The Boys of Summer: Baseball All-Stars in the Archives
Visitors to the National Archives at Kansas City can view a new special display of photographs and facsimile documents entitled The Boys of Summer: Baseball All-Stars in the Archives. The display is located in the main hallway on the concourse (lower) level near the School House to White House exhibition. During the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, baseball was the most widely played sport in the United States and became known as “America’s game.” It is no surprise, then, to find records relating to the game itself and some of the game’s greatest players--Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Jackie Robinson, Mickey Mantle, and more-- in the holdings of the National Archives. From military records to photographs with American Presidents to Federal court cases, the National Archives preserves forever the game of baseball and its star players’ interactions with the United States government. The display will be available for viewing throughout the baseball season.