GREENFIELD, KENT, 1902-1978.
Kent Greenfield papers, 1897-1977

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Greenfield, Kent, 1902-1978.
Title: Kent Greenfield papers, 1897-1977
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 610
Extent: 1 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of professional baseball player Kent Greenfield. The collection consists of correspondence, legal and financial records, and other miscellaneous materials.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Gift, 1982.


[after identification of item(s)], Kent Greenfield papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Kent Greenfield, baseball player, was born in 1902 in Guthrie, Kentucky, and died in 1978. He played for the New York Giants in 1925-1926, and also played for the Milwaukee Braves and for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Greenfield was a childhood friend of author Robert Penn Warren.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper and periodical clippings, legal and financial papers, photographs, and a family Bible. Correspondence (1923-1970) is Greenfield's with his family, friends and others. Clippings are on Greenfield, baseball, Hendrix Field (Sebring, Florida), poetry, and songs written by or about Elizabeth Levin. Legal and financial papers include Greenfield's contracts, correspondence with the Internal Revenue Service, a tavern account book, and papers related to the Greenfield family, the New York Giants, and bird dogs.

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Arranged by record type.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence, 1923-July 1926
1 2 Correspondence, September 1926-1928
1 3 Correspondence, 1920’s n.d.-1936
1 4 Correspondence, 1943-1944
1 5 Correspondence, 1954-1970, n.d.
1 6 Clippings: Baseball, 1923-1925
1 7 Clippings: Baseball, February-April 1926
1 8 Clippings: Baseball, May 1926-April 1930
1 9 Clippings: Baseball, 1931-1977
1 10 Clippings: Baseball, undated
1 11 Clippings: Baseball, undated
1 12 Clippings: Baseball, undated
1 13 Clippings: Baseball, undated
1 14 Clippings: Hendrix Field, Sebring, Florida
1 15 Clippings: Poetry collected by Greenfield
1 16 Clippings: Songs by or about Elizabeth Levin
1 17 Clippings: Miscellaneous
1 18 Clippings: Miscellaneous
2 1 Family legal papers, 1897-1900
2 2 Personal legal and financial papers, 1925-1945
2 3 Photos
2 4 Empty envelopes
2 5 Items removed from family Bible
2 6 Items removed from Tavern ledger
2 7 Personal address and phone book
2 8 Miscellaneous
2 9 Family Bible
2 10 Tavern account book