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Beryl Shipley Collection

Collection 245

Shipley, Beryl (1926-2011).  Collection, 1959-2002, n.d.

1 foot, 8 inches

Beryl Shipley was born on August 10, 1926 in Kingsport, Tennessee. He was the son of Tom E. and Blanche Dykes Shipley of Kingsport, Tennessee. In 1949, he married Dolores Gerrard of Yahoo City, Mississippi. They had three daughters. Shipley died April 15, 2011 in Lafayette, Louisiana. 

Shipley attended Dobyns-Bennett High School, lettering three times in basketball, twice in baseball and once in football. He served 24 months in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946. He then attended Hinds Junior College in Raymond, Mississippi where he was a starting guard. He graduated in 1951 with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education and a minor in social studies. After graduation, he accepted the position of head basketball-football-baseball coach at Morgan City High School in Morgan City, MS.

In 1952, Shipley and his family moved to Starkville, MS where he was Starkville High School’s head basketball coach. He built a record of 111-26 in his five-year stay at Starkville High. In 1957, John Robert Bell, the Athletic Director at Southwestern Louisiana Institute (later known as the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and today the University of Louisiana at Lafayette), hired Shipley as head basketball coach for the Bulldogs. Shipley was head basketball coach for SLI/USL for the next sixteen years. He held 296 wins and only 129 losses and he earned the title of the “Winningest Coach in USL’s 100 Year History.” He had 15 winning seasons in his 16-year career here.

Shipley is known for his many notable achievements while at SLI/USL. He was Gulf State’s Conference Coach of the year four times and runner-up two times. He was also Louisiana’s Collegiate Coach of the Year, and he earned many other awards. He was the first collegiate coach in the Deep South to have African American players on his team in 1966.

This collection consists of basketball programs, photographs, athletic association material, and newspaper clippings of players and Shipley. Also included is material from the Beryl Shipley Reunion, which was held on November 2-3, 2001.

Series:

A. Score books 1-01 through 1-03
B. Programs 1-04 through 1-14
C. Photographs 1-15
D. Newspaper Clippings 1-16 through 1-25
E. Athletic Associations 2-01 through 2-06
F. Miscellaneous  
  1. Resignation 2-07
  2. Integration 2-08
  3. Magazine Cover 2-09
  4. Proclamations 2-10
  5. Basketball Record 2-11
  6. Miscellaneous 2-12
G. Beryl Shipley Reunion 2-13 through 3-12

Inventory:

Box 1
1-01 Score books: 1959-1960
1-02 Score books: 1960-1961
1-03 Score books: 1964-1965
1-04 Programs: 1958-1959   [1 item]
1-05 Programs: 1960-1961
1-06 Programs: 1961-1962, 1962-1963
1-07 Programs: 1964-1965
1-08 Programs: 1965-1966, 1966-1967 [pages from programs]
1-09 Programs: 1967-1968
1-10 Programs: 1970/1971, 1971-1972
1-11 Programs: 1972-1973 [also program from Bayou Classic]
1-12 Programs: 1976-1977 [LHSAA]
1-13 Programs: 1983-1984 [Bayou Classic]
1-14 Programs: 2001-2002
1-15 Photographs, some unidentified
1-16 Newspaper Clippings: [coaches] 1957, 1970-1973, 1984-1986, 1995, 2002
1-17 Newspaper Clippings: [players] 1957-1958, 1958-1959
1-18 Newspaper clippings: 1962-1969
1-19 Newspaper clippings: 1970
1-20 Newspaper clippings: 1971
1-21 Newspaper clippings: 1972
1-22 Newspaper clippings: 1973
1-23 Newspaper clippings: n.d.
1-24 Newspaper clippings: Bo Lamar, 1971-1973, n.d.
1-25 Newspaper clippings: Players who signed and never showed up, 1970, 1971, n.d.
     
Box 2
2-01 Athletic Associations: NCAA - clippings, 1971, 1972, 1973
2-02 Athletic Associations: Louisiana Association Basketball Coaches, Eleventh Annual Shoetown - LABC Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet, July 24, 1986, Bellemont Hotel, Baton Rouge, LA   [Program]
2-03 Athletic Associations: NAIA, newspaper clippings, 1965
2-04 Athletic Associations: Louisiana Sports Writers Hall of Fame, newspaper clippings, 1991, 1998-1999
2-05 Athletic Associations: Gulf States Conference, clipping of logo, n.d.
2-06 Athletic Associations: LHSAA, Honoree Program, March 10-15, 1997
2-07 Miscellaneous: Shipley resignations, newspaper clippings, 1973, 1985
2-08 Miscellaneous: Integration, newspaper clippings, 1972, 1986, n.d.
2-09 Miscellaneous: Sports Illustrated, magazine cover, 1971-1972 [copy]
2-10 Miscellaneous: Proclamation, 1968, 1971
    1.  Welcome Home Bulldogs day, March 19, 1971, by City of Lafayette
    2.  U.S.L. Basketball day, March 22, 1968, by City of Lafayette
2-11 Miscellaneous: Shipley Record, from 1957-1966, 9-year record against 54 opponents
2-12 Miscellaneous: Miscellaneous, handwritten notes, 1957-1986
2-13 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Program, November 2-3, 2001
2-14 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Saturday Evening program, notes, 2001
2-15 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Correspondence, June-December 2001
2-16 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Media Press conference - announcements, 2001
2-17 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Sponsorship/Contributor ship, acceptance form, 2001, [blank forms]
2-18 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Sponsorship - Processing, 2001 [also blank forms]
2-19 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Sponsorship-Contributor ship Information, handwritten, 2001
2-20 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Invitation List, part 1, 2001
2-21 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Invitation List, part 2, 2001
2-22 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Emails and notes from Ed Dugas, 2001
2-23 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Budget forms, 2001
2-24 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Fan appreciation - registration forms, November 3, 2001
2-25 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Lafayette Hilton material, correspondence, invoices, 2001
2-26 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Channel One material, handwritten notes, invoice, 2001
2-27 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Website material, biographical information on Shipley and players, 2001
     
Box 3
3-01 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Data information, 2001
    Includes names, address of players and coaches and also handwritten notes
3-02 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Data information, 2001
    Includes names, address of players and coaches and also handwritten notes
3-03 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Data information 2001
3-04 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Data information 2001
3-05 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Late July mail outs, 2001
    Includes correspondence, forms, handwritten notes
3-06 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Mailing labels, 2001
3-07 Beryl Shipley Reunion: August reminders, 2001
    Typed notes
3-08 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Responses, 2001
    Data sheets, other forms
3-09 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Gifts Transmittal sheets, 2001 [completed]
3-10 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Gifts Transmittal sheets, 2001 [completed]
3-11 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Gifts Transmittal sheets, 2001 [completed]
3-12 Beryl Shipley Reunion: Gifts Transmittal sheets, 2001 [completed]