Martin Stratton football memorabilia

Collection Overview

Title: Martin Stratton football memorabilia

Record Series: 21/07/02

Creator: Martin Stratton

Date: 1974 - 1976

Extent: 2 oversize boxes (4.67 linear feet)

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives at Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language: Materials entirely in English.

Access and Use

Accessing the Collection:

No restrictions. Materials are open for research.

Physical Access: Panther Paw Chart is fragile and some materials are loose. It requires careful handling under supervision in the reading room. Materials are in oversize boxes on the overhead portion of the Athletics Record Group stacks.

Related Archival Materials:

Related archival materials can be found in 21/07/01 at Special Collection & University Archives at Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy or similar laws, and the Iowa Open Records Law (see Iowa Code § 22.7). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Northern Iowa assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], in the Martin Stratton football memorabilia, #21/07/02, [folder number or title when applicable], University Archives, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa.

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Historical Note

Marty Stratton grew up in Newton, Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa from 1973 to 1976. He walked on the football team in late 1974. Coach Dennis Remmert gave Stratton the 1975 chart as a gift at the end of the season because Stratton scored the highest points based on Remmert’s internal scorekeeping for defensive tactics. Stratton learned about a fundraising initiative at Rod Library Special Collections & University Archives in fall 2017 to digitize football game film and contacted University Archivist Jaycie Vos to donate these materials to the archives.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of one athletic jacket and one print score chart from the 1975 season labeled Panther Paw Chart -- Defense. Both items belonged to alumni Martin “Marty” Stratton who played football at UNI in the 1974, 1975, and 1976 seasons. The jacket is purple with Stratton’s number, 90, embroidered in yellow on the back. The chart, which is approximately 2 x 2 feet, was handmade by defensive line and linebacker coach Dennis Remmert and lists each player and each game, with handwritten points indicating an internal scorekeeping system for various defensive tactics. A printed photo of the player who scored the most points according to this defensive scorekeeping system is taped on the chart.


Box 1: 1975 Panther Paw Chart -- Defense

Box 2: Stratton’s athletic jacket

Processing Information

Processed by Jaycie Vos, February 2018; updated  by Jaycie Vos, March 2018.

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