Special Collections Department
David M. Nelson Papers
Manuscript Collection Number: 328
Accessioned: Gift of David M. Nelson and Mrs. Shirley Nelson.
Extent: 42 linear ft.
Content: Correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, minutes, manuals, programs, magazines, books,
media guides, annual reports, articles, dockets, posters, pamphlets, diary, motion pictures, video cassettes, drafts
(preliminary versions), speeches, surveys, diagrams, certificates, interviews, bulletins, notes, newsletters,
proceedings, resumes, and logbook.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: 1995-1996 by Anita A. Wellner.
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
Series VII. - Series IX.
- Series VII.: Professional Writing, 1957
- Series VIII.: Speeches, 1949-1991
- Series IX.: Personal Correspondence
Biographical Note Scope and Contents Note Series Outline
Contents ListSeries I. - VI..
13 Series VII. Professional Writing, 1958-1991 David Nelson's published works include books, articles, chapters, syndicated columns, and pamphlets. Arranged alphabetically by title. Series VII.1. Books, 1957-1991 The Anatomy of a Game: Football, the Rules, and the Men Who Made the Game (Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 1994). Spec Del GV 995 .N44 1994 F1 "First Draft," [n.d.] Photocopy of typescript, clean copy. F2 Early draft, [n.d.] Photocopy of typescript, first section only, with post- it "hang onto until after the first of the year." F3 Early draft, [n.d.] Computer-generated chapters with extensive revisions and a different table of contents and organization than published version. F4 Early draft, [n.d.] Computer-generated preface and chapters with extensive revisions. F5 Early draft, [n.d.] -6 Unnumbered photocopied typescript with extensive revisions by someone other than Nelson. F7 Draft (originally housed in black binder), [n.d.] -9 Photocopied typescript with extensive revisions by several persons. F7 Preliminary pages-187 F8 Pages 188-383 F9 Pages 384-555 14 F10 Draft, [n.d.] -13 Computer-generated draft with extensive revisions by someone other than Nelson. F10 Preliminary pages-149 F11 Pages 150-283 F12 Pages 284-426 F13 Pages 427-579 F14 Draft (originally housed in blue binder), [n.d.] -16 Computer-generated typescript, clean copy. F14 Preliminary pages-54 F15 Pages 55-end of chapter 3 (unnumbered) F16 Chapter IV-end 14 Series VII. Professional writing (cont'd) Series VII.1. Books (cont'd) The Anatomy of a Game (cont'd) F17 Draft, [n.d.] -20 Computer-generated typescript, clean copy. F17 Preliminary pages-149 F18 Pages 150-289 F19 Pages 290-424 F20 Pages 425-609 F21 "Revised Epilogue," [n.d.] Includes note from Nelson to Herman Masin. F22 Draft of appendix, [n.d.] Computer-generated typescript beginning with page 93. F23 Draft of appendix, [n.d.] Computer-generated typescript corrected and labeled "Master" by Nelson. F24 Draft of appendix, [n.d.] Computer-generated typescript, clean copy. F25 Draft of appendix, [n.d.] Computer-generated typescript with notes by Nelson, complete appendix. F26 "Evolution of American Collegiate Football 1800-1927, [n.d.] Computer-generated typescript of information compiled by Parke H. Davis and corrected by Nelson. F27 Miscellaneous pages, 1990 Feb With letter to Michael V. Earle. F28 Miscellaneous pages, 1990 Apr Includes letters between Nelson and Earle, plus a mock- up of the cover and several pages. F29 Bibliography, epilogue, acknowledgments, chapter on the 1990 Rules Committee meeting,  Includes pages of inserts and corrections by Nelson. F30 Miscellaneous pages and correspondence, 1986-1991 Includes bibliography, preface, outline, and chapter about the Rules Committee meeting for 1991. 14 Series VII. Professional writing (cont'd) Series VII.1. Books (cont'd) Dave Nelson Selects the Best of Defensive Football for High Schools (Wilmington, DE: Du Pont, 1967). Spec Del GV 951.18 .N45x 1967 F31 Letter and payment confirmation, 1967 Football: Principles and Play (New York: Ronald Press Co., ). First edition. Spec Del GV 951 .N4x 1962 F32 Correspondence, contract, and royalty statements, 1960-1976 F33 Draft,  -34 Carbon typescript which varies from the printed version. F33 Preliminary pages-144 F34 Pages 145-end (unnumbered) 15 Football: Principles and Play. Drafts for a second edition which was never published. Nelson and Harold Raymond (illustrations) worked on this revision of the first edition. F35 Correspondence, 1974-1976 Includes correspondence with Ronald Press, which in November 1975 declined publication of the new edition and returned publication rights to Nelson. Also includes correspondence with Holly Press, several noted football coaches (Bo Schembechler, Joe Paterno, and Paul Dietzel); as well as chapter rewrites, notes, and articles. F36 Draft,  -38 Using a photocopy typescript of the first edition, includes rewrites, inserts and revisions. F36 Preliminary pages-141 F37 Pages 142-311 F38 Pages 312-433 F39 Illustrations for the book, [n.d.] -42 Includes a list of illustrations and changes from the first edition. F39 Preliminary pages-212 F40 Pages 215-412 F41 Pages 68-215 F42 Pages 216-412 15 Series VII. Professional writing (cont'd) Series VII.1. Books (cont'd) Football: Principles and Play, 2nd edition (cont'd) F43 Draft (originally housed in brown binder), [n.d.] -46 Adds numerous pages of inserts to text of the first edition, plus extensive revisions and corrections. F43 Preliminary pages-130 F44 Pages 131-250 F45 Pages 251-360 F46 Pages 361-437 Illustrated Football Rules (Garden City, NY: Dolphin Books, 1976). Spec GV955 .N45 1976 F47 Correspondence, contract, royalty statements, and review, 1975-1979. The Modern Winged-T Playbook (Dubuque, Iowa: W. M. Brown Co., 1961). Spec GV 951.9 N4 F48 Correspondence, sales reports, royalty statements, and registration of copyright, 1961-1966 Scoring Power with the Winged-T Offense (Dubuque, Iowa: W.C. Brown Co., 1957). Spec GV 951.9 .E9x 1957 F49 Sales reports, royalty statements, advertisements, and contract, 1957-1966 Series VII.2. Articles and Columns, 1957-1991 Includes syndicated columns, articles for newspapers and magazines. Arranged alphabetically by name of publication in which the article or column appeared or in the case of syndicated columns, alphabetically by title of the column. F50 "Teaching and Intercollegiate Athletics," in About Teaching, 1987 Feb Includes printed article and typescript. 15 Series VII. Professional writing (cont'd) Series VII.2. Articles and columns (cont'd) "Breaking the Rules," 1978-1979 "Breaking the Rules" was a column written by Nelson and syndicated by Spook Rock Associates from 1979-1982. The column, which describes a football foul and the ruling based on NCAA, NFL, and High School rules, was published in newspapers throughout the United States. F51 Correspondence and subscription list, 1978-1979 F52 Typescripts and proofs of the column, [1978-1979] F53 Advertising letters and posters, 1979 Posters removed to Box 38. F54 Clippings of column, 1978 Four clippings removed to Box 38. F55 "The Changing Character of Football," 1971 Published by Pearson Advertising Agency, Inc. Includes correspondence, typescript, and copies of "The Football Code" and "Evolution of the Football Rules." F56 Information for articles published in Sidelines, 1988-1990 Correspondence and copies of the College Football Association's Sidelines, which includes articles to which Nelson contributed. F57 "Faculty, Student-athletes and Academic Standards" in The Easterner, 1985 Jan Includes typescript and copy of issue published by the Eastern District of the Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Includes a manuscript of similar content, which was also a speech at the University of Delaware. 16 F58 Football section of "Major Team & Individual Sports" in Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1988 Includes correspondence, contract, typescripts, proofs, and copies of the article for Nelson's revision of the football section for the 15th edition. F59 Articles for Fifth Down, 1976-1989 Includes photocopies of articles and issues of Fifth Down. Nelson provided summaries of football rule changes for this official publication of The Football Writers Association of America. 16 Series VII. Professional writing (cont'd) Series VII.2. Articles and columns (cont'd) Articles for Football Today, 1976-1977 Nelson contracted to write regular articles, particularly about football on the East Coast, for Football Today, Inc. F60 Correspondence, publication schedules, news releases, and articles, 1976-1977 F61 Typescripts of Nelson's articles, 1976 F62 Clippings, 1976-1977 Photocopies of clipping, plus issues of Football Today (removed to Box 37) and one bound volume of clippings (removed to Box 34). F63 "From the Admiral's Desk" for University of Delaware football programs, 1981 Includes a memorandum and a list of articles used for the column. F64 "Where Do We Stand in College Football" in Look, 1962 Includes correspondence and payment statement, see also the copy of November 19, 1963, issue of Look (Box 37) which includes Nelson's article (with Tim Cohane), "Football Players Must Be Students." F65 Articles for NCAA News, 1978-1991 Includes issues of NCAA News (published by the National Collegiate Athletic Association) and photocopies of Nelson's articles, most of which concern football rule changes. F66 Articles for The New York Times, 1978-1990 Includes correspondence, typescripts, and photocopies of articles, such as "Fifth Down or Not, It's Over When It's Over" and "A Coach Finds More Agony Than Ecstasy." 16 Series VII. Professional writing (cont'd) Series VII.2. Articles and columns (cont'd) Articles and Columns for The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 1966-1980 Includes the regular columns "Official Football," "Breaking the Rules," "Grid Quiz," and "By Dave Nelson." F67 Correspondence and photocopies, 1967-1976 See also Nelson's personal and NCAA correspondence for letters related to his writing for The News Journal. F68 Autograph and typescript manuscripts, 1969-1973 Photocopies of the published articles are also present. F69 Typescript manuscripts, 1979-1980 Photocopies of the published articles are also present. F70 Autograph and typescript notes for articles, [n.d.] F71 Manuscripts and proofs of "Official Football" specifically written for The News Journal, using the University of Delaware football team as the example, [n.d.] F72 Clippings, 1966-1980 Includes loose clippings, photocopies of clippings, plus four bound volumes of clippings (removed to Box 34). See also the scrapbooks shelved separately for some clippings of Nelson's articles. F73 "Official Football," 1965-1977 Nelson's "Official Football" was syndicated by Newspaper Enterprise Association from 1965-1971, but Nelson continued the column for The News Journal from 1972-1977. Includes correspondence and clippings. Three bound volumes of clippings have been removed to Box 26. F74 Articles for Pennsylvania State University football program Beaver Stadium Pictorial, 1972-1977 Includes correspondence and one typescript article. See the bound volume titled "David Nelson Articles" (Box 34) and the untitled bound volume of magazines #6 (Box 34) for copies of the following programs: Beaver Stadium Pictorial (in volume #6) Penn State vs. Navy (1972 Sep 23) Penn State vs. Air Force (1971 Oct 2) Beaver Stadium Pictorial (in "David Nelson Articles") Penn State vs. Air Force 1971 Oct 2 Penn State vs. Navy 1972 Sep 23 Penn State vs. Houston 1977 Sep 17 16 Series VII. Professional writing (cont'd) Series VII.2. Articles and columns (cont'd) F75 "College Football, Theatre are Kin" in programs for The Playhouse Theatre, 1980 Nov-Dec Copies of four programs. This article also appeared as part of Nelson's series "From The Admiral's Desk." F76 Articles for Referee magazine, 1976-1978 Includes correspondence, manuscripts, and purchase orders for such articles as "100 Years of Football" and "What Difference a Day Makes." The bound volume titled "David Nelson Articles" (Box 34) includes the July- August 1976 issue of Referee. Articles for Scholastic Coach, 1957-1990 See also correspondence in the NCAA and personal files. F77 Correspondence, 1987 and [n.d.] Most of the correspondence is with editor Herman Masin. F78 Manuscripts and photocopies of articles, 1978- F79 Issues of Scholastic Coach, 1976-1981 F80 Issues of Scholastic Coach, 1986-1988 F81 Issues of Scholastic Coach, 1989-1990 See also the bound volumes of magazines #1-6 and "David Nelson Articles"(Box 34) for the following issues: Volume 1: 1957 Sep 1958 May 1959 Sep 1960 Jun Volume 2: 1963 Feb 1963 Mar 1963 Jun 1964 Jun 1964 Sep 1965 Sep Volume 3: 1962 Feb 1962 Jun 1962 Sep 1962 May 1962 Nov 1963 Sep David Nelson Articles: 1986 Jan 1982 Jan 1978 Nov 16 Series VII. Professional writing (cont'd) Series VII.2. Articles and columns (cont'd) F82 Autograph lists of topics for articles, [n.d.] F83 Articles "To Be Published," [n.d.] Autograph and typescript articles or fragments of articles about football or athletics, from a folder labeled "to be published." F84 Notes or information for articles, [n.d.] Autograph and typescript notes, quotes, and ideas for articles. Also includes photocopies of articles by others. 17 Series VII.3. Chapters for books, 1979-1990 F85 "Administrators' Views of Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics" in The Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics, edited by James H. Frey, 1980-1981 Includes correspondence and manuscript. F86 "Football Rules and Safety" in Athletic Injuries to the Head, Neck and Face edited by Joseph S. Torg, 1979-1980 Originally titled "Athletic Injuries to the Head, Neck and Face," Nelson first presented this paper at a symposium in March 1980 in Philadelphia. Includes correspondence and manuscripts. F87 "The Role of Sports Rules in Safety" in Prevention of Athletic Injuries: The Role of the Sports Medicine Team edited by Frederick D. Mueller and Allan J. Ryan. 1987-1990 Includes correspondence, manuscripts, and proofs. Series VII.4. Pamphlet, 1977 F88 "Football Is Alive," 1977 Published by the National Federation of State High School Association as a pamphlet in 1977, this address was originally delivered to the National Federation Football Rules Committee in Biloxi, Mississippi. Portions of this pamphlet later appear in an article in Coach & Athlete (1977 Jul-Aug). Includes copies of the pamphlet and manuscript. For the original address see speeches (F15). 17 Series VIII. Speeches, addresses, memorials, and lectures and talks, 1949-1991 Includes notebooks of presentations, as well as individual manuscripts. The notebooks have been numbered 1-7 and appear in chronological order. The individual speeches on related topics or audiences are gathered in subseries and then arranged chronologically. Series VIII.1. Notebooks, 1949-1987 Includes autograph and typescript manuscripts of presentations, as well as notes for speeches. Nelson was also the master of ceremonies for numerous banquets. F1 Notebook #1, 1949-1960 Includes presentations to the Delaware Coaches Clinic, the Maxwell Club, squad meetings, local churches and high schools, athletic banquets, Michigan Alumni, colleges, faculty meetings, Newark Rotary, and parents meetings. F2 Notebook #2, 1960-1984 Includes presentations high school athletic banquets, University of Delaware trustee meetings, the Blue & Gold Club, Wilmington Touchdown Club, football clinics, the Pennsylvania State University athletic banquet, an ECAC meeting, Ohio rules meetings, and others. F3 Notebook #3, 1960-1987 Includes presentations at retirement celebrations for Elbert Chance, Judy DuRoss, Harry Rawstrom, Roy Donoho, and John Grundy, as well as addressing a Hall of Fame Reception, the New York Football Writers, Wilmington Touchdown Club, Lambert Club, during a Tea Council tours, the YMCA, and other groups. Also include several titled manuscripts, including "College Football Has Charisma," "The Rule," "Coaches' Tie Talk a Lot of Hogwash," "Third-down Myth Termed Hogwash," "TV Announcers Talk Too Much," "No Single Play Ever Won a Game," "A Smart Moderator Gets Just Due," and "Humor Essential in Football." F4 Notebook #4, 1962-1971 Includes presentations at the Ice Rink dedication, a Michigan Bust, a Texas clinic, the Blue Hen Conference dinner, a MRHA Intramural banquet, and presentations at Woodbury, Annapolis, and Germantown. Also includes a copy of "Duty, Honor, Country." 17 Series VIII. Speeches, addresses, etc. (cont'd) Series VIII.1. Notebooks (cont'd) F5 Notebook #5, [1970s] Includes a presentation titled "Campus Life - Does it Exist - Plays the Thing," as well as notes for his master of ceremonies duties at an awards banquet and an address to the Delaware State Legislature. F6 Notebook #6, 1970-1973 Includes presentations to the Wilmington Touchdown Club, during a Tea Council tour, a YMCA kickoff dinner, an ECAC dinner, banquets for Harold Westerman and Charles Lanier, Red Lion High School banquet, and a speech titled "Meeting the Professional Challenges." F7 Notebook #7, 1970-1984 Includes an address to the Joint Committee on Medical Aspects of Sports, presentations to the 1970 and 1977 Medical Aspects of Sports Seminars, and addresses for the 1983 and 1984 Sports Medicine Seminars. Series VIII.2. Presentations related to the University of Delaware, 1973-1991 Includes individual speeches, addresses, memorials, tributes, or eulogies given at University of Delaware events or for individuals associated with the University. F8 Presentations at retirements, memorials services, or testimonial dinners, 1973-1991 Includes presentations at Nelson's retirement, and the retirements of Scotty Duncan, C. Roy Rylander, Judy DuRoss, Charles Lanier, Phil Selway, Donald Crossan, and I. Wisniewski. Also includes eulogies at memorial services for John Evans Hocutt and Scotty Duncan. F9 Presentations at meetings with the Faculty Senate, Board of Trustees, Delaware State Legislature, or the UD President, 1973-1987 F10 Presentations at University of Delaware convocations, Honors Day, freshmen meetings, or recruitment days, 1983-1991 F11 Presentations at meetings hosted at the University of Delaware, 1980-1988 Meetings include football clinics, Sports Medicine Seminars, Student Teacher Seminars, Supervising Teachers Seminar, and the USFSA Junior Pairs Development Camp. 17 Series VIII. Speeches, addresses, etc. (cont'd) Series VIII.2. Presentations related to UD, (cont'd) F12 Presentations at University special events, 1987-1989 Events include an "Evening with the UD Skating Club," the reunion of the 1963 football team, ground breaking for the Ice Arena, and the University Centennial Dinner in 1989. Series VIII.3. Presentations in the Delaware community, 1974-1990 F13 Presentations at the Wilmington Rotary, Seaford Red Cross dinner, the Wilmington Touchdown Club, the VFW, the Newark Touchdown Club, and the Wilmington Sportswriters & Broadcasters Association. Series VIII.4. Presentations at regional or national events, 1960-1991 F14 Presentations at the Maine Football Centennial Dinner (1991), also for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Michigan Alumni, a Maine reunion, and a Villanova banquet. Series VIII.5. Papers or reports presented at professional meetings, 1970-1991 F15 Presentations, 1970-1977 Includes "Forum on Football Rules and Injuries" for the a National Conference on Medical Aspects of Sports, "Football Is Alive" and "The Devaluation of Sports" for the National Federation of High Schools, "Competitive Athletics: a Member of the Family" for the Eastern District Association Convention, "New Pressures on Big Time Sports" for the National Conference on Higher Education, and a paper for the NACDA Convention. F16 Presentations, 1980-1991 Includes reports for Collegiate Commissioners Association meetings, NOCSAE meetings, and "Development of Football Rules and Safety" for a Seminar on Football Head and Neck Injuries as Related to Equipment, Coaching, Training and Conditioning. 17 Series VIII. Speeches, addresses, etc. (cont'd) Series VIII.5. Papers for professional mtgs (cont'd) F17 "Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics," 1983 Includes correspondence, Nelson's manuscript, and copies of other papers presented at this Sport and Higher Education Conference. Series VIII.6. Presentations for retirements, memorial services, birthday celebrations, or award tributes, 1982-1990 F18 Includes eulogies at the memorial services for Elizabeth Nelson (David Nelson's mother), Ned Bliss Allen, Robert Kelly, R. R. M. (Bob) Carpenter, Jr. Also includes presentations at the retirements of coaching friends James Sullivan and Harold Westerman, as well as an awards ceremony for Mary and Bob Carpenter. Series VIII.7. Miscellaneous pages of notes, stories, quotes, axioms or partial speeches, [n.d.] F19 Miscellaneous pages, [n.d.] Series IX. Personal Correspondence 1951-1991 3 linear ft. Boxes 18-20 Contents: Correspondence, thesis, biographical notes, vitae, photographs, and clippings. Arrangement: The first seventy-four folders of letters are arranged chronologically. Folder 75 consists of letters from Ivan Kaye arranged in chronological order. Folders 76 and 77 contain the letters organized (in no apparent order) by Nelson in a binder. Folder 78 consists of biographical information about Nelson. Description: In addition to the correspondence found in the NCAA series (Series V), Nelson maintained an extensive file of personal correspondence. These letters to Nelson and copies of his responses, cover some of the same topics as found in the NCAA file. However, these files also encompass a wide variety of personal notes from fans (particularly University of Delaware fans) or coaching friends, requests for letters of references or favors (such as tickets for NCAA events), letters of congratulations on outstanding football seasons or awards, expressions of regret at his retirement from coaching, and letters recruiting Nelson for other coaching positions. From the 1950s through the 1970s Nelson was recruited by numerous colleges and universities for Head Football Coach or Athletic Director positions. For example the universities of Nebraska, Illinois, Virginia, Florida, Colorado, Indiana, and Michigan, as well as Baylor University and Wake Forest College, all sought Nelson's services. Much of that correspondence is found in this series. The personalities represented in this correspondence range from Delaware officials, including Delaware's governors and U.S. Senators J. Allen Frear, Jr. and Joseph R. Biden, Jr. to "names" in football, intercollegiate athletics, and sports. Letters from sports writers Fred Russell, John Underwood, and Red Smith; National Football League Commissioner Pete Rozelle; ABC Sports analyst Beano Cook; former Miami Dolphins Coach Don Shula; Chicago Bears owner George S. Halas, college coaches "Woody" Hayes, Homer C. Rice, and R. R. Neyland are scattered among the personal correspondence. However, most of the letters are from Nelson's friends and coaching contemporaries (or mentors), such as Fritz Crisler, Milo Lude, Harold Westerman, James Sullivan, Forest Evashevski, "Bump" Elliot, Ellwood Geiges, Rocco J. Carzo, Ara Parseghian, "Tad" Wieman, News Journal columnist Al Cartwright and Philadelphia Phillies owner R. R. M. (Bob) Carpenter, Jr. In addition to the chronological file of correspondence, Series IX also contains a folder of correspondence from sports writer Ivan Kaye, a folder of biographical information about Nelson (including a portion of a draft of Steven Johnson's thesis, "David M. Nelson: Football Player, Football Coach, Football Rules Editor") and a notebook of correspondence collected by David Nelson. This notebook includes a number of letters from noted football coaches and sports writers. 18 Series IX. Personal correspondence, 1951-1991 Arranged in reverse chronological order within each folder. F1 1951 F2 1952 F3 1953 F4 1954 Jan-May F5 Jun-Dec F6 1955 F7 1956 F8 1957 F9 1958 Jan-Jun F10 Jul-Dec F11 1959 Jan-Mar F12 Apr-Sep F13 Oct-Dec F14 1960 Jan-May F15 Jun-Dec F16 1961 Jan-May F17 Jun-Sep F18 Oct-Dec F19 1962 Jan-Apr F20 May-Aug F21 Sep-Dec F22 1963 Jan-Jul 19 F23 Aug-Oct F24 Nov-Dec F25 1964 Jan-Feb F26 Mar-Apr F27 May-Sep F28 Oct-Dec F29 1965 Jan-Mar F30 Apr-Jul F31 Aug-Dec F32 1966 Jan-May F33 Jun-Sep F34 Oct-Dec F35 1967 Jan-Mar F36 Apr-Jun F37 Jul-Sep F38 Oct-Dec F39 1968 Jan-Feb F40 Mar-Apr F41 May-Oct F42 1969 Mar-Sep F43 Oct-Dec F44 1970 Jan-Aug F45 Sep-Oct F46 Nov-Dec 19 Series IX. Personal correspondence (cont'd) F47 1971 Jan-Mar F48 Apr-May 20 F49 Jun-Sep F50 Oct-Dec F51 1972 Jan-Mar F52 Apr-Aug F53 Sep-Oct F54 Nov-Dec F55 1973 Jan-Mar F56 Apr-Jun F57 Jul-Sep F58 Oct-Dec F59 1974 Jan-Mar F60 Apr-Oct F61 1975 Feb-Sep F62 Oct-Dec F63 1976 Jan-Mar F64 Apr-Nov F65 1977 F66 1978 F67 1979 F68 1980-1981 F69 1982-1984 F70 1985-1987 F71 1988 F72 1989 F73 1990-1991 F74 [n.d.] F75 Ivan Kaye correspondence, 1988-1989 F76 Correspondence originally housed in binder, 1954-1983 -77 Includes letters from Nelson's coaching friends, sports writers, sports broadcasters, University of Delaware faculty and administrators, as well as Delaware governors and U.S. Senators. Includes a significant number of letters commenting on Nelson's retirement from coaching in 1966. F78 Biographical materials, 1968-1991 Includes several vitae, biographical notes, and twenty-five pages of a draft of Steven G. Johnson's master's thesis titled "David M. Nelson: Football Player, Football Coach, Football Rules Editor" (copy of completed thesis is available in Morris Library: GV 1999 .J69 1991).
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