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Special Collections: 1955 Gator Bowl Win

Posted by on Friday, June 19, 2009 in News, Spring 2009.


When Vanderbilt won the Music City Bowl on New Year’s Eve last year, it marked the university’s first bowl victory in 53 years. Special Collections yielded this photo from the Commodores’ 1955 Gator Bowl win over Auburn, showing Vanderbilt scoring a touchdown en route to its 25-13 victory. Special Collections is home to the university’s impressive collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs and memorabilia. The Photographic Archives has nearly 300,000 images dating back to Vanderbilt’s founding in 1875.