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James E. Sullivan plaque

James E. Sullivan plaque

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Description (Brief)
Black and gold frame with blue paper and a bronze relief bust of James E. Sullivan. Reads, "James E. Sullivan, 1862-1914, athlete, editor-writer, staunch American, loyal friend. in "Auld Lang Syne". On back is a printed tribute to Sullivan. Metal picture hook attached to top for hanging. Sullivan was the founder of the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States. This belonged to the donor's father, Ben Levine. Levine was a participant in the development of amateur sports competition from 1902 as a boy of 13 when he went to work for James Sullivan, President of the Amateur Athletic Union until his retirement from the A.A.U. in 1968. Levine's primary contribution was to Amateur boxing, which he first promoted prior to 1920. He staged the first Golden Gloves and was the Assistant Manager of the U.S. Boxing teams at the 1924 and 1928 Olympic Games and an international jurist in boxing at the Olympics in 1932.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Levine, Ben
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
wood (overall material)
black (overall color)
blue (overall color)
metal (overall material)
overall: 3 3/4 in x 6 in; 9.525 cm x 15.24 cm
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Credit Line
Bertram Levine
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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