Index to Materials Used
Materials used in this special presentation are located throughout the Library of Congress (see list below). In general, primary sources are found in specific Library divisions according to format, while secondary resources listed in the Bibliography are in the general collections of the Library. For more information about how to conduct research using both primary and secondary sources at the Library of Congress, consult Thomas Mann's A Guide to Library Research Methods (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987).
Harvard University Team, 1904. Halftone photomechanical print from photo by Tupper. In: Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide. New York: American Sports Publishing Co., 1905, p. 191.
Cover of the Spanish-American edition of Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide New York: American Sports Publishing Co., 1913.
Jugadores del Habana. Halftone photomechanical print in: Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide. Spanish-American edition. New York: American Sports Publishing Co., 1911, p. 18.
Box scores for games between Detroit and Almendares, and between Philadelphia and Havana, held in Cuba in 1910. In: Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide. Spanish-American edition. New York: American Sports Publishing Co., 1911, p. 79.
Geography and Map Division
Ebbets Field, Brooklyn, New York. Sanborn Company, 1938.
Arthur Mann Papers. Cover for screenplay of The Jackie Robinson Story, written by Arthur Mann and Lawrence Taylor for the movie produced by Eagle-Lion Films, 1950.
Arthur Mann Papers. Cover and selected pages from program for Southern Christian Leadership Conference Hall of Fame dinner honoring Jackie Robinson, July 20, 1962, Waldorf-Astoria, New York City.
NAACP Records. Citation for Jackie Robinson, 41st Spingarn Medalist, December 8, 1956.
Branch Rickey Papers. Baseball game program for Kansas City Monarchs and Indianapolis Clowns, 1954. 10 pages.
Branch Rickey Papers. Our Sports. Inside cover and table of contents. New York: Universal Publishing and Distributing Corporation, June, 1953. Vol. 1, no. 2.
Branch Rickey Papers. Letter from Jackie Robinson to Branch Rickey, July 13, 1946.
Branch Rickey Papers. Letter from Jackie Robinson to Branch Rickey, .
Branch Rickey Papers. Transcript of interview with Branch Rickey by Davis J. Walsh [1955?].
Branch Rickey Papers. Speech by Branch Rickey for the "One Hundred Percent Wrong Club" banquet, Atlanta, Georgia, January 20, 1956. Broadcast on WERD 860 AM radio.
Lawrence Spivak Papers. Transcript of "Meet the Press" television and radio broadcast. Program produced by Lawrence Spivak for the National Broadcasting Company, Sunday, April 14, 1957. Published by National Publishing Company, Washington, D.C., vol. 1, no. 15.
Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
Lobby cards for The Jackie Robinson Story. Copyright by Pathe Industries, 1950.
Movie stills for The Jackie Robinson Story. Copyright by RKO Radio Pictures, 1950.
"Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?" Words and music by Buddy Johnson, June 1949.
Prints and Photographs Division
First Nine of the Cincinnati (Red Stockings) Base Ball Club. Color lithograph by Tuchfarber, Walkley & Moellman, Cincinnati, Ohio, c1869.
The Maine Base Ball Club. Photographic print, copyright by Geo. C. Mages, Chicago, 1898.
African-American baseball players of Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia. Photographic print, in: Negro Life in Georgia, U.S.A., compiled and prepared by W.E.B. Du Bois, 1900.
Look Magazine Photograph Collection. Branch Rickey, Brooklyn Dodger manager and owner. Photograph by Harold Rhodenbaugh (Look staff photographer). Photomechanical print in: "A Branch Grows in Brooklyn," Look, March 19, 1946, p. 70.
Look Magazine Photograph Collection. Jackie Robinson in Dodgers uniform. Photograph by Bob Sandberg, 1954.
Look Magazine Photograph Collection. Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers, posed and ready to swing at a baseball. Photograph by Bob Sandberg, 1954.
Look Magazine Photograph Collection. Jackie Robinson, Rachel Robinson, and their three children (David, Sharon, and Jackie, Jr.) at home in Stamford, Connecticut. Photograph by Arthur Rothstein, 1956.
Visual Materials from the NAACP Records. Jackie Robinson, in Kansas City Monarchs uniform. Photograph from The Call (Kansas City), 1945.
Serial and Government Publications Division
Pittsburgh Courier, Washington Edition, Saturday, April 19, 1947.
Jackie Robinson comic book. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications, July 1951. vol. 1, no. 5. 18 pages.
Plate 52 in Brooklyn, New York, Vol. 7 Published by Sanborn Map Company, c1932. Geography and Map Div., Library of Congress. Reproduced with permission from EDR Sanborn, Inc.
Looking at Sanborn Fire Insurance maps helps researchers visualize a subject. In this case, a map of the Ebbets Field area emphasizes how small the Dodgers' home stadium was --surrounded by streets on all sides. McKeever Place parallelled the third baseline, Sullivan Place ran along the first baseline, and Bedford Avenue hemmed in right field. When the stadium opened in 1913, the seating capacity was 18,000; the left field grandstand (shown in this map) helped expand capacity to almost 32,000 by the time Jackie Robinson joined the Dodgers. The stands were close enough to the field that fans could see the player's faces. Other features of the map indicate the materials used to build the apartments, garages, and businesses that surrounded the stadium. Frame (wood) buildings are shown in yellow, and brick buildings are shown in pink.