Marquette's decisions over the years to adopt and discontinue a variety of nicknames and associated mascots have not always been popular. Alumni and students continue to agitate for a return to the Warriors name or the adoption of a new one, such as Jumpin' Jesuits. Given the discussion over a period of over 60 years, there are many records documenting the issue throughout the University Archives. Following are the major sources related to nicknames and mascots:
The Hilltop yearbooks (1915-1996) have been digitized and are available online. They contain photographs and other information about athletic mascots. Use the “Advanced Search” feature to search for “First Warrior,” “Willie Wampum,” "Bleuteaux," etc. Keep in mind that the spelling of the mascot names changed through the years and you’ll want to use a variety of alternatives.
The university's slide collection mirrors the Photographs and General Information Files described above, but is limited to images in color slide format. Relevant topics include "First Warrior," "Mascots," and "Bleuteaux." Additional images of the various mascots may be included in the cheerleading and basketball "files."