African Americans and Sports collection, 1936-1980

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

marbl@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/bcn3g


Descriptive Summary

Title: African Americans and Sports collection, 1936-1980
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1198
Extent:.5 linear ft. (1 box) and 5 oversized papers (OP and XOP)
Abstract:Artificially-created collection containing single items related to African American participation in sports, including photographs, printed ephemera from sporting events, posters, and broadsides.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in This Repository

Other materials relating to African Americans and sports may be found in the Black Print Culture collection and the African American photographs collection.

Source

Purchase, 2011, with subsequent additions.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], African Americans and Sports collection, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Sarah Quigley, November 2011.


Collection Description

Scope and Content Note

The African Americans and Sports collection is an artificially created collection that contains single items related to African American participation in sports. The collection includes photographs, printed ephemera from sporting events such as programs and other memorabilia, posters, and broadsides. Other general materials relating to African American participation in sports may be found in the Black Print Culture collection and the African American photographs collection.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by subject.



Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Aaron, Hank, "I was there when Hank Aaron hit his 600th homer" card, 1971
OP2 - Aaron, Hank, print, no date
1 2 Albany State College (Albany, Georgia), official souvenir program, Homecoming Albany State vs. Alabama State, November 6, 1965
OP4 - Bailey, John B., professor of sparring and gymnastics, hand-colored lithograph (Boston: Trochsler & Co.), 1870
1 3 Bayou Classic XII (Louisiana), Southern University vs. Grambling State University, program, 1985
1 4 Coachman, Alice, photographs. Photos are primarily of Coachman, the first African American female Olympic gold medalist, running track for Tuskegee University.
1 5 Dillard, Harrison, reproduction of drawing by George Loh, autographed by Dillard, no date
1 6 Frazier, Joseph "Smokin' Joe," funeral program, November 14, 2011
1 7 Gibson, Althea, autographed program, speaking engagement at the University of Georgia, 1980
1 8 Gilbert, Carolyn, photographs, 1936 and 1966. Photographs were taken by Gilbert's aunt and depict an unidentified ceremony from the 1936 Berlin Olympics, and a 1966 vacation to South America, including an unidentified sporting event.
1 9 Gilbert, Carolyn, printed material, Berlin Olympics, 1936. Material, including programs, maps, and guidebooks, was collected by Gilbert's aunt, who attended the games.
1 19 Harlem Globetrotters, The Story of the Harlem Globetrotters, 1949
OP5 - Indianapolis Clowns, broadside for game against the Kingston Braves, American Negro League, 44th season
1 10 Joe Louis vs. Max Baer, official program, Yankee Stadium, New York, September 24, 1935
1 11 Life, July 1996, includes "A Photographic Celebration of the Olympic Body," autographed by photographer Joe McNally
1 12 Louis, Joe, The Joe Louis Scrapbooks, 1935-1944, advertisement
1 16 Major League Baseball, correspondence to Frank Scott, director of the Major League Baseball Players Association on spring training integration, August 1961
1 19 Moore, James "Red," baseball card and partial biography, no date
1 20 National Colored All State Baseball Game, ticket stub, 1944
1 17 Olympic Games, clippings compiled by Charles Williams, 1936
OP1 - Robinson, Jackie, poster, guest speaker for Bethany Baptist Church (Newark, New Jersey) first annual fellowship banquet, 1964
1 21 Robinson, Jackie, program, Atlanta Crackers vs. Brooklyn Dodgers, April 1949 [also includes Fall 1997 issue of Atlanta History which describes the game, the first played by Robinson in Atlanta]
1 18 Shaw University, Bear Preview, football program, August 31, 2002 [2 copies]
1 13 Simmons, Roscoe Conklin, Lifetime pass for the Chicago Negro League team, no date
1 22 Southern Welterweight Title Bout, broadside advertising boxing match between Stiffie Williams and Gene "Portion" Calrk, Bill and Berry's Backyard Arena, Fayetteville, Tennessee, 1935
1 14 Unidentified baseball team, photograph, includes African American and Hispanic team members, no date
XOP3 - Union College, poster for homecoming football game against Howard University, no date
1 15 U.S. Army, Detachment Number 2 Supply Division basketball team (Fort Jackson, North Carolina), photograph, no date
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