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National Football League (NFL) Team Pre-Season Prospectus Collection

Identifier: FBP 535

Scope and Contents

This collection contains pre-season prospectuses published by teams in the National Football League. The annual prospectuses generally included biographies of coaches and players, statistics, schedules, and other information. The prospectuses—produced closer to the beginning of the pre-season—were often typed and mimeographed and were less extensive than the contemporaneous team media guides.

Formats include prospectuses.


  • Creation: 1955-1984

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.


.75 Cubic Feet (3 flat boxes (legal size))

Language of Materials



Prospectuses are arranged alphabetically by the most recent geographical location of the franchise (as of 2023) and then chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Compiled collection

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