Biographical Note: Fred Vater was born on May 30, 1886.
While attending Marquette University, Vater played football, likely from 1911 to
1914. In 1912, in the aftermath of a poor season, an $18,000 deficit, and in the
face of apparent student apathy, the university decided to discontinue the football
program. Almost immediately, students held a mass meeting and voted to impose a $5
athletic fee on themselves in order to cover the cost of the floundering program.
Thus, football was not discontinued, and Vater was voted team captain in 1913. He
graduated from Marquette's School of Dentistry in 1914. Vater died December 15,
Scope and Content: The scrapbook was assembled by Marquette University alumnus Fred Vater and contains clippings, photographs, and ephemera relating primarily to Marquette University football from 1911 to 1914. Additional material relates to the School of Dentistry, from which Vater graduated in 1914.
Arrangement: The unnumbered scrapbook pages were removed from their original, decaying binding, and placed in acid-free folders. Original order was maintained during processing.