Passport Issued to Benjamin Levine, Coach and Manager in Amateur Boxing

Passport Issued to Benjamin Levine, Coach and Manager in Amateur Boxing

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Passport issued to renowned American amateur boxing coach and manager Benjamin Levine. Passport is red with light blue pages and a photograph of Benjamin Levin and his wife, dated July 1928. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
passport
date made
1928
user
Levine, Ben
place made
United States
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 3/4 in x 6 1/4 in; 12.065 cm x 15.875 cm
ID Number
1991.0049.20.01
catalog number
1991.0049.20.01
accession number
1991.0049
Credit Line
Bertram Levine
subject
Sports
Boxing
Amateur
Travel
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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