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Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game Programs Collection

Identifier: BAS 625

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Major League Baseball All-Star game programs. The programs typically contain photographs, statistics, and rosters of the players on the All-Star teams from the two leagues. Many programs also contain articles about the history of the All-Star game, stories about the current season, information about team owners or league officials, and advertisements. The programs tend to get longer and more substantial through the years. Formats include programs.


  • Creation: 1937 - 2009

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical / Historical

The first official Major League Baseball All-Star Game featuring teams representing the American League and the National League was played on July 6, 1933. From 1959 through 1962, Major League Baseball played two All-Star Games per season to raise money for the players’ pension fund. No All-Star Games were played in 1945 (due to wartime travel restrictions) or 2020 (due to the Covid-19 pandemic).


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Programs arranged chronologically.

Jayne Schlutt
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556