Page (Arthur R.) Collection

Arthur Page stealing third base in baseball game between the Pointers and Marines
Arthur Page stealing third base in baseball game between the Pointers and Marines, 1952, Page (Arthur R.) collection, MS 114, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

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.

Dates: 1947-1960
Collection number: MS 114
Creator: Page, Arthur R.
Collection Size: .25 linear feet (1 box)

Guide to the Arthur R. Page Collection

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