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Baseball Sheet Music Collection

 Collection
Identifier: EPH 7502
Scope and Contents

An accumulation of around 400 different pieces of published sheet music relating to baseball. The relationship may reside in the music's title or lyrics, in the sheet's cover graphics, or in some other identification with the game. Examples bear copyright dates ranging from 1860 to 1992. Baseball themed sheet music was especially common in the half-decade before World War I.

Dates: 1860-1992

College Baseball Team Programs and Scorecards Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BAS 640
Scope and Contents This collection contains programs and scorecards printed by College Baseball teams. Teams published programs and scorecards for fans attending the games. The programs and scorecards usually contain at a minimum roster and lineup information and space for attendees to keep score of the game. The programs tend to become larger, longer, and more substantial over the years and sometimes contain additional information about the teams, players, coaches, and other subjects. Some programs also...
Dates: 1881-1950

Curt Flood Legal Documents Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 10008
Scope and Contents This small collection consists of legal documents and correspondence related to Curt Flood’s lawsuit, Flood v. Kuhn against Major League baseball’s reserve clause in the early 1970s. The legal documents include official court papers from the Appellate Court case in the Second Circuit of Appeals (1971) and the Supreme Court decision (1972) against Flood. The correspondence largely consists of letters to and from the law firms Arnold & Porter and Wilkie, Farr, &...
Dates: 1970 - 1971

Dark-Town Battery Mechanical Baseball Bank

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 10098
Scope and Contents Cast iron mechanical bank featuring stereotypical representations of three African American baseball players. The metal bank includes a pitcher, a batter, and a catcher all with moveable parts. The fully-functioning spring-loaded bank operates by placing a coin in a slot in the pitcher’s hand and rotating the pitcher’s arm backwards (which also bows the pitcher’s head) to set the arm. Pressing a lever behind the catcher, causes the pitcher to “throw” the coin, the batter to swing the bat,...
Dates: c. 1888

League Parlor Baseball Game

 Item
Identifier: EPH 5054
Scope and Contents

Baseball board game with abacus-style scorekeeping system. Pieces missing.

Dates: circa 1884

Letters to Joe Jackson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 0019
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 115 pieces of fan mail written to baseball player Joe “Shoeless Joe” Jackson in the years after his retirement. The correspondence was in the form of letters and postal cards and nearly all of the letters include the original mailing envelopes. Most of the letters are fan requests for autographs. Some of the autograph requests reference an article about Jackson that appeared in the October 1949 issue of Sport magazine, titled "This Is...
Dates: 1932-2004; Majority of material found within 1932-1957

"Lou" Gehrig's Official Plaball Junior

 Item
Identifier: EPH 5056
Scope and Contents

One game manufactured by Johnson Store Equipment Co. Baseball board game. Pieces missing.

Dates: circa 1932

Major League Baseball American Association (AA) Team Scorecards Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BAS 613
Scope and Contents This collection contains scorecards published by Major League Baseball teams in the American Association. Teams published scorecards for purchase by fans attending the games. The scorecards usually contain at a minimum roster and lineup information and space for attendees to keep score of the game. Some scorecards also include advertisements. Some scorecards in this finding aid are indicated as either "scored" or "partially scored." "Scored" scorecards must meet two criteria....
Dates: 1883-1889

Major League Baseball American League (AL) Team Media Guides Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BAS 540
Scope and Contents This collection contains media guides published by Major League Baseball teams in the American League. The annual guides published prior to each MLB season generally included a review of the previous season (including statistics), a preview of the upcoming season (including schedules and opponent information), and photographs and bios of players, coaches, and staff. Other content sometimes included broader material about the history of the franchise, information about the city, and other...
Dates: 1942-2018

Major League Baseball American League (AL) Team Newsletters Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BAS 590
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Major League Baseball team fan newsletters published by teams in the American League. The newsletters promoted interest in the clubs, and each newsletter typically contained brief stories about players, accounts of recent games, details for upcoming games, news about ballpark promotions, or other information about the team. Most newsletters also contained photographs, cartoons, or other images. Some newsletters included advertisments. Materials include published...
Dates: 1946-1970

Major League Baseball American League (AL) Team Programs and Scorecards Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BAS 610
Scope and Contents This collection contains more than 1,200 programs and scorecards published by Major League Baseball teams in the American League. Teams published programs and scorecards for purchase by fans attending the games. The programs and scorecards usually contain at a minimum roster and lineup information and space for attendees to keep score of the game. The programs tend to become larger, longer, and more substantial over the years and sometimes contain additional information about the teams,...
Dates: 1903-2007

Major League Baseball American League (AL) Team Yearbooks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BAS 570
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Major League Baseball annual team yearbooks published by American League clubs. Aimed at fans, yearbooks typically contained information and articles about players, managers, and coaches, as well as statistics and schedules. Most yearbooks also featured numerous photographs of players and personnel and other team-related images. Some yearbooks contained advertisements. Materials include annual team yearbooks.

Dates: 1948-2001

Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Game Programs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BAS 625
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Major League Baseball All-Star game programs. The programs typically contain photographs, statistics, and rosters of the players on the All-Star teams from the two leagues. Many programs also contain articles about the history of the All-Star game, stories about the current season, information about team owners or league officials, and advertisements. The programs tend to get longer and more substantial through the years. Formats include programs.

Dates: 1937 - 2009

Major League Baseball (MLB) Organizational Record Books Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BAS 210
Scope and Contents

This collection contains organizational record books published by Major League Baseball teams. The record books contain historical statistics related to the franchise and lists individual and team records in various statistical categories along with other historical data about the team, including….

Formats include record books.

Dates: 1968-1980

Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series Programs and Scorecards Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BAS 620
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Major League Baseball World Series game programs and scorecards. The World Series programs typically contain pictures, articles, and statistics about the players on the teams playing in the World Series. Some programs also include pictures and information about team managers, team owners, other team personnel, league officials, historical articles, information about the host city, and advertisements. The programs tend to become longer and more substantial through...
Dates: 1911 - 2010

Major League Baseball National League (NL) Team Media Guides Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BAS 541
Scope and Contents This collection contains media guides published by Major League Baseball teams in the National League. The annual guides published prior to each MLB season generally included a review of the previous season (including statistics), a preview of the upcoming season (including schedules and opponent information), and photographs and bios of players, coaches, and staff. Other content sometimes included broader material about the history of the franchise, information about the city, and other...
Dates: 1942-2018

Major League Baseball National League (NL) Team Newsletters Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BAS 591
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Major League Baseball team fan newsletters published by teams in the National League. The newsletters promoted interest in the clubs, and each newsletter typically contained brief stories about players, accounts of recent games, details for upcoming games, news about ballpark promotions, or other information about the team. Most newsletters also contained photographs, cartoons, or other images. Some newsletters included advertisments. Materials include published...
Dates: 1936-1972

Major League Baseball National League (NL) Team Programs and Scorecards Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BAS 611
Scope and Contents This collection contains more than 1,000 programs and scorecards published by Major League Baseball teams in the National League. Teams published programs and scorecards for purchase by fans attending the games. The programs and scorecards usually contain at a minimum roster and lineup information and space for attendees to keep score of the game. The programs tend to become larger, longer, and more substantial over the years and sometimes contain additional information about the teams,...
Dates: 1876-2007

Major League Baseball National League (NL) Team Yearbooks Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BAS 571
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Major League Baseball annual team yearbooks published by National League clubs. Aimed at fans, yearbooks typically contained information and articles about players, managers, and coaches, as well as statistics and schedules. Most yearbooks also featured numerous photographs of players and personnel and other team-related images. Some yearbooks contained advertisements. Materials include annual team yearbooks.

Dates: 1946-2001

Major League Indoor Baseball Game

 Item
Identifier: EPH 5055
Scope and Contents

One game manufactured by Philadelphia Game Manufacturing Co. Players choose a baseball team and play by spinning the dial to move players around the bases throughout the innings.

Dates: circa 1913

Minor League Baseball Team Programs and Scorecards Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BAS 630
Scope and Contents This collection contains more than 2,300 programs and scorecards published by Minor League Baseball teams. Teams published programs and scorecards for purchase by fans attending the games. The programs and scorecards usually contain at a minimum roster and lineup information and space for attendees to keep score of the game. The programs tend to become larger, longer, and more substantial over the years and sometimes contain additional information about the teams, players, coaches, and...
Dates: 1894-2009

Negro Leagues Pennant Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 10079
Scope and Contents The Negro Leagues Pennant Collection consists of nine felt pennants for African American baseball teams that played in the organized Negro Leagues during the 1930s and 1940s. The teams represented in the collection are the Homestead Grays, two examples, with one version spelled as “Greys”, the New York Black Yankees, the New York Cuban Stars, the Baltimore Elite Giants, the Newark Eagles, and the Philadelphia Stars. The pennants contain no information about their origin or date of creation....
Dates: c. 1930s - c. 1940s

New York Yankees Sunday Baseball Correspondence Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 0010
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence, clippings, and other items related to the New York Yankees' efforts to encourage state legislation (primarily the 1918 Lawson Bill) permitting Sunday baseball in New York state. Many of the letters are directed to Yankees president Jacob Ruppert by politicians responding to the club's letter asking, “Will you, if elected, favor an amendment of the Penal Code which will permit the citizens to enjoy professional base ball and other forms of harmless...
Dates: 1915 - 1928; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1918

Ora W. Harvey Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/CW 5026
Abstract

A four-page letter written on 15 April 1863 by Civil War private Ora W. Harvey of the 46th Massachusetts Infantry, mostly discussing camp recreations, especially baseball.

Dates: 15 April 1863

Richard K. Fox Baseball Team (Fair Haven, New Jersey) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 10065
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 16 broadsides and advertising fliers promoting baseball games of the amateur Richard K. Fox Baseball Team during the 1909 season. The Richard K. Fox Baseball Team represented Fair Haven in Monmouth County, New Jersey. In addition to information about games and schedules, most broadsides include a picture of a player or another image related to the team, as well as humorous text about the Richard K. Fox Baseball Team, their opponents, their fans, or other topics....
Dates: 1909 - 1910

The Jackie Robinson Doll (13-inch Composition Doll)

 Item
Identifier: MSSP 10083
Scope and Contents One Jackie Robinson doll wearing a Brooklyn Dodgers uniform. The doll is a 13-inch tall, fully jointed composition doll, molded with painted hair and painted facial features. The doll is wearing a blue Brooklyn Dodgers hat with with a white “B” logo, a blue warm-up jacket that reads “Dodgers” in white script, a gray jersey that reads “Dodgers” in blue script on the front and the number “42” in blue on the back, gray pants, blue socks, and black shoes with laces. Original...
Dates: 1950

West Philadelphia Base Ball Club Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 0002
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of letters addressed to the West Philadelphia Base Ball Club during the season of 1867 with a few letters from 1866. Many items are challenge letters or letters otherwise scheduling matches. There is also a 6-page letter from the Excelsior Base Ball Club of Milford, Delaware, inquiring about a player named Fisher, who pitched for the West Philadelphia Base Ball Club and another team during the 1867 season. Most of the correspondents are from the...
Dates: 1866-09-01 - 1867-09-07

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