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Willson P. Brumback (1896-1981) Football Scrapbook

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Identifier: 31/6/73

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Willson Brumback's Scrapbook documents Northwestern's triumphal 1916 football season in seventeen pages of newspaper clippings. Seven pages of clippings are devoted to the October 21, 1916, game at Stagg Field, when the Northwestern Purple beat the Chicago Maroons 10-0, NU's first win over Chicago since 1901. The majority of the clippings date between October and November 1916, and include those from the Daily Northwestern, local Chicago newspapers, and the papers local to the away games. Two retrospective articles, one from 1926 and the other from 1954, begin and end the scrapbook. Many clippings are undated and/or unidentified.

Dates

  • 1916, n.d.

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

1.00 Volumes

Abstract

Willson Brumback's Scrapbook documents Northwestern's triumphal 1916 football season in seventeen pages of newspaper clippings. Seven pages of clippings are devoted to the October 21, 1916, game at Stagg Field, when the Northwestern Purple beat the Chicago Maroons 10-0, NU's first win over Chicago since 1901. The majority of the clippings date between October and November 1916, and include those from the Daily Northwestern, local Chicago newspapers, and the papers local to the away games. Two retrospective articles, one from 1926 and the other from 1954, begin and end the scrapbook. Many clippings are undated and/or unidentified.

Method of Acquisition

The Willson P. Brumback Scrapbook was donated to the University Archives by Wilson G. Duprey, Director of the Brumback Library, on November 3, 1980, as Accession #80-172. The Scrapbook's cover was replaced and its clippings were deacidified by the Northwestern University Library Conservation Laboratory in July, 2002.

Related Materials

For additional information on the 1916 football season, see: Walter Paulison, The Tale of the Wildcats (Northwestern University, 1951); 1918 Northwestern Syllabus.

Separated Materials

The original cover and several blank scrapbook pages were discarded.

Processing Information

Janet C. Olson; August 2002.
Title
Guide to the Willson P. Brumback (1896-1981) Football Scrapbook
Author
Janet C. Olson
Date
01/08/2002
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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