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Finding Aid to the Ray Monteroso Polytechnic High School Football Collection1928-2012 SFH 376
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Series 1 Programs, 1928-2012, (bulk 1928-1937)

Arrangement

Organized chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Souvenir football programs of annual Polytechnic vs. Lowell "Classic" match-ups, Poly vs. Mission games, pre-season, playoff and championship games, and the Shrine-Hi football classics. A few of these programs are issues of Hi-Sports, "A Weekly Magazine of San Francisco High School Life." Includes a copy of a San Francisco Elks Bulletin (November 1932) featuring the Poly-Lowell Classic. There are a few newspaper clippings (1941-1999) including a 1999 column highlighting that year's Hall of Fame luncheon. Also includes some 1930s commencement programs.
Box 1, Folders 1-3

Football, 1928-1959

Box 1, Folder 4

Pre-season Football, 1952-1956

Box 1, Folder 5

Shrine-Hi Football Game and Pageant, 1952, 1956

Box 1, Folder 6

Fall Football Championships, 2012

Box 1, Folder 7

Newspaper Clippings, 1941-1999

Box 1, Folder 8

Commencement, 1933-1938

 

Series 2 Photographs,

Scope and Contents

Black-and-white and color prints of football games including Turkey Bowl, and school Hall of Fame honorees including Roy Monteroso; mostly original images. Includes a few original B&W images of undated basketball games and a rally.

Arrangement

Organized chronologically.
Box 1, Folders 9-11

Football, 1943-1964

OV-flat-box See Photo Room.

Football and Hall of Fame, 1984-2011

Box 1, Folders 12-13

Hall of Fame and Turkey Bowl Honorees, 2012

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Includes two CD-ROMs.
Box 1, Folder 14

Basketball and Rally, [19--]

 

Series 3 Football Game Footage, 1930-1967

Scope and Contents

VHS videotape dubs from film, mainly of the Polytechnic-Lowell Football Classic but including San Francisco Football Prep Classic and San Francisco high school football playoffs and championship games. Includes Coach Axt's notes; removed from film canisters.

Arrangement

Organized chronologically.

Existence of Originals

The collection includes 16 mm films of football games which are not presently accessible.
Box 1, Folder 15

Coach's Notes,

Scope and Contents

Game notes, removed from film canisters.
Box 2, Cassette 1

Lowell (1930), Commerce (1932)

Box 2, Cassette 2

Mission, Galileo 1932

Box 2, Cassette 3

Galileo, Mission 1934

Box 2, Cassette 4

Lowell 1945

Box 2, Cassette 5

Lowell (1946), Mission (1948)

Box 2, Cassette 6

Balboa, Championship 1948

Box 2, Cassette 7

Mission, Semi-final Playoff 1948

Box 2, Cassette 8

Mission 1948

Box 2, Cassette 9

Balboa, Championship 1949

Box 2, Cassette 10

Lincoln, Championship 1952

Box 2, Cassette 11

Balboa, Championship 1953

Box 2, Cassette 12

Lowell 1954

Box 2, Cassette 13

Lincoln 1952

Box 2, Cassette 14

Balboa 1955

Box 2, Cassette 15

Mission 1955

Box 2, Cassette 16

Balboa, Championship 1955

Box 2, Cassette 17

Lowell 1955

Box 2, Cassette 18

Lowell 1957

Box 2, Cassette 19

Balboa 1957

Box 2, Cassette 20

St. Ignatius 1958

Box 2, Cassette 21

Mission 1958

Box 2, Cassette 22

Lowell, Championship 1959

Box 2, Cassette 23

Lowell 1960

Box 2, Cassette 24

Galileo 1965

Box 2, Cassette 25

Galileo 1966

Box 2, Cassette 26

Lincoln 1967

Box 2, Cassette 27

Balboa (1952), Lowell (1960), Balboa (1948), St. Ignatius (1958)

Box 2, Cassette 28

Balboa (1955), Balboa (1956), Lowell (1959), Lincoln (1952), Lowell (1954)

Box 2, Cassette 29

Unidentified (1953, 1960, 1948, 1958)

Box 2, Cassette 30

Balboa (1949), Unidentified (1957), Lowell (1948)

Box 2, Cassette 31

Unidentified (1934, 1930, 1932)

 

Series 4 Sports Uniforms, [20th Century]

Scope and Contents

Athletes' clothing.
OV-flat-box 3

Football Jackets (two) labeled "CHAMPS '47," [1947]

OV-flat-box 3

Letterman's Sweater, [20th Century]

OV-flat-box 4

Football Jerseys (two), [20th Century]

OV-flat-box 4

Baseball Jersey, [20th Century]

OV-flat-box 4

Track Shirt, [19--]

 

Series 5 Artwork, 1985, 2000

Scope and Contents

Painting of Ray Monteroso and two lithographs.
Range M43 Framed Art, Item SFA-0668

Roy Monteroso Painting 2000

Scope and Contents

Painting of Ray Monteroso; also features Coach Milt Axt; 24" by 30", acrylic on canvas, by Nick Leaskou, 2000.

Biographical Note: Milt Axt

Milt Axt played football for Poly in 1925 and went on to coach, becoming the most famous football prep coach of his time. Axt's Parrots won 45 straight games as he compiled a 130-17-3 record. He also scouted for the San Francisco 49ers. Besides Monteroso, eventual 49ers coach George Seifert and 49er player Bob St. Clair were among Axt's Poly athletes.
OV-flat-box Mixed, Folder 2

Olympic Club Lake Course Lithograph 1985

Scope and Contents

By Nick Leaskou, #219/900, signed by artist.
OV-flat-box Mixed, Folder 3

Joe Montana Lithograph 2000