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Guide to the Addison "Add" Penfield Papers, 1985

Abstract

Addison "Add" Penfield was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1918. He came to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 1936. During his four years as an undergraduate he became deeply involved with sports radio broadcasting on-campus, as the play-by-play announcer for Duke Football, and of-campus he worked with numerous other radio stations throughout North Carolina.

The collection contains a typed manuscript, 553 pages, concerning Penfield's career as a sports broadcaster and writer, and as a member of the Duke staff.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Penfield, Addison.
Title
Addison "Add" Penfield papers 1985
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 750 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection contains a typed manuscript, 553 pages, concerning Penfield's career as a sports broadcaster and writer, and as a member of the Duke staff. Topics include his years as a student at Duke, Eddie Cameron, Ted Mann, Vic Bubas, Wallace Wade and other members of the athletic staff, the 1942 Rose Bowl, the Duke Football Network (1952-1962), Duke Basketball in the 1950's and 1960's and other related subjects.

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Contents of the Collection

Table of Contents, Forward
Box 1 Folder 1
College Years
Box 1 Folder 2
Interlude away from Duke
Box 1 Folder 3
Temporary Transplant (Rose Bowl 1942)
Box 1 Folder 4
In Atlanta
Box 1 Folder 5
U.S. Army (part 1)
Box 1 Folder 6
U.S. Army (part 2)
Box 1 Folder 7
The Rochester Caper
Box 1 Folder 8
Making Time in Columbia
Box 1 Folder 9
Making Up for Lost Time
Box 1 Folder 10
Duke Football Network (1952-1962)
Box 1 Folder 11
Football-Post DFN
Box 1 Folder 12
Chapter on Hoops
Box 1 Folder 13
The Baseball I Knew and Loved
Box 1 Folder 14
Golf-Birdies, Bogies, and Such
Box 1 Folder 15
Various and Sundry
Box 1 Folder 16
"The Transplanted Rose Bowl" by Wallace Wade
Box 1

Historical Note

Addison "Add" Penfield was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1918. He came to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 1936. . During his four years as an undergraduate he became deeply involved with sports radio broadcasting on-campus, as the play-by-play announcer for Duke Football. He also worked off-campus with numerous other radio stations throughout North Carolina. He graduated in 1940 and began his storied career as a sports broadcaster working in Georgia, South Carolina, New York, and of course North Carolina. He also worked with the U.S. Army for a number of years. During Penfield's years as a sports broadcaster, writer, and Director of Sports Information at Duke he covered football, basketball, baseball, and golf. He knew such legendary Duke figures as Wallace Wade, Eddie Cameron, and Ted Mann. In the 1980's he completed a 553 page memoir about his career in sports broadcasting.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Inventory of the University Archives Photograph Collection, 1861-ongoing. (University Archives, Duke University.)
  • Inventory of the Radio TV Services Records, circa 1937 - 1988. (University Archives, Duke University. )

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Addison "Add" Penfield Papers, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Addison Penfield Papers were received by the University Archives as a gift in May 29, 1992, 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Sally Sullivan, July 2008

Encoded by Sally Sullivan, July 2008

Accessions UA92-45 and A2006-0004 are described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.