The Ironmen, 1933. The Oregon State College football team earned national recognition as the "Ironmen" after playing University of Southern California to a 0-0 tie without making any substitutions. Schwammel is the kneeling, second from the left. [Ade Schwammel Collection]
Schwammel, Adolph John
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The Ade Schwammel Collection consists of materials pertaining to Oregon State College football, primarily the 1933 team, also known as the Ironmen. The materials include photographs of the team, coaches and players; the original cartoon drawing (framed) of Schwammel drawn by Associated Press sports cartoonist Thomas Paprocki ("The Pap"); Schwammel's All-American sweater insignia (framed); and a copy of the February 1934 issue of The Scroll of Phi Delta Theta.
The thirty-two photographs include autographed images of players on the 1932 and 1933 football teams, including Vic Curtin, Clyde Devine, Harry Field, Norm Franklin, Hal Joslin, Woody Joslin, Ed McIntosh, Hal Moe, Hal Pangle, Bill Tomsheck, and Whitey Wedin; photographs of coaches Paul Schissler and Lon Stiner and of the 1933 team; and an image of Ade Schwammel taking a tour with other All-Americans of the Prima Brewery before the 1934 Chicago All-Star Game.
New Accession, 2001
New Accessions, 2005
Ade Schwammel attended Oregon State College during the 1930/31 through 1933/34 academic years and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He played on the 1931-1933 football teams and was chosen as an All-American at tackle for the 1933 season. The 1933 team was 6-2-2, including a victory over eastern power Fordham and a 0-0 tie with defending Pacific Coast champion, University of Southern California (USC). The team played the entire USC game without a substitution which ended USC's 26-game winning streak and earned the Beavers national recognition as the "Ironmen." Schwammel played professional football for the Green Bay Packers in 1934-37 and 1943-44.
These materials were donated to the Beaver Club by Ade Schwammel's son, John Schwammel. The Beaver Club subsequently transferred the materials to the OSU Archives.
Other photographs of the 1933 football team are available in Harriet's Collection and the Football Photographs Collection (P 4). Information about the 1933 season is provided in the 1934 Beaver yearbook, issues of the Oregon State Monthly from the fall of 1933, and the Memorabilia Collection.
10/2/3/l (15.5x22 oversize box); 2/2/9/53 (photos)