Archive Collection

Cal Jacox Collection 

Cal Jacox, a Norfolk native and former athlete at Lincoln University in Missouri, served as sports reporter and columnist at the Journal and Guide for 25 years. In 1973 he was named the Sports Information Director at Norfolk State University. Prior to de-segregation, Cal was the only reporter in the area who covered black athletics. During that period black high schools competed in sports under the VIA (Virginia Interscholastic Association). Cal worked closely with the VIA and the CIAA (Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association), which was comprised of black colleges and universities. Cal was introduced into the CIAA Hall of Fame in 1986, and he retired from NSU in 1988.

The collection includes: The VIA Master Eligibility List for boys' basketball, 1957-1964; VIA Master Eligibility List for football, 1964; VIA football schedules, 1968-1969. CIAA information includes CIAA records from 1951 to 1961, CIAA football schedules from 1963 to 1969, CIAA non-conference records, and official reports of championship baseball games.