Guide to the Arthur R. Page Collection

Sean Heyliger
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
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Oakland, California 94612
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African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Arthur R. Page Collection

Collection number: MS 114

African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Heyliger
Date Completed:
01/28/2014
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Page (Arthur R.) collection
Dates: 1947-1960
Collection number: MS 114
Creator: Page, Arthur R.
Collection Size: .25 linear feet (1 box)
Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
Oakland, CA 94612
Abstract: The Arthur R. Page collection includes photographs, baseball programs, and newspaper clippings documenting the baseball and military career of Arthur R. Page, one of the first African American baseball players to play on integrated baseball clubs in the United States Navy. The collection includes 24 photographs of the United State Navy Barbers Point Pointers, a baseball club in the Hawaiian Area Inter Service Baseball League. Most of the photographs are team photographs and Page playing for the Pointers in the late 1940s and early 1950s. There are also two group photographs of the crewmen of the USS Atka, an ice breaker ship in the United State Navy, two Hawaiian Area Inter Service Baseball League programs, and an assortment of newspapers clippings of box scores of Barbers Point Pointers baseball games.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

Access Restrictions

Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish from the Arthur R. Page Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

Preferred Citation

Page (Arthur R.) collection, MS 114, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

Processing Information

Processed by Sean Heyliger, 01/28/2014.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Arthur R. Page collection includes photographs, baseball programs, and newspaper clippings documenting the baseball and military career of Arthur R. Page, one of the first African American baseball players to play on integrated baseball clubs in the United States Navy. The collection includes 24 photographs of the United State Navy Barbers Point Pointers, a baseball club in the Hawaiian Area Inter Service Baseball League. Most of the photographs are team photographs and Page playing for the Pointers in the late 1940s and early 1950s. There are also two group photographs of the crewmen of the USS Atka, an ice breaker ship in the United State Navy, two Hawaiian Area Inter Service Baseball League programs, and an assortment of newspapers clippings of box scores of Barbers Point Pointers baseball games.

Arrangement

Series I. Photographs Series II. Baseball programs Series III. Newspaper clippings

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
United States. Navy--African Americans--History--20th century.
United States. Navy Ice breaking operations.
Baseball--Hawaii--History.
African American baseball players.
Barbers Point (Hawaii).


Collection Contents

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 24 photographs

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes 24 photographs documenting the United States Naval Air Station Barber's Point Pointers baseball team and African American baseball player Arthur R. Page. Also included are two group photographs of crewmen of the US Navy's ice breaker USS Atka.

Arrangement

Arranged by photograph identification number.
Box 1:1

Arthur Page and man smoking a pipe sitting in room with photographic equipment, reverse: 'radio shack' [001] 1956

Box 1:1

Arthur Page sliding into home plate [002] 1952

Box 1:1

Capt. W.H. Newton coaching runner from first base box [003] 1952

Box 1:1

Arthur Page sliding into base, reverse: 'Baseball game Tripler vs. Pointers' [004] 1950

Box 1:1

Arthur Page stealing second base during baseball game between the Pointers and CincServPac [005] 1952

Box 1:1

Batter swinging at pitch, reverse: 'Satch Page of Pointers swings in baseball game which Fort Shafter won over Pointers 10-1' [006] 1952

Box 1:1

Arthur Page stealing third base in baseball game between the Pointers and Marines [007] 1952

Box 1:1

Pointers player scoring a run, reverse: 'Pointers vs. Naval Base; view showing Satchel Page, Pointers center fielder scoring' [008] 1952

Box 1:1

Group photograph of Navy seamen and officer next to USS Atka, reverse: '1957 Ice Breakers crew' [009] 1957

Box 1:1

Arthur Page tipping sailor's cap walking past row of saluting sailors aboard ship, reverse: 'June10, 1960 retired from Navy' [010] 1960

Box 1:2

Newport Naval Station baseball team group photograph [011] 1953

Box 1:2

United States Naval Air Station Barber's Point Pointers baseball team group photograph after winning the 14th annual Naval District and Hawaiian Area Inter Service Baseball League, reverse: 'after winning the championship' [012] 1950

Box 1:2

United States Naval Air Station Barber's Point Pointers baseball team group photograph [013] 1952

Box 1:2

United States Naval Air Station Barber's Point Pointers baseball team group photograph [014] 1949

Box 1:2

United States Naval Air Station Barber's Point Pointers baseball team group photograph at Honolulu Stadium [015] 1947

Box 1:2

Pointers player colliding with catcher at home base, reverse: 'Pointers vs. Naval base view showing Pointer man scoring' [016] 1952

Box 1:2

Pointers' catcher, Tex Carrington, attempting to tag out runner at home plate in baseball between the Pointers and Naval Base [017] 1952

Box 1:2

Baseball player sliding into base in game between Pointers and CincServPac , fans sitting in bleachers in the background [018] 1952

Box 1:2

Pointers player sliding into second base in game with Naval Base, U.S. Navy ship in the background [019] 1952

Box 1:2

United States Naval Air Station Barber's Point Pointers baseball team player and staff layout sheet [020 A/B] 1952

Box 1:3

Arthur Page sliding head first into second base during Barber Point Pointers vs. Marines baseball game [021 A/B/C] 1952

Box 1:3

Arthur Page sliding head first into third base during Barber Point Pointers vs. Marines baseball game [022 A/B] 1952

Box 1:3

Group photograph of Navy seamen and officer next to the USS Atka, reverse: 'Entire supply division Atka (ice breaker) New Zealand' [023] 1957

Box 1:3

Group photograph of Navy seamen and officer next to the USS Atka, reverse: 'Entire supply division Atka (ice breaker) New Zealand' [024] 1957

 

Baseball programs

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Two baseball programs from the Hawaiian Area Inter Service Baseball League.

Arrangement

Arranged by date.
Box 1:4

Hawaiian Area Inter Service Baseball League opening day program 1951

Box 1:4

Armed Forces Day all-star baseball game Armed Forces League All-stars vs. Hawaii League All-Stars 1952

Box 1:5

Newspaper clippings 1952

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes newspaper clippings and baseball game box scores of the Barbers Point Pointers.

Arrangement

Arranged by date.