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Intercollegiate Athletics Football programs

Identifier: UA-0004-0403

Scope and Contents note

The collection comprises football game programs. These programs often include rosters of both teams in the game, statistics, articles related to college football, and a schedule of the season. There are also advertisements for local and national businesses.


  • 1940-1989

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 the 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, 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 was 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)




The collection is composed of printed programs from West Georgia College football games and spans the period from 1981to 1989.

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Provenance unknown. Transferred to Special Collections at an unknown date.

Processing Information note

Processed by Daiyaan Hutson, June 2019.

Guide to Intercollegiate Athletics Football Programs, 1940-1989 UA-0004-0403
Finding aid prepared by Daiyaan Hutson
June 2019
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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