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College Football All American Team Announcements

Identifier: FBC 902

Scope and Contents

This collection contains general interest popular magazines with articles announcing college football All American teams. The contents of each magazine is complete, and the collection contains most of the All American teams selected by Walter Camp and, subsequently, Grantland Rice for Collier’s Magazine. For some years, the Collection includes “All Western Teams, and the collection also includes All American teams selected for other magazines, including Harper's Weekly, Look, and Saturday Evening Post.

Formats include periodicals.


  • Creation: 1896-1962


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

Starting in the late nineteenth century, journalists and sportswriters began choosing “All American” football teams to recognize the best college football players in the country. The earliest All American teams were chosen under the auspices of and publicized by general interest magazines. Eastern schools, particularly Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Penn, dominated the earliest All American teams, and publications in other sections of the country would sometimes choose regional All-Star teams, like “All Western” teams. During the twentieth century the geographic scope of college football grew, and schools in more parts of the country placed players on All American teams.


1.5 Cubic Feet (4 flat oversize boxes)

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Magazines are arranged chronologically.

January 2024
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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