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Rose Bowl Football Game Scrapbooks, 1940-1942

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Rose Bowl Football Game Scrapbooks, 1940-1942

Predominant Dates: 1941-1942

ID: MSS RoseBowl

Extent: 0.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]


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.

Scope and Content Notes

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.

Biographical / Historical Notes

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.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 1 oversize box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Related Materials:

Additional materials pertaining to the 1942 Rose Bowl are part of the OSU Memorabilia Collection (MSS MC) and various photographic collections. A scrapbook assembled by Bob Panagis about the 1942 Rose Bowl is available in the Special Collections and Archives Research Center holdings. 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 017) and the News and Communication Services Motion Picture Films and Videotapes (FV 057) and the Intercollegiate Athletics MovingImages (FV 031).

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

Preferred Citation: Rose Bowl Football Game Scrapbooks (MSS RoseBowl), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Processing Information:

We acknowledge that materials in SCARC collections and the language that describes them may be harmful. We are actively working to address our descriptive practices; for more information please see our SCARC Anti-Racist Actions Statement online.

The archivist-prepared description of this collection uses the phrase “Civil War” to refer to the long-standing athletic rivalry between Oregon State University and the University of Oregon. A history of this athletic rivalry, and use of the phrase “Civil War” to describe it, is available online in The Origins of the "Civil War" Football Game blog post.

In June 2020, Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray announced that the term  “Civil War” will no longer be used by either university because it “represents a connection to a war fought to perpetuate slavery.”

We acknowledge the racism represented by the use of this phrase and the harm it may cause our users. In order to provide historical context and to enable standardized searching and access across our collections, we have retained the use of this phrase in the collection description.

[Date of acknowledgement: November 2021]

People, Places, and Topics

Duke University--Football.
Football--North Carolina--Durham.
Oregon State College--Football.
Rose Bowl (Football game) (1942 : Durham, N.C.)
University History

Forms of Material


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