Coach James Ostendarp Amherst College Football Team Records
Scope and Contents
Football game books, play books, practice schedules and other records related to Coach James Ostendarp’s tenure as Amherst College football coach from 1959 to 1992.
- Creation: 1959-1991
- Ostendarp, James Elmore, 1923-2005 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Materials in series 1 are restricted in accordance with federal FERPA regulations; partial or redacted access may be granted at the discretion of archives staff. For all other materials there is no restriction on access to the collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may also be restricted for preservation purposes.
This collection is housed in off-site storage and requires advance notice before use. Please contact Archives and Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.
Biographical / Historical
James Elmore Ostendarp (1923-2005) was a prominent football coach at Amherst College. He served in the military in WWII, recieved a B.S. degree from Bucknell University and M.S. from Columbia University in 1956. He played professional football for two years with the New York Giants and one year with the Montreal Alouettes. Ostendarp coached at Bucknell, Cornell and Williams before joining the faculty of Amherst College in 1959 as Associate Professor of Physical Education and head coach of the football team; he was named professor in 1966 and remained at Amherst until his retirement in 1992. In 32 years of coaching football at Amherst, Coach Ostendarp compiled a record of 168-91-5.
15 Linear feet (14 records boxes, 2 archives boxes)
Language of Materials
Football game books, play books, practice schedules and other records created during Coach James Ostendarp’s tenure as Amherst College football coach from 1959 to 1992.
The records are organized into 6 series:
- Series 1: Football Season Master Books, 1959-1990
- Series 2: Single Game Books, 1960-1988
- Series 3: Play Books, 1961-1991
- Series 4: Quarterback Syllabus Books, 1964-1979
- Series 5: Daily Practice Schedules, 1959-1980
- Series 6: Computer Printouts, 1981-1987
- Peter Nelson, Assistant Archivist
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