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Stanley Weston Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 10062

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Stanley Weston, sportswriter and owner of The Ring Magazine. The bulk of the collection is a series of subject files assembled by Weston on over two thousand boxers and boxing-related subjects. Also included is an incomplete run of clippings on boxers from the 1950s. Weston’s papers also include research files on various sports, articles he authored, and magazine covers he designed. Finally, also included in Weston’s personal papers are legal records, correspondence, photographs, and Weston’s military records. Significant topics include sports writing, boxing, and The Ring Magazine. Materials include photographs, negatives, magazines, clippings, articles, research, correspondence, legal records, and military records.

Dates

  • 1883 - 2003

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical / Historical

Stanley Weston was born Stanley Weinberger in 1919. Weston was a self-taught artist whose talent was discovered by Nat Fleischer’s wife, Trudy, when Weston was 13. Upon graduation from high school in 1937, Weston was hired by Fleischer as a copy boy for The Ring Magazine. He worked his way up to becoming a writer and cover designer, designing his first cover two years later in 1939. In 1941, Weston enlisted in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in 1943 to accept a temporary commission as Second Lieutenant. Weston served actively from 1943 to 1946, and he continued working for The Ring until 1951. In 1966, Weston retired from the military and became a publisher of boxing magazines, including KO, World Boxing, Boxing90, and Knockout In 1989, Weston purchased The Ring and became editor. Weston died in 2002.

Extent

31.5 Cubic Feet

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series: I. Stanley Weston Papers; II. Subject Files; and III. Miscellaneous Clippings. Each series is arranged alphabetically.
Title
Stanley Weston Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Hannah E. Sabal
Date
6/25/2019
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Notre Dame Rare Books & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
102 Hesburgh Library
Notre Dame IN 46556
574-631-0290