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Richard B. "Dick" Thornton (1939-2014) Papers, 1976-2013

Identifier: 31/6/202

Collection consists of one box, which contains a small amount of correspondence from Thornton, a flash drive of files from Thornton’s career (including photographs from his time at Northwestern University and with the Canadian Football League, articles about him and files from his time at the Coca-Cola Company), an invitation to Thornton’s marriage in 2013, trading cards of Thornton in the Canadian Football League (one from his time with the Blue Bombers and one from the Argonauts) and lastly a book of poetry by Thornton titled Pigskin Poet>.


  • 1976-2013


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


1 Boxes


The Dick Thornton Papers are a collection of files, correspondences and mementos from throughout former Northwestern University football player Dick Thornton’s life.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Dick Thornton Papers were donated to Northwestern University Archives by Mr. Thornton; accession #13-121, June 10, 2013.
Guide to the Richard B. Thornton "Dick" Thornton Papers (1939-2014), 1976-2013
James Seymour, January 21, 2016; Emily Head, 2020.
2016, 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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