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Rose Bowl College Football Programs

Identifier: FBC 621

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of college football Rose Bowl programs. The programs typically contain pictures, articles, and statistics about the players on the teams playing in the Rose Bowl. Most programs also include pictures and information about coaches, other team personnel, and Rose Bowl administrators, data about the participating schools, and advertisements. Some programs include information about other events associated with the Rose Bowl including parades and beauty pageants. The programs tend to become longer and more substantial through the years. Formats include newspapers and programs.


  • Creation: 1913 - 2007

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

First played in 1902, the Rose Bowl has been played annually (usually) in the Pasadena, California, area on or near New Year’s Day and features two college football teams, often from different regions of the country. In 1942, due to World War Two travel restrictions, the Rose Bowl was played in Durham, North Carolina, and, in 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the Rose Bowl was played in Arlington, Texas.


3.75 Cubic Feet (6 flat archive boxes (letter) and one oversize archive box)

Language of Materials



Programs arranged chronologically.

Processing Information

The programs are not housed in folders.

Jayne Schlutt
2022 June
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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