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Sioux City Ghosts Scrapbooks

Author:
Williams, Franklin  Search this
Collector:
Sioux City Ghosts  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Posters
Clippings
Photograph albums
Scrapbooks
Postcards
Place:
Sioux City (Iowa)
Iowa
Date:
1920s-1983
Scope and Contents:
A scrapbook and a photograph album detailing the day-to-day lives on the road of a barnstorming black softball team, five posters advertising appearances of the Ghosts, and a certificate. The scrapbook, kept by one of the players, Franklin Williams, contains his handwritten history of the team, a handwritten schedule, postcards from some of the cities they played in, greeting cards, restaurant menus, scorecards, and a large number of news clippings about games. The album contains photographs of the Ghosts playing, snapshots of cities they visited, street scenes, ballparks, families and friends, and tourist attractions.
Arrangement:
Divided into 2 series.
Biographical / Historical:
The Sioux City Ghosts were an all-black fast-pitch softball team that toured the country in the 1920s and 1930s. For their pranks and antics on the field, they were often compared to basketball's Harlem Globetrotters. The team formed in 1925 as a boys' club which gathered to play softball. In 1931 they began touring. They gained a reputation and quickly drew large crowds. The team also played in Mexico and Canada. The team disbanded when World War II began, and many members served in the armed forces. After the war, few members rejoined, but the team kept going unti 1956.
Provenance:
Franklin Williams, Gift, 1997.
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:
Softball  Search this
African American athletes  Search this
Softball players  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters -- 1930-1940
Clippings -- 1930-1950
Photograph albums -- 1920-1970
Scrapbooks
Postcards -- 1930-1940
Citation:
Sioux City Ghosts Scrapbooks, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0634
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Sioux City Ghosts Scrapbooks
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0634
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Playbill for Aida

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Palace Theatre, American, founded 1913  Search this
Subject of:
Heather Headley, Trinidadian American, born 1974  Search this
Adam Pascal, American, born 1970  Search this
Taylor Daine, American, born 1962  Search this
Todd Alan Johnson, American  Search this
Damian Perkins, American, born 1974  Search this
Tyrees Allen, American  Search this
Graeme Malcolm, Scottish, born 1951  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. (22.2 x 13.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
August 2001
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd563bc7fe8-9e3f-4ea3-a3d4-2fd3c1a7c993
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.1
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Playbill for Blue

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Created by:
Roundabout Theatre Company, American, founded 1965  Search this
Subject of:
Phylicia Rashad, American, born 1948  Search this
Hill Harper, American, born 1966  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Date:
2001
Topic:
African American  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ce246f67-5381-4d2e-ab8b-5621c3eb5171
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.12
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"OUT on the Field": Glenn Burke

Creator:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 30 May 2012 17:02:00 GMT
Topic:
Cultural property  Search this
See more posts:
Festival Blog
Data Source:
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_6afa932bc92bc8fc87307e600b09770d

Smithsonian Names Billie Jean King One of Its "Great Americans"

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 20:15:05 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_855475246f58ce32423fc0109553af24

Softball Player, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Russell, Jack  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: carved ash, painted, and baseball bat; Base: ash
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Country Way Market 7999 Mason Road Fowlerville Michigan
Date:
1988
Topic:
Figure male--Waist length  Search this
Recreation--Sport & Play--Baseball  Search this
Dress--Uniform--Sports Uniform  Search this
Control number:
IAS MI000577
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_338716

Aberration : Neil Burton

Author:
Burton, Neil photographer  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Burton, Neil photographer  Search this
Type:
Portraits
Place:
South Africa
Date:
2017
Topic:
Women softball players  Search this
Call number:
DT1752 .L35
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1086439

The Forgotten History of Women’s Football

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:37:34 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_e577bfac2720ff335e005122b926b759

Softball hall of famers / [edited by Bill Plummer III]

Title:
Hall of famers
Author:
Amateur Softball Association of America  Search this
Physical description:
71 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1981
[1981]
Topic:
Softball players--Biography  Search this
Call number:
GV865.A1 S62 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_489811

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