Jacobs (Proverb) Papers

Proverb Jacobs in Baylor vs. California souvenir program
Proverb Jacobs in Baylor vs. California souvenir program, 1956, Proverb Jacobs Papers, MS 186, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

Proverb Jacobs (1935-2016), professional football player from 1958-1964 and Laney College Athletics Director, was born Proverb Jacobs Jr. in Marksville, Louisiana, on May 25, 1935.

The Proverb Jacobs Papers include newspaper clippings, souvenir programs, correspondence, curriculum vitae, handwritten notes, pamphlets, photographs, ephemera, and assorted material documenting Jacob's football and teaching career.

Dates: circa 1920s-2012
Collection number: MS 186
Creator: Jacobs Jr., Proverb.
Collection Size: 1 linear feet (2 boxes + 2 oversized folders)

Guide to the the Proverb Jacobs Papers

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