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Whiting, Richard: 1965 Football Team Collection (MS 518)

Finding Aid | Digital Images and documents

The 1965 Football Team collection contains materials and information collected by Dr. Richard A. Whiting (Dick), ’66, G’68 concerning the 1965 Springfield College Football team. The Springfield College 1965 Football team went undefeated and remains the only Springfield College Football team to have an undefeated, untied season since 1893 when the season ended with a 2-0 record. Dick Whiting was a senior offensive tackle on the 1965 team. Dick graduated from Springfield College in May, 1966 and returned to the college for his MS degree, which he earned in 1968. In 1970, Dick became the Director of the Counseling Center at Springfield College, and continued working at the College for over 40 years, retiring in 2011. Materials in the collection include photographs of the 1965-66 football team members, co-captains, and coaches; rosters & schedules; newspaper articles; team and individual honors and awards; cumulative statistics for the season; and reunion information and football programs (Amherst, Northeastern, and Wagner). A video narrated and created by Dick Whiting is also included. The video, created originally for the 2000 football reunion and converted to DVD format for the 2005 football reunion, was arranged based upon the contents of the collection. In addition, the collection contains a scrapbook assembled by Dick Whiting’s mother, Josephine, that includes numerous newspaper articles about the team’s success, as well as other information and materials about Springfield College created during his time as a student here.