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Catalog Number 2007/04.0759
Object Name Papers
Scope & Content Mr. Hamlin is a local (Huntington, WV) attorney who is an alumnus of Marshall University. Mr. Hamlin was the quarterback of the 1964 Marshall University football team and has been a long-time supporter of the football and athletic programs at Marshall. Following the expulsion of the University from the Mid-American Conference and the plane crash of 1971, Mr. Hamlin became actively involved in trying to convince the University's administration to seek membership in the Southern Conference.
The bulk of the collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper articles and editorials, and research materials related to Marshall University joining the Southern Conference. Other materials in the collection are related the formation of the MU School of Medicine and the construction of the MU Multi-Purpose Facility (Cam Henderson Center), and the MU athletic alumni organization, Big Green. Additionally, Mr. Hamlin has included an essay written by his uncle, Mr. William F. Blackburn, Jr., entitled "The Formation of the Williamson, W. Va. Branch College and Southern W. Va. Community College"
Creator W. (William) Robert Hamlin
Title W. Robert Hamlin Collection
Collection W. Robert Hamlin Collection, 1964-2007
Accession number 2007/04.0759
Finding Aids A finding Aid is available at the Special Collections Reference Desk. An online finding aid is available at: Accession 2007/04.0759
People Hamlin, W. Robert
Blackburn, Jr., William F.
Subjects College sports -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Universities and colleges
Search Terms Marshall University -- Sports
Southern Conference
Mid-American Conference
"The Formation of the Williamson, W. Va. Branch College and Southern W. Va. Community College"
Cam Henderson Center
Extent of Description 0.5 linear feet
Access Conditions Access to the collection is limited. Permission for reproduction of any part of the collection must be obtained in advance. Detailed limits to access are included in the Finding Aid.
Archivist's Notes Accession card recorded. PastPerfect record reviewed 3/31/2011.
Year Range from 1964
Year Range to 2007
Dates of Accumulation 1964 - 2007