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Briscoe, Thomas F., 1910-1992



From Detroit, Michigan, Thomas Briscoe played athletics at the St. Antoine Street Branch of the YMCA. He came to Western Michigan University in the 1930s to major in Physical Education, boxing, and play football.

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Oral history interview with Tom Briscoe, May 11, 1989

 File — Box 1-OralHist, Object: 7
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with WMU alumnus Tom Briscoe, conducted by Lew Carlson on May 11, 1989 in Detroit, Michigan. Briscoe recollects his youth in Detroit, playing athletics at the St. Antoine Street Branch of the YMCA, and coming to Western Michigan University where he majored in Physical Education, boxed, and played football. He talks about what it was like to be a black college student athlete at WMU in the nineteen thirties. President Waldo is remembered, as well as various faculty and...
Dates: May 11, 1989

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College students, Black -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo 3
Western Michigan University -- Sports -- History 3
Western Michigan University -- Faculty 2
Western Michigan University -- Football -- History 2
Western State Teachers College (Kalamazoo, Mich.) -- Students 2