Guide to the Birkmayer-Finke Intercollegiate Hockey Newsletters, 1953-1993

Collection number: MC 221
Size: 3 boxes (0.83 cu.ft.)

About The Intercollegiate Hockey Newsletter

The Intercollegiate Hockey Newsletter covered scores, standings and game notes for all 4 leagues of NCAA Division I hockey and was the authoritative source for information about the college hockey scene. It was published in Troy, NY by Don T. Birkmayer beginning with the 1953-1954 season and it continued for 40 years through the end of the 1993-1993 season. At least four more volumes were subsequently published by David B. Erickson of N. Billerica, MA. For most of the years, it was reproduced using stencils and mimeograph machines. The last years were produced on a computer and consequently the quality of printing, format and paper, improved. The idea for the newsletter arose from the frustration of Ned Harkness, Birkmayer and others in the RPI hockey community over the slowness in obtaining scores for other hockey games across the country. This was particularly an issue in the 1952-1953 season when RPI were in the running for one of the NCAA tournament berths (which they eventually obtained). Don Birkmayer was a graduate of RPI and became an off-ice official and, for over 30 years, the public address announcer for all RPI games. His final announcing assignment was the memorable four-overtime game between Boston University and St. Lawrence in the NCAA Regional at Albany’s Pepsi Arena. Jim Finke donated the forty volumes of the Birkmayer era newsletters in the summer of 2008 and also supplied most of the above information. He is ECAC Tournament Historian and assistant regional commissioner for the Babe Ruth baseball league. A 1962 St. Lawrence University graduate, he has been affiliated with NCAA hockey for a number of years.

About The Intercollegiate Hockey Newsletter collection

The collection contains all forty volumes of The Intercollegiate Hockey Newsletter, dating from 1953-1993. However, the following issues are missing: Vol. 4, #2 and #8; Vol. 8 #7; Vol.11, #7; Vol. 13 #8, and Vol. 29 #10.

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], Birkmayer-Finke Intercollegiate Hockey Newsletters, 1953-1993, MC 221, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated: James Finke via Dr. Stephen Hardy, Kinesiology Dept., University of New Hampshire, Durham NH, 2010

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1Volume 1 (issues 1-6 complete), 1953-1954
Box 1, Folder 2Volume 2 (issues 1-8 complete), 1954-1955
Box 1, Folder 3Volume 3 (issues 1-8 complete), 1955-1956
Box 1, Folder 4Volume 4 (issues 1, 3-7, 9), 1956-1957
Box 1, Folder 5Volume 5 (issues 1-8 complete), 1957-1958
Box 1, Folder 6Volume 6 (issues 1-9 complete), 1958-1959
Box 1, Folder 7Volume 7 (issues 1-8 complete), 1959-1960
Box 1, Folder 8Volume 8 (issues 1-6, 8), 1960-1961
Box 1, Folder 9Volume 9 (issues 1-9 complete), 1961-1962
Box 1, Folder 10Volume 10 (issues 1-9 complete), 1962-1963
Box 1, Folder 11Volume 11 (issues 1-6, 8-10), 1963-1964
Box 1, Folder 12Volume 12 (issues 1-8 complete)1964-1965
Box 1, Folder 13Volume 13 (issues 1-7, 9), 1965-1966
Box 1, Folder 14Volume 14 (issues 1-8 complete), 1966-1967
Box 1, Folder 15Volume 15 (issues 1-8 complete), 1967-1968
Box 1, Folder 16Volume 16 (issues 1-8 complete), 1968-1969
Box 1, Folder 17Volume 17 (issues 1-8 complete), 1969-1970
Box 1, Folder 18Volume 18 (issues 1-9 complete), 1970-1971
Box 1, Folder 19Volume 19 (issues 1-9 complete), 1971-1972
Box 1, Folder 20Volume 20 (issues 1-11 complete), 1972-1973
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1Volume 21 (issues 1-10 complete), 1973-1974
Box 2, Folder 2Volume 22 (issues 1-12 complete), 1974-1975
Box 2, Folder 3Volume 23 (issues 1-12 complete), 1975-1976
Box 2, Folder 4Volume 24 (issues 1-11 complete), 1976-1977
Box 2, Folder 5Volume 25 (issues 1-12 complete), 1977-1978
Box 2, Folder 6Volume 26 (issues 1-11 complete), 1978-1979
Box 2, Folder 7Volume 27 (issues 1-10 complete), 1979-1980
Box 2, Folder 8Volume 28 (issues 1-10 complete), 1980-1981
Box 2, Folder 9Volume 29 (issues 1-9. missing #10), 1981-1982
Box 2, Folder 10Volume 30 (issues 1-10 complete), 1982-1983
Box 2, Folder 11Volume 31 (issues 1-10 complete), 1983-1984
Box 2, Folder 12Volume 32 (issues 1-10 complete), 1984-1985
Box 2, Folder 13Volume 33 (issues 1-10 complete), 1985-1986
Box 2, Folder 14Volume 34 (issues 1-10 complete), 1986-1987
Box 2, Folder 15Volume 35 (issues 1-11 complete), 1987-1988
Box 2, Folder 16Volume 36 (issues 1-10 complete), 1988-1989
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1Volume 37 (issues 1-13 complete), 1989-1990
Box 3, Folder 2Volume 38 (issues 1-12 complete), 1990-1991
Box 3, Folder 3Volume 39 (issues 1-12 complete), 1991-1992
Box 3, Folder 4Volume 40 (issues 1-11 complete), 1992-1993
Collection
Vol. 40 #2 Nov. 11, 1992

Formats

Newspapers & Publications