Fred R. Cobb Papers, 1954-1975Add to your cart.

By Perri Hamilton

Collection Overview

Title: Fred R. Cobb Papers, 1954-1975Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1954
ID: 02/ UG.3
Primary Creator: Fred Rayzor Cobb (1899 - 1954)
Extent: 2.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection arranged in 2 boxes. The first box contain three folders with the contents divided by type of material and subject.  The second box holds the photograph.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1975
Languages: English


Papers, 1954 - 1975 of the fred Razor Cobb Family Concerning his carrer as a golf coat at the University of North Texas.  Included in the collection are: clippings, a letter, obituaries, and a photograph.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The bulk of the collection concerns the death of Fred R. Cobb in 1954, primarily with clippings and the letter.

Collection Historical Note

The materials in this collection were gathered by Edna Reed Cobb, the wife of Fred R. Cobb.  The material in the collection documents the career of UNT Coach Fred Cobb.

Biographical Note

Fred Rayzor Cobb (1899 – 1954) was born in Antelope, Texas.  He was raised in Denton, Texas, graduating from Denton High School.  He attended Georgia Tech before transferring to North Texas State College (now known as the University of North Texas) in 1919.  He was an athlete at both schools, participating on the baseball and football teams.  Cobb received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UNT.  He taught at McKinney High School from 1921 to 1925.  Fred Cobb then managed the Southern Hotel, in Denton.  He was hired as a physical education instructor in 1940.  In 1941 he started to coach the golf team. Cobb was the driving force behind the building of the eighteen-hole golf course at UNT. Under Fred Cobb’s coaching, the golf team won the NCAA championship four years in a row starting in 1949.  Cobb served as president of the National Golf Coaches Association in 1952.  He was inducted into the UNT Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restriced.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department.  Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

Reading Room or Duplication Requests

Depending on any access restrictions noted above, you may be able to request items be delivered to our reading room, or that we make reproductions for you. Just click on either the or icons in the listings below to be routed to our request form.

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Acquisition Source: Edna Reed Cobb
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Fred R. Cobb Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections


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Box and Folder Listing

  • Box 457: Fred R. Cobb Papers, 1954 - 1975Add to your cart.

    Papers of the Fred Rayzor Cobb family concerning Fred Cobb's career as a golf coach at the University of North Texas.  The papers include: clippings, a letter, obituaries, and a photograph.
    Bar Code: 2730
    • Folder 1: Cobb Photography, Memorial, Letter of Condolence, 1954Add to your cart.

      This box holds a letter of condolence to Mrs. Cobb from George C. Griffin fo the Georgia Institiute of Technology and a Resolution from the Gulf Coast Conference that was made at the time of Coach Cobb's death.  The photograph has been removed and placed in a print box that is marked with this box's number 457.
      Papers: 2
    • Folder 2: Obituaries, 1954, 1964Add to your cart.

      This folder holds a collection of obituaries for Fred R. Cobb and one football program from 1964 - 1965.
      Clippings pages: 10
      Publication: 1
    • Folder 3: Cobb Newspaper Clippings, 1966, 1975Add to your cart.

      The clippings concern Fred Cobb's being inducted into the All-American Hall of Fame in 1975 and his impact on the game of golf through his players (1966).
      Clipping sheets: 4
  • Box 457 - 603: Print Box, no dateAdd to your cart.

    NOTE: This box contains photographs from the Fred R. Cobb Papers, the Paul Eggers Gubernatorial Campaign Records and the Russell-Newman Manufacturing Company Records. This box is housed in the Special Collections Department in the Willis Library and it is shelved in flat storage under the Fred R. Cobb Papers with a Collection Number of UG.3.
    Barcode: 706519
    • Item 1: Fred R. Cobb, no dateAdd to your cart.

      Black and white, 8 X 10, full length image of Fred Cobb standing by a tree that has a bag of golf clubs resting on its trunk.
      Barcode: 5001000994
      Print: 1

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