From Campus to Cockpit: Duke During World War II

Rose Bowl: Game Film, 1942

1942 Rose Bowl: Duke vs. Oregon State

Jan. 1, 1942. For the only time in its history the Rose Bowl was not played in Pasadena, California but in Durham, N.C. The bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 caused the game to be canceled due to fear of another attack, but Duke, who had already been invited to play, volunteered to host the game. On a cold, rainy January 1, 1942 Duke lost to Oregon State, 20-16.


Part of the Duke Sports Films collection at Duke University Libraries.

The Duke University Archives preserves 16mm film and videotape created by the coaching staffs of the Duke football and men's basketball programs. This site contains descriptions of the film and videotape shot, whether an access copy exists, and in some cases, the physical condition of the original film. Football films and video cover the period of 1935 to 1994 and Men's Basketball film covers the period of 1947 to 1996. It is important to note that the films document the play of the teams and were created as tools for study and training, not for broadcast. Some films were cut and spliced, so the footage may not show the complete game or be in the order the game was played. Also not every game was filmed and there are numerous gaps in the coverage of the film. For information on how to view or request a copy of a film, please see the "Viewing Films or Requesting Copies" page.

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