Saturday, March 12, 2011

LOC acquires 6000 historic sports recordings in the Miley #Collection | #collecting

LOC acquires historic sports recordings | Star-Exponent

Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax’s first no-hitter in 1962. Boxer Joe Louis’ heavyweight championship fights in 1941. The 1966 game between the Redskins and the Giants with the most combined points scored in an NFL game (113).

Such are the classic sports moments caught on tape that are now part of the audio collection housed at the Library of Congress Packard Campus on Mount Pony.

Collector John Miley of Indiana recently gifted the large collection that includes more than 6,000 radio and television sports recordings from 1920 to 1972. Known in the sporting world as the Miley Collection, the recordings cover every kind of sport imaginable – MLB, NHL, NBA, Olympic events, Indy 500 races, golf, tennis and more.

Among the recordings are two championship fights between Joe Louis, pictured, and Billy Conn.

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