Guide to the Rose Bowl Football Game Scrapbooks

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Rose Bowl Football Game Scrapbooks
Dates: 1940-1942 ( inclusive )
1941-1942 ( bulk )
Quantity: 0.5 cubic foot (1 oversize box)
Collection Number: MSS RoseBowl
Summary: The Rose Bowl Football Game Scrapbooks consist of two scrapbooks, primarily of newspaper clippings, and ephemera documenting the Oregon State College football team's participation in the 1942 Rose Bowl football game in Durham, North Carolina.
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 in English. 

Historical Note

As 1941 football champion of the Pacific Coast Conference, Oregon State College played in the 1942 Rose Bowl on January 1st in Durham, North Carolina. The game was moved from Pasadena, California, because of the outbreak of war with Japan. Oregon State upset the favored Duke University team 20-16.

Content Description

The Rose Bowl Football Game Scrapbooks consist of two scrapbooks and ephemera pertaining to the 1942 Rose Bowl football game between Oregon State College and Duke University. The scrapbooks consist predominantly of newspaper clippings from newspapers in Oregon, North Carolina, and locales that the team passed through on their train trip to and from Durham, North Carolina. The clippings provide information on the team's travel to and from North Carolina, the game, and the homecoming celebration in Oregon. Ephemeral items such a train menus, event programs, and itineraries that have become separated from the scrapbook pages are also part of the collection.

Programs for the 1940 Oregon State versus University of Oregon (Civil War) and the 1941 Oregon State versus Stanford University football games are included in the collection.

The creator of the scrapbooks is not identified.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation :  

Rose Bowl Football Game Scrapbooks, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Related Materials :  

Additional materials pertaining to the 1942 Rose Bowl are part of the Memorabilia Collection and various photographic collections. A scrapbook assembled by Bob Panagis about the 1942 Rose Bowl is available in the Archives. Motion picture films of the game, pre-game activities in Durham, and the team's homecoming are available in the Alumni Association Motion Picture Films and Videotapes (FV P 017) and the News and Communications (FV P 057) and Intercollegiate Athletics (FV P 031) moving image collections.

Other collections with materials pertaining to Oregon State football include the Harvey L. McAlister Collection, Oregon State College - New York University Football Game Scrapbooks, and Bill Tomsheck Scrapbook.


  • Corporate Names :
  • Duke University--Football.
  • Oregon State College--Football.
  • Rose Bowl (Football game)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Football--North Carolina--Durham.
  • Football--Oregon--Corvallis.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Scrapbooks.

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