Guide to the Tom Burke Papers, 1965-2003
Collection number: MC 289
Size: 7 boxes
About Tom Burke
Tom Burke, a freelance writer, has been a sports writer for over 40 years, covering
mostly college hockey. He wrote for Hockey News for 18 years and as a New York Times
college hockey writer for 7 years. Burke then became Eastern College Hockey’s first
national correspondent. He has been the announcer for Boston College hockey for 27
years and Boston College football for 39 years.
About the Tom Burke Papers
This collection is made up of three series. The first is Game Summaries of the hockey
seasons between 1973 and 1984. The second series contains reporter notebooks from
the years 1975-1979. The third aseries is a miscellaneous collection of corrspondence,
newspaper clippings and articles about Boston Hockey, and miscellaneous
articles and press releases from different regional conferences and tournaments.
This collection is open.
Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions
about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.
[Identification of item], Tom Burke Papers, 1965-2003, MC 289, Milne Special
Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH,
Donated by Tom Burke, Aug. 2016
This collection is part of the Holt Hockey Archives.
Collegiate hockey programs and media guides were added to collection MC 183.
The materials in this collection were sorted and arranged by Prof. Stephen Hardy.
Series 1: Game Summaries, 1973-1987
These game summaries are made up of game results, newspaper clippings, and press
releases from the season. In addition, there are detailed summaries of each
game that goes into shots on goal, saves, and penalty minutes, including
name of player and type of penalty. There is also other information that
corresponds with the summaries that varies between each season that Tom
Burke documented. The summaries were complied during the college year and each year was
housed in separate three-ring binders, the materials were kept in the original order but placed into
|Box 1, Folder 1-5||Game Summaries 1973/74-1976/77|
|Box 2, Folder 1-6||Game Summaries 1977/78-1979/80|
|Box 3, Folder 1-6||Game Summaries 1980/91-1982/83|
|Box 4, Folder 1-6||Game Summaries 1983/84-1985/86|
|Box 5, Folder 1||Game Summaries 1986/87|
Series 2: Reporter's Notebooks , 1975-1985
These notebooks contain handwritten notes by Tom Burke when planning what to
write for different pieces over the years. They also contain quotations from
different players, coaches, and administrators to aid Burke in writing his
|Box 5, Folder 2-6||Reporter's notebooks 1975-1983|
Series 3: Correspondence and other matierals, 1965-2003
The bulk of this series contains correspondence between Burke and other professionals in
the news industry, advertising companies, and administrators in different
hockey commissions. There are also articles, pamphlets, and results from
different region colleges, tournaments, and conferences, such as the
Beanpot, AHCA, ECA, Boston University, and Boston College. Also included are
newspaper clippings, press releases, and photos collected by Burke.
|Box 6, Folder 1||Newspaper Clippings, 1977-78|
|Box 6, Folder 2||Photos, undated|
|Box 6, Folder 3||Game articles, 2002-2003|
|Box 6, Folder 4||Boston College, 1999-2000|
|Box 6, Folder 5||Boston College newspaper clippings,
|Box 6, Folder 6||Newsletter from Bobby Hull Fan
|Box 6, Folder 7||Letters, Court Decisions, News
|Box 6, Folder 8||Letters- Hockey News, 1972-1979|
|Box 6, Folder 9||Letters- Miscellaneous, 1980-1981|
|Box 6, Folder 10||Correspondence – Request for News Releases, 1977-1979|
|Box 6, Folder 11||Notes, Advertising, Beacon Sports Network Hockey, 1977-1978|
|Box 7, Folder 1||Notes on Boston Hockey, Beanpot, BU, 2002|
|Box 7, Folder 2||Beanpot, 1982-2000|
|Box 7, Folder 3||AHCA, 1974-1978|
|Box 7, Folder 4||ECAC articles, 1977-1985|
|Box 7, Folder 5||Miscellaneous Articles, News Releases,