Guide to the Research Collections
Originally the Football heading was used in the catalog of the library to include all games of this type, including Rugby and soccer. At present an attempt is made to separate these games under their individual headings, reserving "Football" for American football. The holdings are strongest for American football, but all types of the game are represented. Histories of the sport and of football clubs, associations, and leagues are included. No particular attempt is made to acquire periodicals. In 1937, Edward Kimball Hall, chairman of the Football Rules Committee of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, gave to the library reports of the committee, rules, letters and telegrams, and typescripts of periodical articles, contained in 3 boxes in the Manuscripts and Archives Division.