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College Football Bowl Game Programs

Identifier: FBC 625

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of programs for various college football bowl games. The collection includes programs for bowl games between major conference teams, like the Fiesta Bowl, the Gator Bowl, the Holiday Bowl, the Sun Bowl, the Liberty Bowl, the Peach Bowl, and others. The collection also includes programs for bowl games between small-college teams, like the Grantland Rice Bowl, the Stagg Bowl, the Burley Bowl, the Camellia Bowl, the Cigar Bowl, the Mineral Water Bowl, and others. The collection contains programs from several bowl games or Classics between Historically Black Colleges and Universities, including the Angel Bowl, Capital Classic, the Orange Blossom Classic, the Freedom Classic, the Fishbowl Classic, the Prairie View Bowl, the Yam Bowl, and others. The collection includes programs for numerous senior all-star bowl games, including East-West Shrine Classic, the Blue Gray Game, the All American Bowl, the Lions American Bowl, the Hula Bowl, the North-South Game, and others.

The programs typically contain pictures, articles, and statistics about the players on the teams playing in the bowl games. Most programs also include pictures and information about coaches, other team personnel, and bowl administrators, data about the participating schools, and advertisements. Some programs include information about other events associated with the bowl games including beauty pageants, parades, basketball tournaments, etc. The programs tend to become longer and more substantial through the years. Formats include programs, newspaper clippings, and press releases.


  • Creation: 1930 - 2011

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.


8.5 Cubic Feet (17 flat archive boxes (letter))

Language of Materials



The programs are arranged alphabetically by bowl games and then chronologically by years.

Related Materials

FBC 550 College Football Bowl Game Media Guides; FBC 621 Rose Bowl Football Game Programs; FBC 622 Orange Bowl Football Game Programs; FBC 623 Cotton Bowl Football Game Programs; FBC 624 Sugar Bowl Football Game Programs.

Processing Information

The programs are not housed in folders.

Jayne Schlutt
2022 June
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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