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Geary Eppley papers

Abstract

Title:
Geary Eppley papers
Author/Creator:
Eppley, Geary
Collection number:
78-1
Size:
16.25 linear feet and 46 photographs
Bulk dates:
1935-1953
Inclusive dates:
1913-1995
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Geary Eppley graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the Maryland State College of Agriculture in 1920 and received his M.A. from that institution in 1926. Having been appointed Assistant Professor of Agriculture at the University of Maryland, College Park in 1921, Eppley took on the additional responsibility of coaching track in the early 1930s and became athletic director in 1936. From 1936 to 1964 he was also Dean of Men. His papers include correspondence, minutes, reports, pamphlets, statistics, contracts, and clippings relating to athletics, the Southern Intercollegiate Conference on athletics, the National Youth Administration, and housing at the University of Maryland.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

Yes, some files in this collection are restricted. Please contact the Archives and Manuscripts Department for more information.

Preferred citation:

Geary Eppley papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1236
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Geary Francis Eppley was born in 1895 in Washington, DC. He was a member of the class of 1918 at the Maryland State College of Agriculture but received a B.S. in Agriculture in 1920 as a result of military service in World War I. As an undergraduate at the Maryland State College, he won letters in football and track. In 1922 Eppley became an assistant professor of agronomy. He received an M.A. in 1926 from the University of Maryland. During the 1930s, he was a track coach at the University of Maryland, and he served as athletic director between 1935 and 1947. He was chairman of the university's Athletic Council from 1937 until 1963. Eppley served as dean of men beginning in 1936 and was made dean emeritus in 1964. During his tenure as dean, Eppley served as director of student welfare from 1946 until 1958.

After service as a cavalry officer during World War I, Eppley remained in the Army Reserve and served during World War II as a colonel in the office of the Army Chief of Staff. In 1925, Eppley married Elizabeth Flenner, who died in 1976. They had two daughters, Elizabeth and Frances, and a son, Geary W. Eppley. At the University of Maryland, Eppley was a member of several honorary groups including Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Delta Epsilon, Phi Eta Sigma, Scabbard and Blade, and the Pershing Rifles. In addition, he was honorary president of the Prince George's County Alumni Association of the University of Maryland. In the community, Eppley served as a member of the board of the county chapter of the American Cancer Society, a director of the Prince George's County Boy's Club, master of the county grange, a member of the county Welfare Board, and budget chairman of the county Community Chest. He was a member of the Masons and the College Park Rotary Club. In addition, he was a member of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew at St. Andrews Church, where he served as a vestryman. On June 10, 1978, Geary F. Eppley died of a heart condition at Leland Memorial Hospital in College Park, Maryland.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The papers of Geary F. Eppley consist of correspondence, printed matter, photographs, minutes, and clippings related to his involvement in the University of Maryland. Files cover athletics and athletic associations, including football, boxing, track, interscholastic meets, recruiting, and Southern Conference. Additional subjects covered are World War II, the National Youth Association, veterans, housing, fraternities, sororities, and student welfare. Among the correspondents are Harry Clifton Byrd, C. W. Spears, Leslie Edward Bopst, H. Burton Shipley, and Adele H. Stamp. The papers span the period from 1913 to 1995, although the bulk of the material was created between 1935 and 1953.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Geary F. Eppley donated his papers to the University of Maryland Libraries in December 1977. Eppley's children, Geary Eppley and Frances Eppley Tobin donated additional materials in 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by unknown, July 1977. Revised by Jennie A. Levine, August 2000, July 2006. Revised by Steven M. Bookman, July 2007.

Processing note:

The subject filing system used by Geary F. Eppley was maintained. Papers were placed into acid free folders and housed in archival boxes. In 2007, three new series were created: Series III: Personal, Series IV: Photographs, and Series V: Memorabilia, to include materials donated by Eppley's children in 2006.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup created by Henry Allen.

Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized as five series.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Academic Interests, 1917-1954 (5.75 linear feet)

This series consists of material related to Eppley's duties as dean of men, including committees on which he served during that time. It includes correspondence, minutes, reports, pamphlets, statistics and lists. Though the materials range from 1917 to 1954, the bulk was produced between 1936 and 1947. Major correspondents include Harry Clifton Byrd, C. W. Spears, Leslie Edward Bopst, H. Burton Shipley, and Adele H. Stamp. Files that pertain to student disciplinary cases, medical records, and other personal information are restricted. Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Academic Regulations, 1947-1948 series 1box 1folder 1
Admissions Committee, 1942-1943 series 1box 1folder 2
All University Night, 1938-1941 series 1box 1folder 3
Alumni Day, 1939-1941 series 1box 1folder 4
Alumni Scholarship Fund, 1942-1943 series 1box 1folder 5
AAUP, 1943 series 1box 1folder 6
American Council on Education, 1946-1950 series 1box 1folder 7
American Council on Education, 1946-1950 series 1box 1folder 8
American Council on Education Minutes, 1949-1950 series 1box 1folder 9
American Veterans Committee, 1947 series 1box 1folder 10
Animal and Dairy Husbandry, 1939 series 1box 1folder 11
Army Air Corps, 1940-1945 series 1box 1folder 12
Army Specialized Training, 1940-1949 series 1box 1folder 13
Association of Governing Boards of State Universities and Allied Institutions, 1948 series 1box 1folder 14
Aviation, 1939-1942 series 1box 1folder 15
Bands, 1935-1944 series 1box 1folder 16
H. Bishop, 1949 [Restricted] series 1box 1folder 17
Board of Public Works, 1931 series 1box 1folder 18
Book Cooperative, 1943-1948 series 1box 1folder 19
Bus Service, 1946-1949 series 1box 1folder 20
Harry Clifton Byrd, 1937-1944 series 1box 1folder 21
Catalog, 1947-1950 series 1box 1folder 22
Civilian Conservation Corps, 1937-1940 series 1box 1folder 23
Classes for Non-Academic Staff, 1948 series 1box 1folder 24
College of Agriculture, 1946-1951 series 1box 1folder 25
Commencement, 1936-1954 series 1box 2folder 1
Commencement, 1936-1954 series 1box 2folder 2
Committee on Admission, Guidance and Adjustments, 1947-1950 [Restricted] series 1box 2folder 3
Committee on Religious Affairs and Social Service, 1937-1943 series 1box 2folder 4
Committee on Student Standards and Practices, 1947 series 1box 2folder 5
Committees, 1935-1942 series 1box 2folder 6
Community Chest Recreation Committee, 1945-1950 series 1box 2folder 7
Community Recreation, 1948-1949 series 1box 2folder 8
Complaints, 1948-1952 [Restricted] series 1box 2folder 9
Comptroller, 1947-1951 series 1box 2folder 10
Convocation, 1946-1951 series 1box 2folder 11
Correspondence, 1924-1945 series 1box 2folder 12
Correspondence, 1946-1958 series 1box 2folder 13
Dances, 1942 series 1box 2folder 14
Dean of Women, 1947-1950 series 1box 2folder 15
Dental School, 1942 series 1box 2folder 16
Department of Education, 1943 series 1box 2folder 17
Diamondback, 1947-1952 series 1box 2folder 18
Dining Hall, 1936-1939 series 1box 3folder 1
Director of Publications, 1948-1949 series 1box 3folder 2
Disciplinary Cases, 1947-1948 [Restricted] series 1box 3folder 3
Discipline, 1944-1945 [Restricted] series 1box 3folder 4
Dormitories, 1939-1954 [Restricted] series 1box 3folder 5
Dormitories -- Men, 1944-1949 series 1box 3folder 6
Dormitories -- Women, 1945-1950 series 1box 3folder 7
Employment, 1937 [Restricted] series 1box 3folder 8
Enlisted Reserve Instructions, 1942-1943 series 1box 3folder 9
Geary Eppley, 1939-1946 series 1box 3folder 10
Faculty, 1946-1949 series 1box 3folder 11
Faculty Club, 1950 series 1box 3folder 12
Foreign Students, 1943-1948, 1955-1957 series 1box 3folder 13
Four H Club, 1937 series 1box 3folder 14
Fraternities and Sororities, 1931-1953 series 1box 3folder 15
Fraternities and Sororities, 1931-1953 series 1box 3folder 16
Fraternity House Inspection, 1945-1953 [Restricted] series 1box 3folder 17
Fraternity House Inspection, 1945-1953 [Restricted] series 1box 3folder 18
Fraternity Houses, 1943 series 1box 3folder 19
Fraternity Houses -- Leases, 1943-1944 series 1box 3folder 20
Freshman Orientation, 1938-1954 series 1box 4folder 1
Freshman Orientation, 1938-1954 series 1box 4folder 2
Freshman Stag Party, 1938 series 1box 4folder 3
Freshman Week, 1939-1941 series 1box 4folder 4
General Administrative Board, 1938-1951 series 1box 4folder 5
General Administrative Board, 1938-1951 series 1box 4folder 6
General Administrative Board, 1938-1951 series 1box 4folder 7
German Club, 1937 series 1box 4folder 8
Group Insurance, 1940 series 1box 4folder 9
Hazing, 1944 [Restricted] series 1box 4folder 10
Health Service, 1940-1944 series 1box 4folder 11
High School Senior Day, 1950-1953 series 1box 4folder 12
Hillel Foundation, 1940-1952 series 1box 4folder 13
Home Economics, 1948-1951 series 1box 4folder 14
Homecoming, 1938-1950 series 1box 4folder 15
Honor Awards Assembly, 1937-1951 series 1box 4folder 16
Honor Roll, 1942 series 1box 4folder 17
Honor Societies, 1937 series 1box 4folder 18
Housing, 1937-1952 [Restricted] series 1box 4folder 19
Infirmary, 1931-1954 [Restricted] series 1box 5folder 1
Infirmary, 1931-1954 [Restricted] series 1box 5folder 2
Insurance, 1935-1938 series 1box 5folder 3
Inter-American Trade Scholarships, 1941 series 1box 5folder 4
Intercollegiate Press Bulletins, 1951-1952 series 1box 5folder 5
Interfraternity Council, 1940-1951 series 1box 5folder 6
Interstate Commerce Commission, 1939 series 1box 5folder 7
Jewish Fraternities, 1937-1938 series 1box 5folder 8
Joint Army, Navy, Marine Corps Recruiting Program, 1942-1943 series 1box 5folder 9
Kappa Alpha Sigma, 1939 series 1box 5folder 10
LaVerne-Noyes Fund, 1938-1939 series 1box 5folder 11
Lorton Penitentiary, 1943 series 1box 5folder 12
Ray McCarthy Organization, 1942 series 1box 5folder 13
Maryland Scholastic Press Association, 1946-1947 series 1box 5folder 14
Medical and Chirugical Faculty of Maryland, 1948 series 1box 5folder 15
Men's League, 1938-1940 [Restricted] series 1box 5folder 16
Middle States Association, 1932 series 1box 5folder 17
Miscellaneous, 1942-1948 series 1box 5folder 18
Mt. Washington, 1935 series 1box 5folder 19
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, 1950-1953 [Restricted] series 1box 5folder 20
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1950-1953 series 1box 6folder 1
National Association of Deans & Advisors of Men, 1948-1951 series 1box 6folder 2
National Association of Deans & Advisors of Men -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1945-1952 series 1box 6folder 3
National Association of Deans & Advisors of Men -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1945-1952 series 1box 6folder 4
National Interfraternity Council, 1945-1953 series 1box 6folder 5
National Interfraternity Council, 1945-1953 series 1box 6folder 6
National Interfraternity Council -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1942-1953 series 1box 6folder 7
National Student Government Association, 1947 series 1box 6folder 8
National Youth Administration, 1934-1935 series 1box 6folder 9
National Youth Administration, 1936-1941 [Restricted] series 1box 7folder 1
National Youth Administration, 1936-1941 [Restricted] series 1box 7folder 2
National Youth Administration, 1936-1941 [Restricted] series 1box 7folder 3
National Youth Administration, 1936-1941 [Restricted] series 1box 7folder 4
National Youth Administration, 1936-1941 [Restricted] series 1box 7folder 5
National Youth Administration, 1936-1941 [Restricted] series 1box 7folder 6
National Youth Administration, 1936-1941 [Restricted] series 1box 7folder 7
National Youth Administration, 1942 series 1box 8folder 1
National Youth Administration -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1936-1943 series 1box 8folder 2
National Youth Administration -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1936-1943 series 1box 8folder 3
National Youth Administration -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1936-1943 series 1box 8folder 4
National Youth Administration -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1936-1943 series 1box 8folder 5
New York World's Fair, 1939-1946 series 1box 8folder 6
Non-resident Lecturers, 1939-1948 series 1box 8folder 7
Panhellenic Council, 1947 series 1box 8folder 8
Parking, 1944 series 1box 8folder 9
Placement, 1948-1949 series 1box 8folder 10
Playground Recreation, 1943 series 1box 8folder 11
Postwar Plans, 1943 series 1box 8folder 12
Prince George's County Rationing Board, 1942-1943 series 1box 8folder 13
Prince George's County Welfare Board, 1939-1941 [Restricted] series 1box 8folder 14
Prince George's County Welfare Board, 1939-1941 [Restricted] series 1box 8folder 15
Prince George's County Welfare Board, 1939-1941 [Restricted] series 1box 8folder 16
Princess Anne College, 1946-1950 series 1box 9folder 1
Probation, 1937-1938 series 1box 9folder 2
Questionnaires, 1938-1942 series 1box 9folder 3
Rally Committee, 1948-1949 series 1box 9folder 4
Recreation Building, 1946-1949 series 1box 9folder 5
Red Cross, 1942-1945 [Restricted] series 1box 9folder 6
Registration, 1938-1950 series 1box 9folder 7
James H. Reid, 1942 series 1box 9folder 8
Religious Life, 1945-1948 series 1box 9folder 9
Rossborough Inn, 1937-1948 series 1box 9folder 10
ROTC, 1940-1950 [Restricted] series 1box 9folder 11
Scientific Research and Development, 1943 [Restricted] series 1box 9folder 12
Selective Service, 1937-1945 [Restricted] series 1box 9folder 13
Snack Bar, 1949 series 1box 9folder 14
Social Chairmen, 1942 series 1box 9folder 15
Songbook, 1939-1941 series 1box 9folder 16
Sorority House Inspection, 1948-1950 [Restricted] series 1box 9folder 17
Sorority Houses, 1949-1950 [Restricted] series 1box 9folder 18
Sororities, 1940-1950 series 1box 9folder 19
Sound Equipment, 1949 series 1box 9folder 20
Space, 1948-1949 series 1box 9folder 21
Speeches, undated series 1box 9folder 22
State Roads Commission, 1931-1934 series 1box 9folder 23
Statistics, 1917-1924 series 1box 9folder 24
Statistics, 1917-1924 series 1box 9folder 25
Statistics, 1925-1942 series 1box 10folder 1
Statistics, 1925-1942 series 1box 10folder 2
Statistics, 1925-1942 series 1box 10folder 3
Student Activity Fees, 1947-1949 series 1box 10folder 4
Student Aid, 1931-1951 [Restricted] series 1box 10folder 5
Student Aid, 1931-1951 [Restricted] series 1box 10folder 6
Student Board, 1942 series 1box 10folder 7
Student Employment, 1937-1939, 1959 series 1box 10folder 8
Student Government, 1938-1944 series 1box 10folder 9
Student Government Association, 1946-1952 series 1box 10folder 10
Student Government Association -- Accounting, 1940-1946 series 1box 10folder 11
Student Government Association -- Executive Board Minutes, 1942-1945 series 1box 10folder 12
Student Life, 1936-1949 [Restricted] series 1box 10folder 13
Student Life Committee, 1935-1945 [Restricted] series 1box 10folder 14
Student Lounge, 1946 series 1box 11folder 1
Student Publications, 1942-1952 series 1box 11folder 2
Student Standards and Practices, 1947-1948 series 1box 11folder 3
Student Supply Store, 1947-1949 series 1box 11folder 4
Student Union, 1950-1953 series 1box 11folder 5
Student War Loans, 1937-1943 series 1box 11folder 6
Student Welfare, 1947-1954 [Restricted] series 1box 11folder 7
Student Welfare -- Budget Requests, 1946-1952 series 1box 11folder 8
Summer School, 1945-1952 series 1box 11folder 9
Suspension, 1937-1945 [Restricted] series 1box 11folder 10
Tax Assessor's School, 1947 series 1box 11folder 11
Traffic, 1946-1953 series 1box 11folder 12
United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, 1944-1945 series 1box 11folder 13
U. S. Coast Guard, 1937-1941 series 1box 11folder 14
University History, 1928 series 1box 11folder 15
Used Book Store, 1949 series 1box 11folder 16
Arthur Van Ryzim, 1943-1944 [Restricted] series 1box 11folder 17
Veterans, 1944-1950 series 1box 11folder 18
Veterans Administration, 1944-1945 series 1box 11folder 19
Veterans Housing, 1946-1948 [Restricted] series 1box 11folder 20
Veterans Housing, 1949-1951 [Restricted] series 1box 12folder 1
Veterans Housing -- Budget,, 1949 [Restricted] series 1box 12folder 2
Victory Council, 1945 series 1box 12folder 3
Vocational Conference, 1945 series 1box 12folder 4
War Manpower Commission, 1943-1944 series 1box 12folder 5
War Productivity Training, 1942 series 1box 12folder 6
Who's Who Among Students, 1947-1949 series 1box 12folder 7
Withdrawals, 1948-1949 series 1box 12folder 8
Working Conditions, 1944 series 1box 12folder 9
World Federation, 1945 series 1box 12folder 10
World Student Service Fund, 1949-1952 series 1box 12folder 11
World Student Service Fund -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1950-1951 series 1box 12folder 12
Y.M.C.A, 1944-1947 series 1box 12folder 13

Series 2: Athletics, 1919-1953 (10 linear feet)

This series consists of material related to Eppley's duties as athletic director and as chairman of the Athletic Council. It includes correspondence, minutes, reports, pamphlets, statistics, and lists, as well as recruiting information, game reports, and observations. Though the materials range from 1919 to 1953, the bulk was produced between 1936 and 1947. Files pertaining to student references and other personal information are restricted. Files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Admissions Tax, 1932-1947 series 2box 1folder 1
Admissions Tax, 1932-1947 series 2box 1folder 2
All America Board of Football, 1943-1944 series 2box 1folder 3
Amateur Athletic Union, 1949-1951 series 2box 1folder 4
American Football Coaches Association, 1928-1944 series 2box 1folder 5
American Football Coaches Association, 1928-1944 series 2box 1folder 6
Athletic Board, 1928-1931 series 2box 1folder 7
Athletic Books, 1946-1947 series 2box 1folder 8
Athletic Costs, 1942-1943 series 2box 1folder 9
Athletic Department, 1947 series 2box 1folder 10
Athletic Injuries, 1947 series 2box 1folder 11
Augusta Military Academy, 1935 series 2box 1folder 12
Awards, 1942-1944 series 2box 1folder 13
Baseball, 1939-1948, 1961 series 2box 1folder 14
Basketball, 1928-1947 series 2box 1folder 15
Frank Blazek, 1937-1938 [Restricted] series 2box 1folder 16
Leslie Edward Bopst, 1936-1940 series 2box 1folder 17
Boxing, 1932-1949 series 2box 1folder 18
Boxing, 1932-1949 series 2box 1folder 19
Boxing, 1932-1949 series 2box 1folder 20
Boxing, 1932-1949 series 2box 1folder 21
Boxing -- Clippings, 1935-1940 series 2box 1folder 22
Boxing -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1936-1940 series 2box 2folder 1
James Boyle, 1937-1939 [Restricted] series 2box 2folder 2
Broadcasting, 1938-1943 series 2box 2folder 3
Budget, 1937-1946 series 2box 2folder 4
Catholic University, 1923-1927 series 2box 2folder 5
Central Booking Office, 1936-1943 series 2box 2folder 6
Central Booking Office, 1936-1943 series 2box 2folder 7
Central Booking Office -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1939-1940 series 2box 2folder 8
Central High School, 1942-1945 series 2box 2folder 9
Charlotte Hall, 1922-1923 series 2box 2folder 10
Chicago Bears, 1942 series 2box 2folder 11
Chicago Cubs, 1945 series 2box 2folder 12
Cleveland Rams, 1945 series 2box 2folder 13
Clipping Service, 1940 series 2box 2folder 14
Coliseum, 1941 series 2box 2folder 15
Concessions, 1946-1949 series 2box 2folder 16
[Contracts] -- see Box 3 series 2box 2folder 17
Correspondence, 1919-1950 series 2box 2folder 18
Correspondence, 1919-1950 series 2box 2folder 19
Correspondence, 1919-1950 series 2box 2folder 20
Parke H. Davis, 1932-1933 series 2box 2folder 21
Jack Dempsey Trophy, 1947 series 2box 2folder 22
Detroit Lions, 1944 series 2box 2folder 23
Contracts, 1921-1944 series 2box 3folder 1
Contracts, 1921-1944 series 2box 3folder 2
Contracts, 1921-1944 series 2box 3folder 3
Contracts, 1921-1944 series 2box 3folder 4
Contracts, 1921-1944 series 2box 3folder 5
Contracts, 1921-1944 series 2box 3folder 6
District of Columbia Amateur Athletic Union, 1937-1940 series 2box 4folder 1
Frank Dobson, 1939 series 2box 4folder 2
Duke University, 1936-1938 series 2box 4folder 3
Eastern College Athletic Conference, 1946-1947 series 2box 4folder 4
Eastern Collegiate Football Association, 1944 series 2box 4folder 5
Eastern High School, 1936-1942 series 2box 5folder 1
Geary Eppley, 1934-1961 series 2box 5folder 2
Geary Eppley, 1934-1961 series 2box 5folder 3
Evening Star Track and Field Meet, 1949-1953 series 2box 5folder 4
John Faber, 1941-1942 series 2box 5folder 5
Fees, 1947-1948 series 2box 5folder 6
Field House, 1931-1947 series 2box 5folder 7
Fifth Regiment Meet -- one folder in Box 7, 1936-1941 series 2box 5folder 8
Fifth Regiment Meet, 1936-1941 series 2box 5folder 9
Fifth Regiment Meet, 1936-1941 series 2box 5folder 10
Fifth Regiment Meet, 1936-1941 series 2box 5folder 11
Football, 1931-1949 [Restricted] series 2box 5folder 12
Football, 1931-1949 [Restricted] series 2box 5folder 13
Football, 1931-1949 [Restricted] series 2box 5folder 14
Football, 1931-1949 [Restricted] series 2box 5folder 15
Football, 1931-1949 [Restricted] series 2box 5folder 16
Football Banquet, 1937-1943 series 2box 5folder 17
Forest Park High School, 1938-1941 series 2box 5folder 18
George Washington University, 1939 series 2box 5folder 19
Georgetown University, 1928-1940 series 2box 5folder 20
Georgetown University, 1928-1940 series 2box 5folder 21
Golf, 1948 series 2box 5folder 22
Greenville AFB, 1943-1944 series 2box 5folder 23
Indiana University, 1934-1938 series 2box 5folder 24
Insurance, 1936-1941 series 2box 5folder 25
Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletics of America, 1944-1948 series 2box 5folder 26
Intercollegiate Conference, 1925-1929 series 2box 5folder 27
Interscholastic Track and Field Meet -- five folders in Box 7, 1925-1947 series 2box 6folder 1
Interscholastic Track and Field Meet, 1925-1947 series 2box 6folder 2
Interscholastic Track and Field Meet, 1925-1947 series 2box 6folder 3
Interscholastics -- one folder in Box 7, 1931-1934 series 2box 6folder 4
Interstate Commerce Commission, 1939-1941 series 2box 6folder 5
Intramurals, 1938-1941 series 2box 6folder 6
Johns Hopkins University, 1919-1945 series 2box 6folder 7
Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1934-1942 series 2box 6folder 8
Knights of Columbus, 1939-1940 series 2box 6folder 9
Lacrosse, 1928-1948 series 2box 6folder 10
Lacrosse, 1928-1948 series 2box 6folder 11
Lacrosse, 1928-1948 series 2box 6folder 12
Linhard Right, 1948 series 2box 6folder 13
M Club, 1929-1947 series 2box 6folder 14
C. L. Mackert, 1931-1939 series 2box 6folder 15
Maryland Conference, 1929 series 2box 6folder 16
Medical Reports, 1934-1941 [Restricted] series 2box 6folder 17
Fifth Regiment Meet, 1937-1941 series 2box 7folder 1
Interscholastic Track and Field Meet, 1925-1937 series 2box 7folder 2
Interscholastic Track and Field Meet, 1925-1937 series 2box 7folder 3
Interscholastic Track and Field Meet, 1925-1937 series 2box 7folder 4
Interscholastic Track and Field Meet, 1925-1937 series 2box 7folder 5
Interscholastic Track and Field Meet, 1925-1937 series 2box 7folder 6
Interscholastics, 1940-1947 series 2box 7folder 7
Michigan State College, 1944-1945 series 2box 8folder 1
E. E. Miller, 1944 [Restricted] series 2box 8folder 2
Harvey Miller, 1936-1951 series 2box 8folder 3
Harvey Miller, 1936-1951 series 2box 8folder 4
Harvey Miller, 1936-1951 series 2box 8folder 5
Millrose Athletic Association, 1935-1942 series 2box 8folder 6
Mississippi State College, 1935 series 2box 8folder 7
National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1921-1951 series 2box 8folder 8
National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1921-1951 series 2box 8folder 9
National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1921-1951 series 2box 8folder 10
National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1921-1951 series 2box 8folder 11
National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1921-1951 series 2box 8folder 12
National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1921-1951 series 2box 8folder 13
National Collegiate Athletic Association -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1921-1952 series 2box 9folder 1
National Collegiate Athletic Association -- Reports and Pamphlets -- TV Committee, 1952 series 2box 9folder 2
New York Giants, 1944-1950 series 2box 9folder 3
News Releases, 1942-1943 series 2box 9folder 4
North Carolina State College, 1922-1925 series 2box 9folder 5
Officials, 1932-1945 series 2box 9folder 6
Officials, 1932-1945 series 2box 9folder 7
Olympic Committee, 1948 series 2box 9folder 8
Philadelphia Eagles, 1942-1943 series 2box 9folder 9
Physical Education, 1934-1944 series 2box 9folder 10
Physical Education, 1934-1944 series 2box 9folder 11
Prince George's County Boys Club, 1949-1952 series 2box 9folder 12
Prospective Servicemen, 1943 series 2box 9folder 13
Publicity, 1937-1944 series 2box 9folder 14
Redskins, 1947 series 2box 9folder 15
Rutgers University, 1936-1940 series 2box 9folder 16
St. John's, 1934-1938 series 2box 9folder 17
Salaries, 1934-1940 series 2box 9folder 18
Service Teams, 1943 series 2box 9folder 19
Clark Shaughnessy, 1942-1943 series 2box 9folder 20
H. Burton Shipley, 1936-1947 series 2box 9folder 21
Red Smith, 1943-1944 series 2box 10folder 1
Soccer, 1942-1953 series 2box 10folder 2
Soccer, 1942-1953 series 2box 10folder 3
Southern Conference, 1921-1933 series 2box 10folder 4
Southern Conference, 1921-1933 series 2box 10folder 5
Southern Conference, 1921-1933 series 2box 10folder 6
Southern Conference, 1921-1933 series 2box 10folder 7
Southern Conference, 1921-1933 series 2box 10folder 8
Southern Conference, 1921-1933 series 2box 10folder 9
Southern Conference, 1921-1933 series 2box 10folder 10
Southern Conference, 1921-1933 series 2box 10folder 11
Southern Conference, 1921-1933 series 2box 10folder 12
Southern Conference, 1921-1933 series 2box 10folder 13
Southern Conference, 1934-1944 series 2box 11folder 1
Southern Conference, 1934-1944 series 2box 11folder 2
Southern Conference, 1934-1944 series 2box 11folder 3
Southern Conference, 1934-1944 series 2box 11folder 4
Southern Conference, 1934-1944 series 2box 11folder 5
Southern Conference, 1934-1944 series 2box 11folder 6
Southern Conference, 1934-1944 series 2box 11folder 7
Southern Conference, 1934-1944 series 2box 11folder 8
Southern Conference, 1934-1944 series 2box 11folder 9
Southern Conference, 1945-1952 series 2box 12folder 1
Southern Conference, 1945-1952 series 2box 12folder 2
Southern Conference, 1945-1952 series 2box 12folder 3
Southern Conference, 1945-1952 series 2box 12folder 4
Southern Conference, 1945-1952 series 2box 12folder 5
Southern Conference, 1945-1952 series 2box 12folder 6
Southern Conference, 1945-1952 series 2box 12folder 7
Southern Conference, 1945-1952 series 2box 12folder 8
Southern Conference, 1945-1952 series 2box 12folder 9
Southern Conference, 1945-1952 series 2box 12folder 10
Southern Conference, 1952-1953 series 2box 13folder 1
Southern Conference -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1924-1953 series 2box 13folder 2
Southern Conference -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1924-1953 series 2box 13folder 3
Southern Conference -- Reports and Pamphlets, 1924-1953 series 2box 13folder 4
Southern Conference -- Annual Meeting, 1940-1952 series 2box 13folder 5
Southern Conference -- Annual Meeting, 1940-1952 series 2box 13folder 6
Southern Conference -- Annual Meeting, 1940-1952 series 2box 13folder 7
Southern Conference -- Annual Meeting, 1940-1952 series 2box 13folder 8
Southern Conference -- Boxing, 1936-1947 series 2box 13folder 9
Southern Conference -- Boxing, 1936-1947 series 2box 13folder 10
Southern Conference -- Boxing, 1936-1947 series 2box 13folder 11
Southern Conference -- Boxing Tournament, 1936-1937 series 2box 14folder 1
Southern Conference -- Minutes, 1922-1933 series 2box 14folder 2
Southern Conference -- Minutes, 1922-1933 series 2box 14folder 3
Southern Conference -- Minutes, 1922-1933 series 2box 14folder 4
Southern Conference -- Minutes, 1922-1933 series 2box 14folder 5
Southern Conference -- Rule 13 - Eligibility, 1936-1937 series 2box 14folder 6
Southern Football Officials Association, 1929-1930 series 2box 14folder 7
C. W. Spears, 1943-1945 series 2box 14folder 8
C. W. Spears, 1943-1945 series 2box 14folder 9
C. W. Spears, 1943-1945 series 2box 14folder 10
Stadium, 1922-1923 series 2box 14folder 11
H. A. Stansbury, 1943-1944 series 2box 15folder 1
State Taxes, 1936-1938 series 2box 15folder 2
Student Activity Fees, 1933-1941 series 2box 15folder 3
Students, 1964-1967 series 2box 15folder 4
Syracuse University, 1935-1937 series 2box 15folder 5
James Tatum, 1946-1947 series 2box 15folder 6
Taxes, 1936-1941 series 2box 15folder 7
Tennis, 1930-1951 series 2box 15folder 8
Tennis, 1930-1951 series 2box 15folder 9
Ticket Sales, 1932-1947 series 2box 15folder 10
Touchdown Club, 1943-1944 series 2box 15folder 11
Track, 1937-1949 series 2box 15folder 12
Track, 1937-1949 series 2box 15folder 13
Track, 1937-1949 series 2box 15folder 14
U. S. Marine Corps, 1943 series 2box 15folder 15
U. S. Naval Academy, 1940-1941 series 2box 15folder 16
U. S. Navy, 1942-1944 series 2box 15folder 17
U. S. Navy, 1942-1944 series 2box 15folder 18
University of North Carolina, 1922-1939 series 2box 15folder 19
University of Pennsylvania, 1937-1939 series 2box 16folder 1
University of Richmond, 1928-1936 series 2box 16folder 2
University of South Carolina, 1939-1942 series 2box 16folder 3
University of Tennessee, 1921-1923 series 2box 16folder 4
University of Virginia, 1919-1937 series 2box 16folder 5
Virginia Military Institute, 1924-1938 series 2box 16folder 6
Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1920-1932 series 2box 16folder 7
Washington College, 1922 series 2box 16folder 8
Washington & Lee University, 1919-1936 series 2box 16folder 9
West Virginia University, 1934-1936 series 2box 16folder 10
Western Maryland College, 1926-1936 series 2box 16folder 11
Women's Field House, 1931-1932 series 2box 16folder 12
Women's Field House, 1931-1932 series 2box 16folder 13
Women's Physical Education, 1939-1940 series 2box 16folder 14
Wrestling, 1950-1951 series 2box 16folder 15
Yale University, 1928-1930 series 2box 16folder 16
Scrapbooks -- Volume I, 1940-1941 series 2box 17folder 1
Scrapbooks -- Volume II, 1940-1941 series 2box 17folder 2

Series 3: Personal, 1913-1995 (0.5 linear feet)

Series III consists of personal materials accumulated by Geary Eppley and his family. The bulk of the material dates from 1915 to 1964. Included are correspondence, clippings, publications, receipts, certificates and diplomas. Subjects documented include Eppley's high school days, his time spent at the Maryland State College of Agriculture (now the University of Maryland), his faculty years from the 1920s to the 1960s, and his time in the military during World War II. Arrangement is alphabetical by subject heading and chronological within each folder.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Certificates and Diplomas, 1915-1970 series 3box 1folder 1
Faculty, circa 1925-1964 and undated series 3box 1folder 2
Maryland Agricultural College, 1914-1923 and undated series 3box 1folder 3
Maryland State College of Agriculture, 1919-1920 series 3box 1folder 4
Military, circa 1917-1970 and undated series 3box 1folder 5
Port Chester High School, 1913-1914 series 3box 1folder 6
Testimonial Dinner - May 13, 1964, 1964, 1978, 1995 series 3box 1folder 7
Thirty-Second Annual M Club Banquet Program, 1982 series 3box 1folder 8

Series 4: Photographs, 1913-1970 and undated (46 items)

Series IV consists of photographs separated from Series V of Geary Eppley during his school days, his time in the military, and his tenure as a member of the faculty at the University of Maryland. The bulk of the photographs date from 1935 to 1964. Included are photographs of Eppley as a member of the Maryland State College of Agriculture Football Team, track teams Eppley coached, Eppley serving in World War II, Eppley at dinner receptions, and portraits of Eppley in his office. The black and white photographs range in size from 5"x7" to 8"x10". Also included are three photographs from an earlier accession of materials (72-135) that include a portrait of Reuben Brigham and two group photographs; Eppley with Harry Clifton Byrd; Eppley on the Athletic Board with Dr. William Suplee, Colonel Griswold, Dr. Ernest Cory, and Dr. William B. Kemp. Arrangement is alphabetical according to the original subject heading; accession 72-135 photographs are in the front.

The box inventory for this series is not currently available online. Please refer to the series description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 5: Memorabilia, 1920-1975 and undated (29 items)

Series V consists of memorabilia that once belonged to Geary Eppley. Included in the series are plaques, medals, awards, clothing, tickets, badges, a blanket, a signed baseball, and starter's pistol. These items have been transferred to the Memorabilia Collection, items #720-740, #968, and #2039-2044.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Memorabilia series 5box 1folder 1
Tickets. Reserved seat ticket, blue, 1939 series 5box 1folder 1item 644
Tickets. General admission ticket, reserved written in red, yellow for graduation exercises of the University of Maryland, Saturday, June 3, 1939 at 11AM, June 3, 1939 series 5box 1folder 1item 645
Plaque. For untiring and outstanding service., undated series 5box 1folder 1item 719
Plaque. From Athletic Council and Athletic Department, May 23, 1964 series 5box 1folder 1item 720
Plaque. To Geary and Elizabeth Eppley. Life Membership in the University of Maryland Alumni Association International, undated series 5box 1folder 1item 721
Plaque. Abram and Gottwals Memorial Award, June 6, 1975 series 5box 1folder 1item 722
Plaque. Atlantic Coast Sports Writers' Association, Service to Sports Award, 1964 series 5box 1folder 1item 723
Plaque. Prince George's County Alumni Club, University of Maryland Alumni Association, Honorary President, April 18, 1975 series 5box 1folder 1item 724
Plaque. Interfraternity Council, 4/28/1960., April 28, 1960 series 5box 1folder 1item 725
Plaque. Pi Delta Epsilon Special Award., May 3, 1959 series 5box 1folder 1item 726
Plaque. For 17 years as Coach of Track, April 24, 1948 series 5box 1folder 1item 727
Medal. University of Maryland Indoor Games, 5th Regiment, 1940 series 5box 1folder 1item 728
Badges. 729b: Timer; 729a: Inspector, 1938; 729c: NCAA 45th Convention, 1951; 729d: NCAA 44th Convention, 1950. Memo Numbers: 729-729d., 1938, 1950-1951 series 5box 1folder 1item 729
Certificates. 730a: M Club - Football; 730b: Rev. Hugh O'Donnell Football Trophy, 1953; 730c: Phi Kappa Phi, 1923; 730d: Air Force ROTC Honorary Colonel. Memo Numbers 730-730d., 1923, 1953 series 5box 1folder 1item 730
Baseball, signed, May 15, 1925 series 5box 1folder 1item 731
Trophy. Geary F. Eppley award, undated series 5box 1folder 1item 734
Sweater. V-neck, black and gold, undated series 5box 1folder 1item 735
Sweater. Boatneck, black with gold on sleeve, undated series 5box 1folder 1item 736
Jersey. Wool, black with two gold stripes on each sleeve, #5 in white, undated series 5box 1folder 1item 737
Jersey. Wool, short sleeve, white with black collar edging. Baseball, undated series 5box 1folder 1item 738
Blanket. Wool, black with gold, edging and gold "M" in center, undated series 5box 1folder 1item 739
Banner. Felt, black with gold emblem in center, undated series 5box 1folder 1item 740
968a: Maryland Tercentenary, 1634 - 1934, black background, yellow letters, white paint spots; 968b: same as 968a but no paint spots, 968c: 1944 Maryland license plate, rusty, 1934, 1944 series 5box 1folder 1item 968
Pistol. Colt, Pocket Positive, .32 cal police pistol ctg. Serial 152828. The pistol may have been used as a starter's pistol. It is black and depicts a horse near the handle., ca. 1934-1940 series 5box 1folder 1item 2039
Award. Atlantic Coast Conference Champions medallion with a sunburst behind it. It sits on a small, bell shaped stand. Could be made of copper., ca. 1953-1964 series 5box 1folder 1item 2040
Paperweight. Clear Plexiglas paperweight containing gold-colored Atlantic Coast Conference Champions medallion. Mr. Geary F. Eppley labeled in blue., ca. 1953-1964 series 5box 1folder 1item 2041
Photograph. Two red wooden frames joined at the center. One frame contains a photograph of Geary Eppley in his U.S. Army uniform, and the other frame contains his Legion of Merit Medal., ca. 1945 series 5box 1folder 1item 2042
Medal. Indoor track medal inscribed with University of Maryland, 5th Regiment on the front and 1940 College Mile Relay on the back. It is attached to a black and gold ribbon., 1940 series 5box 1folder 1item 2043
Medal. Citizenship Medal given to Geary Eppley by Harry Clifton Byrd. On the front of the medal there is the Maryland State Seal, and the back is inscribed "For Good Citizenship Geary Eppley, 1920." The medal is attached to a black ribbon., 1920 series 5box 1folder 1item 2044

Related Material

Because of Geary Eppley's long involvement and employment with the University of Maryland, records pertaining to him are located in various different locations throughout the University of Maryland Libraries. Related holdings in the University of Maryland Libraries include the Papers of Harry Clifton Byrd and the Papers of Adele H. Stamp. Eppley's 1926 Master's Thesis from the University of Maryland, Hay and pasture grasses for Maryland. Adaptability studies, is available in the Maryland Room, Hornbake Library. Memorabilia item # 1715 is a 1955 oil painting of Geary Eppley. Photographs of Geary Eppley appear in several yearbooks, most notably the 1916, 1917, and 1918 issues of the Reveille. Eppley's freshman beanie is Memorabilia number 106.

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