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Benjamin Levine Collection of Amateur Boxing Ephemera

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Creator:
Levine, Benjamin, (promoter), 1888-1978  Search this
Levine, Bertram  Search this
Names:
Amateur Athletic Union  Search this
Olympic Games (9th : 1928 : Amsterdam, Netherlands)  Search this
Sullivan, James E.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Programs
Posters
Clippings
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
1902-1963
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:
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.
Separated Materials:
Medals and other artifacts housed in the Division of Home and Community Life.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Benjamin Levine's son Bertram Levine on February 7, 1991.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Boxing -- Tournaments -- United States  Search this
Boxing  Search this
Olympics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Programs -- Sports
Posters
Clippings
Photographic prints
Photographs -- 20th century
Citation:
Benjamin Levine Collection of Amateur Boxing Ephemera, 1902-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0435
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Benjamin Levine Collection of Amateur Boxing Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0435