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Elizabeth Adolph Collection of Early 20th Century New Orleans Sports Memorabilia

Elizabeth Adolph Collection of Early 20th Century New Orleans Sports Memorabilia

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Elizabeth Adolph Collection of Early 20th Century New Orleans Sports Memorabilia

A description of her Collection at Loyola University New Orleans

J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans

2012



Profile Description

Creation: Machine-readable finding aid derived from Microsoft Word
2012
Finding aid prepared by Katie Kuhl Rivet, Special Collections & Archives, J. Edgar and Louis S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans,
Language: Description is in English.

Overview of the Collection

Repository: Loyola University (New Orleans, La)
Monroe Library
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-864-7111
Email: archives@loyno.edu
Creator: Adolph, Elizabeth
Title: Elizabeth Adolph Collection of Early 20th Century New Orleans Sports Memorabilia
Inclusive Dates: 1904-1908
Quantity: 3 items (1 box)
AbstractThe Elizabeth Adolph Collection of Early 20th Century New Orleans Sports Memorabilia contains three early 20th century items.
Collection No.Collection 43
Language Materials are in English

Scope and Content Note

The Elizabeth Adolph Collection of Early 20th Century New Orleans Sports Memorabilia is comprised of three items: two printed silk programs from the Crescent City Jockey Club dated 1904 and 1906 and a team photograph of the 1908 Parker-Blake baseball team.


Administrative/Biographical History

Crescent City Jockey Club

The Crescent City Jockey Club was established in 1892 at what is now the New Orleans Fair Grounds. For 16 years, the club ran a winter racing season from mid-December until early April. However, in 1908 Louisiana passed a state law which halted horse racing in New Orleans for a time. While the club held on to their lease at the fair grounds for several years hoping that racing would be allowed to return, they eventually had to liquidate their assets in the spring of 1913.

Parker-Blake Baseball Team

The Parker-Blake Baseball Team was a commercial baseball team in New Orleans at the turn of the last century. These men were druggists from the ParkerBlake Company which was established in New Orleans on January 1, 1903. The company was headed by Arthur D. Parker, brother to Louisiana governor John M. Parker (1920-1924) and Thomas N. Blake, both of New Orleans. In 1904, the company formed a baseball team which took over for another commercial team known as the Baldwins. The team played regularly at both Ferran and Eddy parks in the city. The 1908 team was the leader of their independent, semi-professional league. The company was purchased by the Mckesson and Robbins pharmaceutical distribution company in 1929. Kittums was a stray black cat who became the company, and subsequently the team’s mascot, until his death in 1909.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use. Access to the Crescent City Jockey Club Programs is restricted due to their deteriorated and fragile state.

Usage Restrictions

Physical rights are retained by the J. Edgar and Louis S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[item], Elizabeth Adolph Collection of Early 20th Century New Orleans Sports Memorabilia, Collection 34, Special Collections & Archives, J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, Loyola University, New Orleans.

Processing Information

Processed by Katie Kuhl.

Completed in 2012.


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