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Frank T. Gnup fonds
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Athletic Associations series

Series consists of correspondence and newsletters from athletic associations, including the Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Association (WCIAA), the Canadian Football Coaches Association, and the American Football Coaches Association. In addition, the series includes letters from Universities, Colleges, CFL and NFL team coaches.

Clippings series

Series consists of newspaper clippings about sports, sports periodicals, and writings on various sports techniques. Series includes clippings of Gnup's column, "Gnupermania," from The Courier. Series also includes photocopies and clippings of newspaper articles that refer to the late Frank Gnup and would have been added to his papers after his death in 1976.

Correspondence series

Series consists of correspondence between Gnup and prospective players, representatives from professional football teams, coaches from Canadian and American colleges and universities, and various football associations. Series includes correspondence relating to Gnup's role as the coach of the UBC Thunderbirds. Series also consists of personal letters written to Gnup, sometimes addressed to his wife, from family members and friends.

Frank T. Gnup fonds

  • UBCA-ARC-1029
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1980

Fonds consists of scrapbooks on football, baseball and golf clippings from newspapers and sports periodicals, some of Gnup's game strategies, his writings on sports philosophy, and a set of clippings of his column in The Courier, "Gnupermania." Fonds includes guest lists, correspondence, and other material relating to the annual Pigskin Party thrown by Gnup. Fonds also includes personal correspondence and professional correspondence concerning Gnup's responsibilities as coach of the UBC Thunderbirds. Fonds consists of 16 series: Clippings series, Student Term Papers series, Game Strategies series, Football Clinics series, Player Statistics series, Report Literature series, Notebooks series, Programs series, Personal series, Public Speaking Material series, Book on Canadian Football series, Physical Education Department series, Pigskin Party series, Training Camps and Rosters series, Athletic Associations series, Correspondence series and Photograph series.

Gnup, Frank

Personal series

Series consists of certificates of achievement awarded to Gnup both as a student and as a coach, a pencil and brush drawing of Gnup, an Aliquippa Sports Hall of Fame programme (1974), newspaper articles concerning his retirement party, letters of condolence, notices of tribute programs, photocopies of memorial articles, and recordings of a football comedy sketch and a Gnup family conversation.

Photograph series

The series consists of 379 photographs that feature Frank Gnup, beginning in his late teens through his career as a football coach at the University of British Columbia. Images numbered 61.1/1-158 have been scanned and added to the UBC Historical Photographs database at:
The remaining miscellaneous photographs have not been described individually and are stored in with the textual material in Box 10, OVR1 61.1/159, and OVR3 61.1/160.

Pigskin Party series

Series consists of guest lists, invitees' business cards, newsletters, correspondence, thank-you notes, and ticket receipts concerning the annual Pigskin Party.

Player Statistics series

Series consists of statistics about UBC football players. Series also includes a list of award recipients and records set between 1968-1970.