National Archives News

Football in the National Archives

Whether under the Friday night lights or on any given Sunday, throughout the fall sports fans are glued to the gridiron all weekend long. Football-related records from patents to practice dummies to parade floats can be found in the National Archives Catalog.

You can learn about the impact of sports in the exhibit All American: The Power of Sports, which ran in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery in Washington, DC, from September 16, 2022, through January 7, 2024.



Read more about the football-related holdings at the National Archives: