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H. Burton Shipley papers

 Collection 0146-UA

Howard Burton Shipley (1890-1976) graduated from the Maryland Agricultural College in 1914 as a multi-sport athlete in baseball, basketball, and football. Shipley returned to Maryland after a brief coaching stint at the University of Delaware and served as the first head coach of the Maryland basketball team from 1923 to 1947, head coach of the baseball team from 1924 to 1960, and assistant coach for the football team in 1923. This collection contains black and white photographs of Shipley as a student and coach at Maryland, as well as images of his wife Miriam, daughter Josephine, and other Maryland athletes and coaches. Also included are newspaper clippings following Shipley's career, documentation from his retirement dinner in 1960, and photocopies of the book Red, White, and Amen: Maryland Basketball by Kent Baker.


  • 1911-1987
  • Majority of material found within 1911-1960

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


0.50 Linear Feet

Guide to the H. Burton Shipley papers
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742