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Orange Bowl Collection, 1932-2002

Donor:
Orange Bowl Committee
Creator:
Vaughn Parades, Inc
Physical description:
Approx. 90 cu. ft
Type:
Administrative records
Collection descriptions
Business records
Design drawings
Photograph albums
Photographs
Programs
Place:
United States
Florida
Miami Gardens (Fla.)
Date:
1932
1932-2002
20th century
Notes:
The Orange Bowl football game, festival and parade were conceived in the 1930s by local businessmen to encourage tourism in Miami. WIth the passage of time it became more popular, and the parade featured ever more elaborate floats, especially in the years following World War II. The parade and festival were discontinued in 2002, though the football game continues.
Summary:
The collection documents the Orange Bowl parade from the earliest years until the final parade in 2002, including photograph albums picturing every float through 1992, snapshot photographs documenting each float from 1993 to 2002, films of the parade, 1948-1951, Orange Bowl festival programs for each year, administrative files relating to the planning and preparations for the parade, design drawings for costumes, and oversized original design drawings for parade floats. The parade float drawings comprise the largest part of the collection, and most were designed by Vaughn Parades, Inc. Most of the floats were sponsored by corporations and reflect the corporation's image, or have historical or patriotic themes.
Photographs depict Orange Bowl "queens," winners of the associated beauty contest.
Cite as:
Orange Bowl Collection, 1932-2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Beauty contests
Costume design
Costumes
Parades
Football
Local number:
2011.3070 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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