Guide to the Benjamin Levine Collection of Amateur Boxing Ephemera, 1902-1963

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0435
Creators:
Levine, Benjamin, (promoter), 1888-1978
Levine, Bertram
Dates:
1902-1963
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of newsclippings, photographs, event programs, correspondence, and a poster documenting the development of amateur boxing in the United States.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Benjamin Levine was born in New York City on November 3, 1888. He was of Jewish origin, his ancestors coming from Germany and Lithuania. In 1902, at the age of 13 he went to work for James E. Sullivan, President of the Metropolitan Amateur Athletic Union in New York. Beginning in 1911, he was a participant in and a witness to the development of amateur sports competition handling and promoting boxers. He staged the first Golden Gloves in 1927 and for many years thereafter. He was the assistant manager of the U.S. boxing teams at the 1924 and 1928 Olympic games. He was an international jurist in boxing at the 1932 Olympics. He worked as an official for the Amateur Athletic Union until he retired in 1963 and served as a consultant until his death in 1978.

Administration
Separated Materials
Medals and other artifacts housed in the Division of Home and Community Life.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Stacy Y. Coates, 1995
Author
Stacy Y. Coates
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated by Benjamin Levine's son Bertram Levine on February 7, 1991.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Benjamin Levine Collection of Amateur Boxing Ephemera, 1902-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Programs -- Sports Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Posters Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic prints Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boxing -- Tournaments -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Boxing Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Olympics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Golden Gloves Tournament Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Amateur Athletic Union Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Olympic Games (9th : 1928 : Amsterdam, Netherlands) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sullivan, James E. Personal Name 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