Cofrin Library Archives to host virtual event: Stories from the Archives: Green Bay’s Favorite Team in the 1930’s

Green Bay, Wis.—Tony Walter’s new book The Packers, My Dad, and Me, will be the focus of the next program in a series provided to the community by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives. Walter was a long time sports writer and editor for the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

The free virtual program, Green Bay’s Favorite Team in the 1930s, will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 from 7 to 8 p.m. and is a popular continuing series called “Stories from the Archives.” No downloads are required to participate in the program via Microsoft Teams. Viewers can access the virtual program link by visiting the Facebook event.

UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center located in UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Library, provides research assistance to scholars on a wide variety of topics and is witness to many unique projects that stem from its vast array of historical collections. To showcase these research efforts the Archives continues the speaker series Stories from the Archives, which Archives Director Deb Anderson describes as “a wonderful opportunity to share with others these amazing research efforts and projects.”

In his book, retired journalist Tony Walter provides an up close and personal view of the team and the Green Bay community in the 1930s. The author and his father, John Walter, were both sports editors for the Green Bay Press-Gazette. This newest offering for fans of Green Bay Packers history, is primarily drawn from the diaries and newspaper columns of John Walter, as well as original documents and the author’s own personal experiences.

Through his research, Tony Walter uncovered rich Green Bay Packers history. In the program, Walter will share stories about the 1930s Green Bay Packers, discuss his writing process, and talk about his research experiences. One of the highlights will be the intriguing court documents he found at the UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center. Anderson noted, “although the court documents play a central role in the history of the Green Bay Packers they have received minimal research attention.”

The live event will include a Q&A session, of which audience members will have the opportunity to ask Walter about his book and his research experiences.

The Packers, My Dad, and Me is his second book on Green Bay Packers history; his first being Baptism by Football.

“The UWGB Archives was one of the institutions that opened doors to help locate important documents…to make his book possible,” Walter said.

For more information about the program contact University Archives 920-465-2539 or



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