The University of Mississippi Football VaultÂ®: The History Of The RebelsÂ® takes you on a journey through Ole Miss football history, starting with the first game in 1893. Along with a story woven by award-winning reporter Billy Watkins of The Clarion-Ledger, this scrapbook contains never-before-published photographs, artwork and memorabilia drawn from the Ole Miss athletic department, campus archives and personal collections. Tucked into dozens of sleeves and pockets are reproductions of old game programs, historic tickets, numerous postcards and vintage photos. Fascinating replicas include sheets containing fight songs and cheers from the program s early days, a 1910 photo of James Blind Jim Ivy, a handwritten play chart from Ole Miss 7-6 win over Mississippi A&M in 1926, a 1935 clipping about The Golden Egg trophy, an Ole Miss pennant, Barney Poole s 1946 resignation letter from the U.S. Military Academy, the program cover from the Rebels 1952 upset of unbeaten Maryland, a 1966 recruiting letter to Archie Manning s parents, a 1989 promotional poster for linebacker Tony Gator Bennett, an Eli Manning bumper sticker and a ticket from the 2009 Cotton Bowl victory over Texas Tech. No Rebel fan should be without this home archive of the Ole Miss football history.
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