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Gordon J. Rahr (1905-1993) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/207

Scope and Contents

The collection documents Rahr’s involvement as a player with the Northwestern University football teams of 1924 and 1925 and with the notable Big Ten championship team of 1926. Included in the collection is a small, wood-mounted photograph of Rahr wearing his Northwestern football uniform. Also included is a wooden umbrella handle stamped with lettering which identifies that handle as an artifact of the November 7, 1925 Northwestern versus Michigan game. A 3 to 2 Northwestern home victory, that game was played during a rainstorm on a muddy field. Finally, the collection features a large sliver of wood, augmented with purple ribbon, that had been acquired by Rahr: a fragment of a Rose Bowl goalpost that was torn down and splintered after Northwestern defeated the University of California on January 1, 1949.

Dates

  • 1925
  • 1949

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection documents Rahr’s involvement as a player with the Northwestern University football teams of 1924 and 1925 and with the notable Big Ten championship team of 1926. The collection also includes a fragment of a Rose Bowl 1949 goalpost.

Arrangement

Items are wrapped in tissue and arranged in a document box by size.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to Northwestern University Archives (Accession 2021-49) by Gwyn D. Rahr, Gordon Rahr’s daughter-in-law; February 10, 2021.

Separated Materials

One photograph of the 1924 Northwestern University Football team has been added to the Northwestern University Archives Photograph Collection: Football, 1924. Two photographs of the 1926 Northwestern University football team have been added to the Northwestern University Archives Photograph Collection: Football, 1926. Two photographic prints of Gordon J. Rahr have been added to the Northwestern University Archives Photograph Collection: Rahr, Gordon J.

Processing Information

Kevin B. Leonard; February 12, 2021.
Title
Guide to the Gordon J. Rahr (1905-1993) Collection
Author
Kevin B. Leonard
Date
February 12, 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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