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.
This collection is open.
Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.
[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.
Donated by Tom Burke, Aug. 2016
This collection is part of the Holt Hockey Archives.
Collegiate hockey programs and media guides were added to collection MC 183.
The materials in this collection were sorted and arranged by Prof. Stephen Hardy.
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, Folder 1-5||Game Summaries 1973/74-1976/77|
|Box 2, Folder 1-6||Game Summaries 1977/78-1979/80|
|Box 3, Folder 1-6||Game Summaries 1980/91-1982/83|
|Box 4, Folder 1-6||Game Summaries 1983/84-1985/86|
|Box 5, Folder 1||Game Summaries 1986/87|
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, Folder 2-6||Reporter's notebooks 1975-1983|
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, Folder 1||Newspaper Clippings, 1977-78|
|Box 6, Folder 2||Photos, undated|
|Box 6, Folder 3||Game articles, 2002-2003|
|Box 6, Folder 4||Boston College, 1999-2000|
|Box 6, Folder 5||Boston College newspaper clippings, 1972|
|Box 6, Folder 6||Newsletter from Bobby Hull Fan Club, 1965|
|Box 6, Folder 7||Letters, Court Decisions, News Releases, 1974-1986|
|Box 6, Folder 8||Letters- Hockey News, 1972-1979|
|Box 6, Folder 9||Letters- Miscellaneous, 1980-1981|
|Box 6, Folder 10||Correspondence – Request for News Releases, 1977-1979|
|Box 6, Folder 11||Notes, Advertising, Beacon Sports Network Hockey, 1977-1978|
|Box 7, Folder 1||Notes on Boston Hockey, Beanpot, BU, 2002|
|Box 7, Folder 2||Beanpot, 1982-2000|
|Box 7, Folder 3||AHCA, 1974-1978|
|Box 7, Folder 4||ECAC articles, 1977-1985|
|Box 7, Folder 5||Miscellaneous Articles, News Releases, 1977-1985|