The Jack Hartman Papers (1948-1989) were donated to Kansas State University by his wife, Pat Hartman, in 2006. The majority of the papers document the college coaching career of Jack Hartman from 1955-1986, in addition to course material, correspondence regarding his retirement and nomination to the Hall of Fame, photographs, and artifacts.
Comprising 5 linear feet of shelf space, the Hartman Papers are contained in six boxes and span the years 1948-1989. The collection is organized into seven series: 1) Oklahoma A & M; 2) Coffeyville (Kansas) Community 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, 1986-1989.
Hartman was born in Oklahoma in 1925 and graduated from Shidler High School in 1943. He attended Oklahoma A & M where he played both basketball and football for one season before joining the military. When Hartman's service in the Navy ended, he returned to Oklahoma A & M and graduated in 1950. The bulk of the collection consists of information regarding his head coaching positions at Coffeyville Community College, Southern Illinois University, and Kansas State University. The papers also contain correspondence concerning his retirement as head coach at Kansas State University in 1986 and his nomination for the Hall of Fame.
The accession number assigned to the collection is U2006.4. The processing of the papers was completed by Casey Thilges, student processor, in March 2006.
1925 Born in Dewey, Oklahoma 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 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 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 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 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 Inducted into the Southern Illinois University Hall of Fame 1990 Inducted into the Kansas State University Hall of Fame 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 Died
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) Community College (1955-1962), Southern Illinois University (1962-1970), and Kansas State University (1970-1986).
The Hartman Papers are organized into seven series: 1) Oklahoma A & M (1948); 2) Coffeyville Community 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, 1986-1989.
Oklahoma A & M (1948), 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 Community 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 Community 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 Nicks, 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, ND 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 Community 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 reign 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, 1989. The second plaque was presented by Kansas State University honoring Hartman as the winningest coach in Kansas State University basketball history, 1970-1986.
Box Folder Contents Oklahoma A & M 01 01 Course material, no date 02 Course material (1948) Coffeyville Jr. College ("Red Ravens") 1955-1956 Season 03 College Magazine 04 Awards 1956-1957 Season 05 College magazine 1957-1958 Season 06 Telegrams 07 Tournament 08 College magazine 09 Contract 10 Clippings 1959-1960 Season 11 Clippings 1960-1961 Season 12 Tournament 1961-1962 Season 13 Tournament 14 College magazine 15 Clippings Miscellaneous 16 Coffeyville mascot, cut out of a Red Raven 17 Scouting notes for various teams Southern Illinois University ("Salukis") 1962-1963 Season 18 Clippings 1963-1964 Season 19 Clippings 1964-1965 Season 20 Telegrams 21 Game statistics 22 Programs 23 Tournament 24 Awards 25 Miscellaneous 26-30 Clippings 1967 National Invitational Tournament (NIT) 31 Programs 32 Miscellaneous 33-39 Clippings 1967-1968 Season 02 01 Game Statistics 02 Programs 03-05 Clippings 1968-1969 Season 06 Programs 1969-1970 Season 07 Game statistics 08-10 Programs 11 Countrywide Sports magazine 12-15 Clippings 16 1970 Transition from SIU to KSU, Clippings Kansas State University 17 Clippings-ND 1970-1971 Season 18 Telegrams 19 Game Statistics 20 Programs 21 Tournament 22-26 Clippings 27 KSU, 1971; University of Oklahoma, Clippings 1971-1972 Season 03 01 Telegrams 02 Game Statistics 03-06 Clippings 1972-1973 Season 07 Programs & Sports Illustrated, March 1973 08 Clippings 1973-1974 Season 09 Game Statistics 10 Programs and media guide 11-16 Clippings 1974-1975 Season 17 Programs 18 Clippings 1975-1976 Season 19 Program 20 Clippings 1976-1977 Season 21 Photo 1977-1978 Season 22 Clippings 1979-1980 Season 23 K-Stater, November 1980 24 Clippings 1984-1985 Season 25 Clippings 1985-1986 Season 26 Programs 27-29 Clippings Correspondence 04 01-04 Retirement, Kansas State University, 1986 05 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, 1986 Photographs Coffeyville Jr. College 06-07 1955-1962 08 1957-1958 Season Southern Illinois University 09 1963-1964 Season 10 1967 NIT Tournament Kansas State University 11 1971-1972 Season Artifacts 05 Trophy; Coach of the Year, National Association of Basketball Coaches, 1980-1981 season 06 01 Plaque; Kansas Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, 1989 02 Plaque; Kansas State University winningest coach, 1970-1986