BILL R. FOX COLLECTION
1946-2003 and undated

 

East Tennessee State University

Archives of Appalachia

Box 70295

Johnson City, Tennessee 37614

 

 

E-Mail - archives@etsu.edu

Telephone -  (423) 439-4338

 

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INTRODUCTION

 

Title: Bill R. Fox Collection

Collection Number: Accession No. 454

Physical description: 19.25 linear ft. (14 boxes)

Creator: Bill R. Fox

Repository: Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Provenance: Bill R. Fox, Johnson City, Tenn., made the original donation of a radio program scrapbook, which he had completed as a school project in 1946, to the Archives of Appalachia on July 12, 1994. Additional material was donated by Fox on October 6, 2006.

Access: The collection is open for research.

Processing Information: Ned Irwin processed the original scrapbook donation in July 1997. Following the donation of extensive new material, the collection was reprocessed to incorporate all donations by Kirk Hrivnak in April 2008.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Johnson City, Tenn. resident Bill R. Fox has been employed by United Telephone Company for over 25 years. An avid radio and sports enthusiast, Fox began compiling scrapbooks on these subjects while still in school and has continued the hobby in later life.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

 

The Bill R. Fox Collection consists of athletic programs, guides, and other miscellaneous sports publications and scrapbooks documenting Fox’s interest in radio programming and sporting teams and events, especially in the Tri-Cities area. The collection documents this interest and includes extensive coverage of East Tennessee State University football and basketball games as well as Science Hill High School and other area colleges and schools. The scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, press releases, publicity photographs, and miscellaneous printed matter.

 

The collection is arranged in two series, as follows: Series I, Publications, 1952-2003 and undated, Boxes 1-3 and Series II, Scrapbooks, 1946-1990, Boxes 4-14. Publications are arranged in order by title, while scrapbooks are arranged in chronological order.

 

Important subjects in the collection include the following:

 

Athletics—Tennessee, East

East Tennessee State University—Sports

Radio stations—Tennessee, East

Science Hill High School (Johnson City, Tenn.)
WBEJ (Radio station : Elizabethton, Tenn.)

 

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

 

Series I, Publications, 1952-2003 and undated, Boxes 1-3.

 

Series I consist of publications such as game programs, guides, press publications, and other printed matter related to East Tennessee area sporting events and athletic teams at the college and high school level in a variety of athletic sports including baseball, basketball, football, and other athletic team endeavors. The material in the series is arranged alphabetically by publication title.

 

Series II, Scrapbooks, 1946-1990, Boxes 4-14.

Series II consist of scrapbooks compiled and maintained by Bill Fox documenting his interest primarily in old radio programming, radio stations in the region, and sports events and athletic teams at the high school and college levels in the East Tennessee area. The material in the series is arranged chronologically.

 

BOX AND FOLDER LIST

 

Series I, Publications, 1952-2003 and undated, Boxes 1-3.

 

Box 1

 

1. Appalachian State vs. ETSU, September 22, 1984.

2. Basketball Record Book, 1966.

3. Basketball Tournament Programs, 1963-1967, undated.

4. Dobyns-Bennett vs. Johnson City, November 15, 1968.

5. Erwin vs. Oak Ridge, October 10, 1958.

6. ETSC Basketball Facts and Figures, 1960-1961.

7. ETSC Basketball Program, 1953-1954.

8. ETSU Basketball Program, 1963-1964.

9. ETSU Basketball Program, 1964-1965.

10. ETSU Basketball Program, 1965-1966.

11. ETSU Basketball Program, 1966-1967.

12. ETSU Basketball Program, 1967-1968.

13. ETSU Basketball Program, 1969-1970.

14. ETSU Basketball Program, 1970-1971.

15. ETSU Basketball Program, 1971-1972.

16. ETSU Basketball Program, 1972-1973.

17. ETSU Basketball Program, 1973-1974.

18. ETSU Basketball Program, 1974-1975.

19. ETSU Basketball Program, 1976-1977.

20. ETSU Football, 1999.

21. ETSU Football Press Guide, 1964.

22. ETSU Football Program, 1970.

23. ETSU Homecoming, 1967.

24. ETSU Homecoming, October 7-12, 1968.

25. ETSU Homecoming, 1969.

26. ETSU vs. Alderson Broadduss, Basketball Program, January 6, 1979.

27. ETSU vs. Charleston Southern, August 28, 1997.

28. ETSU vs. Citadel, October 26, 1985.

29. ETSU “Buccaneers” vs. Eastern Kentucky “Maroons,” October 19, 1963.

30. ETSU vs. Furman, October 14, 1978.

31. ETSU vs. Furman, October 29, 1994.

 

Box 2

 

1. ETSU vs. Georgia Southern, October 15, 1983.

2. ETSU vs. James Madison University, September 8, 1979.

3. ETSU vs. James Madison University, 1985.

4. ETSU vs. Louisiana Tech, October 4, 1980.

5. ETSC “Buccaneers” vs. Murray State “Thoroughbreds,” September 16,1961.

6. ETSU “Buccaneers” vs. Murray State “Thoroughbreds,” September 21, 1963.

7. ETSU vs. North Alabama, September 10, 1977.

8. ETSU vs. Parsons, September 16, 1967.

9. ETSU “Buccaneers” vs. Pennsylvania State College “Fighting Vulcans,” September 12, 1964.

10. ETSU vs. University of Chattanooga, October 2, 1965.

11. ETSU vs UT-Chattanooga, October 31, 1981.

12. ETSU vs UT-Chattanooga, November 11, 1995.

13. ETSU vs Villanova, November 30, 1996.

14. ETSU vs. Virginia Military, November 17, 1990.

15. ETSU vs VMI, September 19, 1998.

16. ETSC “Buccaneers” vs. Western Kentucky “Hilltoppers,” September 22, 1962.

17. ETSU vs. Western Kentucky, September 24, 1966.

18. ETSU vs. Western Kentucky, October 5, 1968.

19. ETSU vs. Wingate, September 4, 1993.

20. Johnson City Cardinals vs. Elizabethton Twins, June 23, 2001.

 

Box 3

 

1. Kiwanis Yearbook, 1965.

2. Regional High School Basketball Tournament, undated.

3. Science Hill “Hilltoppers” vs. Canton, North Carolina, September 2, 1966.

4. Science Hill “Hilltoppers” vs. David Crockett “Pioneers,” September 1, 1972.

5. Science Hill “Hilltoppers” vs. Dobyns-Bennett “Indians,” 1977.

6. Science Hill “Hilltoppers” vs. Kingsport “Indians,” November 15, 1969.

7. Science Hill “Hilltoppers” vs. Knox Central “Bobcats,” September 16, 1966.

8. Touchdown Friday Night, 2003.

9. TSSAA State Tournament, March 10-14, 1953.

10. Virginia Tech vs. ETSU, September 13, 1980.

11. Volunteer State Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament, February 20-23, 1952.

12. Volunteer State Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament, February 18-20, 1954.

 

Series II, Scrapbooks, 1946-1990, Boxes 4-14.

 

Box 4

 

1. Scrapbook on Radio, 1946.

 

Box 5

 

1. East Tennessee Sports, January 1946 – December 1950.

2. East Tennessee Sports, November 1950 – October 1951.

 

Box 6

 

1. East Tennessee Sports, October 1951 – February 1952.

2. East Tennessee Sports, February 1952 – October 1952.

3. East Tennessee Sports, October 1952 – February 1953.

4. East Tennessee Sports, February 1953 – May 1953.

 

Box 7

 

1. East Tennessee Sports, July 1953 – January 1955.

2. East Tennessee Sports, January 1955 – March 1956.

3. East Tennessee Sports, December 1957 – April 1960.

 

Box 8

 

1. East Tennessee Sports, April 1960 – January 1962.

2. East Tennessee Sports, January 1962 – December 1962.

3. East Tennessee Sports, December 1962 – November 1963.

4. East Tennessee Sports, December 1963 – December 1964.

5. East Tennessee Sports, December 1964 – January 1966.

 

Box 9

 

1. East Tennessee Sports, January 1966 – January 1967.

2. East Tennessee Sports, January 1967 – September 1967.

3. East Tennessee Sports, September 1967 – February 1968.

4. East Tennessee Sports, February 1968 – December 1968.

5. East Tennessee Sports, December 1968 – September 1969.

 

Box 10

 

1. East Tennessee Sports, September 1969 – October 1970.

2. East Tennessee Sports, October 1970 – December 1971.

 

Box 11

 

1. East Tennessee Sports, December 1971 – February 1973.

2. East Tennessee Sports, February 1973 – November 1974.

 

Box 12

 

1. East Tennessee Sports, November 1974 – March 1976.

2. East Tennessee Sports, March 1976 – April 1978.

 

Box 13

 

1. East Tennessee Sports, March 1978 – April 1980.

2. East Tennessee Sports, April 1980 – November 1982.

 

Box 14

1. East Tennessee Sports, November 1982 – January 1987.

2. East Tennessee Sports, January 1987 – October 1990.