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C. Vivian Stringer Collection

Identifier: 6-7-3

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of different materials such as game programs, schedules, photos, memorabilia, publications and audio-visual materials from Stringer's career as headcoach of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Iowa State University, and Rutgers University.


  • 1986 - 2005

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The items in this collection are protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use these items in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. In addition, no permission is required from the rights-holder(s) for educational uses. For other uses, you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

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Biographical / Historical

C. Vivian Stringer is an alumnus of Slippery Rock State College. She was the head coach of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania 1971-1983, the head coach of the University of Iowa 1983-1995, and the head coach of Rutgers University 1995-2022. After 50 years of coaching, Vivian Stringer retires in September of 2022. During her career, she received numerous awards and titles. She was named the National coach of the year three times, Wade trophy in 1982, Converse in 1988 and Naismith in 1993. She was named Coach of the Year by Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Converse, The Los Angeles Times, and the Black Coaches Association in 1993. She was the Female Coach of the Year by Rainbow / PUSH Organization in 2000. She also received the Carol Eckman Award in 1993. Along with Awards she was inducted into many Halls of Fame, such as the New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame and the Sport in Society Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2006 she entered the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame, and the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.


1.85 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Arranged in 6 series: 1 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, 2 University of Iowa, 3 Rutgers University, 4 Events, 5 Publications, 6 Audio-visual materials.

Custodial History

This collection was donated by Vivian Stringer's friend Janice S. Fiztgerald.

Condition Description

Good. Newspaper clippings need separated due to acidity.

Processing Information

Processed by Leah Fox and Amy Brunner in November 2021.

Guide to the C. Vivian Stringer Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Slippery Rock University Archives and Special Collections Repository

315 Bailey Library
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock PA 16057