; however, the bombing of Pearl Harbor and subsequent breakout of World War II put a temporary halt to further games and it wasn't until after the war ended that they played again in 1946.

The Rainbows saw continued success for many years. However, after three seasons of losses in 1961, and facing financial problems, the Board of Athletic Control abolished the football program. This abolishment only lasted one year as they were reorganized in 1962 under the urging of Young Suk Ko, the new athletics director.

The mid 1970s saw more changes to the football team. Their nickname was slightly altered to the "Rainbow Warriors," and a new, much larger, homefield was built in Pearl City, named Aloha Stadium. Aloha Stadium has continued to see the Warriors find success on the football field for over 30 years. (UH Athletics)

Sources:

Dean, Arthur L. "Historical Sketch of the University of Hawaii: The Commencement Address Delivered on June 7, 1926, at the University of Hawaii by Arthur Lyman Dean, Ph.D., President of the University from June, 1914, to Feb. 1, 1927." University of Hawaii, Occasional Papers, No. 5. [Honolulu]: The University of Hawaii, 1927.

"History of UH Football." University of Hawaii Athletics Department website. Accessed on 22 May 2012.

Kamins, Robert M. and Robert E. Potter. "Malamalama: A History of the University of Hawaii." [Honolulu]: University of Hawaii Press, 1998.

Kobayashi, Victor (ed.). "Building a Rainbow: A History of the Buildings and Grounds of the University of Hawaii's Manoa Campus." [Honolululu]: University of Hawaii Press, 1983.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of the Football Programs from the University of Hawaii's football team, the Warriors. Most of the programs are from the home games, although there are some from the away games. Although the team was formed in 1909, the collection of programs do not start until 1930. The bulk are between 1970 and 2000.

A link is provided in the inventory to an image of the front cover of each issue.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Hawaii at Manoa Hamilton Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI, 96822

Restrictions

Material with personal information may be redacted by the Archives staff. Some fragile items may need to be handled by the staff only. Use of audiovisual material may require the production of listening or viewing copies.

Copyright notice

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, their descendants, or the repository if copyright has been signed over, as stipulated by United States copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user to determine any copyright restrictions, obtain written permission, and pay any fees necessary for the reproduction or proposed use of the materials.

Literary Rights Notice

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Hawaii Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must be obtained by the researcher.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Derek Inouchi, Media Relations Director of UH's Athletic Department, donated their duplicate copies of the football programs they'd collected from various donors to the University Archives in 2011.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

College sports

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Collection Inventory

1935 California
Box 1
Folder 1
Digital Object: Cover, California, 1935


1936 University of Southern California
Box 1
Folder 2
Digital Object: Cover, Southern California, 1936


1936 Kam Alums
Box 1
Folder 3
Digital Object: Cover, Kam Alums, 1936


1936 San Jose State Box 1
Folder 4
Digital Object: Cover, San Jose State (Loyola), 1936


1937 Washington Box 1
Folder 5
Digital Object: Cover, Washington, 1937


1937 Town Team
Box 1
Folder 6
Digital Object: Cover, Town Team, 1937


1937 San Jose State
Box 1
Folder 7
Digital Object: Cover, San Jose State, 1937


1938 San Jose State
Box 1
Folder 8
Digital Object: Cover, San Jose State, 1938


1939 Polar Bears
Box 1
Folder 9
Digital Object: Cover, Polar Bears, 1939


1948 Michigan State
Box 1
Folder 10
Digital Object: Cover, Michigan State, 1948


1950 Texas Western
Box 1
Folder 11
Digital Object: Cover, Texas Western, 1950


1951 Town Team
Box 1
Folder 12
Digital Object: Cover, Town Team, 1951


1951 Camp Pendleton
Box 1
Folder 13
Digital Object: Cover, Camp Pendleton, 1951


1956 Fresno State
Box 1
Folder 14
Digital Object: Cover, Fresno State, 1956


1968 Humboldt State
Box 1
Folder 15
Digital Object: Cover, Humboldt State, 1968


1968 Whitworth
Box 1
Folder 16
Digital Object: Cover, Whitworth, 1968


1969 Central Washington
Box 1
Folder 17
Digital Object: Cover, Central Washington, 1969


1969 Cal State Los Angeles
Box 1
Folder 18
Digital Object: Cover, Cal State Los Angeles, 1969


1969 Oregon
Box 1
Folder 19
Digital Object: Cover, Oregon, 1969


1970 U.S. International
Box 1
Folder 20
Digital Object: Cover, U.S. International, 1970


1970 Santa Clara
Box 1
Folder 21
Digital Object: Cover, Santa Clara, 1970


1970 Cal State Pomona
Box 1
Folder 22
Digital Object: Cover, Cal State Pomona, 1970


1970 Cal State Los Angeles
Box 1
Folder 23
Digital Object: Cover, Cal State Los Angeles, 1970


1970 Linfield
Box 1
Folder 24
Digital Object: Cover, Linfield, 1970


1970 Pacific
Box 1
Folder 25
Digital Object: Cover, Pacific, 1970


1970 Fresno State
Box 1
Folder 26
Digital Object: Cover, Fresno State, 1970


1970 New Mexico Highlands
Box 1
Folder 27
Digital Object: Cover, New Mexico Highlands, 1970


1971 Linfield
Box 1
Folder 28
Digital Object: Cover, Linfield, 1971


1971 Cal State Los Angeles
Box 1
Folder 29
Digital Object: Cover, Cal State Los Angeles, 1971


1971 Santa Clara
Box 1
Folder 30
Digital Object: Cover, Santa Clara, 1971


1971 New Mexico Highlands
Box 1
Folder 31
Digital Object: Cover, New Mexico Highlands, 1971


1971 Santa Barbara
Box 1
Folder 32
Digital Object: Cover, Santa Barbara, 1971


1971 Montana
Box 1
Folder 33
Digital Object: Cover, Montana, 1971


1971 Long Beach State
Box 1
Folder 34
Digital Object: Cover, Long Beach State, 1971


1971 New Mexico
Box 1
Folder 35
Digital Object: Cover, New Mexico, 1971


1971 Nebraska
Box 1
Folder 36
Digital Object: Cover, Nebraska, 1971


1972 Cal Lutheran
Box 1
Folder 37
Digital Object: Cover, Cal Lutheran, 1972


1972 Puget Sound
Box 1
Folder 38
Digital Object: Cover, Puget Sound, 1972


1972 Cal State Fullerton
Box 1
Folder 39
Digital Object: Cover, Cal State Fullerton, 1972


1972 Montana
Box 1
Folder 40
Digital Object: Cover, Montana, 1972


1972 Grambling
Box 1
Folder 41
Digital Object: Cover, Grambling, 1972


1972 Northern Arizona
Box 1
Folder 42
Digital Object: Cover, Northern Arizona, 1972


1972 Lindfield
Box 1
Folder 43
Digital Object: Cover, Lindfield, 1972


1972 San Jose State
Box 1
Folder 44
Digital Object: Cover, San Jose State, 1972


1972 Stanford
Box 1
Folder 45
Digital Object: Cover, Stanford, 1972


1973 Utah
Box 2
Folder 1


1973 Cal State Los Angeles
Box 2
Folder 2


1973 Puget Sound
Box 2
Folder 3


1973 UNLV
Box 2
Folder 4


1973 Cal State Norhtridge
Box 2
Folder 5


1973 Santa Clara
Box 2
Folder 6


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