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The 1958 and 2008 Football Team Bowl Game Invitations

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 31/3/1126
This collection consists of press coverage and memorabilia regarding the 1958 and 2008 UB Bulls football team’s bowl game invitations. Also included is the resolution of the University at Buffalo Council presenting the 1958 football team with the 2009 Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal.

Dates

  • 2008

Terms of Access and Use

The The 1958 and 2008 Football Team Bowl Game Invitations, 2008 is open to researchers.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and University Archives before requesting photocopies and/or publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Once permission is obtained, most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box and 2 flat boxes )

Abstract

This collection consists of press coverage and memorabilia regarding the 1958 and 2008 UB Bulls football team’s bowl game invitations. Also included is the resolution of the University at Buffalo Council presenting the 1958 football team with the 2009 Chancellor Charles P. Norton Medal.

Historical Note

In 1958, the University at Buffalo football team reached a milestone in its 102 year history. With a record of 8-1-0 the team won the Lambert Cup, the trophy which was awarded to the best small college football program. This was followed by an invitation to play in the Tangerine Bowl, the first bowl invitation in the team’s history. The invitation was unanimously turned down by the team when it was learned that their two African-American players would not be allowed to play.

Exactly fifty years later, the University at Buffalo football team received its second bowl game invitation. After winning the Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship, the team was invited to play the University of Connecticut in the International Bowl. Leading up to this game, a great deal of media coverage followed the stories of the current, up and coming football program as well as the historic 1958 team.

Arrangement

The football game programs and photocopies of press coverage can be found in box one. Box two contains original newspaper sections from the Buffalo News. The 1958 football team commemorative posters are located in box three.

Acquisition Information

The bulk of this collection was gathered from local, national and international newspapers and media outlets. The football programs and ticket stubs were gift of Judith Adams-Volpe. The posters commemorating the 1958 football team were donated by the Division of Athletics.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by William Offhaus February 2009; finding aid encoded by Rebecca Cobb August 2018.

Source

Title
Finding Aid for the The 1958 and 2008 Football Team Bowl Game Invitations
Status
in_progress
Author
Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Cobb
Date
08 August 2018
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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