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A Finding Aid for the Cloyd B. Money Papers 1940-1942

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Cloyd B. Money Papers

Creator: Money, Cloyd B. 1901-1977.

Dates: 1940-1942

Abstract: The Cloyd V. Money Papers contains newsclippings and items about the athletics programs at Ferris Institute between 1940-1942. Most of the materials relate to basketball and football.

Language: English

Quantity: 0.2 cubic feet; 1 hollinger box

Identification: UA 10.1.51

Repository: Ferris State University Archives and Records Management Program

Historical Note

Cloyd V. Money earned a bachelors degree from Ohio Northern University but his true love was sports (he lettered in four varsity sports). He earned a masters degree in health and physical education from Indiana University and took a coaching position at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1936, Money took a position at Shurtleff College in Alton, Illinois overseeing all athletics programs including varsity and intramural.

When Cloyd "Big Red" Money came to Ferris, it was to a similar sized school and program. He was a published author in the Athletic Journal, and had previously headed a physical education program. One of his first assignments was to create a similar set of courses at Ferris. He also served as combination coach/athletic director. He commented on the excellent facilities including the Alumni gymnasium which seated 1200, and the recently lighted football stadium.

Money built the Ferris program. He coached strong basketball "Cagers" and football "Gridders." He instituted a new athletics committee to assist in handling eligibility issues and a booster club to improve attendance. He also reached out to the local community and worked with the Michigan High School Athletic Association. Some of the activities included a statewide track meet on the new field and a basketball clinic.

By fall 1942, Money left Ferris Institute because of academic retrenchment. With so many students leaving school to enlist in World War II, there were not enough remaining male students to field a football team. After his dismissal from Ferris Institute, Money enlisted in the Armed Services. Cloyd V. Money later served as a coach for Northern Michigan University. He passed away in Marquette, Michigan in March 1977.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarily of newsclippings relating to athletics at Ferris, and in particular sports coached by Cloyd V. Money. Money stepped in as both football and basketball coach and also pushed for a full schedule of spring sports including baseball, golf and track.

This collection contains newsclippings and not the official scores/statistics of the athletics department. There are a few photos of football teams and a few tickets and other sports memorabilia. There are also some newspaper articles about the dire financial situation of the institution, and the cutting of athletics which led to Money's departure.


The papers are contained in a single series.

Access Information

Conditions of Access

The Cloyd V. Money Papers are open to all researchers in accordance with the University Archives and Records Management Program access policies. Copyright to the Cloyd V. Money Papers is not held by Ferris State University. Copyright to materials found in the collection not authored by Ferris are held by the individual and his/her heirs. Any questions regarding copyright should be directed to the University Archivist.

Conditions of Use

Requests for permission to publish material should be directed to the University Archivist. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Copyright interests for this collection have not been transferred to Ferris State University. For more information, contact the University Archivist.

Subject Headings

Below are a list of names, organizations and subjects relating to the collection. Names have been taken from Library of Congress Authority headings whenever possible.

Related Materials

None specified.

Administrative Information


Footnotes and bibliographic references should use the following format:
[Item], Folder, Box. Cloyd B. Money Papers. Ferris State University Archives. Big Rapids, Michigan.

Provenance (Acquisition Information)

These records were donated to the University Archives by Bob Money of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan in June 2007. These records belonged to his father, Cloyd V. Money who for a short time served as coach at Ferris Institute.

Processing Information

The Cloyd V. Money Papers were processed to the folder level by Melinda McMartin Isler in April 2008. A finding aid was prepared in a word processing format and converted to EAD 2.0. A collection level MARC-format record was prepared and placed in the library online public access catalog. Description was based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2004).

Separated Materials

During processing, some issues of the Ferris Institute School Bulletin were removed and placed into that collection. Specific homecoming programs were placed in the homecoming collection, and the basketball program and football schedules with the athletics nearprint. Material relating to the Big Rapids Women's Club were also separated out into that collection. The Pharmic ball program was placed with unprocessed Pharmacy records. There were no other materials placed in other collections.

Technical Requirements

This collection consists of paper based documents and photographic prints. No specialized software or hardware is required for viewing.

Content Listing

Series 1. Subject Records. 1940-1942; undated.

This collection consists primarily of undated newspaper clippings about the athletics program at Ferris Institute and about Homecoming.

It is arranged alphabetically by function/topic.

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Articles; columns. 1940; undated.
1 2 Athletics committee. Newsclippings; tickets. 1940-1941; undated.
1 3 Athletics conference. Newsclippings. Undated.
1 4 Baseball. Newsclippings. Undated.
1 5 Basketball. Newsclippings. Undated.
1 6 Basketball clinic. Newsclippings. Undated.
1 7 Booster Club. Newsclippings. Undated.
1 8 Ferris Institute. Financial difficulties; enrollment. Newsclippings. Undated.
1 9 Football. Newsclippings; programs. Undated.
1 10 Golf. Newsclippings. Undated.
1 11 High school outreach (Michigan High School Athletic Association). Newsclippings; patch; program. 1941.
1 12 Homecoming. Newsclippings; program. 1940-1941.
1 13 Letters (varsity). Undated.
1 14 Nearprint. Biographical newsclippings. Undated.
1 15 Photos (Football). Undated.
1 16 Stationary. Undated.
1 17 Track. Newsclippings. Undated.