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Sherwin Lipman Football Memorabilia

Identifier: SC-MS-325

Scope and Contents

This collection contains football memorabilia, World War II memorabilia, and veteran documents. Included are game day programs from Army football games Sherwin Lipman played during World War II, as well as game day programs from football games Lipman played in the American Association immediately after World War II. The programs are dated from 1945 to 1946. The football memorabilia series also includes newspaper clippings and articles written about games Lipman was a part of during his football career. The World War II series contains documents that highlight World War II culture in both the United States and Europe, dating from 1944 to 1945. Included are magazines, graphic booklets, newspapers, holiday cards, and various World War II documents. The third series of veteran documents contains certificates and awards, as well as various papers, letters, and emails, relating to Lipman's service in the Army and status as a veteran, dating from 1947 to 2011.


  • Creation: 1939-2011

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Sherwin Lipman was born on July 9, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA. During World War II, he served in the 90th Infantry Division and participated in the Battle of the Bulge and Ramagen. Lipman played football while in the military and joined the American Association minor league in the years immediately after the war.

In later years, Lipman resided in New Jersey with his wife, Violet "Vee" Lipman and his two sons. He was honored with the Morris County Distinguished Military Service Medal and served as Grand Marshall of several New Jersey Memorial Day parades. Lipman and Vee also operated Aquatours, a senior citizen tour company. He died on April 28, 2014.


5 Containers (Contains 1 document box and 4 oversize folders)

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This collection is arranged into football memorabilia, World War II memorabilia, and veteran documents. The football memorabilia series is arranged into the two sub-series game day programs, and newspaper clippings and articles. The veteran documents series is arranged into the two sub-series certificates and awards, and Emails, letters, and papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Sherwin Lipman on February 2, 2013.

Accruals and Additions

Addition 1: December 13, 2012 Addition 2: January 28, 2013

Processing Information

This collection was reprocessed by Addison Vestal in the Fall of 2019.

Sherwin Lipman Football Memorabilia
Addison Vestal
2019 September 27
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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository