Guide to the Black Sport in Pittsburgh Oral History Collection ca.1980 AIS.1987.01

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Black Sport in Pittsburgh Records of Oral History Collection
Creator
Ruck, Rob, 1950-
Collection Number
AIS.1987.01
Date
ca.1980
Extent
0.63 linear feet (91 Cassettes; 30 Transcripts/Notes)
Abstract
This collection contains 54 interviews of individuals involved in black baseball clubs in and around Pittsburgh. The interviews were conducted in the early 1980's by Rob Ruck, then a graduate student in the Department of History, University of Pittsburgh.

Preferred Citation

Black Sport in Pittsburgh Records of the Oral History Collection, ca.1980, AIS.1987.01, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains 54 interviews, 30 of which have been transcribed and contain notes, conducted in the early 1980's by Rob Ruck, then a graduate student in the Department of History, University of Pittsburgh. It includes interviews with individuals involved in baseball clubs in and around Pittsburgh. These interviews were the basis of the book Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh (University of Illinois Press, 1986) by Rob Ruck.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, 1993

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 July 1, 2006

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

A gift of Rob Ruck, February, 1987.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Archives Service Center Staff in 1993.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Dan Horvath in September, 2003. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1460847

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Interviews
  • Oral histories (Document genres)

Subject(s)

  • African American athletes -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Interviews
  • African Americans -- Interviews
  • African Americans -- Sports
  • Athletes -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Interviews
  • Ethnic groups
  • Interviews -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Oral history
  • Sports
  • Sports -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

Black Sport in Pittsburgh Records of the Oral History Collection, ca.1980, AIS.1987.01, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Black Sport in Pittsburgh, OH 87:1, Archives of Industrial Society, Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh.

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Collection Inventory

Section:  I. Interviews 

Bailey, Cleveland (see Christian, Bus) 
Barranti, Joe    2.0 cassette tapes  120 minutes; transcript; notes
Before the Babe    1.0 cassette tape  90 minutes
Benswanger, Mrs. William (Eleanor)    1.0 cassette tape  45 minutes - side 2 only
Brewer, Chet (see National Negro League) 
Caye, Billy    1.0 cassette tape  60 minutes
Christian, Bus; also contains interviews with Cleveland Bailey and Bill "Pigmeat" Robinson    1.0 cassette tape  90 minutes
Clark, Clarence    2.0 cassette tapes  120 minutes; transcript; notes
Clark, Fred    1.0 cassette tape  60 minutes
Crunkleton, John    1.0 cassette tape  60 minutes
Dandridge, Ray (see National Negro League) 
Dimperio, Pete    1.0 cassette tape  60 minutes
Dorsey, Zerbie and James, Jr.    1.0 cassette tape  60 minutes
Fixa, Hernando Rivera    2.0 cassette tapes  120 minutes
Goodman, Larnell    1.0 cassette tape  60 minutes; transcript
Gordon, Gil    2.0 cassette tapes  120 minutes; transcript
Greenlee, Dr. Charles    2.0 cassette tapes  180 minutes
Harris, Bill    2.0 cassette tapes  120 minutes
Harris, Bill and Zuckerman, Ellie    1.0 cassette tape  60 minutes
Harris, Teenie    2.0 cassette tapes  120 minutes; transcript
Hopkins, Jack    2.0 cassette tapes  150 minutes; transcript
Hughes, Charlie    2.0 cassette tapes  60 minutes-1 side recorded on each ; transcript
Hughes, Walt    1.0 cassette tape  90 minutes; transcript
Irwin, Ray    3.0 cassette tapes  180 minutes; transcript
Jackson, Benny    2.0 cassette tape  120 minutes
Jackson, Helen    1.0 cassette tape  60 minutes
Kemp, Ray    2.0 cassette tapes  120 minutes; transcript
Klausing, Chuck    2.0 cassette tapes  120 minutes; transcript
Koger, Ralph;    1.0 cassette tape  60 minutes; transcript
Kramer, Charles    3.0 cassette tapes  180 minutes; transcript
Leonard, Buck (see National Negro League) 
Mellix, Ralph    5.0 cassette tapes  300 minutes; transcript
Moody, Willis    2.0 cassette tapes  90 minutes; transcript
Napier, Ethumm    2.0 cassette tapes  120 minutes; transcript
National Negro League Reunion    2.0 cassette tapes  120 minutes
Negro Leagues    4.0 cassette tapes  360 minutes

Four cassettes from a National Public Radio series was produced in 1980 and narrated by James Earl Jones. The NPR series was based on the book, Invisible Men: Life in Baseball's Negro Leaguesby Donn Rogosin.

Nunn, Jr., Bill    2.0 cassette tapes  120 minutes; transcript
Page, Ted    2.0 cassette tapes  120 minutes; transcript
Parker Jack / Ware, Joe    2.0 cassette tapes  120 minutes; transcript
Patterson, Gabe    3.0 cassette tapes  180 minutes; transcript
Phillips, Vernon    1.0 cassette tape  60 minutes; transcript
Raddick, Nick    1.0 cassette tape  60 minutes
Rainey, Walter    1.0 cassette tape  60 minutes; transcript
Robinson, Jimmy Joe    1.0 cassette tape  60 minutes; transcript
Rooney, Art    2.0 cassette tapes  180 minutes; transcript
Rooney, James    1.0 cassette tape  90 minutes
Solomon, Sam    1.0 cassette tape  60 minutes
Stewart, James    2.0 cassette tapes  120 minutes; transcript
Streeter, Sam    1.0 cassette tape  90 minutes
Stuchicki, Joe    1.0 cassette tape  90 minutes
Tinker, Harold    2.0 cassette tapes  180 minutes; transcript
Turner, Wyatt    2.0 cassette tapes  120 minutes
Utterback, Everett    3.0 cassette tapes  180 minutes; transcript
Ware, Joe / Jack Parker    2.0 cassette tapes  180 minutes; transcript
Weiskirchner, Jay    transcript
Weiskircher, Russell    3.0 cassette tapes  225 minutes; transcript
Zuckerman, Ellie (see Bill Harris) 

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