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Pig Bowl Records
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  • Contributing Institution: Sacramento Public Library
    email: sacroom@saclibrary.org
    phone: (916) 264-2795
    Title: Pig Bowl Records
    Identifier/Call Number: MC 98
    Physical Description: 1 archival folder, .25 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1975-1978
    Abstract: The collection contains items relating to the events of the Pig Bowl starting in 1975.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Sacramento Public Library must be submitted in writing to sacroom@saclibrary.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Sacramento Public Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.

    Biographical / Historical

    The first Annual Pig Bowl was held on the Saturday of January 11, 1975, at Hughes Stadium in Sacramento, California. The idea of the Pig Bowl came when a member of the Sacramento Police Department and another member of the Sacramento Sheriff's Department were reminiscing about playing football at Sacramento State College. Initially, the idea was to have a flag football game between the two departments. However, in 1974, the idea was brought up by a committee to have a first-class football game at Hughes Stadium and use the funds raised from the event to support local charities, including the Police Athletic League, the County Sheriff's Widows and Orphans Fund, and the Sacramento Association for the Retarded. The "Pig" in Pig Bowl stood for Pride, Integrity, and Guts. From 1975 onward, the event is a yearly tradition and, as of 2021, is currently known as "Guns & Hoses".

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Pig Bowl Records, MC 98, Sacramento Room, Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento, California

    Scope and Contents

    With coverage from 1975 to 1977, the collection is composed of photographs, ephemera, programs, clippings, and correspondence. Series One, Photographs, includes images circa 1975 of players representing the Sacramento Police Department and the Sacramento Sheriff's Department on the field with attendees in the background and two images of the Pig Bowl mascots. Series Two, Ephemera, includes two ticket stubs from the 1976 Second Annual Pig Bowl, a bumper sticker from the 1976 Second Annual Pig Bowl, two ticket stubs from the 1977 Third Annual Pig Bowl, a complete ticket from the 1977 Third Annual Pig Bowl, and two complete tickets from the 1978 Fourth Annual Pig Bowl. Series Three, Programs, includes a 1975 souvenir program from the First Annual Pig Bowl, a 1976 souvenir program from the Second Annual Pig Bowl, and a 1977 souvenir program from the Third Annual Pig Bowl. Series Four, Clippings, includes Sacramento Union and Sacramento Bee newspaper clippings on the Pig Bowl circa 1975. Series Five, Correspondence, is composed of telegrams and comments relevant to the First Annual Pig Bowl listed in the Lowedown, a newsletter from the Sacramento Sheriff's Department.