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Tangerine Bowl (Football Game), 1955

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note:

In 1955, the Omaha University Indians, the football team of the Municipal University of Omaha, defeated the Eastern Kentucky State Maroons at the Tangerine Bowl game in Orlando, Florida. This was the capstone of a triumphant 10-0 season for the Indians, and is remembered as one of the great events in the history of OU athletics.

Source: Grace, Erin, "Years later, Omaha U's 1955 Tangerine Bowl triumph still sweet," Omaha World-Herald, April 13, 2014.

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Clarence (Gene) Sage Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UNO-0173
Scope and Contents The Clarence (Gene) Sage Collection includes photographs, news clippings, souvenir programs, books, ephemera, and artifacts, such as textiles and a bank in the shape of a football player, related to football at the University of Omaha, circa 1952-1956. Much of the material relates to the Tangerine Bowl victory on January 1, 1955, including a scrapbook featuring the game on the cover and a commemorative wristwatch and belt buckle presented to OU football players following the victorious...
Dates: 1952-1956

Fred Moyer Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: UNO-0176
Scope and Contents The Fred Moyer Collection includes game programs (1954-1957), tickets (Tangerine Bowl, 1969 season), photographs, news clippings, pages from a scrapbook, and other material documenting the football team at the University of Omaha predominantly from 1954 to 1957 including the undefeated 1954 team (1955 Tangerine Bowl champions). The collection also includes one photo of the OU baseball team from the 1957-1958 season when Moyer and other students joined the team after several students were...
Dates: 1954-1959

Tangerine Bowl Audio Recordings, 1955

 Sub-Series — Cassette 1-5, Reel: 6-12
Scope and Contents

Audio recordings of the January 1, 1955, Tangerine Bowl of the University of Omaha vs. Eastern Kentucky football game. OU won 7-6.

Dates: 1955

Tangerine Bowl Celebration Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: UNO-0200
Scope and Contents

Material from the celebration of the 1955 Tangerine Bowl Championship football on April 12, 2014, including photographs, news clippings, copies of the game film and audio, and other material.

Dates: Event: April 12, 2014

Tangerine Bowl Letter Charm of Ed Baker, 1955

 Item — Object Football [8]
Scope and Contents

Tangerine Bowl letter charm or insignia presented to Gayford Edwin (Ed) Baker, class of 1956. Inscribed "ED."

Dates: 1955

Tangerine Bowl Letter Jacket of Fred Adams, 1955

 Item — Box 2019-062
Scope and Contents

One 1955 Tangerine Bowl letter jacket in excellent condition. Fred Adams, OU Class of 1955, was a member of the 1954-1955 OU football squad. He acquired this letter jacket following the OU football victory over Eastern Kentucky State University in the 1955 Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

Dates: 1955

Tangerine Bowl Most Valuable Player Award Trophy, 1955

 Item — Object Football [7]
Scope and Contents

Most Valuable Player Award trophy awarded to University of Omaha football player Bill Engelhardt at the 1955 Tangerine Bowl.

Dates: 1955

Tangerine Bowl Watch of President Milo Bail, 1955

 Item — Object Football [10]
Scope and Contents

Tangerine Bowl wristwatch presented to OU President Milo Bail.

Dates: 1955

Tom and Medora Harper Tangerine Bowl Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: UNO-0193
Scope and Contents

The Tom and Medora Harper Tangerine Bowl collection includes programs, tickets, news clippings, a scrapbook, and t-shirt related to football at Omaha University and specifically the Tangerine Bowl. Tom Harper was a member of the class of 1956.

Dates: 1954-1995