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Edward W. Schneider papers

Edward W. Schneider, a native of Chicago, was born on December 1, 1913. In 1936 he graduated from Loyola University Chicago, where he was a star athlete and president of the Monogram Club. From 1934 to 1942, and again from 1959 to 1960, he served as the Sports Publicity Director at Loyola. In 1944 he joined the Tribune sports desk

Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard Collection

Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard (January 27, 1894 – May 11, 1986) was the first African American head coach in the National Football League (NFL). Pollard graduated from Lane Tech College Prep High School in 1912 where he participated in many activities and sports including track, football, baseball and the debate team. He later went on to play football at Brown

Fritz Pollard papers

An early and exceptional football star, Fritz Pollard played for Lane Tech High School, Brown University, and in the National Football League.

Higher Goals Video Project records

Higher Goals is a 30-minute 1992 video produced for television by Kartemquin Films. An educational companion piece to Hoop Dreams, Higher Goals features NBA star Isiah Thomas in a fast-paced, entertaining PBS special that encourages young athletes to put their dreams of professional sports in perspective and focus on getting an education. The real life stories of two high school

Hoop Dreams Film Project records

Hoop Dreams is a 176-minute 1994 film directed by Steve James and Produced by Kartemquin Films. First exhibited at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the audience award for best documentary, Hoop Dreams is a reflection on contemporary American inner-city culture, following two ordinary young men on the courts of the game they love. Plucked from the streets

Kartemquin Films Film and Video Project elements

Kartemquin Films is a not-for-profit documentary and educational film production company founded in 1966 in Chicago by Gordon Quinn, Jerry Temaner and Stan Karter, three University of Chicago graduates who wanted to make documentary films guided by their principle of ""Cinematic Social Inquiry."" They were later joined by Jerry Blumenthal, who along with Gordon Quinn remains with the organization today.

Ralph Metcalfe papers

Ralph Metcalfe was an Olympic track athlete and was later elected a Chicago alderman and congressman.

William "Jack" Marshall papers

African American professional baseball player. (circa 1930s)