Guide to the Tom Burke Papers, 1965-2003

Collection number: MC 289
Size: 7 boxes (2.31 cu.ft.)

About Tom Burke

Tom Burke, a freelance writer, has been a sports writer for over 40 years, covering mostly college hockey. He wrote for Hockey News for 18 years and as a New York Times college hockey writer for 7 years. Burke then became Eastern College Hockey’s first national correspondent. He has been the announcer for Boston College hockey for 27 years and Boston College football for 39 years.

About the Tom Burke Papers

This collection is made up of three series. The first is Game Summaries of the hockey seasons between 1973 and 1984. The second series contains reporter notebooks from the years 1975-1979. The third aseries is a miscellaneous collection of corrspondence, newspaper clippings and articles about Boston Hockey, and miscellaneous articles and press releases from different regional conferences and tournaments.

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], [Folder], [Box], Tom Burke Papers, 1965-2003, MC 289, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated by Tom Burke, Aug. 2016

This collection is part of the Holt Hockey Archives.

Separated Material

Collegiate hockey programs and media guides were added to collection MC 183.

Collection Arrangement

The materials in this collection were sorted and arranged by Prof. Stephen Hardy.

Collection Contents

Series I: Game Summaries, 1973-1987

These game summaries are made up of game results, newspaper clippings, and press releases from the season. In addition, there are detailed summaries of each game that goes into shots on goal, saves, and penalty minutes, including name of player and type of penalty. There is also other information that corresponds with the summaries that varies between each season that Tom Burke documented. The summaries were complied during the college year and each year was housed in separate three-ring binders, the materials were kept in the original order but placed into folders.

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1-5Game Summaries 1973/74-1976/77
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1-6Game Summaries 1977/78-1979/80
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1-6Game Summaries 1980/91-1982/83
Box 4
Box 4, Folder 1-6Game Summaries 1983/84-1985/86
Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1Game Summaries 1986/87

Series II: Reporter's Notebooks , 1975-1985

These notebooks contain handwritten notes by Tom Burke when planning what to write for different pieces over the years. They also contain quotations from different players, coaches, and administrators to aid Burke in writing his articles.

Box 5
Box 5, Folder 2-6Reporter's notebooks 1975-1983

Series III: Correspondence and other matierals, 1965-2003

The bulk of this series contains correspondence between Burke and other professionals in the news industry, advertising companies, and administrators in different hockey commissions. There are also articles, pamphlets, and results from different region colleges, tournaments, and conferences, such as the Beanpot, AHCA, ECA, Boston University, and Boston College. Also included are newspaper clippings, press releases, and photos collected by Burke.

Box 6
Box 6, Folder 1Newspaper Clippings, 1977-78
Box 6, Folder 2Photos, undated
Box 6, Folder 3Game articles, 2002-2003
Box 6, Folder 4Boston College, 1999-2000
Box 6, Folder 5Boston College newspaper clippings, 1972
Box 6, Folder 6Newsletter from Bobby Hull Fan Club, 1965
Box 6, Folder 7Letters, Court Decisions, News Releases, 1974-1986
Box 6, Folder 8Letters- Hockey News, 1972-1979
Box 6, Folder 9Letters- Miscellaneous, 1980-1981
Box 6, Folder 10Correspondence – Request for News Releases, 1977-1979
Box 6, Folder 11Notes, Advertising, Beacon Sports Network Hockey, 1977-1978
Box 7
Box 7, Folder 1Notes on Boston Hockey, Beanpot, BU, 2002
Box 7, Folder 2Beanpot, 1982-2000
Box 7, Folder 3AHCA, 1974-1978
Box 7, Folder 4ECAC articles, 1977-1985
Box 7, Folder 5Miscellaneous Articles, News Releases, 1977-1985