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Ellis Mendelsohn intramural slides and films

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2006_043-UA

Content Description

Visual materials relating to intramural sports and other extracurricular activities at the University of Louisville. Includes slides of a wide variety of sports and competitive activities, including football, basketball, field hockey, canoeing, chess, and fencing. Includes two films, one a ten-minute, 16mm film labelled "Intramural Sports" and the other unlabelled. These materials are presumed to have been created by Ellis Mendelsohn. Ellis Mendelsohn was instrumental in the development of the intramural sports program at the University of Louisville. Mendelsohn was born in 1926 in Louisville, Kentucky, and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Louisville in 1949. He went on to earn advanced degrees at the University of Kentucky and the University of Indiana. Mendelsohn joined the staff of the university in 1953 and served as a trainer, director of intramural activities, and faculty member in physical education. He was also active in recreational sports in Clarksville, Indiana. Mendelsohn retired in 1987 and passed away in 1994.

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  • 1960-1987



0.375 linear feet (1 flat and 1 DVD)