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BERTRAM LEVINE COLLECTION OF AMATEUR BOXING EPHEMERA, 1902-1963, #435

By Stacy Y. Coates, 1995

BIOGRAPHY

Benjamin Levine was born in New York City on November 3, 1888. He was of Jewish origin, his ancestors coming from Germany and Lithuania. In 1902, at the age of 13 he went to work for James E. Sullivan, President of the Metropolitan Amateur Athletic Union in New York. Beginning in 1911, he was a participant in and a witness to the development of amateur sports competition handling and promoting boxers. He staged the first Golden Gloves in 1927 and for many years thereafter. He was the assistant manager of the U.S. boxing teams at the 1924 and 1928 Olympic games. He was an international jurist in boxing at the 1932 Olympics. He worked as an official for the Amateur Athletic Union until he retired in 1963 and served as a consultant until his death in 1978.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection contains press clippings, photographs and correspondence. It is unarranged.

PROVENANCE

This collection was donated by Benjamin Levine's son Bertram Levine in September 1990.

Container List

Box 1

    Folder 1, Newspaper clippings (1919-1963); 2, Miscellaneous correspondence, nd; 3, Information regarding the "Track Meet," nd; 4, "The Crescent" - magazine, nd; 5, Photographs, nd; 6, United States Lines--Passenger List, nd; 7, Programs, nd; 8, Official entry blank, nd.

Box 2

    Folder 1, Poster, nd.

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