|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series: Series I. Leo Ward memorabilia.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains team photographs, cartoons, pennants, programs and other publications, correspondence, film reels and newspaper clippings primarily related to Columbia football collected by Leo Ward, Columbia College Class of 1952.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Conditions Governing Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located offsite. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.
This collection has no restrictions. However, the RBML cannot provide access to original time-based media material which has not been first been reformatted for preservation. Researchers are welcome to examine archival time-based media items and decide whether they wish to place an order for Audio/Video reformatting. If copyright and/or condition restrictions apply, it may not be possible to digitize a requested item. Please note that A/V reformatting is handled by an outside vendor and typically takes 6-8 weeks.
Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Leo Ward memorabilia; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.
Additional Columbia football materials can be found in the Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education records, 1890-2015 (UA#0211), Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education negatives, 1932-1963 (UA#0319), Historical subject files (UA#0002), and the Lou Little papers (MS#0791).
No additions are expected.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of David A. Ward, February 2009.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
History / Biographical Note
A Pennsylvania All-State football team player as a high school senior from Pottsville, PA, Leo Ward was recruited to play football at Columbia. Ward played under the legendary Coach Lou Little as defensive halfback and later defensive end. He recalled team pep talks by former President Dwight Eisenhower, then university president. As a senior, he coached of the lightweight or 150-pound football team.