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Intercollegiate Athletics Football Press collection

Identifier: UA-0004-0402

Scope and Contents note

The press guides are printed and presented as promotional materials of the football program. They include roster and background information of the team and program. The press guides also include a recap of the previous season and a schedule of the upcoming one.

Included are also news releases of the 1982 season, a press packet for the 1982 South Region Football Championship, and a press packet for the 1982 Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.


  • 1982-1995

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use note

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical/Historical note

West Georgia College’s intercollegiate football program traces back to the institution’s beginnings as an A&M school in 1910. This first iteration of the football team lasted until 1959. Between 1959 and 1979, numerous talks and propositions of reestablishing the football program circulated within administration and the student body. These included study committees weighing the advantages and disadvantages of a football program, student ballots, and faculty ballots. The consensus was largely in favor of reestablishing the program and Maurice Townsend—the president at the time—approved its return at the NCAA Division III level on May 14, 1980.

The program’s first competitive season in the fall of 1981 would be a success. After this season, West Georgia College would go on to compete in the 1982 Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl in Phenix City, Alabama and take the championship title.


0.42 Linear feet (1 box)




Press materials intended for distribution to press members reporting on the West Georgia College football team.

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Transferred to Special Collections at an unknown date.

Processing Information note

Processed by Daiyaan Hutson, June 2019.

Guide to Intercollegiate Athletics Football Press Collection UA-0004-0402
Finding aid prepared by Daiyaan Hutson
June 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States