Chicago Maroons Pinback Button

Chicago Maroons Pinback Button

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Description
This is a round sports button with a maroon background and "Chicago" printed in white on the center of the button. The Chicago Maroons were a college football power from 1892 (their first season) to about 1939. The team was a founding member of the Big Ten Conference, which is the oldest college athletic conference in America. The Maroons were led by football pioneer Amos Alonzo Stagg for 41 seasons. The Maroons also have the distinction of receiving the first Heisman Trophy when their, halfback Jay Berwanger, won the award in 1935. The program was disbanded in 1939 but has since returned, now playing at the Division III level.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button, sports
referenced
University of Chicago
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 3/4 in; x 4.445 cm
ID Number
1996.0213.257
accession number
1996.0213
catalog number
1996.0213.257
subject
collegiate
Sports
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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