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Tom Summers Sports Memorabilia

Identifier: SC-MS-327

Scope and Contents

This collection contains media guides and game day programs mainly from SC colleges, universities and high schools that were collected by Tom Summers.  A few items from professional sports are included. Also included in the collection are sports magazines and books, photos, newspapers articles, and other memorabilia, as well as Summers’ published newspaper columns and books, Hunkering Down: My Story in Four Decades of Clinical Pastoral Education and  Want a Frog? Memories, Sports and Other South Carolina Tales.


  • Creation: 1944-2012


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Tom Summers began collecting sports materials by the time he was nine years old. Throughout his later career in South Carolina as a United Methodist clergyman, a full-time chaplaincy director and teacher in the public mental health field, his fondness for sports history was maintained. One of his special interest areas has been the era from the post-World War II years through the early 1950s.


20 Containers (Contains 5 bankers boxes, 12 document boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 map case folder)

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Tom Summers on March 27, 2012.

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Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository