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Spec Towns Track Scholarship Endowment records

Spec Towns Track Scholarship Endowment records

Descriptive Summary

Title: Spec Towns Track Scholarship Endowment records
Creator: University of Georgia. Athletic Association
Creator: Cleghorn, David
Inclusive Dates: 1981-2010
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: UA18-017
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Spec Towns Track Scholarship Endowment is a fund set up to provide an endowed scholarship for a deserving student-athlete on the men's track team. The scholarship is awarded to an upperclassman who exemplifies the competitive spirt and work ethic that Coach Spec Towns demonstrated. In addition, this recipient should demonstrate a commitment to the classroom, while conducting himself in a way, both on and off the track, which brings honor to the University of Georgia. (Source: Georgia Bulldog Club)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, fundraising records, and photographs relating to the Spec Towns Track Scholarship Endowment.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in two series: 1. Correspondence and Fundraising Records; 2. Photographs.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated by David Cleghorn. Cleghorn was active in the organizating and fundraising needed for the scholarship endowment.

Preferred Citation

Spec Towns Track Scholarship Endowment records, UA18-017, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Fund raising.
Track and field athletes
University of Georgia. Athletic Association

Related Collections in this Repository

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive:

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Correspondence and Fundraising Records

11Correspondence from Dan Magill to Russell Cleghorn, 1981
12Correspondence from Nikki Chester, 1999
13Correspondence from David Cleghorn, 1997-1999
14Correspondence from Vince Dooley, 1998-1999
15Corrrespondence from Marshall Dodds, 1997
16Correspondense from Lewis Gainey
17Correspondence from Drew Griffin, 1999
18Correspondence from Jane K. Jones, 2001
19Correspondence from Heather McCormick, 1997-1998
110Correspondence from Coach John Mitchell, 1997-1998
111Correspondence from Walt Mitchell, 1997
112Correspondence from Betsy Perry, 2010
113Correspondence from Loran Smith, 1997-1998
114Correspondence from Clarke Thomas, 1997
115Correspondence from Bobby Towns, 1997
116Martha Towns 80th birthday correspondence and newsclippings, 1998
117Correspondence from Kit Trensch (some with Lewis Gainey), 1997
118Correspondence from Kit Trensch, 1997-2001, 2005
119Miscellaneous materials, 1990s-2010
120University of Georgia Athletic Scholarship Endowment program brochure, undated
121University of Georgia Athletic Association annual report, 1995-2001
122University of Georgia Track and Field "lost list", 1997 May 23
123Athletic Scholarship Endowment Luncheon (program), 2001 January 27
124Selection Committee, 2000
125Handwritten notes regarding donors and potential donors, undated
126Georgia Track schedule/football game stubs, 1990s
127Nominees, 2001
128Annual Spec Towns Invitational (program and correspondence), 2000 April 6-7
129Perpetual Fund agreement, 1998-2000
130News clippings, 1997-1998
131Reese Hoffa-Spec Towns Men's Track Scholarship recipient, 2000
132Spec Towns Men's Track Scholarship Endowment (includes agenda for meeting), 1997 July 25
133Athletic Scholarship Endowment dinner-program, 2003 March 1
134Spec Towns Track Scholarship-financial gifts, 1997-2001
135Track-historical materials, 1939-1976
136People who have had fundraising letters mailed to them, 1997
137Track lettermen who competed for Coach Towns and friends of Coach Towns, undated
138Spec Towns Track Scholarship Endowment Committee meeting minutes, 1998
139Wallace Butts Football Scholarship Endowment, 1996
140Information about the Spec Towns Track Scholarship Endowment, 1998
141List of Spec Towns Track winners/friends-uncommitted , 1998
142Donor information, 1997
143Reunion of mostly 1950s and 1960s track runners hosted by Denny Jackson (list of invitees, news clipping and article), 2003

2. Photographs

144Russell Cleghorn and ticket collection, undated
145"100 years of Georgia Track and Field"/"The 50's Georgia Track and Field", 1997
146Meeting, 1998 May 2
147Martha Towns' 80th Birthday Party, 1998
148Spec Towns Reception (includes correspondence), 1999 April 3
149Selection Committee, 2000
150Annual Spec Towns Invitational, 2000 April 7
151Reunion of mostly 1950s and 1960s track runners hosted by Denny Jackson, 2003
152Photocopy of Spec Towns (1936) with AP caption, 2010