Online Finding Aids
The Library makes available a number of online finding aids and bibliographies that serve as guides to materials in our print and online collections. Online finding aids for significant collections of baseball resources are listed below by Library division or reading room. Additional finding aids that reference baseball can be identified by browsing the Finding Aids database for subject headings beginning with the word Baseball. To locate additional finding aids for materials held within a specific Library reading room, contact the division or reading room directly.
Business Reading Room
The Business of Baseball
This guide, compiled in 2005 and last updated December 2016, provides resources on the major league baseball business in the United States. It does not include the minor league, Olympic, college, or amateur baseball market.
Manuscript Reading Room
Arthur Mann Papers, 1901-1969
Correspondence, manuscript drafts of books and articles, notes, memoranda, newspaper clippings, and printed material relating primarily to Mann's biography of Branch Rickey and to Rickey's contributions to professional baseball including the integration of the major leagues and the formation of minor league baseball clubs. Also includes biographical material pertaining to Ty Cobb, Connie Mack, John Joseph McGraw, Stan Musial, and Jackie Robinson.
Branch Rickey Papers, 1890-1969
Correspondence, family papers, speeches and writings, memoranda, scouting and other reports, notes, subject files, scrapbooks, and other papers, chiefly from 1936 to 1965, documenting Branch Rickey's career as a major league baseball manager and executive.
Jackie Robinson: 1934-2001
Includes correspondence, fan mail, financial and legal records, drafts of speeches and writings, printed matter, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items relating to Jackie Robinson as the first African American to play major league baseball in the twentieth century and to various business and civic activities following his baseball career, including his service as a corporate executive and his participation in the civil rights movement, religious and humanitarian organizations, broadcast and media affairs, and politics.
Bibliography of Published Baseball Music and Songs in the Collections of the Music Division at the Library of Congress
Contains a listing of over 400 musical works and songs related to baseball. Many of the references include links to digital versions of the items. A collection of 147 pieces of baseball sheet music can also be found through the Performing Arts Encyclopedia.