Gildo Canale sports memorabilia

Summary Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Canale, Gildo
Gildo Canale sports memorabilia
Date [inclusive]
4.5 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], in the Gildo Canale sports memorabilia, MSS-034, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Biographical note

Gildo Canale, a native of Crystal Falls, Michigan, began his Northern Michigan University career as NMU’s first full-time trainer. He also served as director of intramurals, head golf coach, assistant athletic director and was appointed director of athletics in 1971. Canale served as director of athletics until 1985. Canale continued to serve NMU until his retirement in 1993. Canale was inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame in 1987 and the NMU Sports Hall of Fame in 1983. He received the NMU Alumni Service Award in 1995. Canale died on February 26, 2009 at the age of 77.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists mainly of Northern Michigan University basketball and football game programs; photographs of teams, athletic activities, and coaches; and news articles related to NMU sports from 1928 to 1992. The collection also includes a football program from 1992.

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Arrangement note

This collection is divided into four series: I. Articles and programs; II. Scrapbook and memorabilia; III. Basketball and football programs; and IV. Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855

Revision Description

  April 28, 2010

Conditions Governing Access note

No restrictions. Open for research.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

Sports artifacts with the collection have been transferred to the University Museum. Photographs of teams, athletes, and coaches have been transferred to the General Topical Collection. Please see the Archives staff for help accessing these materials.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Camelia Bowl (Football game).
  • Northern Michigan University--Basketball.
  • Northern Michigan University--Football.
  • Northern Michigan University--Golf.
  • Northern Michigan University--Hockey.
  • Northern Michigan University--Skis and skiing.
  • Northern Michigan University--Sports.
  • Northern Michigan University--Tennis.
  • Northern Michigan University. Dept. of Athletics.


  • College sports--Michigan--Marquette.
  • Marching bands--Michigan--Marquette.

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Collection Inventory

 MSS-034 Box 1 of 5 Articles and Programs 1928 - 1992   1.0 box


Articles--Athletic Director Search, 1985 

Articles--Athletic Program, 1973-1992 

Articles--Basketball, 1980-1983; undated 

Articles--Football, 1966-1988 

Articles--Hockey, 1974-1981 

Articles--Miscellaneous, 1974-1985 

Articles--Olympics, 1980-1985 

Basketball Programs, 1928-1981 

Correspondence and Football Articles, 1980 

Hockey--1991 NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I National Champs, 1991 

Football Programs, [1958-1991] 

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 MSS-034 Box 2 of 5 Scrapbook and Memorabilia 1928 - 1992   1.0 box


National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame (souvenir edition of The Cincinnati Post), 1978 

Miscellaneous Memoribilia, 1970s-1980s 

Newspaper Football Inserts, 1981-1982 

Football Scrapbook, 1977-1979 

Golf Scrapbook (presented to Gildo Canale upon his induction into the Northern Michigan University Sports Hall of Fame), 1983 

Wildcat Basketball Schedule, 1947-1948 

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 MSS-034 Box 3 of 5 Basketball and Football Programs 1959 - 1992   1.0 box

Scope and Contents note

Photographs seperated to topical photograph collection. Artifacts seperated to museum collection.


Separation Sheet 

Basketball Programs 1959-1967 

Basketball Programs 1968-1979 

Basketball Programs 1980-1981 

Basketball Programs 1982-1986 

Football Program 1992 

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 MSS-034 Box 4 of 5 Photographs No date   1.0 box

35-03-10 LRC

Separation Record 

Band--NMU Wildcat Marching Band, Tim Lutzenhauser, Conductor circa 1969 



Football--Coaches--Group--Individuals--Glenn C Brown; Bob Ortegal; Rollie Dotsch; C.V. Money; Cory Hartbarger; Morgan Girgrass; "Frosty" Ferzacca; Rae Drake 1969 

Football--Game--Action Shots 1969 

Football--Individuals (1 of 2) 1969 

Football--Individuals (2 of 2) 1969 






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 MSS-034 Box 5 of 5 Photographs 1975 -1977    1.0 folder

Scope and Contents note

Located in University Series Small Collections, Photographs, Folder 1/11:1/12

35-03-09 LRC

NMU Marching Band--Camellia Bowl 1975 

Golf--"Golden Wildcat Celebrity Classic" circa 1977 

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