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Mackey, Guy J., 1905-1971



  • Existence: December 14, 1905 - February 22, 1971

Biographical Information

Guy J. "Red" Mackey attended Purdue University as a student, earning his bachelor's degree in agriculture in 1929. After graduation, he worked for the univserity as a coach and the athletic director. Purdue University's basketball arena, completed for the 1967-1968 season, was dedicated to honor Mackey.


"Red Mackey, Purdue Sport Chief, 65, Dies." Chicago Tribune, Feb. 23, 1971.

Cemetery, G., America, N., County, T., Lafayette, W. and Cemetery, G. (2017). Guy J. “Red” Mackey (1905-1971) - Find A Grave.... [online]

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Mackey Arena records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 147
Scope and Contents The Mackey Arena records contain photographs and a special edition of the Journal and Courier about the new arena and wishes Purdue's basketball team luck in their next season. Varying business also purchased advertising space in the edition showing their support of Purdue Athletics.
Dates: 1967

Mackey, Guy J., July 17, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 23
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Guy J. Mackey by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: July 17, 1970

Purdue University Office of Publications Oral History Program collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2
Scope and Contents The Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection documents Purdue University history through oral history interviews with Purdue University professors and administrators. Types of materials include: printed material, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, compact discs, and digital materials. Interview topics include Purdue history and changes in administration and academic departments.
Dates: 1969 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1972