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Paul A. Tangora (1909-1987) Collection

Identifier: 31/6/158

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains Paul Tangora’s uniform from the College All-Star team, produced by Spalding, the athletic apparel and equipment manufacturer, for the September 1, 1936 game matching the best collegiate players against the Detroit Lions and the September 9, 1936 game matching the collegians against the New York Giants. The uniform is bright gold and trimmed with red, white, and blue stripes and features red numerals with blue details. Tangora’s uniform includes a jersey numbered 47, pants (size 34 and incorporating a leather belt), two stirrup-style socks, and three elbow or knee pads. Also included is a Spalding leather football helmet (size 7-1/8), painted gold with red and blue stripes.


  • 1936


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There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.


2 Boxes

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This collection includes the 1936 College All-Star Team uniform worn by Northwestern University football star Paul A. Tangora (1909-1987).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The family of Paul Tangora donated the collection to Northwestern University Archives on December 21, 2016 (Accession #16-4): Arlene Tangora; children Paul, Mike, Karen, and Mary Tangora and Teri Tangora Britton; grandchildren Tony and Chris Tangora, Michelle Tangora Lynn, Angie Tangora Deptula, and Christina Tangora Schlachter.

Separated Materials

Photographs and biographical information relating to Paul Tangora will be found in the photograph collection and in the general biographical files maintained by Northwestern University Archives

Guide to the Paul A. Tangora (1909-1987) Collection
James Seymour
January 12, 2016
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US