Papers of Branch Rickey, 1890-1969 (bulk 1936-1965)
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Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...
Wesley Branch Rickey (December 20, 1881 – December 9, 1965) was an American baseball player and sports executive. Rickey was instrumental in breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier by signing black player Jackie Robinson. He also created the framework for the modern minor league farm system, encouraged the Major Leagues to add new teams through his involvement in the proposed Continental League, and introduced the batting helmet. He was posthumously elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in...
American singer. From the description of Bing Crosby letter to Harry Ruby, 1964 Feb. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 716080707 From the description of Bing Crosby autograph letter to Joe Roddy, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 716080729 From the description of Bing Crosby letter to Look magazine, 1944 July 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 716080749 Although Bing Crosby studied law at Gonzaga University in Spokane, he was more interested in playi...
Fiorello Henry La Guardia (born Fiorello Enrico La Guardia; December 11, 1882 – September 20, 1947) was an American attorney and politician who represented New York in the House of Representatives and served as the 99th Mayor of New York City from 1934 to 1945. Known for his irascible, energetic, and charismatic personality and diminutive stature, La Guardia is acclaimed as one of the greatest mayors in American history. Though a Republican, La Guardia was frequently cross-endorsed by other part...
Alfred "Alf" Mossman Landon (September 9, 1887 – October 12, 1987) was an American politician from the Republican Party. He served as the twenty-sixth Governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937. He was the Republican Party's nominee in the 1936 presidential election, but was defeated in a landslide by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt who won the electoral college vote 523 to 8. Born in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, Landon spent most of his childhood in Marietta, Ohio before moving to Kansa...
Herbert Clark Hoover (b. August 10, 1874, Iowa-d. October 20, 1964), thirty-first president of the United States, was born in Iowa, and was orphaned as a child. A Quaker known from his childhood as "Bert" to his friends, he began a career as a mining engineer soon after graduating from Stanford University in 1895. Within twenty years he had used his engineering knowledge and business acumen to make a fortune as an independent mining consultant. In 1914 Hoover administered the American Relief Com...
Sportswriter, baseball executive, and author. Died 1963. From the description of Papers of Arthur Mann, 1901-1969 (bulk 1945-1962). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83791384 ...
Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947. When the Dodgers signed Robinson, they heralded the end of racial segregation in professional baseball that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. R...
Roy "Campy" Campanella (b. Nov. 19, 1921, Philadelphia, Pa.-d. June 26, 1993, Woodland Hills, Calif.), led National League catchers in putouts six times, and clubbing 242 home runs in his 10-year Major League career. From 1948 to 1957, Roy Campanella was securely anchored behind home plate for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He caught in five World Series, won the National League Most Valuable Player award in 1951, 1953, and 1955, and was the first black catcher in Major League Baseball history. In 1969, ...
Edward Roscoe Murrow (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965), born Egbert Roscoe Murrow, was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent. He first gained prominence during World War II with a series of live radio broadcasts from Europe for the news division of CBS. During the war he recruited and worked closely with a team of war correspondents who came to be known as the Murrow Boys. After the war, in December 1945 Murrow an offer to become a vice president of the CBS network and head o...
Kenesaw Mountain Landis was the Commissioner of Baseball (1920-1944). He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1944. From the description of Letters, 1925, October 7; 1984, May 26. (National Baseball Hall of Fame). WorldCat record id: 47294753 Kenesaw Mountain Landis was the Commissioner of Baseball (1920-1944). He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1944. From the description of Letter, 1943, March 13. 1943. (National Baseball Hall o...
Walter O'Malley (1903-1979) was President of the Brooklyn Dodgers, Brooklyn's professional baseball team. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he graduated from Fordham University School of Law in Manhattan in 1930, and in 1932 was assigned to serve on the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Dodgers as a representative of the financial interests of the Brooklyn Trust Company. O'Malley became the attorney for the Dodgers in 1943, and by 1947 was Vice President and General Counsel of the organizat...
Walter Lanier "Red" Barber is a legend in the field of sports broadcasting. He began his career sixty-one years ago while studying English education at the University of Florida. In his junior year, while filling in for a reporter on the University's radio station WRUF, Barber realized that broadcasting was the profession he would pursue. He left school in 1930 to accept a full-time job announcing for WRUF where he worked for four years. In 1934, when the Cincinnati Reds decided to ...
Harold "Pee Wee" Reese (b. July 23, 1918, Ekron, KT–d. August 14, 1999, Louisville, KT) was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a shortstop for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1940 to 1958. A ten-time All Star, Reese contributed to seven National League championships for the Dodgers and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984. Reese is also famous for his support of his teammate Jackie Robinson, the first modern African American p...
William Brandt was the manager of the National League Service Bureau. J.G. Taylor Spink was the General Manager for The sporting news. He was born in 1888 and was the editor of the newspaper, founded by his uncle, from 1914-1962. From the description of Letter, 1936, April 22. (National Baseball Hall of Fame). WorldCat record id: 49562532 ...
Peale was licensed and ordained in 1922 by the Methodist Church. He held a pastorate at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City from 1932-1984. He wrote many books, perhaps his most popular being the 1952 "Power of Positive Thinking." Peale's ideology of positive thinking won him worldwide acclaim. From the description of Papers, 1936-1975. (Joint Archive of Holland, History Research Center). WorldCat record id: 30451926 Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993) wa...