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    • Kidd, Sue (Interview transcript and video), 2009

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); Video recordings; All-American Girls Professional Baseball League--Personal narratives; Baseball for women--United States; Baseball; Sports for women; World War, 1939-1945; Baseball players--Michigan;...
    • Sue Kidd was born in 1933 in Choctaw, Arkansas. She got her interest in baseball from her father and two brothers who she played with regularly as a child. Growing up, Kidd played other sports too like football and basketball but eventually decided...
    • Abraham Lincoln to H.L. Haines

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Signed response from Abraham Lincoln to the request for an autograph, July 10, 1860
    • Burkovich, Shirley (Interview transcript and video), 2009

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); Video recordings; All-American Girls Professional Baseball League--Personal narratives; Baseball for women--United States; Baseball; Sports for women; World War, 1939-1945; Baseball players--Illinois;...
    • Shirley Burkovich was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She played softball with the neighborhood boys and her brother throughout her childhood. She first heard about the All American Girls Professional Baseball League one day when she was reading...
    • Stevenson, Rosemary (Interview transcript and video), 2008

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); Video recordings; All-American Girls Professional Baseball League--Personal narratives; Baseball for women--United States; Baseball; Sports for women; World War, 1939-1945; Baseball players--Michigan;...
    • Rosemary Stevenson was born on July 2, 1936 in Stalwart in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Growing up she loved to play baseball with the neighborhood kids. Before entering the All American Girls Professional Baseball League she played for the Sault...
    • Joyner, Ron (Interview outline and video), 2010

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); United States--History, Military; Michigan--History, Military; Veterans ; Video recordings; United States. Army; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Personal narratives, American
    • Ron Joyner was drafted into the Army in 1970 as part of the first group to be drafted through the lottery system. He volunteered for helicopter pilot training, which he took at Fort Rucker, Alabama, and was then sent to Germany. From there, he was...
    • Blair, Maybelle (Interview transcript and video), 2009

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); Video recordings; All-American Girls Professional Baseball League--Personal narratives; Baseball for women--United States; Baseball; Sports for women; World War, 1939-1945; Baseball players--Illinois;...
    • Maybelle Blair was born in 1927 in Longvale, California. Before joining the All American Girl’s Baseball League she played baseball with her brothers at the age of nine and then later in 1942 at age twelve began playing organized softball. At about...
    • Froning, Mary (Interview transcript and video, 2010)

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); Video recordings; All-American Girls Professional Baseball League--Personal narratives; Baseball for women--United States; Baseball; Sports for women; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives,...
    • Mary Froning O’Meara was born in Minster, Ohio, in 1934. She played on softball teams run by the local Catholic Youth Organization while in school, and was recruited into the AAGPBL in 1951. She played outfield for the South Bend Blue Sox from...
    • Jenkins, Marilyn M. (Interview transcript and video), 2008

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); Video recordings; All-American Girls Professional Baseball League--Personal narratives; Baseball for women--United States; Baseball; Sports for women; World War, 1939-1945; Baseball players--Michigan;...
    • Marilyn Jenkins was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1934. She grew up in Grand Rapids and played baseball with family and friends, and played softball with the neighborhood kids. When the Grand Rapids Chicks arrived in 1945, she talked her way...
    • Blomstrom, Lowell (Interview transcript and audio), 1977

    • Michigan--History; Local histories; Memoirs; Oral histories (document genre); Grand Rapids (Mich.); Personal narratives; Heritage Hill (Grand Rapids, Mich.); Grand Valley State University
    • Lowell Blomstrom was born on 22 March 1893 in Grand Rapids. His father was an inventor and pioneer in the automobile industry. In 1904 Carl Blomstrom introduced the Queen Automobile produced in Detroit by the Blomstrom Motor Company. Lowell...
    • Arnold, Lou (Interview transcript and video), 2009

    • Oral history; Veterans History Project (U.S.); Video recordings; All-American Girls Professional Baseball League--Personal narratives; Baseball for women--United States; Baseball; Sports for women; World War, 1939-1945; Baseball players--Indiana;...
    • Lou Arnold was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island in 1925. She grew up in Pawtucket and played softball with her brother and eventually joined an amateur league where she played for a few teams. After playing a game with a rival team in Newport she...
    • J W. Upton from Thomas Ewing, November 25, 1850

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Ewing, Thomas, 1789-1871; Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; United States. Congress. Senate; United States....
    • Letter, written by Sen. Thomas Ewing to J. W. Upton, describing his disappointment that Sargent was misrepresented and pledges his support.
    • A.S. Clark from Thomas Proctor

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper; Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Letter requesting copies of an illustration of Lincoln's deathbed scene published in Frank Leslie's Illustrated newspaper, from a man who was present, Mar. 12, 1896
    • Nathan Sargent recommendation. George S. Boutwell from George E. Spencer

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Boutwell, George S. (George Sewall), 1818-1905; Spencer, George Eliphaz, 1836-1893; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials and employees; Customs administration
    • Letter of recommendation for Nathan Sargent, expressing the opinion that Sargent not be removed from the office of Commissioner of Customs.
    • J. Elfreth Watkins from Robert Todd Lincoln

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; United States--Politics and government--19th century; Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Letter from Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, politely refusing to express an opinion in print.
    • C.C. Ruthranoff from Edwin Booth

    • Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; United States--Politics and government--19th century; Correspondence; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
    • Letter from Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth, declining an interview.

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