Hugh Duffy Daugherty Papers
UA.17.63

Summary Information

Repository
Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator
Daugherty, Hugh
Title
Hugh Duffy Daugherty papers
ID
UA.17.63
Date [inclusive]
1947-1975
Extent
2.0 Cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation note

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Hugh Duffy Daugherty was born on September 8, 1915, in Emeigh, Pennsylvania and was raised in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Syracuse University in 1940, he joined the army and served during World War II. Upon his discharge in 1944 with the rank of major, he began his career as a football coach. First coaching football at Trinity School in 1945, he was hired by Syracuse University to serve as assistant football coach to Biggie Munn in 1946. In 1947, Munn became head football coach at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) and brought Daugherty with him to continue as his assistant. In 1954, Daughtery became head football coach for MSU, a position he retained until his retirement in 1972.

Over this nineteen year period, Daugherty’s Spartans won 109 games, lost 69, and tied 5. His teams took two Big Ten titles, placed second four times, and rated among the nation’s top ten teams in wire service polls seven times. He developed 33 major first team All-Americans and 51 first All-Big Ten players. Duffy Daugherty was the first man in history to twice be honored by the Football Writers of America as “Coach of the Year.” During his coaching career he became known for his “Irish wit, unfailing good humor and optimism, and genuine modesty.” His popularity with sports audiences landed him a job as commentator for ABC Sports in 1973. Some of Daugherty’s other accomplishments include writing three books, being named Elks “Man of the Year” in 1967, coaching for the USAFE and in eight shrine games, assisting with Kellogg’s Coach of the Year clinics, as well as being inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.

Daughtery died in Santa Barbara, California on September 25, 1987

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains material saved by Coach Duffy Daugherty throughout his coaching career, and includes correspondence, documents, and publications related to his coaching jobs, honors, presentations, and awards. Several members of Daugherty’s family also achieved success and the recognition of their accomplishments are detailed. The collection also includes several scrapbooks, as well as sound recordings of one of Daugherty’s radio talk shows and an interview with his wife, Frances.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections May 1986

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824
517-355-2330
archives@msu.edu

Revision Description

 Revised February 2010 February 2010

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan State Spartans (Football team).
  • Michigan State University. Athletics. Football.
  • Rose Bowl (Football game). (1954 : Pasadena, Calif.)
  • Rose Bowl (Football game). (1966 : Pasadena, Calif.)
  • Rose Bowl (Football game).

Genre(s)

  • Brochures
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Interviews (Sound recordings)
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs
  • Programs (Publications)
  • Scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Daugherty, Hugh
  • Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006

Subject(s)

  • Football -- Coaching
  • Football coaches -- Michigan -- East Lansing

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Collection Inventory

Papers 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1960-1974 

1028 1

Letters from Bailey School Students Undated 

1028 2

Correspondence re publication, Duffy 1974 

1028 3

“Duffy Day” in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania 1954 

1028 4

Coach of the Year Clinics 1975 

1028 5

Michigan Hall of Fame 1975 

1028 6

MSU Football Programs 1956, 1966, 1973 

1028 7

1966 Rose Bowl Tour & Game. Brochures 

1028 8

Newsclippings 1951-1956 

1028 9

Time Magazine October 8, 1956 

1028 10

Newsclippings 1962-1973 

1028 11

Awards, Gifts 1957-1972 

1028 12

Family recognition 1958-1973 

1028 13

The Onadagan 1947 

1028 14

Scrapbook-Elks “Man of the Year” 1967 

1028 15

Photo Album - 1972 Football Season 

1028 16

Spartan Gridiron News 1964 

1028 17

Spartan Gridiron News 1968 

1028 18

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Volumes 

Volume
1
Volume

Saturday Evening Post November 1956 

1

XXV - The Orange Bowl Story 1959 

2

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Oversize 

Drawer
Oversize

Miscellaneous Magazines, Newsclippings 1954-1966 

WABCTV Sports Calendar 1973 

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Scrapbooks 

Volume

Duffy’s Coaching Season (Rose Bowl Year) 1965-1966 

SB 304

Gift to Duffy from Keith Blackie 1955-1956 

SB 305

MSU Football Game Recaps 1965 

SB 306

USAFE Football School 1958 

SB 307

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Audio Reel to Reel 

Reel

“Duffy Daugherty Revelations” (radio talk show - available on OnTheBanks.msu.edu) undated 

Disc No. 221

“Talking Football” (interview with Mrs. Daugherty) 1960 

Disc No. 222

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Photographs 

Drawer
Photographs

Air Force Clinic. Groups. 

Armed Forces Clinic. 1955. Groups. 

Athletics. Baseball. 1939. Team Members. Sunny Simon Baseball Team. 

Athletics. Football. 1949. Team Members. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1950. Team Members. Michigan State University. (2 folders). 

Athletics. Football. 1951. Team Picture. East Team. 

Athletics. Football. 1951. Team Picture. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1952. Awards. National College Football Champions. 

Athletics. Football. 1952. Coaches. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1952. Team Members. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1952. Team Picture. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1954. Coaches. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1955. Award. Football News’ #1 Team. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1956. Awards. Coach-of-the-Year. Award. 

Athletics. Football. 1956. Team Members. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1957. Coaches. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1957. Team Members. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1958. Coaches. East Team. 

Athletics. Football. 1958. Team Members. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1958. Team Picture. East Team. 

Athletics. Football. 1959. Team Members. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1960. Coaches. East Team. 

Athletics. Football. 1960. Team Members. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1961. Team Members. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1962. Team Members. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1962. Team Picture. Playboy’s All-American Team. 

Athletics. Football. 1963. Team Members. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1965. Awards. Hall-of-Fame Award. MacArthur Bowl. 

Athletics. Football. 1965. Awards. United Press International Trophy. 

Athletics. Football. 1965. Coaches. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1965. Rose Bowl Trip. 

Athletics. Football. 1965. Team Members. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1966. Team Members. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. 1967. Team Members. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. N/D. Big Ten Dinner. 

Athletics. Football. N/D. Coaches. 

Athletics. Football. N/D. Coaches. Big Ten. 

Athletics. Football. N/D. Coaches. USAFE. 

Athletics. Football. N/D. Majorettes. 

Athletics. Football. N/D. Team Members. Michigan State University. 

Athletics. Football. N/D. Team Members. Baby Pictures. 

Athletics. Golf. 

Athletics. Golf. 1967-69. Buick Open. 

Athletics. Golf. 1973-75. Tournaments. 

Athletics. Golf. 1973-75. Tournaments. 

Athletics. Golf. N/D. Japan. 

Awards. The Football Writers of America’s Coach-of-the-Year Award. 

Awards. Kodak Large College Coach-of-the-Year Medallion. 

Awards. Michigan State University Distinguished Alumni Award. 1969. 

Eleventh Annual Athletic Leadership Banquet. Groups. 

Family Life. 

Family Life. Frances Daugherty. 

Fortieth Anniversary Reception. 1972. Groups. 

Great Lakes Utilities. Commission Convention. Groups. 

Pageants. Rose Bowl Queen & Court. 1954. 

People. 

People. Curtree, Jack. (& Duffy). 

People. Campbell, Doug. (& Duffy). 

People. Duffy. (3 folders). 

People. Fleming, Bill. (& Duffy). 

People. Ford, Gerald. (& Duffy). 

People. Groups. (4 folders). 

People. Harmon, Tom. (& Duffy). 

People. Kinney, Jack. (& Duffy). 

People. Reed, Bill. (& Duffy). 

People. Sanders, Red. (& Duffy). 

People. Williams, Governor. (& Duffy). 

Sky Writers. Groups. 

Weddings. 1974. Carlson. 

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Oversized Photographs 

Box
OS 12

Athletics. Football. Baby. 

Athletics. Football. Coaches. (2) 

Athletics. Football. Press Conference. 

Athletics. Football. 1953. Team Members. MSU. 

Athletics. Football. 1965. Action shots. Notre Dame. (2) 

Athletics. Football. 1965. Awards. MacArthur Bowl. 

Athletics. Football. 1965. Team Members. MSU. 

People. Daugherty, Hugh “Duffy” (2) (Portraits) 

People. Groups. (7) 

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