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title:

A Grid-Graph in Alumni Hall

image number:

P0024163

description:

Page 3 of the September 25, 1937 edition of The Indiana Daily Student mentions that the Grid-Graph will return to IU's Alumni Hall for two football games that season (Minnesota and Nebraska).

An article on page 1 of the October 14, 1922 edition of The Indiana Daily Student gives some insight in to how the Grid Graph worked, in part: "Couched in a booth at the side of the gridiron...one of the men will flash the results of the game play by play. At the same time an audience...will be getting the result on the grid-graph. End runs, off-tackle plays, line plunges, forward passes and gains made by each individual Crimson player, will be depicted with clearness and simplicity...The board is the likeness of a gridiron...The grid-graph was invented by two Ohio State students and was put into use for the first time last fall..."

NOTE: On February 4, 1925 a "Basketgraph" was used at Purdue to report the progress of the IU vs. Purdue basketball game which was being held in Bloomington.

date taken:

1943 October 20

film code:

None

photographer studio:

Photographic Services (for Copy Negative)

donor image number:

6724

accession number:

2000/003

copyright owner:

Indiana University

building name:

Indiana Memorial Union (Union Building)

event name:

Iowa

topic:

Football

topic:

Scoreboards

topic:

Grid-Graph (aka Gridgraph)

topic:

Basketball

city:

Bloomington

state:

Indiana

other place name:

Alumni Hall

series:

Buildings & Grounds

subseries:

Union

folder:

General