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Guide to the Birkmayer-Finke Intercollegiate Hockey Newsletters, 1953-1993

Collection number: MC 221

Size: 3 boxes (0.83 cu.ft.)

About The Intercollegiate Hockey Newsletter

The Intercollegiate Hockey Newsletter covered scores, standings and game notes for all 4 leagues of NCAA Division I hockey and was the authoritative source for information about the college hockey scene. It was published in Troy, NY by Don T. Birkmayer beginning with the 1953-1954 season and it continued for 40 years through the end of the 1993-1993 season. At least four more volumes were subsequently published by David B. Erickson of N. Billerica, MA. For most of the years, it was reproduced using stencils and mimeograph machines. The last years were produced on a computer and consequently the quality of printing, format and paper, improved. The idea for the newsletter arose from the frustration of Ned Harkness, Birkmayer and others in the RPI hockey community over the slowness in obtaining scores for other hockey games across the country. This was particularly an issue in the 1952-1953 season when RPI were in the running for one of the NCAA tournament berths (which they eventually obtained). Don Birkmayer was a graduate of RPI and became an off-ice official and, for over 30 years, the public address announcer for all RPI games. His final announcing assignment was the memorable four-overtime game between Boston University and St. Lawrence in the NCAA Regional at Albany’s Pepsi Arena. Jim Finke donated the forty volumes of the Birkmayer era newsletters in the summer of 2008 and also supplied most of the above information. He is ECAC Tournament Historian and assistant regional commissioner for the Babe Ruth baseball league. A 1962 St. Lawrence University graduate, he has been affiliated with NCAA hockey for a number of years.

About The Intercollegiate Hockey Newsletter collection

The collection contains all forty volumes of The Intercollegiate Hockey Newsletter , dating from 1953-1993. However, the following issues are missing: Vol. 4, #2 and #8; Vol. 8 #7; Vol.11, #7; Vol. 13 #8, and Vol. 29 #10.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Birkmayer-Finke Intercollegiate Hockey Newsletters, 1953-1993, MC 221, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated: James Finke via Dr. Stephen Hardy, Kinesiology Dept., University of New Hampshire, Durham NH, 2010

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Volume 1 (issues 1-6 complete), 1953-1954
Box 1, Folder 2 Volume 2 (issues 1-8 complete), 1954-1955
Box 1, Folder 3 Volume 3 (issues 1-8 complete), 1955-1956
Box 1, Folder 4 Volume 4 (issues 1, 3-7, 9), 1956-1957
Box 1, Folder 5 Volume 5 (issues 1-8 complete), 1957-1958
Box 1, Folder 6 Volume 6 (issues 1-9 complete), 1958-1959
Box 1, Folder 7 Volume 7 (issues 1-8 complete), 1959-1960
Box 1, Folder 8 Volume 8 (issues 1-6, 8), 1960-1961
Box 1, Folder 9 Volume 9 (issues 1-9 complete), 1961-1962
Box 1, Folder 10 Volume 10 (issues 1-9 complete), 1962-1963
Box 1, Folder 11 Volume 11 (issues 1-6, 8-10), 1963-1964
Box 1, Folder 12 Volume 12 (issues 1-8 complete)1964-1965
Box 1, Folder 13 Volume 13 (issues 1-7, 9), 1965-1966
Box 1, Folder 14 Volume 14 (issues 1-8 complete), 1966-1967
Box 1, Folder 15 Volume 15 (issues 1-8 complete), 1967-1968
Box 1, Folder 16 Volume 16 (issues 1-8 complete), 1968-1969
Box 1, Folder 17 Volume 17 (issues 1-8 complete), 1969-1970
Box 1, Folder 18 Volume 18 (issues 1-9 complete), 1970-1971
Box 1, Folder 19 Volume 19 (issues 1-9 complete), 1971-1972
Box 1, Folder 20 Volume 20 (issues 1-11 complete), 1972-1973
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1 Volume 21 (issues 1-10 complete), 1973-1974
Box 2, Folder 2 Volume 22 (issues 1-12 complete), 1974-1975
Box 2, Folder 3 Volume 23 (issues 1-12 complete), 1975-1976
Box 2, Folder 4 Volume 24 (issues 1-11 complete), 1976-1977
Box 2, Folder 5 Volume 25 (issues 1-12 complete), 1977-1978
Box 2, Folder 6 Volume 26 (issues 1-11 complete), 1978-1979
Box 2, Folder 7 Volume 27 (issues 1-10 complete), 1979-1980
Box 2, Folder 8 Volume 28 (issues 1-10 complete), 1980-1981
Box 2, Folder 9 Volume 29 (issues 1-9, missing #10), 1981-1982
Box 2, Folder 10 Volume 30 (issues 1-10 complete), 1982-1983
Box 2, Folder 11 Volume 31 (issues 1-10 complete), 1983-1984
Box 2, Folder 12 Volume 32 (issues 1-10 complete), 1984-1985
Box 2, Folder 13 Volume 33 (issues 1-10 complete), 1985-1986
Box 2, Folder 14 Volume 34 (issues 1-10 complete), 1986-1987
Box 2, Folder 15 Volume 35 (issues 1-11 complete), 1987-1988
Box 2, Folder 16 Volume 36 (issues 1-10 complete), 1988-1989
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1 Volume 37 (issues 1-13 complete), 1989-1990
Box 3, Folder 2 Volume 38 (issues 1-12 complete), 1990-1991
Box 3, Folder 3 Volume 39 (issues 1-12 complete), 1991-1992
Box 3, Folder 4 Volume 40 (issues 1-11 complete), 1992-1993

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