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The Orange Bowl Committee Archives digital collection captures historical moments of the famous South Florida college football bowl game and affiliated events that have attracted thousands of people since 1936.  The digital collection currently includes sketches of colorful and thematic float designs for the annual New Year’s Day parade once held in Miami.

Additional materials from the Orange Bowl Committee Archives are available for research upon request in the University of Miami Libraries Special Collections including audio visual materials, memorabilia correspondence, and  minutes to related events and sports tournaments.  The collection also includes photographs of  Orange Bowl parades and queens, costume sketches,  scrapbooks, and half-time musical pieces that document this annual tradition. A full description and list of all materials in this collection are available in the Orange Bowl Committee Archives Finding Aid.