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McCormack, Frank Collection
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Description
A robust collection of scrapbooks, programs, correspondence, certificates of appreciation, published materials, photographs, government documents and ephemera that relate to McCormack's early ownership of the Sacramento Kings, the drive to construct a stadium, and initiatives to bring professional sports to Sacramento during the 1970s and 80s. The collection also contains documentation and artifacts that speak to McCormack's hand in establishing Northern California's Eagle Lake Children's Camp in the early 1990s.
Background
Frank McCormack was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on September 20, 1945. Soon after, his father, James, and mother, Loretta, moved their family to Sacramento, California. Raised as the youngest of eight children – six boys, two girls – McCormack attended Sacred Heart School and after his 8th grade graduation went to St. Pius X Seminary in Rio Dell, California for his first year of high school. He then went on to graduate from Bishop Armstrong High School. In this late teens he went back to Sacred Heart to coach football, basketball, track and boxing for two years. At the age of 24 he transferred to All Hallows School where he taught academic classes to grades 5 through 8 while also working as Vice-Principal for four of his five years. Realizing the need for an advanced degree, he attended California State University, Sacramento, graduating in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and then, a year later, with a master's degree in Sociology. By this time he had also married his wife, Diane, a relationship that produced two children, Angel and James.
Extent
9 Linear Feet 19 Archival Boxes