By Mary Sego and Elizabeth M. Wilkinson
Scope and Contents of the Materials
This collection consists of two folders which contain articles by and about Albert Berg. Picture with notation, "Albert Berg, a deaf mute was a football coach at Purdue". Folder 1 contains an article that appeared in the Alumnus 6/3/1939, which features Albert Berg and his time as Purdue's first football coach.
Albert Berg was born in 1864. He contracted spinal meningitis as a child leaving him deaf. Berg became the first football coach at Purdue in 1887 at the age of twenty-three. It is said he was chosen as coach because he knew about football from his days as a student player at Princeton.
Purdue University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections
Alternate Extent Statement:
This collection is open for research.
MSF 32, Albert Berg papers, Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Folder:
[Folder 1: Articles and photograph, 1886-1939],
[Folder 2: Articles, 1943-1945