Reggie Brown Notebooks
Location: HESB Special Coll (Sports)
Joyce Series No.: FBC905
Notebook, 8 x 10 3/4 inches, 134 leaves, with newspaper clippings and typed and handwritten manuscript material r. The notebook covers the 1904 Harvard University varsity football season, mostly through newspaper stories and handwritten notes on practices. There is also manuscript material relating to the Harvard-Yale game of 19 November. During the 1904 season Brown was an assistant to head coach Edgar Wrightington. On 1r, Brown has inscribed: "Football - 1904 - Chronologically Arranged / Harvard - Daily Program / - Accts. of Practises and Games / - R. B. Chart and Yale Plays of Harvard-Yale Game / - Letters +c." [March 1904 - November 1904].
Notebook, 8 x 10 3/4 inches, 112 leaves, with newspaper clippings and typed and handwritten manuscript material r. The notebook treats the 1905 Harvard University varsity football season, with an emphasis on the Pennsylvania game of 11 November and the Yale game of 25 November. The notebook includes newspaper features and game stories, as well as much manuscript material (game diagrams, play-by-play accounts, play diagrams and descriptions, and the like) on the Penn and Yale games. During the 1905 season Brown was an assistant to head coach Bill Reid. On 1r, Brown has inscribed: "Football - / Harvard - 1905 - Chronologically / Newspaper Accts of / - Mainly Practises, Games, +c / RBs chart and plays of Penn and Yale games". This notebook and the one following are of particular interest given the recent discovery and publication of Bill Reid's diary recounting the 1905 season; see Ronald A. Smith, ed., Big-Time Football at Harvard, 1905: The Diary of Coach Bill Reid. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994. [February 1905 - November 1905].
Notebook, 8 x 10 3/4 inches, 50 leaves, with newspaper clippings and typed and handwritten manuscript material r. A scouting notebook on Harvard varsity football opponents for 1905, with manuscript material on the Pennsylvania-Carlisle (28 October), Columbia-Yale (4 November), and Yale-Princeton (11 November) games. [April 1905 - November 1905].
Notebook, 8.5 x 11 inches, 25 leaves, with handwritten manuscript material r. A scouting notebook for Harvard varsity football, 1911, mostly on Yale plays and players. Titled on cover "1911 / HARVARD FOOTBALL / SCOUTING". [October 1911 - November 1911].
Notebook, 8.5 x 11 inches, 69 leaves, with typed and handwritten manuscript material r. or v. A scouting notebook on Harvard varsity football opponents for 1914, mostly in the form of reports submitted to Brown or head coach Percy Haughton. Most of the material is on Michigan, Penn State, Tufts, Washington and Jefferson, and Yale. Titled on cover "1914 / HARVARD FOOTBALL / SCOUTING". [August 1914 - November 1914].
Notebook, 8.5 x 11 inches, 131 leaves, with typed and handwritten manuscript material r. or v. Documents relate exclusively to the 1928 Boston University varsity football team, of which Reggie Brown was head coach. The notebook was evidently compiled by Brown as a kind of working manual for the 1928 season. Most of the material is of an administrative, rather than a tactical, nature; much of it deals with player personnel. Titled on cover "1928 / Boston University / FOOTBALL". [Spring 1928 - November 1928].
Notebook, 8.5 x 11 inches,, 13 leaves, with typescripts r. Contains two articles written by Brown for the Boston Evening Transcript, and a list of officiating errors for the Brown-Colgate game of 26 November 1925. [November 1914 - September 1936].