Guide to the Bill Rothwell Papers, 1973-1993

Collection number: MC 254
Size: 4 boxes (2 cu.ft.)

About Bill Rothwell

Bill Rothwell did his undergraduate studies at the University of New Hampshire where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1968 with a dual major in physical education and history. He lettered four years in hockey and tennis at the University. After four years as assistant Coach at Wisconsin, Bill Rothwell was named acting Head Wisconsin Hockey Coach for the 1975-76 Hockey season while Head Coach Bob Johnson went on leave to coach the U. S. National Hockey Team in the Olympics. He taught at the university level for nine years and coached both hockey and tennis . Bill was also a member of the NCAA hockey rules’ committee and on the Olympic Hockey Team Sellection Committee for the 1976 and 1980 teams.

About the Bill Rothwell Papers

The Bill Rothwell papers consist of materials relating to the Wisconsin hockey program 1973 - 1976, coaching, other hockey programs, and Rothwell's own works and thesis.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bill Rothwell Papers, 1973 - 1993, MC 254, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donation: Bill Rothwell, 2012 (Accession number 2012.17 and 2012.25)

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Collection Contents

Series I: Wisconsin Hockey Program

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Selected NCAA Hockey Rules, 1972
Box 1, Folder 2NCAA Ice Hockey Championship Material, March 1973
Box 1, Folder 3NCAA Championship Program Books, 1972-1974
Box 1, Folder 4Wisconsin Hockey: practice and ice time schedules, 1974-1975
Box 1, Folder 5Wisconsin Hockey: practice and ice time schedules, 1975-1976
Box 1, Folder 6Wisconsin Hockey: Misc. hockey materials,1975-1976
Box 1, Folder 7Newspaper Clippings,1975
Box 1, Folder 8Wisconsin Hockey Awards Banquet Programs, 1971- 1974
Box 1, Folder 9Misc. Western Collegiate Hockey Ass. (WCHA),1975
Box 1, Folder 10Misc. Western Collegiate Hockey Ass. (WCHA),1976-1977
Box 1, Folder 11Misc. 20 yr Reunion of 1973 Wisconsin Hockey Team, NACC Champions, 1993
Box 1, Folder 12Misc. 20 yr Reunion of 1973 Wisconsin Hockey Team, NACC Champions, 1993
Box 1, Folder 131975 Olympic Hockey Team Program
Box 1, Folder 14Bill Rothwell and Wisconsin Hockey Team Photos, circa 1971-1973
Box 1, Folder 15 Individual photos of the Wisconsin Hockey Team, circa 1971-1973

Series II: Coaching and Conditioning Information

Box 1, Folder 1Psychology of Coaching information
Box 1, Folder 2Hockey Handbook, 1969
Box 1, Folder 3Coaching Clinics information 1968-1974
Box 1, Folder 4Bill Rothwell's notes for 1974 Coaching Clinic
Box 1, Folder 5Misc. Coaching Articles and Papers
Box 1, Folder 6Misc. Coaching Articles and Papers
Box 1, Folder 7Misc. Conditioning Articles and Papers
Box 1, Folder 8Misc. Conditioning Articles and Papers
Box 1, Folder 9Misc. handwritten notes

Series III: Articles, Papers and Thesis written by Bill Rothwell

Box 1, Folder 1Homo-Ludens: Man the Player and the Implication of Play Towards Student Personnel Work, 1969
Box 1, Folder 2How to Apply the Fundamentals of Hockey to a Well Organized Hockey Practice,1973
Box 1, Folder 3Systems of Play, 1974
Box 1, Folder 4This Week with Bill Rothwell, 1976
Box 1, Folder 5Misc. coaching papers and articles
Box 1, Folder 6The Objectives and Goals of Hockey Drills
Box 1, Folder 7Analysis of Wrist and Slap Shot
Box 1, Folder 8Dissertation: The Life of Victor Heyliger and his Contributions in the Establisment and Development of Intercollegiate Hockey in the United States,1977
Box 1, Folder 9Misc. hand written notes

Series IV: Oversize Materials

Oversize Box 1

Sports Talks, 1972-1976, with gaps

Hockey Minnesota featuring High School and College Hockey, 1974-1975

Badger Report, Sept 1974 - Jan 1975