Unidentified (Frank, Brother Jonathan, Father Romano)
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Robert Richenburg papers, circa 1910s-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
A collection of amateur boxing ephemera collected by Bertram Levine.
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.
Medals and other artifacts housed in the Division of Home and Community Life (now Division of Cultural and Community Life).
This collection was donated by Benjamin Levine's son Bertram Levine on February 7, 1991.
Collection is open for research.
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.