This scrapbook consists of textual materials and photographs compiled by James L. Trimpe related to the 30-30 Club. The club, which met annually on Thanksgiving Day, consisted of the members of the 1930 All-City championship football team of South High School (Grand Rapids, Michigan). The name of the club comes from the year and the number of players, 30. The collection consists of club reports and correspondence, group photographs, and newspaper clippings primarily related to the 1974 team reunion hosted by Gerald Ford (a 30-30 Club member) at the White House.
1 linear inch (117 pages)
James L. Trimpe, Jr. (accession number 2008-NLF-038)
Gerald R. Ford donated to the United States of America his copyrights in all of his unpublished writings in National Archives collections. Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain. The copyrights to materials written by other individuals or organizations are presumed to remain with them.
The Grand Rapids Oral Histories Collection contains an interview with 30-30 Club member Arthur G. Brown, in which he describes his friendship with Gerald Ford, the South High School football teams of the late 1920's and early 1930's and subsequent meetings of the 30-30 Club. Materials documenting the 30-30 Club reunion at the White House can be found in several collections, including the Russell Armentrout Files and Sheila Weidenfeld Files.