Finding Aid

William D. Schrack Memorabilia Collection

UPT 50 S377

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Summary Information

Prepared by
Joseph-James Ahern
Preparation date
April 2013
Date [inclusive]
1892-1896
Extent
5.0 Items

PROVENANCE

Collection donated by Wm. D. Schrack, III in March 2013 (Accession Number 2013: 017).

ARRANGEMENT NOTE

The Collection is organized into two groups, Photographs and Artifacts.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

William D. Schrack was a student athelete at the University of Pennsylvania in the Class of 1896. He was born in Germantown, PA and attended the Franklin School before entering Penn. While at Penn he was a member of the University’s first basket ball team, as well as lettering in track, football, and baseball. After graduation Schrack entered Penn’s Medical School, graduating in 1900. He practiced medicine in Phoenixville, and was the frist resident physician at the Phoenixville Hospital when it opened in 1900. Dr. William D. Schrack died on June 6, 1960.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The William D. Schrack Memorabilia Collection contains items related to Schracks time as a student athelete at the University of Pennsylvania in the mid-1890s. Included are two team photographs, a jersey, a trophy and a luncheon plate from Houston Hall.

Inventory

 

Photographs 

Box

Folder

Basketball Team (Schrack far right front row), n.d. n.d. 

 OS 1

 

Football Team (Schrack third from left front row) 1895 

 OS 1

 

 

Artifacts 

Box

Folder

Trophy Cup University of Pennsylvania Inter Class Relay Race 1896 

 1

 

Grey Jersey 1896 

 1

 

Houston Club Luncheon Plate n.d. 

 1