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College Football All-Stars vs. Professional Teams Charity Game Programs Collection

Identifier: FBG 624

Scope and Contents

This collection contains programs for charity football games between college football all-star teams and teams of professional football players.

Formats include programs.


  • Creation: 1833-1953

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 1930s, newspapers and other promoters began sponsoring charity football gamed during the summer months that pitted all-star teams of graduated college football players against teams of professional football players. The professional opponents were often teams from the National Football League. Other games featured teams composed of players from various professional football teams. College vs. professional football charity games declined in popularity during the 1950s and 1960s as the skills gap between professional and college players widened and professional teams worried about injuries to newly drafted players.


.25 Cubic Feet (1 flat clamshell box (letter sized))

Language of Materials



Programs are arranged alphabetically by the name of the game then 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