Guide to the Oregon State College - New York University Football Game Scrapbooks

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Oregon State College - New York University Football Game Scrapbooks
Dates: 1928 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 cubic foot (1 oversize box)
Collection Number: MSS Football
Summary: Oregon State College - New York University Football Game Scrapbook documents the historic football game played at Yankee Stadium.
Repository: Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Contact Information: Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
Languages: Materials inEnglish. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

The 1928 OSC-NYU game represented the first time that Oregon State traveled to the East Coast to play a football team in that area of the United States. The OSC team left Corvallis on November 22, just 5 days after an upset loss to the University of Oregon. Traveling by train, the team stopped in Chicago and worked out at Soldier Field on Monday and Tuesday of the following week. The team arrived in New York City on Wednesday, November 28, one day before the game.

Oregon State, a 3-1 underdog coming into the game, had a 5-3 record; NYU's record was 8-1. Despite the odds and several players ill with the flu, OSC won the Thanksgiving Day game played at Yankee Stadium by a score of 25-13. The victory was the subject of many sportswriters columns' over the next several days. The team's return to Oregon was greeted by crowds at stops along the way, including LaGrande, Pendleton, The Dalles, Portland and Corvallis.

Content Description

These two volumes contain news clippings of events pertaining to the November 29, 1928, football game between Oregon State College and New York University in Yankee Stadium. Included are clippings from newspapers in New York City, Oregon and other parts of the United States. Many of them were written by renowned sports columnists of the day, such as Grantland Rice, Frank Wallace, Ed Frayne, W.O. McGeehan, Paul Gallico, Edward J. Neil and Vincent Treanor. The clippings document the OSC team's travel by train to and from New York City, pre-game activities of both teams and individual players, the game, and the game's impact on the impression of West Coast college football.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Oregon State College - New York University Football Game Scrapbooks, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Related Materials :  

Photos of several players from the 1928 team can be found in the Athletics--Football (P 4) Photograph Collection. A game program is located in MC--Football-Programs, 1908-1929. Accounts of the game are included in the 1929 Beaver and the January 1929 Oregon State Monthly.


    • Corporate Names :
    • New York University--Football
    • Oregon State College--Football
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Scrapbooks
      • Other Creators :
      • Frayne, Ed
      • Gallico, Paul, 1897-1976
      • McGeehan, W. O.
      • Neil, Edward J.
      • Rice, Grantland, 1880-1954
      • Treanor, Vincent
      • Wallace, Frank

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