National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: March 21, 2013

National Archives at Kansas City

Swing into History: Baseball and American Culture Program Series Presents Jackie Robinson: Stealing Home and History with Dr. Raymond Doswell at the National Archives

For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072

Kansas City, (MO)… On Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. the National Archives at Kansas City will host Dr. Raymond Doswell, vice-president of curatorial services at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, for a discussion titled Jackie Robinson: Stealing Home and History. A 6:00 p.m. reception will precede the lecture.

Jackie Robinson was one of the most iconic figures of baseball and civil rights in American 20th century history. This lecture will focus on the baseball player’s career and the impact he had on integrating the sport. Doswell’s lecture precedes the nationwide movie release of 42, a biographical film about Robinson, on Friday, April 12.

The National Archives at Kansas City and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum have partnered to present the Swing into History program series this year. The focus is on baseball and its impact on American culture. The series will continue during the 2013 baseball season.

To make a reservation for this free event call 816-268-8010 or email kansascity.educate@nara.gov.

About the speaker

Raymond Doswell serves as vice-president of curatorial services at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, a Kansas City based non-profit organization dedicated to preserving African American baseball history. Doswell manages collections, exhibitions, and education programs for the museum in addition to presenting lectures and presentations nationally on baseball culture. He has undergraduate and master’s degrees in history from Monmouth College and the University of California – Riverside, and a doctorate in education from Kansas State University.

The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.

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