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Harold Hauk collection

Identifier: WUA060

Scope and Contents

Materials in this collection include the plaques and statue Hauk received for his service to athletics and his community. Also included are photographs of his time as an athlete in Peoria, Illinois, and at Willamette University as well as of his time as a coach at Salem High School


  • 1921-1988

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Library acts as “fair use” reproduction agent.

For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections.

Copyright Information: Before material from collections at Willamette University Archives and Special Collections may be quoted in print, or otherwise reproduced, in whole or in part, in any publication, permission must be obtained from (1) the owner of the physical property, and (2) the holder of the copyright. It is the particular responsibility of the researcher to obtain both sets of permission. Persons wishing to quote from materials in any collections held by University Archives and Special Collections should consult the University Archivist. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original.

Biographical Note

Harold Hauk spent his life in athletics, as an athlete, coach, athletic director, and member of many athletics organizations in Salem, Oregon.

Harold was born in 1905, attending high school in Peoria, Illinois. There, he competed on the state championship winning basketball team. He was later recruited by Spec Keene to come to Willamette University where Harold competed in football, basketball, and baseball. Harold entered Willamette in 1926, graduating in 1930 with a Bachelor of Science. He and his wife Lolly married in 1928. Harold attended the University of Southern California to receive his Master of Science in Education in 1940. Harold additionally served as a Navy Liason officer at the Oregon Selective Service Headquarters during World War II.

Harold began his coaching career in 1931, coaching at Salem Junior High. He then coached football, basketball, and baseball at Salem High School from 1937 to 1954, leading many teams to Oregon state championships. After retiring from coaching, he became the Athletic Director for South Salem High School from 1954 to 1970.

Apart from his coaching, Harold was also President of the Oregon High School Coaches Association, founding member of the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club, the Salem Retired Coaches and the Executive Board of Cardinal Round Table. He was a Mason as well as a member of the Al Kader Shrine Club of Portland. He was also the writer and editor of the Oregon Coaches Directory for 35 years, beginning in 1954.

Harold received many accolades for his service to athletics and his community including induction into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1982, and induction into the Willamette Athletic Hall of Fame in its charter year 1991. Harold passed away on May 20, 1988.


2.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize box)


The Harold Hauk collection contains athletics memorabilia gathered from Harold’s time as an athlete and coach.


This collection is arranged into two series: I. Honors and II. Photographs.

Physical Location

Mark O. Hatfield Library
Guide to the Harold Hauk collection, 1921-1988
Finding aid processed by Ashley Toutain.
© 2014
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Willamette University Archives and Special Collections Collection Descriptions

Mark O. Hatfield Library
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 United States