Guide to the Bill Hoak Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0236
Creators:
Hoak, Bill
Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI
Dates:
1909-1972
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
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.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by NMAH Staff, 1986.
Author
NMAH Staff
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."

Container
1

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
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.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred from the Division of Community Life to the Archives Center, September 1986.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Baseball players -- Photographs -- 1900-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newspapers Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Baseball -- 1900-1920 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
North Pole exploration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives