Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Paul Hurshel Sanders athletic memorabilia collection MS 614

creator Sanders, Paul Hurshel
Title: Paul Hurshel Sanders athletic memorabilia collection
Dates: 1935-1940
Abstract This collection contains track memorabilia of Paul Hurshel Sanders. Included are several medals, trophies, track shoes, and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings.
Identification: MS 614
Quantity: 3.0 linear ft.(4 boxes)
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Paul Hurshel Sanders was a graduate of the Rice Institute, class of 1940. He was inducted into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994 for his record setting achievements in track from 1935-1940. Sanders competed in multiple events consisting of 100, 220, 440, 440-relay, 880-relay, mile-relay and sprint-medley relay. His achievements included setting a new Rice and Southwest Conference record in 1937 with a time of 48.0 seconds for the 440. His sprint-medley team set a world record of 3:25.3 at the Southwest Conference in 1938.

After graduating from Rice, Sanders worked for the Shell Oil Company until his retirement in 1977. After retiring he started his own business, Sanders Accounting, Inc.

Scope and Contents Note

This collection contains track memorabila of Paul Hurshel Sanders. Included are several medals, trophies, track shoes, Rice sweater, athletic letters, batons, and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings. The memoriablia includes medals from track events Sanders won during high school and college. Among these medals are several from the Drake Relay, Southwest Athletic Conference, Oklahoma State Interscholastic, and Texas Relay.

Arrangement Note

The materials in this collection have been arranged in 2 series as follows: Series 1: Memorabilia Series 2: Oversize memorabilia


Conditions Governing Access Note

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use Note

Permission to publish material from the Paul Hurshel Sanders Memorablia Collection must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Rice University -- history.
clippings (information artifacts)
programs (documents)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation Note

Paul Hurshel Sanders Memorabilia Collection, 1933-1940, MS614, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Paul H. Sanders donated the collection in August, 2012.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Memorabilia

Box Folder
1 1 Athletic Letters - Central High School
2 Athletic Letters - Rice
3 Athletic Pass
4 Awards
5 Graduation Card
6 High School Graduation
7 Medallion - Drake Relay 1939
8 Medals - Gold Shoes
9 Name Tag
10 Newspaper Clippings
11 Photos
12 Programs
13 Prospectus
14 Receipts
15 Tenth Texas Relays Ticket Stub 1937
16 Transcript
17 Track Numbers
18 Track Stickers
19 Watches

Series II: Oversize

Box Tray
2 1 Medals Tray
General note
Medals date from 1933-1935, some without dates. There are multiple medals from the following: Murray State School of Agriculture Oklahoma State Interscholastic Meet University of Oklahoma Meet OBU Relays Oklahoma SWC OCU Meet Central States Interscholastic Track and Field Meet Oklahoma City Schools Athletic Award
Box Tray
3 1 Medals Tray
General note
Medals date from 1937-1939. Some do not have dates. There are multiple medals from the following: Southern Athletic Conference Drake Relay Amateur Athletic Union of the United States Texas Relay Border Olympics
Box item
2 1 Track Shoes
2 Rice Sweater 1939
3 Running Shorts - Red
Box item
3 1 Trophy - New Orleans Mid-Winter Sports Assn. 1937
2 Trophy - Bison Relay
3 Batons (4)
Box item
4 1 Slide Rule
2 High School Yearbook 1935
3 Scrapbook
4 Scrapbook
1 Items from the scrapbook
2 Athletic Hall of Fame Award