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Anthony F. Gero Military Baseball papers

Identifier: BA MSS 275

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains photographic prints and research notes, articles, and clippings related to military baseball teams. The time period covered is from the 1870s at Fort Sill through World War II. Included are teams from the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.


  • 1870-1945, undated

Conditions Governing Access note

Materials are open without restrictions but viewing materials does require an appointment. Please contact the Giamatti Research Center,, 607-547-0330.

Conditions Governing Use note

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum provides use copies of materials to facilitate private study, scholarship, and research. The Museum welcomes you to use materials in our collections that are in the public domain and to make fair use of copyrighted materials as defined by copyright law and with proper citation. Permission to publish materials must be obtained from: Giamatti Research Center, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main St., Cooperstown, NY 13326 Phone: 607.547.0330 E-mail:

Biographical Sketch

A retired high school social studies teacher, Anthony F. Gero, is the author of over a hundered articles on military history. He has also published several books, including Black Soldiers of New York State: A Proud Legacy. He is also a Company of Military Historians fellow. Over the course of his research, Gero collected photographs and created research files on military baseball history.


1.03 Cubic Feet (in 1 letter document box, 1 half-sized letter document box, and 1 photograph clamshell box.)

1.51 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The collection contains research files and photographs relating to military baseball teams as compiled by Anthony Gero.

Arrangement note

The collection is arranged into two series: Series I. Research Materials and Series II. Photographs.

Physical Location

Dean O. Cochran, Jr. Manuscript Archives, Aisle 10 Range d Shelf 4 and Dean O. Cochran, Jr. Photograph Archives, PS 7-42

Custodial History note

The materials in this collection were compiled by scholar and researcher, Anthony F. Gero. They were delivered to the Museum by Gero in June 2017 and officially incorporated into the Museum's holdings in July 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift (BL-2017-00256)


No materials were removed during accessioning or processing.

Processing Information note

Research materials processed by Claudette Scrafford, Manuscript Archivist, November 2017. In March of 2018, Photo Archivist, Kelli Bogan, placed individual photographs into acid-free sleeves with acid-free backers. These were then placed in new acid-free folders and boxes.

Guide to the Anthony F. Gero Military Baseball papers
Under Revision
Claudette Scrafford in 2017 with the addition of the photograph compenents by Kelli Bogan in 2018.
July 2017
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Edition statement
Second Edition

Revision Statements

  • 2021-09-10: Finding aid was cleaned up after being migrated over from older ArchivesSpace instance and updated to meet current required fields.

Repository Details

Part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Archives Repository

25 Main St.
Cooperstown NEW YORK 13326 USA