Guide to the Jim Newton Collection on Pete Rose

MSSP 0017


Collection Summary

Title: Jim Newton collection on Pete Rose
Dates: 1978-1990 (bulk 1989)
Collection No.: MSSP 0017
Creator: Newton, James
Extent: 8 containers; 4 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: A collection of materials on the Pete Rose gambling investigation of 1989, assembled by journalist Jim Newton of the Fort Hamilton (OH) Press. The collection consists primarily of photocopied documents and news clips. Included is a copy of the Dowd Report (Major League Baseball's investigation into Rose's activities) with its many attendant volumes of exhibits.

Selected Search Terms

Rose, Pete, 1941-
Baseball -- Betting -- United States
Cincinnati Reds (Baseball team)
Gambling -- History

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Jim Newton Collection on Pete Rose, [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 Jim Newton in 1990. Arranged and described 1998, by George Rugg. Finding aid 2017, by George Rugg.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of materials on Major League Baseball's 1989 investigation into the gambling activities of Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose, which resulted in Rose's placement on Baseball's "permanently ineligible list." These materials, consisting primarily of photocopied documents and news clippings, were assembled in 1989 by journalist Jim Newton of the Fort Hamilton (OH) Press. Included are copies of MLB investigator Thomas Dowd's report on Rose's activities, with its many attendant volumes of exhibits; transcripts of interviews conducted by Dowd in his investigation; legal documents from Peter E. Rose v. A. Bartlett Giamatti, et al and United States v. Thomas P. Gioiosa, and copies of newspaper articles tracking the case from March to September, 1989.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in three series: 1. Photocopies of the Dowd Report and attendant exhibits; 2. Miscellaneous legal documents; 3. Photocopies of news clips.

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