Jack Hartman papers, 1948-1989
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Brief Description:

The Jack Hartman Papers document Hartman's college coaching career from 1955-1986. They also include course material, correspondence regarding his retirement as head coach for Kansas State University and his nomination to the Hall of Fame in 1986, photographs, and artifacts. During Hartman's professional career he was head basketball coach at three schools including: Coffeyville (Kansas) Junior College (1955-1962), Southern Illinois University (1962-1970), and Kansas State University (1970-1986).

Oklahoma A & M, the first series, is comprised of material from courses in education and physical education that Hartman took while enrolled at the college.

The second series, Coffeyville Junior College (1955-1962), is divided into seven sub-series according to basketball season: 1) 1955-1956 contains a copy of the college magazine and awards; 2) 1956-1957 includes the college magazine from that year; 3) 1957-1958 consists of telegrams, tournament information, and newspaper clippings; 4) 1959-1960 contains newspaper clippings outlining highlights; 5) 1960-1961 includes tournament information; 6) 1961-1962 consists of tournament information and newspaper clippings; and 7) Miscellaneous includes scouting notes and a cutout of the Coffeyville Junior College mascot.

Southern Illinois University (1962-1970), the third series, is organized into eight sub-series: 1) 1962-1963 consists of newspaper clippings; 2) 1963-1964 contains newspaper clippings; 3) 1964-1965 includes telegrams, game statistics, programs, tournament information, and newspaper clippings; 4) 1967 National Invitational Tournament (NIT) consists of programs and newspaper clippings featuring the tournament highlights (Walt Frazier, who went on to star for the New York Knicks, was a member of the team); 5) 1967-1968 contains game statistics, programs, and newspaper clippings; 6) 1968-1969 includes game programs; 7) 1969-1970 consists of game statistics, programs, the Countrywide Sports magazine, and newspaper clippings; and 8) 1970 Transition from SIU to KSU includes newspaper clippings outlining Hartman's resignation from SIU and appointment as the new head basketball coach at Kansas State University.

The fourth series is Kansas State University (1970-1986). This series is separated into thirteen sub-series: 1) Clippings, undated, contains a number of newspaper clippings from unknown basketball seasons at Kansas State University; 2) 1970-1971 consists of telegrams, game statistics, programs, tournament information, and clippings; 3) KSU, 1971, Clippings includes newspaper clippings concerning Oklahoma University's basketball team; 4) 1971-1972 contains telegrams, game statistics, and newspaper clippings; 5) 1972-1973 consists of programs and newspaper clippings; 6) 1973-1974 contains game statistics, programs and media guides, and newspaper clippings; 7) 1974-1975 includes programs and newspaper clippings; 8) 1975-1976 contains programs and newspaper clippings; 9) 1976-1977 consists of a photograph; 10) 1977-1978 includes newspaper clippings; 11) 1979-1980 contains college magazine and newspaper clippings; 12) 1984-1985 consists of newspaper clippings; and 13) 1985-1986 includes programs and newspaper clippings.

The series Correspondence (1986) is organized into two sub-series. The first sub-series is entitled Retirement and contains a number of letters regarding Hartman's retirement as the head coach for the men's basketball team at Kansas State University. It includes letters from Governor John Carlin (Kansas) and coaches Lou Henson, Tom Penders, "Wimp" Sanderson, and others. The second sub-series relates to Hartman's nomination to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1986 and contains letters of support from Henry Iba, DeLoss Dodds, Dean Smith, and others.

The Photographs series is divided into three sub-series: 1) Coffeyville Junior College consists of photographs from Hartman's time as head coach at Coffeyville; 2) Southern Illinois University includes Southern Illinois University's basketball team photographs, individual player photographs, a number of photographs of Hartman during his tenure as head coach, and a photograph from the National Invitation Tournament in 1967; and 3) Kansas State University contains a photograph of Hartman during his years as head coach at Kansas State University.

Artifacts comprise the last series and include a "Coach of the Year Award" trophy from the National Association of Basketball Coaches for the 1980-1981 season, and two plaques awarded to Hartman. The first plaque was given to him by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association (KBCA) in honor of his induction into the KBCA Hall of Fame in 1989. The second plaque was presented by Kansas State University honoring Hartman as the winningest coach in Kansas State University basketball history, 1970-1986.

Held at:
Morse Department of Special Collections
Email: libsc [at] ksu.edu
Created by: Hartman, Jack (1925-1998)
Volume: 6.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 01/13/2006.
Arrangement: The collection is organized into seven series: 1) Oklahoma A & M, 1948; 2) Coffeyville Junior College, 1955-1962; 3) Southern Illinois University, 1962-1970; 4) Kansas State University, 1970-1986; 5) Correspondence, 1986; 6) Photographs, 1955-1972; and 7) Artifacts, 1981-1989.
Biographical Note for Hartman, Jack (1925-1998) :

1925  October 7th, Born in Dewey, Oklahoma to Harry H and Golda (Cummings) Hartman

1943  Graduated from Webb City High, which consolidated with Shidler High School in the fall of 1943

1943-1944  Attended Oklahoma A & M, played basketball and football

1944-1946  Joined the U. S. Navy and served in the Pacific Theatre

1946-1947  Returned to Oklahoma A & M, played basketball and football (1 year)

1947  Attended Oklahoma A & M, played only football (2 years)

1950  Graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS in Education

1950  Played professional football for Saskatchewan in the Canadian Football League

1951  Coached football at Plainville High School in Plainville, Kansas

1952  Coached high school football and basketball in Shidler, Oklahoma

1953  Coached high school football in Wagoner, Oklahoma

1954  Earned MS degree from Oklahoma State University

1954  Coached basketball under Henry Iba at Oklahoma State University as a graduate assistant

1955-1962  Head coach for Coffeyville (Kansas) Junior College "Red Ravens" men's basketball team and assistant football coach for 3 years

1962  Led Coffeyville basketball team to the NJCAA National Championship with a 32-0 record

1962-1970  Head coach for Southern Illinois University "Salukis" men's basketball team

1967  Led SIU basketball team to the NIT Championship

1967  Sporting News Coach of the Year

1970-1986  Head coach for Kansas State University men's basketball team

1972  KSU won the Big Eight Conference Title

1973  KSU won the Big Eight Conference Title

1975  Big Eight Coach of the Year

1977  Big Eight Coach of the Year

1978  KSU won the Big Eight Conference Title

1978  Coached KSU team that defeated Russian Olympic basketball team

1981  Selected Coach of the Year by National Association of Basketball Coaches for the            1980-1981 season

1983  Led the United States to a gold medal as basketball coach for the Pan-American Games (Michael Jordan played on the team)

1984  Became president of National Association of Basketball Coaches

1986  Retired from coaching

1986  Inducted into the Southern Illinois University Hall of Fame

1990  Inducted into the Kansas State University Hall of Fame

1990  Inducted into the State of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

1991  Inducted into the Coffeyville Community College Basketball Hall of Fame

1996  Interim coach for Kansas State University women's basketball team

1998  November 6th died

Access Restrictions: No access restrictions: All materials are open for research.
Subject Index
Kansas State University history
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Physical Access Notes: Original materials available during open hours of repository and any digitized materials that are online are available with Internet access.
Acquisition Notes: Pat Hartman, wife of Jack Hartman.  Donation.
PreferredCitation: [Item title], [item date], Jack Hartman papers, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.