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Collection George Donges Collection
Title George Donges Collection
Accession number 03-22
Caption George Donges
Catalog Number 03-22
Classification Sports
Dates of Accumulation 1928 to 1958.
Dates of Creation Unknown
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Notes The following are the contents of this collection:

folder 1-Biographical information: Contains press releases, photographs and news clippings assembled by the Ashland University, public relations office.

folder 2-George Donges retirement: Photographs of retirement events held at Ashland
College, 1976.

folder 3-Donges: Contains photographs and news clippings. Also, has legal description of lands which were donated by the Donges family to Ashland University.

folder 4-Athletic Number Ashland College 1928: Contains summary information about athletics at Ashland College 1928.

folder 5-Correspondence 1935-1974: Contains 9 items collected by George Donges in regards to his work at Ashland College.

folder 6-Dodds, Gill: Contains related information for Gil Dodds. Ashland College track member, 1941.

folder 7-empty: Contains 4 individual empty folders with notations by George Donges.

folder 8-Football printed program 1926: Contains 2 printed programs for Ashland vs Muskingum Saturday, September 25, 1926 football game.

folder 9-Football printed program 1927: Contains the printed program for Ashland vs Wooster October 1, 1927.

folder 10-Football printed program 1946: contains the Ashland College vs Heidelberg September 27, 1946.

folder 11-Magazine-Physical Culture, September 1939: See page 37 in this magazine for article containing information about George Donges.

folder 12-Newsclippings 1945

folder 13-Newsclippings 1948

folder 14-Newsclippings 1950

folder 15-Newsclippings 1951

folder 16-Newsclippings 1953

folder 17-Newsclippings 1954

folder 18-Newsclippings 1958

folder 19-Newsclippings No-date

folder 20-Photographs

folder 21-Printed program-fifteenth annual coach of the year 1949.

folder 22-Rewards fo honor-Ashland College 1930: degree awarded to George Donges by Ashland College for the Education program of study, 1930.

folder 23-Transcript-Teachers College-Columbia University, 1943.

Ashland College license plate holder, 22 items.

[LP record] The Ashland College Choir, Calvin Y. Rogers, Director, 8927.

[notebook] Donges photographic collection.

[cloth patches] Intercollegiate Baseball Centennial 1859-1959, 3 items.

[scrapbook] 1930-1972 Ashland College sports.

[scrapbook] 1935-1940 Ashland College sports.

[scrapbook] 1953-1954 Ashland College sports.

Object Name Manuscript
People Donges, George.
Scope & Content George Donges (September 27, 1906-May 28, 1976), was professor of physical education at Ashland University from 1935 to 1976. Mr. Donges grew up in Myersdale, Pennsylvania. In 1930, he graduated from Ashland College with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree, and in 1935 with a masters degree from Columbia University. On June 10, 1929 he married Cathleen Vanosdall (February 12, 1907-February 25, 2000). Their three children are Christopher, Samuel and Nickolas.

Mr. Donges was professor of physical education at Ashland College from 1935 to 1976. During his later years he also coached baseball. From 1931 to 1935 he was head of schools for Clearcreek Township, Ashland County, Ohio. From 1930 to 1931 he was a teacher at Polk High School, Ashland County, Ohio.
Search Terms Ashland College
Ashland College Eagles
Ashland football
Subjects Sports