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College Fall Sports Media Guides Collection

Identifier: GEN 540

Scope and Contents

This collection contains fall sports media guides published by four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The guides typically emphasize football—but unlike media guides specifically devoted to football—fall sports media guides also include information about other traditional fall sports, most notably men’s soccer and men’s cross country and sometimes men’s golf and men’s tennis. By the 1970s and 1980s some media guides also cover women’s sports, particularly field hockey, volleyball, soccer, cross country, golf, and tennis. Guides typically contain pictures, bios, statistics, and other information about players, coaches, and other personnel for fall sports teams. They also usually contain historical data about the teams, details about the schools, and other information for members of the media. The media guides tend to become larger, longer, and more substantial through the years. Formats include media guides.


  • Creation: 1949 - 1987

Conditions Governing Access

here 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.


1.5 Cubic Feet (3 Boxes)

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Guides are arranged alphabetically by issuing school, and then by date. Schools are alphabetized by their familiar, shorthand names; full (current) names and locations follow in parentheses. The listing of two shorthand names for a school indicates a name change (in which cases schools are alphabetized by the second, or more recent, such name.)

December 2022
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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