Guide to the Records of the Ford K. Sayre Memorial Ski Council, circa 1936 - 1997Manuscript MS-1171

Full Finding Aid

Title:

Guide to the Records of the Ford K. Sayre Memorial Ski Council, circa 1936 - 1997

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1171

Collection Dates:

circa 1936 - 1997

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Ford K. Sayer Memorial Ski Council. Contains administrative records and data, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia detailing the establishment of the Council by Ford K. Sayre and his wife Peggy.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The records of the Ford K. Sayre Memorial Ski Council contain by-laws, instructor manuals, meeting minutes notes, schedules, calendars, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia detailing the establishment and operation of the Council by Ford K. Sayre and his wife Peggy.

Introduction

The Ford K. Sayre Ski Council was founded in 1936, by Ford K. Sayre and his wife Peggy. A Dartmouth graduate with the class of 1933, Ford had discovered his love for skiing while at the college. After graduation the couple became the managers at the Moosilauke Lodge and in order to stimulate business they started a junior ski school. In 1935, Ford became the manager of the Hanover Inn and extended his ski school to not only include the children of guests, but also local children. Called the Hanover Inn Ski School, Ford provided free ski lessons to any interested child at various sites in the area. In the early 1940's, he left Hanover to join the Air Force and was killed in 1944. At the time of his death an acquaintance suggested to Peggy that in lieu of sending flowers a fund be collected in Ford's name so that his enthusiastic and effective interest in children's skiing would be perpetuated. By 1949, the demand for ski instruction was so great that the Community Junior Ski Council was formed to assist Peggy Sayre. By 1950, the JSC and the Ford Sayre Memorial Fund merged their activities into the present Ford. K. Sayre Memorial Ski Council.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Records, circa 1936-1997

Contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, ski school data, administrative records, photographs and memorabilia chronicling the establishment of the Ford Sayre Ski Council

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: circa 1936-1997

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Records, including notes put together from minutes and instructor manuals, correspondence, photographs, circa 1936-1952
  • Folder: 2, Records and correspondence, 1953-1958
  • Folder: 3, Records including by laws, ski instructor manuals, schedules and calendars, correspondence, photographs, 1959-1964
  • Folder: 4, Records including instructor manuals, schedules and team lists, 1979-181
  • Folder: 5, Membership list 1950-1966, 1990s
  • Folder: 6, Clippings, 1948-1950
  • Folder: 7, Clippings, 1957-1963
  • Folder: 8, Scrapbook with clippings and photographs, 1940s-1950s
  • Folder: 9, Photographs, 1940s-1990s
  • Folder: 10, 50th Anniversary materials, 1997
  • Folder: 11, Biography of Ford K. Sayre , undated
  • Folder: 12, Memorabilia , undated
  • Folder: 13, Miscellaneous, 1970s-1990s
  • Folder: 14, Three VHS tapes: "Ford Sayer: A Community Legacy", 1987

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