Location: HESB Microtext. Microfilm 3792.
A collection of microfilmed scrapbooks with newspaper clippings on amateur and professional baseball in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with an emphasis on the 1870s. Contents are divided into ten discrete parts, apparently corresponding to the original scrapbooks or groups of scrapbooks, as follows:
- Part 1: Season summaries and reviews [January 1871 - December 1878] and game stories and box scores [April 1873 - September 1881]. Clippings derive from the New York Clipper, and cover the National Association and the National League.
- Part 2: Game stories and box scores. Clippings derive mostly from daily newspapers from National League cities, especially Chicago and St, Louis, with coverage emphasizing the National League. [May 1875 - May 1879].
- Part 3: Game stories and box scores from the New York Clipper, covering many college, amateur, and professional teams. [April 1870 - November 1877].
- Part 4: Articles on off-field developments in professional baseball,with an emphasis on the American League-National League war. Clippings derive from various dailies, especially from New York. [December 1901 - January 1905].
- Part 5: Game stories and box scores. Clippings derive mostly from Boston dailies; coverage emphasizes the Boston National League club and other New England area teams. [May 1879 - September 1882].
- Part 6: Articles on baseball from the New York Clipper [January 1879 - March 1881], followed by a few general baseball articles from the 1890s.
- Part 7: Articles on amateur and professional baseball from the New York Clipper [March 1855 - January 1879], followed by a few articles on Bowler's Field Day in Cincinnati, 10 September 1907.
- Part 8: Game stories and box scores from the New York Clipper, with coverage of many college, amateur, and professional teams. [July 1853 - March 1870].
- Part 9: Weekly baseball columns by William M. Rankin, mostly written as New York correspondent to The Sporting News [June 1904 - October 1912].
- Part 10: Game stories and box scores from the New York Clipper, covering many professional and amateur teams. [March 1878 - July 1882].
Location: HESB Special Coll (Sports)
Twenty-three scrapbook leaves, around 8.5 x 9.5 inches, with newspaper clippings r. Coverage focuses on the professional and elite amateur game; subjects include the formation of the National Association, baseball's first professional league. Clippings derive from various local dailies (especially New York, Washington, Cincinnati, Boston, and Chicago papers), as well as the New York Clipper. [October 1870 - April 1871].
Scrapbook, 8 x 12 inches, 55 leaves, with newspaper clippings r. and v. Coverage focuses on off-field developments relating to the elite professional leagues, especially the National League, the American Association, and the Union Association. Clippings are from local dailies (including papers from Washington, Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland, Baltimore, and Providence) and from sporting papers, especially the New York Clipper, the Mirror of American Sports, and Sporting Life. Aso included are a publicity brochure for the Keystone Ball Club of Philadelphia (of the Union Association) and a letter from National League president A. G. Mills to the club presidents, dated 15 September 1882, detailing plans for a footstone for former NL president William A. Hulbert. [September 1882 - December 1884].
Scrapbook, 8 x 12 inches, 63 leaves, with newspaper clippings r. and v. Clippings derive mostly from Sporting Life , with some from other sporting papers and local dailies. Coverage focuses on off-field developments in the National League and the American Association. [January 1885 - December 1887].
Scout's notebook, 3.5 x 6 inches, 20 leaves, with newspaper box scores and manuscript notations on individual players r. and v. Inscription on flyleaf "Started on trip South May 23, 1930". Among the players commented on by the unknown compiler of this notebook is Atlanta's Luke Appling ("good looking boy will improve in hitting and fielding good prospect"). [May - June 1930].