Last year I started putting a bunch of old images of cool Michigan memorabilia in what I called the ‘Memorabilia Vault‘. Author Jerry Green was tapped to pull together the book version and they’ve done a real nice job with ‘University of Michigan Football Vault‘, available at Amazon.
The detailed scrapbook narrative contains never before published photographs, artwork and memorabilia drawn from UM’s extensive campus archives. Tucked into dozens of sleeves and pockets, fans will find reproductions of old game programs, historic tickets, and numerous postcards and photos. These fascinating replicas include the building permit for Michigan Stadium, a letter from high school recruit Gerald Ford to Harry Kipke, and a souvenir program and scorecard from an 1894 game against Cornell.
You can actually pull these replicas out of the book and hold them. It’s very cool. As described, they actually reproduced some well known (ticket stubs, programs) memorabilia, and some not so well known stuff like this budget for the trip to the 1947 Rose Bowl, click to enlarge:
It’s very cool – highly recommended. The replica memorabilia is worth the price alone, and the photos in the book are outstanding. All in all, very well done.