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Ruth McIntosh Collection

Identifier: M253


This collection contains the cheerleading uniform worn by Ruth McIntosh who in 1939 she became the first female cheerleader at The University of Denver. The newspaper article gives the story of her debut as a cheerleader and the photographs show her in uniform.


  • 1939


Language of Materials

Materials are primarily in English.

Biographical / Historical

The cheerleading uniform in this collection was worn by Ruth McIntosh who was a student at the University of Denver from 1938-1942. During her sophomore year in 1939 she became the first female cheerleader at DU.


1.75 Linear Feet (1 container)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the first female cheerleading uniform from the University of Denver worn by Ruth McIntosh. It also contains a photocopy of a newspaper article about McIntosh and 2 photographs of her in the uniform.


This collection is unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Donna Haug, 2006.


No further accruals are expected.


Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Denver CO 80208
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