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Francis Albert Schmidt scrapbooks, 1911-1922

Identifier: 1979-017

Content Description

4 volumes of scrapbooks of TU athletic and other events. At least one volume contains photographs of WWI era soldiers training.


  • Creation: 1911 - 1922



This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. While the copyright entered the public domain on 1 January 2015 permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must still be secured from the repository.

Biographical / Historical

Francis Albert “Close the Gates of Mercy” Schmidt (December 3, 1885 – September 19, 1944) was football coach at Henry Kendall College from 1915 until 1922 after the College had become the University of Tulsa. He became Head Coach in 1919. After leaving Tulsa, he went onto Arkansas, Texas Christian and Ohio State. At Ohio he won two Big Ten Conference championships and was eventually inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Schmidt was an avid photographer, learned from his father, Francis Walter Schmidt, a professional photographer.


2 Linear Feet (4 boxed scrap books) : B&W photogaphs.

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Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Condition Description


Francis Albert Schmidt scrapbooks, 1911-1922
In Progress
Carlson, I. Marc
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 USA
(918) 631-2496