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Latino Baseball History Project collection

Identifier: SC-010

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains photographs, awards, uniforms, memorabilia, and other materials documenting the history of Latino/a/x baseball and softball in the United States with an emphasis on Mexican American baseball in Southern California.


  • Creation: 1917-2019, undated
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1970-2000, undated



This collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright Unknown: Some materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.


69.5 Linear Feet (30 record storage boxes, 7 flat storage boxes, 11 document boxes, and 5 shelves)

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Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


This collection contains photographs, memorabilia, ephemera, and other materials documenting the history of Latino/a/x baseball and softball with an emphasis on Mexican American baseball in Southern California and throughout the United States.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following fourteen series and three subseries:

  1. Series 1: Awards, 1949-2001, undated
  2. Series 2: Baseball Bats, 1949-2018, undated
  3. Series 3: Baseball Caps, undated
  4. Series 4: Baseball Gear, undated
  5. Series 5: Baseball Gloves, 2009, undated
  6. Series 6: Baseball Uniforms, undated
  7. Series 7: Baseballs, 1949-1950, undated
  8. Series 8: Certificates, 2012-2014, undated
  9. Series 9: Clothing, 1968-2008, undated
  10. Series 10: Exhibit Panels, undated
  11. Series 11: Memorabilia, 1948-2014, undated
  12. Series 12: Photographs, 1917-2016, undated
  13. Subseries 12.1: Categorized Photographs, undated
  14. Subseries 12.2: Single Photographs, 1917-2006, undated
  15. Subseries 12.3: Uncategorized Photographs, undated
  16. Series 13: Vertical Files, circa 2009-2019
  17. Series 14: Video Recordings, 2011, undated

Acquisition Information

This collection was established in 2009 as part of the Latino Baseball History Project by Cesar Caballero and Richard Santillan.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Eric Milenkiewicz, University Archivist, with assistance from Janeth Cisneros, Student Assistant (2023).

Latino Baseball History Project collection
Finding aid created by Eric Milenkiewicz.
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Repository Details

Part of the Pfau Library Special Collections Repository

5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino CA 92407 United States