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|Named Person:||John Colton; Louis J Cooke; Merian C Cooper; Tommy Gibbons; Michael Joseph Keeley; William C Robertson; William G Shepherd|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
George A Barton; Jack Dempsey; Orville L Freeman; Hubert H Humphrey; Arthur Naftalin; Edward John Thye; Gene Tunney; Luther W Youngdahl; Minnesota. State Athletic Commission.; National Boxing Association of America.
|Notes:||Related materials: Barton's book: My Lifetime in Sports, his article "Tommy Gibbons", and a George Barton Scrapbook are in the Minnesota Historical Society book collection.
Related materials: For additional records of the Minnesota State Athletic Commission see: Minnesota. Boxing Board: in the Minnesota State Archives.
|Description:||3.0 cu. ft. (7 boxes).|
The papers contain much information on Minnesota's Golden Gloves amateur boxing program (1930s-1950s), Barton's efforts to promote more stringent regulations for professional boxing, government investigations of boxing practices, and regulatory activities of the National Boxing Association of America. There are also references to other sports in Minnesota; letters from many sport writers, sports officials, and athletes, particularly Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney; and speeches and sports stories by Barton, including those republished in his book, My Lifetime in Sports (1957).
Also included are minutes, financial reports, and correspondence of the Minnesota State Athletic Commission concerning its regulation of boxing in Minnesota (1942-1957), and George Barton's correspondence, miscellaneous papers, and newspapers clippings while on the State Athletic Commission (undated and 1946-1969).
- Colton, John, -- b. 1889.
- Cooke, Louis J. -- (Louis Joseph), -- 1868-1943.
- Cooper, Merian C.
- Gibbons, Tommy, -- 1891-1960.
- Keeley, Michael Joseph, -- 1875-1955.
- Robertson, William C., -- 1882-1935.
- Shepherd, William G. -- (William Gunn), -- 1878-1933.
- University of Minnesota -- Football.
- Minnesota. -- State Athletic Commission.
- Boxing -- Law and legislation.
- Boxing -- Minnesota.
- College sports.
- Dan Patch (Race horse)
- Golden Gloves Tournament.
- Sports journalism.