|Creator:||Stegeman, John F.|
|Quantity:||2.2 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 card file box, 1 oversized box)|
"As of the 2005 season the University of Georgia (UGA) football in eighteen different bowl games (more than any other program in the country), won eleven Southeastern Conference (SEC) titles, and produced two Heisman Trophy winners. Some of the brightest stars in college football history have worn a Bulldogs uniform, including the quarterback Fran Tarkenton, who went on to a professional career in the National Football League (NFL) and induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the Heisman Trophy-winning running backs Frank Sinkwich (who won in 1942) and Herschel Walker (who won in 1982). Additionally, Georgia's home field, Sanford Stadium, named for educator Steadman V. Sanford, ranks among college football's most famed venues; games in the stadium are commonly said to be played 'between the hedges,' a reference to the shrubbery that surrounds the playing field."
--"UGA Football" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1994&sug=y (Accessed Aug. 17, 2009)
The collection consists of photographs and correspondence related to John Stegeman and Robert "Skeet" Willingham's book Touchdown: a pictorial history of the Georgia Bulldogs, published Athens, Ga. : Agee Publishers, 1983.
In 1983, Agee Publishers, Inc. of Athens, GA published "Touchdown: A Pictorial History of the Georgia Bulldogs" by John E. Stegeman and Robert M. "Skeet" Willingham, Jr. This collection consists of correspondence between the co-author and the publisher, and significant figures in Georgia football who provided blurbs for the book. Most valuable however, is the extensive reservoir of photographs and negatives collected while researching the history of Georgia football. Showing not only great Georgia players and great Georgia plays; these photographs also give an insight into the changing styles of dress on campus and the development of University architecture.
Arranged by record type.
Stegeman-Willingham collection. MS 2493. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Georgia, University, Bulldog mascot, c. 1900.