Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Green Bay Packers! Jim Rice, author and Packers historian, will give a presentation on The Packers’ Century oat 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 19, at the Irvin L. Young Memorial Library (Whitewater’s public library @ 431 W. Center St., Whitewater). This presentation on the history of the team will incorporate photos, football cards, newspapers, and more.
Check out Rice’s website, “Packers Century, 1919-2019” online. At the site you’ll find Rice’s bio and interview podcasts. Rice is the author of four Packer history books, including Giant Cheeseheads — The Packer-Giant Rivalry, Great Games of the Gridiron — NFL Championship Games, 1933-1965, 92 Years! — Bears-Packers, 1921-2014, and Green Bay’s 13 Championship Seasons.
If you’d like to learn more, Andersen Library can help! Resources available include books such as The Green Bay Packers: The complete illustrated history (3rd-floor Main OVERSIZE Collection, GV956.G7 G85 2007) and Green Bay Packers: trials, triumphs, and tradition (3rd-floor Main Collection, GV956.G7 P683 2012; preview available via Google Books); articles that are available run the gamut from “Pack it up, pack it in” (Sports Illustrated, 2017, vol.26:no.3, pp.33-35) to “Building service brands via social identity: Lessons from the sports marketplace” (Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, 2001, vol.9:no.1, pp.1-13); digital collections include “Green Bay Packers game programs, 1939-1965.”
Please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk) if you’d like assistance with finding materials.