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Guide to the Jack Level Presidents Collection

MSSP 5005

 

Collection Summary

Title: Jack Level presidents collection
Dates: 1860-1968
Collection No.: MSSP 5005
Creator: Level, Jack (John Ambrose), b. 1889
Extent: 3 containers and 1 flat storage container; 3 linear feet
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: Manuscript drafts and research materials for the unpublished book Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents, by Jack Level of Elmhurst, New York.

Selected Search Terms

Presidents -- Sports -- United States
Sports and state -- United States

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Jack Level Presidents Collection, [Folder no.], Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The collection was acquired by the Libraries from Jack Level in 1969, as part of a broader purchase of Level's sports related books. Arranged and described 1998, by George Rugg. Finding aid 2015, by George Rugg.

Biographical Note

John Ambrose Level, Jr., was born on 25 September 1889 in Davenport, Washington Territory. He attended the University of Missouri (1913-15) and for 33 years worked in New York for RKO Radio Pictures, writing advertising copy. After his retirement Level indulged his interest in the bibliography of golf, running a business ("Golf Book Service") out of his home in Elmhurst, Long Island. This in turn led to an interest in the recreational activities of the U.S. presidents. In the 1950s and 60s Level worked on a manuscript on this topic and assembled relevant illustrations, but failed to sell the idea to a publisher.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains Level's manuscript, illustrations, research materials, and correspondence for his Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents project, which he appears to have worked on persistently in the early 1960s. Level was not a historian, but he corresponded extensively with repositories and individuals to learn as much as he could of the recreational preferences of the presidents, from Washington to Lyndon Johnson. Topics entertained include athletic sports (as participant and spectator); field sports; forms of physical exercise; games; and broader leisure activities like reading. Series 1 contains typescript drafts of Level's text, organized into sections on the individual presidents and on various sports and recreational activities. Numerous drafts of these "chapters" are often present; the typical length of a chapter on a given president is 4-5 pages. There are no notes. Series 2 and 3 contain book chapters, articles, pamphlets, clippings, correspondence, and photographs and other illustrations assembled by Level in the course of his research, arranged by president or activity. Originally in the collection were two disbound scrapbooks with similar material, mostly clippings, affixed to the leaves; these were not retained. Among the illustrations, the most notable item is a copy of the 1860 Currier and Ives lithograph The National Game, showing Lincoln and the other candidates as baseball players.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in three series: 1. Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents; 2. Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents; 3. Oversize research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents; Folders dedicated to individual Presidents are arranged in order of Presidential terms. Other topics are arranged alphabetically.

Container List

  • Series 1: Manuscript pages for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents 
    • Folder 1-1 (GEN945-1-1) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Introduction, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 12 leaves.
      • Folder 1-2 (GEN945-1-2) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: George Washington, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 32 leaves.
        • Folder 1-3 (GEN945-1-3) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: John Adams, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 11 leaves.
          • Folder 1-4 (GEN945-1-4) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Thomas Jefferson, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 38 leaves.
            • Folder 1-5 (GEN945-1-5) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: James Madison, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 17 leaves.
              • Folder 1-6 (GEN945-1-6) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: James Monroe, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 11 leaves.
                • Folder 1-7 (GEN945-1-7) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: John Quincy Adams, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 23 leaves.
                  • Folder 1-8 (GEN945-1-8) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Andrew Jackson, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 24 leaves.
                    • Folder 1-9 (GEN945-1-9) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Martin Van Buren, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 10 leaves.
                      • Folder 1-10 (GEN945-1-10) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: William Henry Harrison, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 7 leaves.
                        • Folder 1-11 (GEN945-1-11) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: John Tyler, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 9 leaves.
                          • Folder 1-12 (GEN945-1-12) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: James K. Polk, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 14 leaves.
                            • Folder 1-13 (GEN945-1-13) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Zachary Taylor, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 11 leaves.
                              • Folder 1-14 (GEN945-1-14) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Millard Fillmore, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 7 leaves.
                                • Folder 1-15 (GEN945-1-15) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Franklin Pierce, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 8 leaves.
                                  • Folder 1-16 (GEN945-1-16) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: James Buchanan, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 12 leaves.
                                    • Folder 1-17 (GEN945-1-17) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Abraham Lincoln, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 19 leaves.
                                      • Folder 1-18 (GEN945-1-18) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Andrew Johnson, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 7 leaves.
                                        • Folder 1-19 (GEN945-1-19) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 24 leaves.
                                          • Folder 1-20 (GEN945-1-20) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Rutherford B. Hayes, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 11 leaves.
                                            • Folder 1-21 (GEN945-1-21) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: James A. Garfield, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 9 leaves.
                                              • Folder 1-22 (GEN945-1-22) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Chester A. Arthur, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 9 leaves.
                                                • Folder 1-23 (GEN945-1-23) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Grover Cleveland, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 32 leaves.
                                                  • Folder 1-24 (GEN945-1-24) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Benjamin Harrison, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 11 leaves.
                                                    • Folder 1-25 (GEN945-1-25) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: William McKinley, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 12 leaves.
                                                      • Folder 1-26 (GEN945-1-26) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 33 leaves.
                                                        • Folder 1-27 (GEN945-1-27) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: William Howard Taft, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 24 leaves.
                                                          • Folder 1-28 (GEN945-1-28) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Woodrow Wilson, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 27 leaves.
                                                            • Folder 1-29 (GEN945-1-29) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Warren G. Harding, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 21 leaves.
                                                              • Folder 1-30 (GEN945-1-30) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Calvin Coolidge, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 24 leaves.
                                                                • Folder 1-31 (GEN945-1-31) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Herbert Hoover, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 21 leaves.
                                                                  • Folder 1-32 (GEN945-1-32) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 19 leaves.
                                                                    • Folder 1-33 (GEN945-1-33) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Harry Truman, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 16 leaves.
                                                                      • Folder 1-34 (GEN945-1-34) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Dwight D. Eisenhower, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 20 leaves.
                                                                        • Folder 1-35 (GEN945-1-35) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: John F. Kennedy, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 31 leaves.
                                                                          • Folder 1-36 (GEN945-1-36) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Lyndon Johnson, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 14 leaves.
                                                                            • Folder 2-1 (GEN945-2-1) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: General topics, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 21 leaves.
                                                                              • Folder 2-2 (GEN945-2-2) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Baseball, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 3 leaves.
                                                                                • Folder 2-3 (GEN945-2-3) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Billiards, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 2 leaves.
                                                                                  • Folder 2-4 (GEN945-2-4) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Bowling, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 2 leaves.
                                                                                    • Folder 2-5 (GEN945-2-5) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Boxing, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 2 leaves.
                                                                                      • Folder 2-6 (GEN945-2-6) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Card playing, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 5 leaves.
                                                                                        • Folder 2-7 (GEN945-2-7) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Carriages, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 2 leaves.
                                                                                          • Folder 2-8 (GEN945-2-8) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Chess and checkers, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 6 leaves.
                                                                                            • Folder 2-9 (GEN945-2-9) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Cockfighting, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 2 leaves.
                                                                                              • Folder 2-10 (GEN945-2-10) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Collecting, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 10 leaves.
                                                                                                • Folder 2-11 (GEN945-2-11) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Dogs, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 4 leaves.
                                                                                                  • Folder 2-12 (GEN945-2-12) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Fishing, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 3 leaves.
                                                                                                    • Folder 2-13 (GEN945-2-13) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Football, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 4 leaves.
                                                                                                      • Folder 2-14 (GEN945-2-14) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Fox hunting, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 2 leaves.
                                                                                                        • Folder 2-15 (GEN945-2-15) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Golf, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 9 leaves.
                                                                                                          • Folder 2-16 (GEN945-2-16) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Horses, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 4 leaves.
                                                                                                            • Folder 2-17 (GEN945-2-17) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Horseshoes, quoits, croquet, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 3 leaves.
                                                                                                              • Folder 2-18 (GEN945-2-18) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Hunting, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 3 leaves.
                                                                                                                • Folder 2-19 (GEN945-2-19) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Marbles, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 1 leaf.
                                                                                                                  • Folder 2-20 (GEN945-2-20) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Music, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 9 leaves.
                                                                                                                    • Folder 2-21 (GEN945-2-21) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Oratory, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 2 leaves.
                                                                                                                      • Folder 2-22 (GEN945-2-22) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Physical appearance, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 6 leaves.
                                                                                                                        • Folder 2-23 (GEN945-2-23) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Smoking, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 1 leaf.
                                                                                                                          • Folder 2-24 (GEN945-2-24) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Sports and Presidential Cabinets, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 2 leaves.
                                                                                                                            • Folder 2-25 (GEN945-2-25) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Swimming, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 2 leaves.
                                                                                                                              • Folder 2-26 (GEN945-2-26) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Tennis, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 2 leaves.
                                                                                                                                • Folder 2-27 (GEN945-2-27) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Travel, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 6 leaves.
                                                                                                                                  • Folder 2-28 (GEN945-2-28) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Mark Twain, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 4 leaves.
                                                                                                                                    • Folder 2-29 (GEN945-2-29) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Walking sticks, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 9 leaves.
                                                                                                                                      • Folder 2-30 (GEN945-2-30) Jack Level: Manuscript for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Wrestling, n.d. TMs, with handwritten emendations; 4 leaves.
                                                                                                                                      • Series 2: Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents 
                                                                                                                                        • Folder 2-31 (GEN945-2-31) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: George Washington, n.d. 25 items.
                                                                                                                                          • Folder 2-32 (GEN945-2-32) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: John Adams, n.d. 3 items.
                                                                                                                                            • Folder 2-33 (GEN945-2-33) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Thomas Jefferson, n.d. 8 items.
                                                                                                                                              • Folder 2-34 (GEN945-2-34) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: James Madison, n.d. 7 items.
                                                                                                                                                • Folder 2-35 (GEN945-2-35) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: James Monroe, n.d. 9 items.
                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 2-36 (GEN945-2-36) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: John Quincy Adams, n.d. 6 items.
                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 2-37 (GEN945-2-37) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Andrew Jackson, n.d. 3 items.
                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 2-38 (GEN945-2-38) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Martin Van Buren, n.d. 3 items.
                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 2-39 (GEN945-2-39) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: William Henry Harrison, n.d. 6 items.
                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 2-40 (GEN945-2-40) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: John Tyler, n.d. 3 items.
                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 2-41 (GEN945-2-41) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: James K. Polk, n.d. 2 items.
                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 2-42 (GEN945-2-42) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Zachary Taylor, n.d. 2 items.
                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 2-43 (GEN945-2-43) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Millard Fillmore, n.d. 2 items.
                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 2-44 (GEN945-2-44) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Franklin Pierce, n.d. 3 items.
                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 2-45 (GEN945-2-45) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: James Buchanan, n.d. 7 items.
                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 2-46 (GEN945-2-46) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Abraham Lincoln, n.d. 16 items.
                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 2-47 (GEN945-2-47) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Andrew Johnson, n.d. 6 items.
                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 2-48 (GEN945-2-48) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant, n.d. 21 items.
                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 2-49 (GEN945-2-49) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Rutherford B. Hayes, n.d. 11 items.
                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 2-50 (GEN945-2-50) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: James A. Garfield, n.d. 3 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 2-51 (GEN945-2-51) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Chester A. Arthur, n.d. 13 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 2-52 (GEN945-2-52) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Grover Cleveland, n.d. 12 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 2-53 (GEN945-2-53) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Benjamin Harrison, n.d. 4 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 2-54 (GEN945-2-54) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: William McKinley, n.d. 6 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 3-1 (GEN945-3-1) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: William Howard Taft, n.d. 32 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 3-2 (GEN945-3-2) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Woodrow Wilson, n.d. 15 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 3-3 (GEN945-3-3) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Warren G. Harding, n.d. 13 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 3-4 (GEN945-3-4) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Calvin Coolidge, n.d. 12 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 3-5 (GEN945-3-5) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Herbert Hoover, n.d. 15 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 3-6 (GEN945-3-6) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt, n.d. 12 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 3-7 (GEN945-3-7) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Harry S. Truman, n.d. 11 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 3-8 (GEN945-3-8`) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Dwight D. Eisenhower, n.d. 19 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 3-9 (GEN945-3-9) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: John F. Kennedy, n.d. 51 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 3-10 (GEN945-3-10) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Lyndon B. Johnson, n.d. 15 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 3-11 (GEN945-3-11) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Richard M. Nixon, n.d. 4 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 3-12 (GEN945-3-12) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Baseball, n.d. 7 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 3-13 (GEN945-3-13) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Boating, n.d. 2 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 3-14 (GEN945-3-14) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Carriages, n.d. 3 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 3-15 (GEN945-3-15) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Checkers and chess, n.d. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 3-16 (GEN945-3-16) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Cockfighting, n.d. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 3-17 (GEN945-3-17) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Football, n.d. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 3-18 (GEN945-3-18) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Golf, n.d. 11 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 3-19 (GEN945-3-19) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Guns, n.d. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 3-20 (GEN945-3-20) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Horses, n.d. 5 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 3-21 (GEN945-3-21) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Music, n.d. 6 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 3-22 (GEN945-3-22) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Outdoors, n.d. 3 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 3-23 (GEN945-3-23) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Physical appearance, n.d. 8 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 3-24 (GEN945-3-24) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Quoits, n.d. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Folder 3-25 (GEN945-3-25) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Tobacco, n.d. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Folder 3-26 (GEN945-3-26) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Travel, n.d. 2 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folder 3-27 (GEN945-3-27) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: General topics, n.d. 17 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folder 3-28 (GEN945-3-28) Research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: General correspondence, 1959-1968. 47 items.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Series 3: Oversize research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Folder 4-1 (GEN945-4-1) Lithograph: The National Game. Three "Outs" and One "Run": Abraham Winning the Ball. New York: Currier & Ives, 1860. 1 item, 33 x 43 cm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This lithographed political cartoon was submitted for copyright by the New York firm of Currier & Ives weeks before the 1860 presidential election, in obvious anticipation of a Republican victory. Its creator, Louis Maurer, utilized the newly popular game of baseball as metaphor for the "national game" of presidential politics. Shown are Lincoln and his three opponents: the Constitutional Unionist John Bell, of Tennessee, and the two candidates of a fractured Democratic party, Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois and John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky. The only hope for the Democrats was a "fusion" of the opposition parties in key Northern states to deny Lincoln their electoral votes and throw the election into the House. This did not come to pass, however, and Lincoln won with 40 per cent of the popular vote; the result, of course, was disunion and civil war. In the cartoon, each candidate's bat and belt bear keynotes of his campaign. Lincoln holds the ubiquitous rail instead of a bat, and claims the game ball then awarded to the victor of a "match". His three opponents are "skunked" (defeated).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folder 4-2 (GEN945-4-2) Oversize research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant, 1872. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Folder 4-3 (GEN945-4-3) Oversize research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: Grover Cleveland, 1884. 1 item.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Folder 4-4 (GEN945-4-4) Oversize research materials for Sports and Pastimes of the Presidents: William Howard Taft, ca.1909-1913. 11 items.