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Charles W. Bachman papers

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Identifier: UA-17.184

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence of Charles W. Bachman regarding his nomination to the Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1978, and Michigan State Hall of Fame in 1981. There are also copies of newspaper and magazine articles relating to Bachman's career, as well as an obituary. There are two photographs of Charlie Bachman.


  • Creation: 1916 - 1985


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

Charles W. Bachman, Jr. was born in 1892 in Chicago, Illinois. Charlie played football for the University of Notre Dame 1914-16 and was a teammate of Knute Rockne's. He was the head football coach at Michigan State College (now Michigan State University) from 1933-1946. He also coached at Northwestern University, Kansas State University, the University of Florida and Hillsdale College.

The MSC football team was highly ranked during Bachman's years as coach and beat the University of Michigan four consecutive seasons (1934-1937). They also played in the 1938 Orange Bowl - Michigan State's first bowl appearance.

Charlie Bachman was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1978. Bachman passed away in 1985 at the age of 93 in Port Charlotte, Florida.


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Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Charles W. Bachman Papers
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July 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US