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    Julian Black Scrapbooks of Joe Louis, 1935-1944.
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    Black, Julian (boxing manager) (collector).
    Julian Black Scrapbooks of Joe Louis, 1935-1944.
    Uniform Title: 
    Ring (Magazine)
    Phy. Description: 
    109 volumes.
    Digital Reference: 
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    Available on microfilm in Archives Center and NMAH Library.
    Available on a set of 304 microfiche, originally from Chadwyck-Healey, Inc., 1021 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va. 22314; OR, as of 2005, ProQuest 300 North Zeeb Road Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346 USA By phone: Call toll free 1-800-521-0600, extension 2793 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Eastern time), Monday through Friday. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call 734-761-4700, ext. 2793.
    Bio / His Notes: 
    Joe Louis's manager, Julian Black, assembled these scrapbooks. Louis was heavyweight boxing champion of the world, 1937-1949. John Roxborough had encouraged Louis all along his career and became his manager when Joe turned pro. Roxborough hired Jack Blackburn, a boxer himself, to coach and train the young Louis, and teamed up with Julian Black of Chicago in a business venture which carried over into the management of Joe Louis. In his thirty-sixth professional fight, June 22, 1937, Louis won the heavyweight crown at 23 by defeating James J. Braddock in Chicago in eight rounds. He defended his title twenty times before World War II interrupted his career. He defended his title more times than any man in history.
    Scope and Content: 
    Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings from all over America, 1935-1944, and articles from "Ring" magazine. Collection documents most Joe Louis fights of the period. Clippings identified by source, date, and author, artist, or photographer; include full-length articles and brief sketches, cartoons, photographs, and records and statistics on boxers. While the scrapbooks are about the Louis fights, there is much material on others connected with boxing in this period--including all of Louis's opponents, trainer, managers, promoter, Mike Jacobs; and most of the sports reporters and writers of the time. Many important figures in boxing of this period are represented in these volumes.
    Two sets of scrapbooks with different numbering systems: Series 1, Vols. 1-92; and Series 2, Vols. 17-20, 52-58, 61-63, and 71 & 72. Some volumes from the two sets contain the same information. For example, Louis Vol. 17 is similar to Black Vol. 27.
    Divided into 2 series: (1) Julian Black Volumes; (2) Joe Louis Volumes. Clippings arranged chronologically in scrapbooks, grouped in volumes.
    Gift of Mrs. Julian Black. Transferred from the Division of Community Life, 1983/01/28.
    Cite as: 
    Julian Black Scrapbooks of Joe Louis, 1935-1944. Gift of Mrs. Julian Black.
    Use of microfilm recommended. Some original volumes are fragile.
    Copyright restrictions.
    Sports -- 1930-1950
    Boxers (Sports) -- 1930-1950
    African American athletes
    Roxborough, John
    Louis, Joe, 1914-1981
    Jacobs, Mike
    Form / Genre: 
    Scrapbooks -- 20th century
    Clippings -- 1930-1950
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Local Number: 
    1980.0683 (NMAH Acc.)
    Black, Julian, Mrs. (donor).
    Chadwyck-Healey (publisher).
    Community Life, Div. of, NMAH, SI (collector).
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