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Cotton Bowl and Sugar Bowl scrapbook

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection BC-1991-086: Cotton Bowl and Sugar Bowl scrapbook


  • Creation: 1939 - 1941

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, ephemera, and correspondence about the Boston College football teams coached by Frank Leahy. The materials primarily document the 1940 Cotton Bowl and the 1941 Sugar Bowl. The majority of the articles were written by Bulger. Box 1 houses the original scrapbook, while box 2 holds a preservation photocopy for easier use.


Language of Materials

In English.

Restrictions on access

Open for research.

Restrictions on use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical / Historical

Newspaper reporter and sportswriter Edward Bulger was born in Cambridge on May 1, 1904 and graduated from Boston College High School in 1922. Beginning in 1922, he was a sports writer for the Boston Evening Transcript. From 1943 until his retirement in 1970, Bulger wrote for the Boston Globe. He died on March 29, 1980.


2 Linear Feet (2 containers)

Custodial History

Bulger donated the scrapbook to the Boston College Athletic Association in 1972.


Transfered from the Boston College Athletic Association in 1991.

Processing Information

The scrapbook was disbound by the Burns conservator in 2002 due to fragility of the pages. A preservation photocopy was also made to facilitate use, due to the unbound pages and large board covers of the original.

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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States