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BOX 1-8 Personal File, 1939-2017
The Personal Files series mostly documents Bouton’s life outside of his career as an athlete, writer, and sportscaster.

Material types include clippings, paintings, photographs, illustrations, biographical sketches, correspondence, trading cards, business cards, calendars, articles, notes, petitions, awards, and agreements.
Arranged alphabetically by subject or material type. The file structure of the digital content has been maintained as received.
BOX 1 American Committee on Africa, 1968-1970
(7 folders)
BOX 1 Art Baumgarten's Major League All-Stars, circa 1965-circa 1967
BOX 1 Articles and clippings about Bouton
BOX 1 1961-1970
(5 folders)
BOX 2 1971-1999
(8 folders)
BOX 3 2000-2017
(2 folders)
DF Articles and clippings about Bouton, database searches, 1993
Digital ID: mss86270_173_005
BOX 3 Artwork
BOX 3 Drawings of Major League Baseball players, undated
BOX 3 Exhibits, 1966-1981
BOX 3 Paintings and drawings, 1957-1960, undated See also Container OV 1, same heading
BOX 3 Photographs, circa 1965
BOX 3 Athletes for Peace, 1969
BOX 3 Autobiography draft, 1992
BOX 3 Biographical file, 1965-circa 2005
DF Biographical file, 1996-2007
Digital ID: mss86270_173_002
Digital ID: mss86270_173_008
Digital ID: mss86270_173_112
BOX 3 Bouton, Laurie, star, 1994
BOX 3 Bouton, Michael, letter to New York Times, 1998
BOX 3 Boswell Frantz Associates, public relations, 1980
BOX 3 Calendars, 2001, 2004
(2 folders)
BOX 4 Contacts, circa 1990s
(2 folders)
BOX 4 Current events and politics, 1966-1969
BOX 4 Dance, 1997
BOX 4 Democratic National Convention, 1972
BOX 4 Education, 1957-1967
BOX 4 Family, children, circa 1970, 1989-1990
BOX 4 Gift books, 2001-2004
BOX 4 Greenpeace, 1990, undated
BOX 4 High school, 1954-1957, 2007
(2 folders)
BOX 5 Illustrations of Bouton, 1980, undated
BOX 5 Jim Bouton Scholarship, Chardron State College, Chadron, Neb., 1990-1994
(2 folders)
BOX 5 Kurman, Paula, 1980-2010
(5 folders)
BOX 5 "Major League Writers" trading cards, 1990
BOX 5 Mantle, Mickey, condolence note, 1994
BOX 5 National Writers Union, 1987-1991
BOX 5 Notes, 2000, undated
BOX 6 Personal websites, 1998-2002
(4 folders)
DF Personal websites, circa 1998
Digital ID: mss86270_173_175
BOX 6 Photographs
BOX 6 Childhood, 1939-circa 1957
(4 folders)
BOX 7 Family, circa 1970-circa 2000
BOX 7 Miscellany, circa 1959-circa 2010 See also Container OV 2, Photographs
(6 folders)
DF Miscellany, 2007
Digital ID: mss86270_173_091
BOX 7 Publicity headshots, circa 1970s-circa 2010s
(2 folders)
DF Publicity headshots, 2005
Digital ID: mss86270_173_066
BOX 7 Wall, circa 1990s
BOX 8 Rochelle Park, N.J., centennial souvenir journal, 1971
DF Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, conspiracy theories, 2006
Digital ID: mss86270_173_108
BOX 8 Stained glass, 1996-1999
BOX 8 Stamford Futures (baseball team), 1992
BOX 8 To-do lists, 2000-2009
BOX 8 Tribute to Tommy John Dinner Committee to benefit March of Dimes, 1989-1990
BOX 8 United States Army Reserve, 1960-1967 See also Container OV 2, same heading
(2 folders)
BOX 8 Young Adult Institute, 1988
BOX 8-14 Correspondence, 1960-2019
The Correspondence series contains letters, telegrams, and cards from family, friends, acquaintances, and fans, mostly relating to Bouton’s baseball and writing careers.

Material types include letters, telegrams, cards, and associated attachments.
Arranged chronologically by date and alphabetically by person or subject. The file structure of the digital content has been maintained as received.
BOX 8 Chronological file
BOX 8 1960-1968, Aug.
(4 folders)
BOX 9 1969-1978, May
(8 folders)
BOX 10 1978, June-2019, undated
(7 folders)
DF 1994-1999
Digital ID: mss86270_173_002
Digital ID: mss86270_173_004
Digital ID: mss86270_173_005
Digital ID: mss86270_173_008
Digital ID: mss86270_173_011
BOX 10 Alphabetical file
BOX 10 Bouton, George and Trudy, parents, 1960-1971
BOX 10 Bouton, Laurie, 1980-1993
BOX 11 Bouton, Laurie, death of
BOX 11 1997
(5 folders)
BOX 12 1997
(3 folders)
BOX 13 1997-1998
(2 folders)
DF 1997-1998
Digital ID: mss86270_173_011
BOX 13 Brutus, Dennis, 1968-1970, 1996
BOX 13 Dember, Arthur "Red," and Allan Ecker, 1979-1980
BOX 13 Fan mail
BOX 13 Ball Four (book), 1972-1978
BOX 13 Ball Four (television program), 1976
BOX 13 General, 1972-1979
BOX 13 Major League Baseball comeback, 1978
BOX 13 "Other writings," 1973-1976, 1995
BOX 13 Television, 1973-1979
BOX 13 Fred, William K.; Early letters, 1958-1964
BOX 14 Kurman, Paula, 1978
(3 folders)
BOX 14 Lowenfish, Lee and Marvin Miller, 1988
BOX 14 New York Times article responses, 2017
BOX 14 Siffert, John, 1989
BOX 14-62 Writings, 1965-2017
The Writings series, the largest of the collection, contains both published and unpublished writings, research, and materials related to books, articles, editorials, and columns written by Bouton.

Material types include drafts, correspondence, notes, transcripts, legal documents, proposals, press releases, research, photographs, reviews, clippings, scripts, outlines, schedules, essays, contracts, baseball cards, and maps. Digital files include audio interviews, drafts, and photographs.
Arranged alphabetically by material type. The file structure of the digital content has been maintained as received.
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