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HIST 2020: Survey of US History, 1877-Present: Sports

MTSU Sports History

MTC Football 1928

MTSU Memory includes images of many of the college's sports teams, including the Faulkinberry Boys of 1928.

Digital Collections

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Collection 
(IUPUI University Library and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway) 
More than 19,000 photographs document the history of the Indianapolis 500 from 1908 to the 2000s. Donald Davidson, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Historian, provides summaries of almost all of these races.
Caption and link to photo at left: Bert Dingley, 1912


Historical Newspapers

Chronicling America (Library of Congress) View content from historic newspapers pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers - searches the following historical newspapers: Atlanta Constitution, Chicago Defender, New Amsterdam News, New York Times, Norfolk Journal and Guide, and the Washington Post. Users can limit a search to a specific date or  date range under "Search Options." 

Documentary Films

Jesse Owens (PBS)

Babe Ruth: That Ever Livin Babe (A&E, 1962, 53 min.)

Roberto Clemente (PBS, 2008, 54 mins.)

Trials of Muhammad Ali (2013, 93 mins.)