Overview of the Collection

Creator: Wagner, Berny
Title: Berny Wagner Scrapbooks
Dates: 1966-1975 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 5 cubic feet (10 volumes)
Collection Number: Consult repository.
Summary: The Berny Wagner Scrapbooks document the Oregon State University men's track and field teams coached by Wagner from 1966 through 1975.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Languages: Materials in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

Berny Wagner served as Oregon State University's cross country and track and field coach from July 1965 through December 1975. In 1972 he was voted as a United States Track Coaches Association Coach of the Year, and was an assistant track coach for the 1976 U.S. Olympic team. Prior to coming to OSU, Wagner coached track and cross country at the College of San Mateo (CA) from 1962 to 1965 and track at four California high schools from 1949 to 1962. He received BA (1948) and MA (1949) degrees in Education from Stanford University.

Other positions that Wagner has held during his career have included working with Whitaker Corporation's International Sports program in Saudi Arabia (1976-1978); Executive Director of the Track & Field Association of the USA (1978-1981); and National Coach/Coordinator of The Athletics Congress (1981-1989).

Content Description

The Berny Wagner Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings and magazine articles documenting Wagner's tenure as coach of Oregon State University's men's track and field team for the 1966 through 1975 seasons. The scrapbooks highlight many of OSU's track and field standouts from that time, such as 1968 Olympic gold medal winner Dick Fosbury and All-Americans Jim Barkley, Steve DeAutremont, Willie Turner, Tom Woods, Jim Judd, Hailu Ebba, and Ed Lipscomb.

Use of the Collection

Preferred Citation :  

Berny Wagner Scrapbooks, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged chronologically by year.

Related Materials :  

OSU track and field press guides can be found in PUB 54. Additional information about OSU's track program is in the Track and Field Memorabilia Collection (MC) file. Additional biographical information on Wagner can be found in the News and Communication Services (RG 203) biographical files and the Memorabilia Collection (MC Wagner, Berny).


  • Personal Names :
  • Barkley, Jim.
  • DeAutremont, Steve.
  • Ebba, Hailu,1950-
  • Fosbury, Dick.
  • Judd, Jim (James Lewis), 1952-
  • Lipscomb, Ed (Edmond Joseph), 1951-
  • Turner, Willie.
  • Woods, Tom (Thomas Eugene), 1953-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State University--Track-athletics.
  • Subject Terms :
  • Track and field athletes--Oregon.
  • Track coaches--Oregon.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Scrapbooks.

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