- Collection ID:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Community Life
- Physical Description:
Collection documents major-league baseball players, circa 1909-1912, through photographs and newspapers.
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Numerous posed "action" photographs of American and National League baseball players, several group team photographs and portraits of several major league executives are included. The photographs are reprints of supplements to "The Sporting News" publications, 1909-1912.
Newspapers from 1909 report the controversy over the "discovery" in the previous year of the North Pole by Frederick A. Cook, an American explorer. Cook's claim was declared a hoax by Commander Robert A. Peary of the U.S. Navy, who reached the pole himself in 1909.
Several copies of the Amaroc News published by the American Army of Occupation in Germany shortly after World War I are also part of the collection.
Newspapers from 1961 report Roger Maris hitting his 60th home run in that year and 1972 papers report Stanford's victory over Michigan in the Rose Bowl.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated to the Archives Center on July 21, 1986 by Bill Hoak of Fresno, California "in memory of Daniel Ray Hoak."
Collection transferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Community Life (now Division of Work and Industry), September 1986.
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, 1986.
Using the Collection
Bill Hoak Collection, 1909-1972, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Bill Hoak in memory of Daniel Ray Hoak.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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