We are taking an exhibit of baseball materials “on the road” – to Millett Hall – on Wednesday, February 10th!
As part of CELIA’s 2016 series The Sultans of Swing: 100 Years of Baseball, Jazz and Short Fiction, two lectures will take place on February 10th in the Millett Hall Atrium from 1:25 to 2:20 p.m., centering on the theme “Leagues of Their Own: Women and African-Americans in Baseball History.” Michael Carter, an expert in the histories of Negro Leagues and Dayton baseball, will present “Remembering Negro Leagues Baseball’s Place in History.” Leslie Heaphy, associate professor of history at Kent State University at Stark, will present “Unraveling Some of the Mystery of Baseball’s Past.”
In accompaniment of the February 10th lectures, our archivists will be bringing an exhibit of original photographs, programs, ticket stubs, and other items. Photographs, many of which are from our Dayton Daily News Archive, will include the Cincinnati Reds, the Dayton Ducks minor league team, and the infamous 1919 World Series. Many items from the Todd Holst Baseball Collection (MS-401) will also be featured.
The exhibit will be available in the Millett Hall Atrium from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10th.
We hope to see you there!
Earlier this week, Dr. Scott Peterson, WSU Communications Department, was here filming some footage for his Sultans of Swing documentary.
Learn more about Dayton’s baseball history with these online resources: