Archives Photograph Collection

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title:

Jim Thorpe and Football Coach Clarence Childs

image number:

P0021917

description:

Athletic great Jim Thorpe was an assistant football coach at Indiana University for the 1915 football season. He coached the backfield and the kickers. He lived in Bloomington only during the fall of 1915 and did not coach baseball at I.U. as has been reported.

This image scanned from page 59 of the 1916 Arbutus yearbook.

date taken:

1915

personal name:

Thorpe, Jacobus Franciscus "Jim" (a.k.a. Wa-Tho-Huk)

personal name:

Childs, Clarence C.

topic:

Football

topic:

Coaches (Athletics)

topic:

Minorities

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

series:

Individuals

subseries:

Thorpe, Jacobus Franciscus "Jim" (a.k.a. Wa-Tho-Huk) and Clarence Childs