The Robert D. Jacobus Research Notes collection consists of 12 legal pads of notes used for research for his book Houston Cougars in the 1960s: Death Threats, the Veer Offense, and the Game of the Century. The notebooks are arranged by Jacobus's original numbering system and primarily contain notes from interviews with notable figures in UH sports conducted between 2007 and 2013.
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Robert D. Jacobus is a UH graduate, former high school volleyball, basketball, and tennis coach. He is currently a professor of history at Lone Star College in Houston. Jacobus is also the author of "Houston Cougars in the 1960s: Death Threats, the Veer Offense, and the Game of the Century" (2015), and "Black Man in the Huddle: Stories from the Integration of Texas Football" (2019). This collection consists of the notes Jacobus took when conducting research for "Houston Cougars in the 1960s."
This collection was donated by Robert Jacobus in 2019.