The Sports Communication Resource Center focuses on the history of sports communication in America — featuring papers, recordings, media guides, and books about Bradley, Peoria, Central Illinois, and selected regional and national interests. It encompasses the Bradley University Athletics deposit as well as the Robert Pille and Jim Obert collections.
Jim Obert Sportswriting Collection
Jim Obert worked as a sportswriter for the Peoria Journal Star, covering golf and bowling in the area. The collection includes newspaper clippings, photographs, magazine articles and reports from 1938 through 1994.
Bradley University Athletics Deposit
The Bradley University Athletics Deposit includes sports programs, photographs, correspondence, scorecards and other memorabilia from various Bradley men's and women's teams.
Robert Pille Collection
Bradley graduate Robert Pille ’50 began his career as a reporter for the Peoria Journal Star in 1943. He spent the last 22 years of his career covering Big Ten sports for the Chicago Sun-Times, retiring in 1988. The collection consists of his articles and a variety of sports programs, books and audio recordings.
Please call ahead to (309) 677-2822 to set up an appointment. The Sports Communication Resource Center is open by appointment only to Bradley students, faculty and staff as part of COVID-19 precautions. We are not currently open to the public.