The William S. and Susan S. Bushman Golf Collection is the result of Bill Bushman’s lifelong love for the game of golf. This extensive collection of publication started simply enough: during a visit to a tiny used bookstore in Tucson, Arizona, Bill came across a book by Arnold Palmer, which, to his amazement, had been autographed by Mr. Palmer. This lucky find launched Bill on a second lifelong love – the search for one more golf book! Of particular interest in this large and varied collection is a substantial number of environmental studies done on golf courses throughout the United States on behalf of the US Air Force. To date, this growing library numbers well over 1,000 volumes. And Bill tells us that the “best is yet to come.” The Bushman collection has been cataloged and is searchable through the UT Libraries catalog.
To learn more details about the experiences and influences that led to the establishment of this diverse collection, please read, in Bill’s own words, the history of the Bushman Golf Collection.