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Othello "Chico" Renfroe collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Creator: Renfroe, Othello, 1923-1991
Title: Othello "Chico" Renfroe collection
Dates: [ca. 1938-1991]
Quantity: 40.0 v.
Quantity: 171 audiotapes (cassette)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Othello "Chico" Renfroe from ca. 1938-1991. The papers include scrapbooks, photo albums, baseball game books, and audiotapes documenting the Negro baseball leagues, the integration of African Americans in the white leagues, African American athletes, and the civil rights movement, as well as Renfroe's activities as a sports broadcaster. The scrapbooks contain clippings, photographs, correspondence, programs, and baseball cards. The clippings include articles written by Renfroe for the Atlanta Daily World. The audiotapes consist of broadcasts made by Renfroe for basketball and football games at high schools in the Atlanta/Macon (Ga.) area and of college basketball and football games for schools in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. A few of the tapes are of radio talk shows featuring Renfroe discussing sports.
Identification: aarl90-002

Biographical/Historical Note

Othello "Chico" Renfroe was a scrappy, versatile baseball player. In 1946 he represented the Kansas City Monarchs in the 1946 East-West All-Star game. He had the highest batting average in the World Series against the Newark Eagles, hitting .414 while playing at shortstop in all 7 games. After the Series he was a member of Satchel Paige's All-Star team that barnstormed across the country with Bob Feller's All-Star. He had only average defensive skills and speed, but he was a good base stealer and was adequate afield at several positions. He hit for averages of .232, .245, .296, and .231 for the years 1945-'49 (exclusive of 1947).

Mr. Chico Renfroe's passion for baseball developed from his days as a youngster in Jacksonville, Florida. In 1938 he ran away from home, hanging around the spring training camps of black teams and running errands and became a 'bat boy' for the Chicago American Giants. While attending Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Mr. Renfroe participated in baseball, basketball, and football. He moved to Atlanta during his junior year in high school and enrolled at Clark College after graduation. While continuing his education he also played semipro ball until signing with the Kansas City Monarchs in 1945.

During the 1949 season Mr. Renfroe moved to the Indianapolis Clowns until heeding a call from "south of the border" to play with Torreon in the Mexican League in 1950. Before ending his professional career with Minot, North Dakota in 1954, he played several winter seasons in various locales. He was a member of Chet Brewer's Kansas City Royals in the California winter league in 1945 and 1947, and toured Venezuela in 1950, with the New York Stars, and in the Dominican Republic from 1951-1952.

After retiring from baseball in 1954, Mr. Renfroe returned to Atlanta and worked for the U.S. Post Office. He began a career in sports journalism as sports director of radio station WERD in 1963. In 1964, Mr. Renfroe became the sports voice of Atlanta high school and the Atlanta University Center sports on WIGO'S high school and college football "Games of the Week."

In 1970, Mr. Renfroe was named Sportscaster of the Year by the Associated Press. In 1972, Mr. Renfroe was hired as sports columnist by the Atlanta Daily World. After seven years he was elevated to sports editor, during which time he wrote the columns, "Sports of the World" and "Going Down Memory Lane."

From 1975 until 1980, he served as the radio voice of the Florida A&M Rattlers football network. Though Mr. Renfroe stopped announcing high school games in 1990, he expanded his college sports broadcasts to include Atlanta University Center basketball. Mr. Renfroe made history when he was hired by the Atlanta Braves, as the first African American official scorer in major league baseball. He also enjoyed a career as a public address announcer for the Atlanta Falcons. Mr. Renfroe died of a heart attack September 3, 1991, in Atlanta Georgia. He was 68 years old.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Othello "Chico" Renfroe from ca. 1938-1991. The papers include scrapbooks, photo albums, baseball game books, and audiotapes documenting the Negro baseball leagues, the integration of African Americans in the white leagues, African American athletes, and the civil rights movement, as well as Renfroe's activities as a sports broadcaster. The scrapbooks contain clippings, photographs, correspondence, programs, and baseball cards. The clippings include articles written by Renfroe for the Atlanta Daily World. The audiotapes consist of broadcasts made by Renfroe for basketball and football games at high schools in the Atlanta/Macon (Ga.) area and of college basketball and football games for schools in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. A few of the tapes are of radio talk shows featuring Renfroe discussing sports.


Arrangement

I. Scrapbooks/Albums, 1932-1991

Audio Cassette Tapes, 1977-1990


Index Terms

African American athletes--United States.
African American baseball players--United States.
African American journalists--Georgia.
African Americans in radio broadcasting--United States.
Civil rights movements--United States.
College sports--Southern States.
High school athletes--Georgia.
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Social integration--United States.
Sound recordings.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Othello "Chico" Renfroe collection. Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on research use of this collection.

Copyright Restrictions

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.


Container List

  "Must be a City of Love"Wayne Williams - families of victims still yearning for answers Morehouse Toils Hard For Final Game Against FiskitesAtlanta Daily WorldLeague President Orders Ted Turner Out of DugoutSheridan, Black College All-Star Football Team; First Black Owned TV Station - KSTS. TV 48; NFL Cheerleaders; Atlanta Named Host City of All-American High School Game - 1982; Champions: Atlanta Is The Best In The West - 1982; Ron Galimore - A Young Champion, Contemplates TheFuture;LeafletsMasterCRG'S

Series I: Scrapbooks/Albums, 1932-1991

23 boxes
11 - 12x20 SCRAPBOOKS
12 - 12x14 SCRAPBOOKS/PHOTO ALBUMS
The types of documents are: Newspaper clippings and photographs of various sports events, particularly the Negro Baseball League. Some of the newspaper clippings and photographs are about famous baseball players, boxing champions, and musicians, from the 1930s to the 1980s.

Box

1Over-size scrapbook:
Sport photographs; families, friends and other guests at different social functions (pages 1-222).

Box

2[Scrapbook], 1950s-1970s
This is a scrapbook of 28 pages which include newspaper articles, lots of b&w photos on sports, from the 1950s-1970s.
Football Teams:
O'Keefe Football Squad 1972
Northside Ends 1971
Fulton Captains 1971
West Fulton Ends 1970
Turner Football Squad 1966
Dykes Football Squad 1966
North Fulton Football Squad 1971
Cheerleaders:
Harper cheerleaders 1971
Murphy cheerleaders 1971
East Atlanta cheerleaders 1972
Roosevelt cheerleaders 1971
West Fulton cheerleaders 1971
Carver Coaching Staff, 1966:
Boazman
Chandler
Fisher
Hunter
Jones

Box

3Photo Album #1
Newspaper/photo clippings:
a) Jesse Hill, Jr. - "The Road To Success", 1986
b) Eddie Robinson - Football Coach
c) The 1980 Grambling Roster
d) The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Scrapbook #2
Photos: Morris Brown College Athletic Foundation Salutes, future Mr. Chico Renfroe.

Box

4Photo Album #1, 1966-1968 1973-1975
Newspaper (photo) clippings featuring the following:
a) Emmette Ashford - First Black Baseball Umpire, 1966
Lucius D. Amerson - First Black sheriff in the South in the 20th century - 1967
Frank Robinson - First Black manager of a major league baseball team - 1974
MLK, Jr. assassination site - 1968
Arthur Ashe - first Black man to win a Wimbledon Tennis title - 1975
Thomas Bradley - first Black Mayor of Los Angeles, 1973
Maynard Jackson - first Black Mayor of Atlanta.
Ms. Rosa Parks - being finger printed
Photo album #2
Photographs of Baseball players:
Satchel Paige's funeral
Baseball games

Box

52 Photo Albums
Photographs and newspaper clippings of Chico's family members and friends.

Box

61 over-size scrapbook
Photographs and newspaper clippings of sport players; movie and TV celebrities, pages 1-190.

Box

71 over-size scrapbook, 1977-1989?
Various sports, News and photo clippings from the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1977-1980's, pp.1-186.

Box

81 over-size scrapbook
Newspaper clippings: "Sports of the World" - Chico Renfroe; photographs of athletes and other celebrities, pp. 1-179

Box

91 over-size scrapbook, 1932-1970?
Newspaper/photo clippings of Muhammad Ali, visiting Sweet Auburn, 1970; students and faculty of Atlanta University Laboratory Elementary School (Oglethorpe), May 18, 1932, pp.1-286

Box

10Over-size [scrapbook], 1930-1991?

Page

1Poster from the film, "Always Sun"

Page

2Article - Monarch - John Ford Smith 11/10/82; Brochure - 6/22/82; Dedication, Negro Hall of History, 1982

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3Photo - NAVASOA, MEX. - Mexican Team. Photocopy newspaper article of "Cool Papa Bell", 1950

Page

4Baseball card collection - 16 players from N. C

Page

5Photos - Southern Bell "Living Legends" event; 14 photographs - 12 b&w, Cooperstown; 2 color- Atlanta and Cooperstown

Page

Cooperstown Tribute continues with players: ID. Information; 8 photographs on Tribute; 1 photo - Satchel Paige Stadium photo (1991)? 1 newspaper article, 1991?

Page

6Baseball card collection: 12 players; 1 promoter - Tobe Smith, died 1926; 1 league secretary - Quency Jordan Gillmore, died 1952; 1 article about Paige

Page

7Recent photos (1980's & 1970's). - 6 color; 1 lg. group (b&w) 1, 3 shot (b&w), 1970-1989

Page

8Photo copied articles - 2 Players list (fairly current) and 1 old article about the Black Crackers Vs. Homestead Grays

Page

9One South American Diploma to Renfroe, 1975.

1990 article (newspaper) about Max Manning

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11Current articles - 5 articles -about Teams - old - newsprint photos of Crawfords, Comiskey Pk, 1990

Page

12Articles: East West Classic - 1940; Homestead Grays; cartoon (photocopy), 1940

Page

1311 photographs, photocopied from newspaper clippings: 1 is pictured Lena Home, and 10 pictures sports athletes. Date is not given

Page

13½Pitcher Stats - Batting Avg.; 3 color photos of players - recent (1980); Article

Page

147 photocopied newspaper articles; Photo article, pictured Effa Manley; 1 color photograph, Man & wife (no names given)

Page

14½1 small - 2 x 3 1/2 article about (old) Wendell Smith going to Cuba; includes picture but no date; 1 old article - Cuban Team; 1950 glassy photo of a Cuban team - Santurce Cangrejeros; newspaper article - George Crowe; 3 reunions photos 1980's; 2 colors - 1 b&w, 1950 1980-1989

Page

154 current reunion photos; 1 photocopied article; 1 hand-written note to Chico; 1 article about players (2 Perry & Willard) in Cuban Teams

Page

15½4 newspaper articles (Cuban, 1950); 2 photos, 1980's, 1950 1980-1989

Page

161949-1950, collage of articles - pictured Othello "Chico" Renfroe

Page

16½15 colored photographs, family/friends reunion, 1982

Page

173 newspaper articles; 1 article (no date given, in very bad shape), Davis; Bell; Bartton, 1978

Page

17½2 articles, 1970's or so, written by Renfroe - A. D. World; 1 article of Tax Red Caps found in the Colored Baseball & Sports Monthly, a newspaper article "Satchel vs. Jackie", 1934 1970-1979?

Page

18Articles on ballplayers - 1950 & 1951; Photographs - Merica team La Quntas, 1950-1951

Page

18½1 b&w photo; 4 photocopy articles; letter to Renfroe, 1980s

Page

19Newspaper article about Doc Dennis, 1984; 6 articles (original), 1946-1950 1984

Page

19½Letter to Chico (1982), Ashland; one b&w group photo taken at the Stadium, 1950's; one article on B. Barons & League, by Chico; 1- b&w photo feature the "Great Yogi", 1940's, 1940-1959 1982

Page

20Newspaper articles, and photos (1946-1975) Cuban; Jack Marshall; Roy Paltrow; and Eurique somebody, 1946-1975

Page

20½Newspaper articles and photographs: Cuban; Jackie R., 1949-1970's

Page

21Photographs and newspaper articles: Old timers games, featuring Chico Renfroe, 1950-1989?

Page

21½Snapshots reunion, 1980's; letter from the OLD PROS UNLIMITED CLUB, 1973-1975 1980-1989?

Page

225 color (1980's & 1970's) photos: Buck Leonard & 2 other white men; 1980's?; photocopy article on BARNSTORMING

Page

232 - color - 1970's or 80's snapshot (photos); 1 - 1982 Hall of fame program - Cuban photo (1950's) b&w - duplicate; b&w photo - IND CLOWNS - MASCOTS; tickets stubs for clowns; b&w newspaper photo of Pepper Martin; 2 orig. (1940's or 50"s) newspaper articles, 1940-1959? 1970-1989?

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24B&W photos - 2 - eagles banner & Joe Walker, 1970's; 1982 N. League reunion program; newspaper article, 1950's

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25Mexican Box Score, 1950-51; articles: Rufus Lewis; Cuban leagues, 1951

Page

261946 - All Star line up; East West line up; articles: 2 photos (white players) featuring Babe Ruth; Jackie Robinson, 1946-1951

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27July 19, 1945 - Sports page - "Revamped IND CARDINALS" & "13th Annual East-West classic"; writer: Joel Smith, July 19, 1945

Page

28Photocopied article by John H., about Dave Barnhill

Page

295 orig. articles - about golf & football, 1948 1979 or '80

Page

304 articles, 1950's; shapshot (1 color) 1980?; 1 b&w "Chico at Bat", 1970?; 1 photo featuring Monte Irvine, 1950's 1970's 1980?

Page

31Newspaper articles, 1958, "Players & Bonus Money"; 1958 - "CLOWNS V. LA; 1981, Golf...ticket - clowns V. All Stars, 1958 1981

Page

32Full page, June 7, 1959

Page

33Souvenir Score Cards - White Ball (16) not actual cards - example out of catalog

Page

3426 Baseball card examples - out of catalog, all black players - after integration

Page

35Lipton Recalls World Series - full page of assorted programs (46)

Page

362 news articles - 1 b&w photo of Willie Mays, 9/13/76

Page

37Paper articles and photographs: Los Angeles Times; Sam Jethroe; Irvin; Isreal; Manning, 1940's-1950's

Page

38B&W photo - ('70's) of Trouppe; Jethroe; Jefferson & Brewer; Clark Hotel

Page

39Articles - 1940's & '50's, Satchel Paige's own story; Black catcher; John Hunter; 1946 - BOS RED SOX, 1940-1959?

Page

407 Cuban articles; w. photos, Aug. 27, 1938 - Pittsburgh Courier

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41Aug. 27, 1938 - Pittsburgh Courier, 1938

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42News articles: Elites, Yankees; AFRO-AMERICAN - 6 hoto/articles/news, 1939

Page

43Journal Sports, July 19, 1961

Page

44Articles: 1930's & 40's; 1 photos of Minoso, 1970's or '80's (color), 1930-1949? 1970-1989?

Page

45News articles/photos: Dodgers, Reds Divide; Newcombe Wins 1st; Negro Trio in 3-0 Kayo (Roy Campanella, Don Newcomb, Jackie Robinson); Birmingham Black Barons, with photo, 1949; The Baltimore Elites, 1949

Page

46Color photo - an Indian greets a player

Page

47News article: "Player Ejected as Elites Split", July 22, 1939

Page

48News article - in Spanish language, full page

Page

49News article - Tri= State Fair & Regatta: "Negro Baseball League Reunion"; photo clippings of "Newark Eagles Baseball Club"

Page

50Photo - Jack Marshall - Negro Bowling Champion, 1947; article about Hilton Smith; (Atlanta Braves) Southern Bell Salute Black Legends of Negro Baseball, 1947

Page

51News/photo clippings: 1) Baseball at the Smithsonian: "Only The Ball Was White; 2) I Was a Competitor or Baseball's Biggest Fool", by Chico Renfroe... Remembering: A Savored Salute To Baseball's Best

Page

52News articles/photographs: Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones in movies; Leon Day (Newark Eagles); Lefty Arvey (Baltimore Elite Giants); Ted Page; Yankee Old Timers

Page

531949 group photo - Baltimore Team, 1949

Page

54 Atlanta Daily World, 1982: Let's Go Down Memory Lane (by Chico Renfroe); Let's Salute A "Black Legend" In Sports -'82, 1982

Page

55Photographs: Bob Feller, Satchel Paige

Page

56News articles: EXTRA 1947, 9th Inning, 1947

Page

57Picture/news articles: Vinicus (Nish) Williams- Atlanta Black Crackers; The 1948 Birmingham Black Barons; Chico, friends, & little "Angels"

Page

5813 photo clippings of players

Page

59Photos: The Negro 1982 Baseball Reunion; Minnie Minoso (holding 5 bats), 1982

Page

6012 photo clippings - baseball players

Page

61News articles/photos: Sports of the World (by Chico Renfroe; "Chico Renfroe To Announce Expos Game"; Joe Lewis and wife; 1945 team photo (5) - pitcher "Sack" Morgan. Mr. and Mrs. Sugar Ray Robinson, with Mrs. Joe Lewis, 1945

Page

6211 clippings featuring baseball players

Page

63Pictures/newspaper articles: In A League of Their Own, Feb. 2, 1990; Black Crackers bat around memories; The Sports Voice of Black Atlanta; Preston Ingram, former Black Cracker, signing autographs for white fans, 1990

Box

11[Scrapbook], 1936-1982
This box stores a scrapbook which also includes newspaper clippings, and photographs of some, of Atlanta's top officials, major sports events, TV/movie celebrities, and personal letters. Listed below are a few of the most important sports events, movie and TV personalities throughout the 239 pages of the scrapbook:

Page

1-9 Newspaper articles, 1940-1977
"Must be a City of Love", Mayor Jackson (Maynard) declares, (1977).
Wayne Williams - families of victims still yearning for answers Morehouse Toils Hard For Final Game Against Fiskites - Atlanta Daily World, Nov. 21, 1940; League President Orders Ted Turner Out of Dugout, 1977.

Page

10 Photographs, 1936
Joe Louis - featuring three of his former wives, his mother and children; a fighting match with jack Sharkey, Aug., 1936

Page

11-34 Sports events/newspaper articles and photographs
Anthony Johnson, Mike Roberts, Mr. Othello "Chico" Renfroe, Sports Director/Anchor, Orlando Cepeda

Page

35-75 Newspaper clippings/articles, 1982
Sheridan, Black College All-Star Football Team; First Black Owned TV Station - KSTS. TV 48; NFL Cheerleaders; Atlanta Named Host City of All-American High School Game - 1982; Champions: Atlanta Is The Best In The West - 1982; Ron Galimore - A Young Champion, Contemplates TheFuture; Leonard's (Sugar Ray) Eye Surgery Leaves His Boxing Future In Doubt: An Opened Letter To Sugar Ray Leonard.

Page

76-104 Personal letters/Newspaper Articles, 1982
Radio Career Began 25 Years Ago - Oscar "Daddy-Oh" Alexander; Rev/Borders - 39 Years Voice On Auburn Avenue; A Coach On the Brink Of 300 Wins - Eddie Robinson; Perez (Pascual) Shows Braves The Way.
Leaflets: The American-Israel Youth Ambassador Exchange Program, 11/17-12/22/82; Stanton High School Class of 1943 Prepares for Class Reunion; Holmes (Larry) vs. Gerry Cooney, 1982; America's #1 Sports Team; Despite The End, Braves Won't Forget 1982.

Page

105-134Photographs featuring "Young And Old Stars"

Page

135-191 News Articles
Golf Lesson For Ladies At Lincoln; Greg McCrary - A Tough Football Player; Chico and Sports; 1975 South All Star Basketball Team; Atlanta Women's Golfers Association; The Old Pros Unlimited; The Story of Sammy Haynes; Please Give Me Someone To Look Up To; Tears Running Down My Cheeks; I Walk With A Master; A Dream Come True; Cass Jackson Has Passed The Test!; So Long, Jack Adams; A Georgia Orphan Returns home; The Song Is Ended, But The Melody Lingers On.
135-191 Personal letters/cards
4 cards: "Father's Day to Mr. Othello "Chico" Renfroe, from his children; a b&w photograph of CRG'S Youth Council, 1970; Dekalb Coaches Push For 7-AAA Split With City; The Greatest Black Athletes Of 20th Century; Former (Basketball) Player, Sammy Drummer Now a Janitor, Cleans Up The GYM; It's A Love Affair; College Park Keeps Winning, Whomping; GSU Guns Morehouse; Cincinnati Wins One By The Rule Book; Rattlers Back With 17-7 Win; The Lottery - A Nickel & Dime Empire, 1976; Fort Valley State Ousted.

Page

192-193Nation Mourns "Shuttle" Tragedy

Page

198Several Delays Plaqued Shuttle; U. S. Strikes Libya's Biggest Cities

Page

200-239A Space Shuttle Flight History; After Quarter Century Of Safe Spaceflights, Nightmare Came True; How I Escaped Lynching - pictured, James Cameron, 1930; TV celebrity photographs; Atlanta Falcons Draft List, 1966-1969; Stars Back On College Baseball Teams

Box

12 Newspapers articles/photographs
Memorial Commentary - Marion E. Jackson; Racial Slurs By "Greek" Cause Furry; pictured, Jimmy "The Greek", Snyder; $5-M Man Tyson - How He Spends It; Johnny Grier Moves from NFL Field Judge To Referee; Lions Rogers (Reggie) Faces Manslaughter Charges; Phoenix Cardinals Receiver Murdered - pictured Darryl Graig Usher, (1990); 258 Die As U. S. Jet Crashes In Scotland...36 Students From N. Y. On Flight, 1988; Music & TV celebrity photos (pg. 26-27)- Richard Pryor, Melba Moore, Lionel Richie, Anita Baker; Tyson (Mike) Tricked Into Marriage, (pg. 31 & 33); Atlanta University Class of 1894 - photograph.

Box

132 games books, 1978 1982
names of players, teams and dates of games, locations of games, attendance numbers, and inning totals.
Album #1
79 photos of "Special Olympic players, Chico, and friends; #2 Album photos of players, movie and TV celebrities; news articles - "First Black Coach Faced Obstacles as part of Reality"; "First Black Coach since the 1920s; Copeland - "From Reject to NBA Hopeful".
Album #2
Album photos of players, movie and TV celebrities; news articles - "First Black Coach Faced Obstacles as part of Reality"; "First Black Coach since the 1920s; Copeland - "From Reject to NBA Hopeful".
Album #2
photos of players, movie and TV celebrities; news articles - "First Black Coach Faced Obstacles as part of Reality"; "First Black Coach since the 1920s; Copeland - "From Reject to NBA Hopeful".

Box

14Album #1
same contents as #2 in box #5; one personal to Chico from Betty Adam, President of the Jackie Robinson foundation;
Album #2
contains news articles, personal papers, and photos of Chico and celebrity friends.

Box

15 Black History In Sports, 1932
Photo album includes newspaper clippings and photographs - Owen Determined to beat lung cancer. Photo - Wilery College champions, 1932.
Newspaper clippings
The songs of Paul Laurence Dunbar - A Negro Love Song; We Were The Mack; When Malindy Sings; Life
Photo album, 1930s-1970s
At the Apollo - Black musician and all time black college football stars, 1930s-1970s.

Box

162 photo albums, 1980s
Newspaper clippings and photographs of old sports players and friends of Chico Renfroe (1980s).

Box

172 photo albums, 1811-1984
Newspaper articles and photographs (1811-1984) - "King family arrested and jailed for embassy protest ".

Box

183 photo albums
Featuring Bryan Gumble, Muhammad Ali, Joe Black, 1St black pitcher to win work series game; albums 2 and 3, Chico and sports friends, as seen Box #9 of album #2.

Box

193 photo albums
Featuring Mr. Chico Renfroe's family and friends.

Box

20 Album 1, 1940s-1950s
Baseball players, 1940-1950s: John Mize; Luke Appling; Whitlow Wyatt; Donn Celindenon; Rube Marquard; Bobo Holloman; Cecil Travis; Roy Hartsfield; Marty Marion; Jim Hearn; Ivy Wingo; Bill Terry; Sherrod Smith; and George Stallings;
Album 2, 1980s
Photographs of Len Bias at Playboy's "All-American Team" (1980s).
Newspaper clippings

Box

21 Album #1
Reggie Jackson; Ronald McNair and follow astronauts; Dick Gregory and Muhammad Ali; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dr. Lowery; Leon Spinks; Dave Parker; O. J. Simpson; Dave Thompson; Jim Rice (1978-1984).
Album #2:
Chico's celebrity friends - Bill Cosby and wife; Satchel Paige's family; Sammy Davis, Jr. and two of his children; and Bo Jackson.
Newspaper clippings

Box

22 Scrapbook, 1982-1983
Scrapbook listings end at page 36, but from page 1 through page 198 are newspaper clippings/articles and photographs of various ballplayers, and personal correspondence of Chico

Page

1Newspaper articles and photographs

Page

2Feature Atlanta University Center player of the year, Perry Wade; college quarterback of the year, Todd Blackledge; A.C.C. player of the year, Robert Levette; S. I. A. C. player of the year, Arthur Knight and Michael

Page

3Decatur vs Mays, March 4, 1983

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4Tunner vs Woy, May 23, 1983

Page

5Features Herbery Bridgewater, Nathaniel Bronner, Sr. & Jr; The death of Medgar Evers in movie scene; Jessie Jackson "President of US

Page

6Down memory lane with Robinzine; also featuring Jim Pendleton, Tim Spencer of The Blitz

Page

7Braves "Future Stars" and staff

Page

8Features college football, Gerald Browner, players and staff

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91 - photo, unidentified

Page

104 - black & white photos

Page

11Newspaper clippings: A tribute to a fallen comrade, Billy Prince; profiles of 48 various ballplayers, and the Bulldog football staff, 1982

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12Features birthday celebration for Mr. Renfroe

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13Features former Dolphins football player Don Reese and Randy Crowder

Page

14Blank page

Page

1511 b&w photos of basketball and football players; 1 colored photo of Pittsburgh coach Jackie Sherrill with Hugh Green and Ricky Jackson

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16Commencement ceremonies - Morris Brown College; Tom Bradley at Morehouse College, at black voter registration; Harold Washington, Jesse Jackson addresses graduation in Atlanta

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17Features Olivette Allison

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18Features Calvin Peete

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19Features Bob Reinhart

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20Features Michael Jackson

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21Features Calvin Peete

Features Louis Gossett, Jr.; Chicago's 1 st black Mayor; Al Stewart and Jayne Kennedy sharing a laugh; Maynard Jackson mentioned as "Black Presidential choice"

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23Features Braves' Dale Murphy

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24The All Senior golf tournament tee's off at fort McPherson

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25Starting pitcher Billy William sparks NL old-timers

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26Features Dale Murphy; Joe Delaney

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27Features Chico Renfroe; Babbar (Kareem) still waiting to decide playing fate

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28Listing of names and #s for players

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29Herschel Walker's family lawyer; Florida Starts giving 1,300 non-diplomas, 1983; letter to Chico, from Oscar A. Moore, Feb. 9, 1983, 1983

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30Newspaper clippings

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31Clippings feature articles about Women's Military of WW1

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33Featuring Basketball "Hall Of Famers"; Dale Murphy and McCluskey

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34WIGO - Atlanta's fastest growing AM music station

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35Article in Atlanta Daily World, about George Coleman

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36Article: President of Morris Brown quits

Box

23 [Scrapbook], 1930-1989
There are about 400 pages in this scrapbook, all covering newspaper clippings, photographs and other personal documents. Most of the newspaper articles are about sports issues as well as political issues (see pages of scrapbook)
Newspaper Articles:
Nixon, Ford (presidents) were 'racists'- A. Young,-(pg.1)
"Hank" Allen, Tattler Columnist, cut to death by Sammy Brown; KKK burn crosses in Alabama, 1950s, (pg.3)
Braves' Bill Lucas suffers heart attack, stroke (pg.4)
Steelers' Joe Greene retires after 13 years; Lucius Allen's wife found dead in garage, (pg.12)
Remembering first black baseball players (pg.15)
News articles/photos: Unique Black Women - (pg.17)
Harriet Tubman
Phillis Wheatley
Shakespeares' Othello was a black man
Bessie Colemen - first black female pilot (pg.24 & 129), pictured.
Pope John Paul 11 wounded (pg.31)
Atlanta's tragedy, the Wayne Williams case (pg.27 &39-40)
Atlanta welcomes its new Mayor - Young (pg.58)
Hosea (Williams) begins 1-year jail term (pg.59)
Central High School: 100 years of service to black community (pg.59)
Henry Aaron - the celebration - pictured, (pg.64-66) 1974 (Chico)
First black female coach: Girls' North all-star basketball team (pg.66)
Booklet:
The Golden Era of Sports, 1946-1956 (pg.73)
Photos/newspaper articles:
"College players of the year" - Anthony Davis, U. S. C. tailback (PG.74)
"Defensive player of the year" - James Harris (pg. 74)
"Dr. J.", Julius Erving conducts clinic at Morris Brown, (pg.77)
Special document:
"Memories of the Real Sugar Ray"- by A. S. Doc Young - (pg. 91)
Full-paged collage of African American portraits:
MLK, Jr., * Malcolm X, funeral procession, and many more (pg. 93)
Newspaper articles:
Morris Brown Suspends Reed (Lambert) for rest of season (pg. 98)
That unforgettable night in 1972 - by Chico (pg. 105)
Memorial Snub Angers Aaron (Henry) (pg. 109)
Sugar Ray Leonard - No 1 Welterweight (pg. 119)
1979 Black College All-American team:
Offensive team
Defense team (pg. 144)
MLK's Birthday virtually ignored (pg. 152)
Luke Easter Remembered (pg. 156)
Painful Day For Pasterini and Friends (pg. 159)
1951 - Carver Panthers Face Howard Rams tonight (pg. 167)
1979 - "Highlights of FAMU Homecoming game - picture only, (pg. 168)
1979- MURDER IN OCTOBER: WHO DIED IN ATLANTA?-(PG. 176)
Magazine: "Football Extra", 1979. (pg. 183)
Photos: Black College Queens, 1980 (pg. 203)
Newspaper articles/photos: 1979 - Atlantan Angela Powell is shooting for 1980 Olympics (pg. 229)
Booklet: Official play-by-play and game statistics (pg. 243)
Newspaper articles:
SUPER BOWL - 1989:
Celebrity spectators add glitz to game (pg. 265)
How the game was lost (pg. 271&273)
How the game was won (pg. 276)
Magazine - LIFE, (1988): Featuring MLK, Jr. on cover (pg.277) (transferred magazine, LIFE, to the rare periodical and newspaper collection).
1.5 million Blacks served in 2 WORLD WARS, but none awarded medal of honor (pg. 304).
Atlanta's first black policemen (pg. 302)
Magazine clipping: The day that King (MLK, Jr.) died" (pg.310)
1939, East-West baseball classic gains momentum (pg.331)
From the 1930's-1970's: hall of fame inductees (pg. 345)
 

Series II: Audio Cassette Tapes, 1977-1990

171 audio cassette tapes, in 4 boxes (box size - 6x12)
150 of these tapes cover various high school and college sport events. The high school and college sport commentary was made by Mr. Othello "Chico" Renfroe, Sr., from 1977 to 1990. The remaining 21 tapes are about meetings, songs and interviews of sports atheletes and other celebrities.