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Finding ASU History

Basic tools for finding ASU history materials

History of Mascots

ASU Alum Reggie Jackson

Sun Devil Traditions

For information about individual sports histories, player information, statistics and season summaries, see the Sun Devil Traditions web page managed by the Sun Devil Athletics media relations staff. 

PRISM Digital Collections

1970 Peach Bowl Photographs

Photographs from the Sun Devil Football victory vs. North Carolina in the 1970 Peach Bowl at Atlanta Georgia. 

ASU Mascot Photographs

Historic images of the school's mascots. Including historic costumes and designs for the Sparky the Sun Devil and proposed replacements of the "Sun Imp" with the "Viking Sparky."

College World Series Audio Collection

Radio broadcasts of Sun Devil Baseball appearances in the 1967 and 1969 College World Series. Bobby Winkles speaks at the 1969 CWS Final.

Joel Benedict Sun Devil Football Films

Seven motion pictures from the 1958 football season, including the complete Arizona State College at Detroit game. Unidentified games and scrimmages at Goodwin Stadium are also presented in black and white, color, and early widescreen formats. In addition, there is motion picture footage of legendary ASC running back Leon Burton.

Sun Devil Stadium Photographs

Photos selected from the University Archives Photograph Collection.

The Territorial Cup® Collection

Photographs and documents regarding the Arizona Territorial Football League Championship Cup awarded to the 1899-1900 Tempe Normal School football team after they defeated the University of Arizona and went on to win the league championship.

Audio and Video

Intercollegiate Athletics Film and Video Collection

The Intercollegiate Athletics Film and Video Collection includes video and film footage of ASU athletics in a variety of obsolete formats. Most of the items are complete or partial videos and films of team sports games (primarily football), but the collection also includes men's & women's basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, men's & women's gymnastics, men's & women's golf, men's & women's swimming, wrestling, and men's & women's tennis.

The Arizona Territorial Cup [audio podcast]

In this special presentation from The Library Channel, University Archivist Rob Spindler talks with Digital Projects Librarian Mimmo Bonanni about the history of the Arizona Territorial League Championship Cup and the longstanding rivalry between the Arizona State University (ASU) Sun Devils and the University of Arizona (UA) Wildcats.

It’s Time Videos, Tempe: Arizona State University, 2011.

Historic photographs and vintage films featured in eight brief videos were posted on YouTube April 12th to coincide with the public unveiling of the new Sun Devil Athletics brand. Numerous examples of Sun Devil athletics uniforms and mascot Sparky show how they changed over time. Action scenes from Fiesta Bowl I (1971) and other ASU football and basketball games, and images from the 1958 Name Change drive are also shown.


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