University of Notre Dame

John N. Cackley Jr. Papers


Origination : John N. Cackley Jr.
Extent : 1 linear inch
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Donated by John N. Cackley Jr., 17 April 1991.

Preferred Citation

John N. Cackley Jr. Papers (ZDO), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Correspondence and clippings regarding Notre Dame's gift of a George Gipp sweater to President Ronald Reagan, 1989; four photographs; and letters from prominent people, 1956-1979, including John F. Shea, J. Peter Grace, Frank T. Judge, Jr., Alfred M. Gruenther, Henry Ford II, John F. Kennedy, John M. Harlan, William J. Brennan, Jr., Kenneth Holland, John Brademas, Alan T. Waterman, John V. Mara, John H. McCain, Frank C. Walker, Ann Landers, and Jacques Maritain.


John Cackley gave a George Gipp sweater to the University of Notre Dame. In 1989 Notre Dame gave it to Ronald Reagan. John Cackley wrote an article for the South Bend Tribune protesting this action. He also wrote a letter of protest to Edward A. Malloy, CSC, president of the university, and received many letters, and copies of letters to Fr. Malloy, from other people who objected.


Cackley, John N., Jr.
Gipp, George, 1895-1920.
Malloy, Edward A.
Reagan, Ronald.

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