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Bazz Owen Smaulding Papers,

Identifier: 1981-027

Scope and Content

Collection consists of materials created and collected by Smaulding. Most of the items relate to his athletic career, including a scrapbook of newspaper clippings on his achievements as a high school athlete and professional baseball player, and yearbooks of Albuquerque High School from 1917, 1918, 1920, and 1924. Collection also includes Smaulding's 1923 contract with the semi-professional baseball team the Queen City Stars of Seattle, and the constitution and by-laws of the Chicago-Piney Woods Club, an organization for black children that employed Smaulding as coach and teacher. The photographs in this collection are primarily of Smaulding and various family members, but also included is a team photograph of Gilkerson's Union Giants in 1932.


  • 1915-1981

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Biographical Note

Smaulding was considered one of the best athletes to come from New Mexico. He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1919 and played for three professional baseball teams: the Kansas City Monarchs (1928-30) and the American Giants of Chicago (1930-31) in the negro baseball leagues, and Gilkerson's Union Giants of Chicago (1931-35).


.25 Linear Feet


Contact Information

  1. New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
  2. Archives and Historical Services Division
  3. 1205 Camino Carlos Rey
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
  5. Phone: 505-476-7908
  6. Fax: 505-476-7909
  7. Email:
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Inventory of the Bazz Owen Smaulding Papers, 1915-1981
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Processed by K. Dorman
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Finding aid is in English

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  • June 28, 2004: PUBLIC "-//New Mexico State Records Center and Archives//TEXT (US::Nm-Ar::1981-027::Bazz Owen Smaulding Papers)//EN" "nmar1981-027.sgml" converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).
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Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Repository

1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe NM 87507
(505) 476-7948