Football Recordings Project
Join the Northwestern Game-Savers Team.
The Northwestern University football program has often been characterized by its ability to attract smart, ambitious coaches and smart, talented players. The athletic achievements of those coaches and players, including Otto Graham, Lynn "Pappy" Waldorf, Bob Voigts, Ara Paraseghian, Alex Agase, Gary Barnett, and Pat Fitzgerald, are perserved in a remarkable collection of films, videos, and sound recordings held by Northwestern University Archives.
Comprising more than 3,000 items, this treasure trove documents nearly 80 years of Wildcat football games and practices. Unfortunately, these prized films, videos, and audio recordings are fragile and suscepible to permanent damage and loss, especially with the passage of time. University Archives has embarked on an ambitious program to converse and digitize the collection in order to make it accessible to the public for the first time.
In the tradition of Wildcat teams that have faced adversity and risen to challenges before them, the University is now assembling a team of donors — the Northwestern Game-Savers Team — to fund the preservation of this extraordinary collection, one of the most extensive of its kind.
Learn about the progress made thus far in saving these remarkable artifacts — including game films for 1949 Rose Bowl game and the notorious 1982 Lake the Posts game — thanks to the Northwestern Game-Savers Team.
Please consider becoming part of this team to help save this historical record of Wildcat football.
To join the Game-Savers Team, contact Carlos Terrazas, director of development for libraries, press, and University Archives at 847-467-2631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.