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Alec Goodman Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 2008
Abstract

A group of more than 30 real-photo postcards, many inscribed, preserved by English boxing trainer Alec Goodman. Most relate to world welterweight champion Ted "Kid" Lewis, whom Goodman trained.

Dates: ca. 1911-1919

All-American Girls Baseball League Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 0014
Abstract

A substantial collection of manuscript material, photographs, and printed matter relating to the All-American Girls Baseball League, a women's professional league active in the American Midwest from 1943 to 1954. Included is a set of nine loose-leaf notebooks compiled by South Bend Blue Sox executive Harold T. Dailey, comprising a kind of documentary history of the league.

Dates: 1943-2000; Majority of material found in 1943-1954

Augustus Vincent Tack Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/MN 0505
Abstract

Incoming letters and documents preserved by the American painter Augustus Vincent Tack, mostly relating to his tenure (1914-1915?) as treasurer of the American Oil Development Company of Pittsburgh, the Tack family business.

Dates: 1914-1923; Majority of material found within ( 1914-1915)

Cleveland Murphy papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/MN 10025
Scope and Contents This collection chiefly consists of correspondence Cleveland Murphy received while serving in the military during the 1950s and 1960s. These include letters received from family, including his mother in Indianapolis, with news of home. He also received letters from his first wife between 1952 and 1953, discussing various personal and family matters, including her father's murder trial. The bulk of correspondence is from women Murphy dated in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In addition to...
Dates: 1952 - 1966

John Lukacs Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/MN 10033
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the professional papers of historian John Lukacs. Lukacs’ professional materials include samples from each stage of his writing process, including research files; article, essay, and poetry drafts; proofs; and published pieces in periodicals and clippings. The collection also contains contracts, financial records and lecture notes from his various teaching positions. Also included is Lukacs’ correspondence. Significant topics include 20th century American history,...
Dates: 1799 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1950 - 2019

Jutta Schütt Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSE/MD 3826
Abstract

A series of documents and letters from Jutta Schütt, Rose Elvira Grandinetti, Nicholas Emerson Dante Russo, and others, beginning in July 1916 and ending in July 1939.

Dates: 1916 - 1939

Larry Fink Photographs from the Boxing Series Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 10066
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 22 photographs by Larry Fink from his boxing series, The gelatin silver print photographs document several levels of the sport of boxing from 1990 through 1993. Many images capture aspiring boxers and their handlers at local and regional boxing gyms in the Philadelphia area like Champs Gym and the Blue Horizon Gym. Two photographs document the heavyweight championship boxing match between Mike Tyson and Donovan “Razor” Ruddock in Las Vegas in March 1991. One...
Dates: 1990 - 1993

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

Little Blue Books Collection

 Collection
Identifier: EPH 5017
Abstract

The collection includes titles from the Little Blue Book and related series. Among the titles are ten duplicates.

Dates: 1919-1978

Little Leather Library Books

 Collection
Identifier: EPH 5025
Abstract

The collection includes 31 titles published by the Little Leather Library Corporation.

Dates: 1916-1923

National Girls Baseball League Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSSP 10071
Scope and Contents The collection contains material related to the Chicago-based National Girls Baseball League, a professional league that rivaled the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. The collection chiefly consists of copies of the official magazine/program of the National Girls Baseball League published under various titles from 1949 to 1953 by Publishers, Inc. (1949) and by Merrell Features (1950-1953). The programs typically contain pictures, biographies, articles, and statistics about the...
Dates: 1949 - 1953

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

Robert M. Johnson Family Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/MN 10030
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the correspondence between journalist Robert M. Johnson; his wife, Mary Urquhart Johnson; and their daughters Margaret and Esther. Also included are greeting cards, a broadside, telegrams, postcards, and clippings. Johnson wrote to his daughters about stories he was working on, including the 1910 street car strike in Philadelphia, and about his work as a political journalist in San Antonio, Texas. Materials include letters, cards, postcards, clippings, and a...
Dates: 1904 - 1959; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1930

Strunsky-Walling Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/MN 0509
Abstract

A collection of personal papers of the "millionaire socialists" Anna Strunsky Walling and William English Walling and their family, mostly dating from the 1920s and 30s. Included are more than 500 letters to, from, and between Strunsky-Walling family members, and two diaries of Anna Strunsky Walling.

Dates: 1906-1967; Majority of material found in ( 1925-1937)

The Errand Boy: or, Failure and Success

 Item
Identifier: EPH 5046
Scope and Contents One game for two to four players, manufactured by McLoughlin Brothers, New York. Players spin and move pieces across a board designed to represent the advancement of an errand boy from ‘applicant’ to ‘banker.’ Players are able to advance through the game when landing on numbered spaces corresponding with virtues (such as ‘Honesty’ and ‘Confidence,’) or job promotions, and are penalized when landing on numbered spaces corresponding with vices (such as ‘Gambling’ and ‘Drunkenness’). The first...
Dates: Copyright: 1900

Tip-Top Boxing: The Manly Art of Self Defense Board Game

 Collection — Container: MSSP10090 Box
Identifier: MSSP 10090
Scope and Contents One board game for two players designed to simulate a boxing match. The metal board depicts a three-dimensional 8-inch by 8-inch boxing ring with ropes also made of metal. The game includes one metal and wood red spinning top and one metal and wood blue spinning top. Players spin the tops simultaneously, and the last top to fall wins the round. Players use wooden sticks inserted into peg holes to record the winner of each round. The game includes 12 red sticks and 8 blue...
Dates: 1922

William Pfaff Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSN/MN 10026
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of journalist William Pfaff. Pfaff’s professional materials include his writings from each stage of the writing process, such as research notes, drafts, proofs, and published materials. The collection also contains conference materials and speeches, financial records, and materials from Pfaff’s work at the Hudson Institute, a non-profit research center on public policy. Also included are Pfaff’s personal papers which consist of...
Dates: 1942-2015; Majority of material found in 1965-2015

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