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University of Virginia football players photographs

 Collection — Box: BW 3, Folder: 1 [X031589223]
Identifier: MSS 16049

Scope and Contents

University of Virginia football players photographs, 0.03 cubic feet, includes photographs of Bill Luke, captain of the 1928 football team (photo 1927); John Sloan, captain and quarterback (1929); John Leys (1933); Ken Morton (1933); Stephen Davenport (1935); and Wesley L. Harris (1961) Included is an original press photograph of the UVA football players, filmed by Pathe, Fox and International news during team training "Rocking the Boat-Back."


  • Creation: 1920's-1930; 1961

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Football player, Wesley L. Harris was trying to become the first African American to make varsity football at the University of Virginia. (1961) He was also an honors students in engineering. Bill Luke was Captain of the 1928 UVA football team. John Sloan was the 1929 UVA Captain and quarterback. John Leys and Ken Morton were in the end position, 1933, November 28. John Leys was also All American Nominee and Captain of the team in 1935. Steven Davenport was center 1935.


0.03 Cubic Feet (One folder in a legal document box BW 3.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Crown Collectibles by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on October 30, 2015

University of Virginia football players photographs
Ellen Welch
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States