Found 5 collections related to African American boxers

Lee, Canada
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6764
9.5 linear feet
The Canada Lee Papers document two of the careers of this multi-talented man: his profession as an actor and his career as a boxer. The papers consist principally of personal and professional correspondence; speeches; and contracts, correspondence... more
Johnson, Jack, 1878-1946
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 525
0.75 linear feet (3 boxes)
Heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson (1878-1946) was the first African-American boxer to win the heavyweight title. A controversial figure, Johnson was famous for the furor that surrounded his heavyweight championship, his flamboyant... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 527
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
This collections consists of promotional literature for films with African American casts. Many of the films are from Norman Studios, which produced silent films featuring African American casts from 1919 to 1928. The rest of the films are mostly... more
Wills, Harry, 1892-1958
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 191
0.02 linear feet (2 folders)
Harry Wills was a professional boxer and leading heavyweight contender in the 1920s. The Harry Wills collection consists of passports, correspondence, clippings, a program of his fight with Luis Firpo in 1924, a poster, and two volumes of the... more
Photographs and Prints Division. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture | Sc Photo Sports
1204 items (8 boxes, 1.8 linear feet). 432 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller. 546 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 26 x 21 cm. and smaller. 105 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 19 x 13 cm. and smaller. 78 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 13 x 19 cm. and smaller. 5 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 33 x 23 cm. and smaller. 6 photographic prints : silver gelatin, b&w ; 28 x 36 cm. and smaller. 6 photographic prints : col ; 28 x 36 cm. and smaller. 8 photographic prints : col ; 36 x 28 cm. and smaller. 3 photomechanical prints : halftone, b&w ; 21 x 26 cm. and smaller. 11 photomechanical prints : halftone, col., some b&w ; 22 x 28 cm. and smaller. 3 photographic postcards : silver gelatin, b&w ; 9 x 14 cm
The Sports collection depicts some aspects of African-American participation in sporting events and athletic competition, mainly from the 1940s to the mid-1980s. Sports represented in the collection consist of: baseball, basketball, body... more