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Abstract

New evidence regarding the Arizona Foot Ball League Championship Cup enhances our understanding of its' provenance as the oldest intercollegiate rivalry trophy in the United States. The story of the Territorial Cup and the 1899-1900 Normals’ football season offers many insights into territorial Phoenix history, archival preservation, memory, and symbolism.

Author Biography

Robert P. Spindler is University Archivist and Head of Archives and Special Collections at the Arizona State University Libraries. He holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in History from Boston University and the Master of Library Science from Simmons College. Spindler is a distinguished Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.

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