University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Joseph J. Anzivino Collection,1930-1994



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Anzivino, Joseph J.
Title: Joseph J. Anzivino Collection,
Dates: 1930-1994
Abstract: Joseph Anzivino's business files document his position as President of the Harlem Globetrotters.
Accession No.: 98-166
Extent: 23 ft.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.Spanish
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Joseph Anzivino (b. 1921) began his association with basketball as a sports writer in Hawaii in World War II. In 1946, when the Harlem Globetrotters played in Hawaii, he met the teams' founder, Abe Saperstein, and began a long association with the organization. In 1988 he became general manager and, in 1992, president of the Harlem Globetrotters. He retired to Las Vegas in 1994.


Scope and Contents

Materials related to Joe Anzivino's management of the Harlem Globetrotters from 1949 to 1994, include correspondence, receipts, contracts, invitations, notes, itineraries, photographs, calenders, publicity kits, memoranda, programs (1952-1993), telephone logs, player profiles, books and phonograph recordings. The collection also contains the papers of Abe Saperstein, founder of the Harlem Globetrotters and the American Basketball League, and the second Basketball Hall of Fame member. Papers also relate to the operations of the American Basketball League from 1961 to 1963.

Forms part of the Touring Entertainment Archive.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted Access


Index Terms

Anziviono, Joseph J., 1921--Archives
American Basketball League--Archives
Basketball Hall of Fame (Springfield, Mass.)--Archives
Harlem Globetrotters--Archives
Harlem Globetrotters--Photographs
Basketball managers--Archives
Basketball teams--Archives
Sports administration

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph J. Anzivino Collection, 1930-1997, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Personal Records

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98-166/1 (09027017) Scrapbook 1968-1991, n.d.
Correspondence, notes and memos
1964-1979
1980-1984
1985-1987
1988-1990
1991
1992
1993, n.d.
Speeches, speech materials, 1965-1992, n.d.,
Letters of congratulation, 1988-1992
Awards
26th Annual Hall of Fame Recognition Banquet 1993
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3X92 Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, Video, 1994
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98-166/1 (09027017) National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, 1989
Travel
Abe Saperstein Productions, Inc. 1969-1974
HGT (Harlem Globetrotters Basketball Company), advance work, 1962-1965
IBC (International Broadcasting Company), reports and receipts, 1991-1993
Metromedia, Inc., 1976-1979, 1987
Travel itinerarires, 1979-1981
World Tours
Australia and Honolulu, Ice Capades, 1965-1966
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Money Collection Paper money and coins, n.d.
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98-166/1 (09027017) Race tickets, passes and programs, 1976
Payroll and living expenses, 1976-1985, 1995
Personal ledgers, 1961-1976
Phone logs
1984-1988
1989-1990, 1992-1994
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98-166/2 (09027028) Employee benefits, Metromedia, Inc.
Executive health program, 1984, 1986
Executive incentive plans, 1981-1985
Pension and profit sharing plans, 1979-1984
Policies and procedures, 1986
IAAM (International Association of Assembly Managers),
Conventions
1984, 1987, 1989
1990,
2 folders
1991-1994
1995
1996-1997
Auditorium News 1976
Membership Directory, 1985
Newsclipping, 1981



 

Harlem Globetrotters (HGT)-Corporate History

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98-166/2 (09027028) Historical Notes, 1990-1993, n.d.
Marie Linehan, Vice President Administration
Abe Saperstein, a biography, n.d.
Correspondence, 1982, 1984, n.d.
History of Harlem Globetrotters 1954, 1984, n.d.
History of HGT involvement in television, 1984, 1990
Sweet Georgia Brown
Arrangement and history compiled in 1984
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2.325 /S53 Record, 45 rpm, n.d.
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98-166/2 (09027028) Go, Man, Go: Around the World with the Harlem Globetrotters, unbound photocopy of book, Dave Zinkoff with Edgar Williams, 1953
Movie Script
"The Harlem Globetrotters Story," draft, 1986
Hoops!: The Globetrotter Musical, Ron Milner and Smokey Robinson, n.d.



 

Harlem Globetrotters (HGT)-Abe Saperstein-American Basketball League (ABL)

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98-166/2 (09027028) Constitution and revisions, 1961, n.d.
Correspondence and memos, 1962-1963
Europe, advance work, 1964-1965
Franchises
Active, n.d.
Applications, 1960-1962
Gate receipts, 1962, n.d.
Insurance, 1961-1962
League bulletins, 1961-1962
Legal
Anti-trust legislation, 1961
Trade-Mark search, 1959
"Man in Motion: Abe Saperstein," United Mainliner Magazine, 1965
Maurice Podoloff, 1959, 1961
Meeting minutes
1960-1961
1962
Memorial Award, Abe Saperstein, 1966-1974
Official rules and regulations, n.d.
Proposed standard operating procedure, 1962
Player contracts, samples, 1961, n.d.
Playoffs, 1961-1962
Press releases, n.d.
Referees, 1961
Schedules, 1961-1963
Scrapbook
First trip to Russia,
Hall of fame, 1970-1971, n.d.
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98-166/3 (09027039) Statistics
1961-1962
1962-1963
Television, 1961-1962



 

American Basketball League Teams, A-Z

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98-166/3 (09027039) Chicago Majors
Corresopndence, memos, notes, 1961-1962
Home games
Official scorecards, n.d.
Comps and tie-ins, 1961-1962
2 folders
Players
Contracts, 1961-1962
Information, 1961-1962, n.d.
Promotional pamphlet and press guides, 1961-1962, n.d.
Cleveland Pipers
Correspondence, memos, notes, 1961-1962
Player contracts, 1961-1962
Promotional pamphlet and program, 1961-1962
Hawaii Chiefs
Correspondence, memos, notes, 1961-1962
Players
Contracts, 1961-1962
Information, 1961-1962
Program, press book, season schedules, 1961-1962, n.d.
Kansas City Chiefs
Player contracts, 1961
Program and press guides, 1961-1962
Kansas City Steers
Correspondence, memos, notes, 1960-1961
Player information, 1961, n.d.
Long Beach Chiefs
Correspondence, memos, notes, 1962
Player information, 1962-1963, n.d.
Los Angeles Jets
Correspondence, memos, notes, 1961-1962
Players
Contracts, 1961
Information, 1961-1962
Oakland Oaks
Correspondence, memos, notes, 1962-1963
Players
Contracts, 1962
Information, 1962, n.d.
Pamphlet and program, n.d.
Philadelphia Tapers
Correspondence, memos, notes, 1961-1962
Player information, 1962
Pittsburgh Rens
Ad bills, 1961-1962
Correspondence, memos, notes, 1961-1962
Debt problem, 1961-1962
Players,
Contracts, 1961-1962
Information, 1961-1962
Programs, 1961-1962
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98-166/4 (09027040) San Francisco Saints
Correspondence, memos, notes, 1961-1962
Graham-Paige Corp., vs. Kenneth Sears, 1961
Player contracts, 1961-1962
Washington Capitols
Player contracts, 1961
Washington Tapers
Correspondence, memos, notes,
Home schedule, 1961-1962
Player information, n.d.



 

Memorabilia-HGT and ABL

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Artifact collection Professional basketball, HGT, n.d.
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Artifact Collection Notebooks, three-ring binders, HGT, n.d.
HFT 60th anniversary plaque, Hinckley, IL, 1987
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98-166/4 (09027040) 65th Anniversary Stationary, HGT, 1990
Abe Saperstein, birthday invitation, 1953
ABL gold pass, n.d.
Calendars, HGT, 1978-1987
"Chicago Majors March," music sheet, ABL, 1962
Chicago Stadium Review, official program, ABL, 1951
Christmas Cards, HGT, n.d.
Folders, HGT, n.d.
"Harlem Globetrotter Rap," by Brian Furano, n.d.
Souvenir Programs
HGT, 1948-1983
College All Stars, 1953-1954
World Series of Basketball, 1952-1961
Russian ad bill (small), tickets, 1989
Foreign Language Programs, 1983-1992
Japan, World Tour, 1983
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98-166/5 (09027050) HGT, 1984-1992
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2.325/D19c Posters
American Basketball League-Chicago Majors, n.d.
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2.116/OD117 HGT vs. Boston Shamrocks, Germany, 1991
Russian ad bill, 1989
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98-166/5 (09027050) "Los Magos De Harlem," Spanish, n.d.
The Fabulous Harlem Clowns vs. Santa Cruz Police Officers, 1989
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98-166/4 (09027040) Certificates and Scrapbooks
Certificate of Appreciation, El Paso, TX to HGT, n.d.
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98-166/5 (09027050) Ohio House of Representatives, 120th General Assembly to Joseph Anzivino, n.d.
Scrapbook, HGT in Hawaii, 1979
Souvenir Calendars, 1993



 

Harlem Globetrotters (HGT)-Operating Records

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98-166/6 (09027061) Organizational Chart, n.d.
Roster of Officers, 1990
Statement of Operations, 1987
Globetrotter Communications, Inc., Annual Report, 1973
Budgets
Proposed budget, 1967-1968
Actual budgets, 1986-1987
Tour salary budget, 1988
Budget and Operating Plan, 1991-1992
Fan Mail, compliments and complaints, 1990-1993
Net Receipts, 1984-1985
Legal
HGT vs. Meadowlark Lemon: Center Court, 1980
Infringements on trademark, 1986-1993
HGT vs. United Basketball Players Association, 1987
International Broadcasting Company, (IBC)
Annual Report, 1990
Employment policies, handbook, 1988-1989
Financial Statements, 1987-1993
Ice Capades, contracts, 1992-1993
Lapin, publicity, 1991
Legal
Bankruptcy and reorganization, 1991-1993
Other legal matters, 1992-1993
Prospective Buyers, for HGT, 1992-1993
Prospectus, 1987
Stock purchase agreement between IBC and Metromedia, Inc., 1986
Thomas M. Scallen, Executive Vice President, correspondence, memos, 1987-1993, n.d.
Travel reports and statements, 1993
Metromedia Inc.
Annual Reports
1976-1979
1980, 1982
Correspondence
Expense reports, instructions, samples, memos, 1983-1986
Legal
Contract: HGT and United Basketball Players Association, 1983
Meadow Lark Lemon, Bucketeers vs. HGT, 1979-1982
Players
Assessments, 1985, 1993
Awards and other recognition, 1991-1992, 1994, 1996, n.d.
Autographs, n.d.
Former players, activities, 1986-1987
Honorary player, Bill Cosby, 1986-1987
Lawsuits, players vs. HGT, 1986
Prospective players, 1988-1992
Rosters, 1947-1952, 1994
Rules and regulations, 1986, 1994, n.d.
Salaries, contracts and bonuses, 1990-1993
Team notes, 1989-1990
Training Camps, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1994
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98-166/7 (09027072) Players-Personnel Files, A-Z
Austin, Clyde, 1990-1992
Bell, Greg, 1991-1992
Bernard, Arnold, 1991-1992
Brown, J.B., 1989-1992, n.d.
Brown, Tyrone, 1986-1993
Dixon, Reginald, 1990-1992
Douglas, Michael, 1987, 1990-1993
Dunbar, Lou, 1990-1993
Ellington, Russell, 1990-1993
Forbes, Sterling, 1990-1993
Gordon, Elbert, 1993
Hildreth, Kevin, 1990-1993
Hobley, Billy Ray, 1990-1993
Hodge, Sandra, 1990-1993
Jabar, Kareem Abdul, 1978, 1989
Jackson, Matthew, 1990-1993
Jenkins, Ferguson, 1967-1968
Johnson, Curley, 1990-1993
Knight, Chris, n.d.
Law, Jolette, 1990-
Lemon, Meadowlark, 1991, 1993, n.d.
Lockhart, Osborne, 1990-1993
McCall, Mark, 1991-1992
Milton, Bobby, 1969-1972, n.d.
Polk, Derrick, 1990-1991
Sanders, Twiggy, 1990-1992
Shaw, Frank, 1992-1993
Sinclair, Clyde, 1990-1993
Sutton, Kevin, 1990, 1992, n.d.
Tatum, Reece "Goose," 1977
Turner, Bridget, 1990
Wallace, Robert, 1990-1993
Woodward, Lynetter, 1986
Support Staff
Job descriptions, 1985, 1988
Memos
Accounting, 1989-1991
Anzivino, Joseph, 1992-1993
Concessions, 1989-1991
Ice Capades, 1989-1990
Marketing, 1989-1991
Payroll, 1989-1990
Staff, general, 1976-1993
Meeting minutes, 1993
Phone records, 1991-1992
Prospective employees, 1987-1991
Roster, employees, 1987
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98-166/8 (09027083) Support Staff, A-Z
Asalde, Yrene, Talent Recruiter, Personnel Coordinator, 1991-1992
Balmer, Jack, Booking Assistant, 1992
Becker, Michael Dr., Special Consultant, 1991-1993
Beven, Tiare, Marketing Assistant, 1992
Desemone, Jack, Promoter, 1991-1992
Dobson, Sylvester, Referee, 1991-1992
Durham, Beverly, Marketing Representative, 1990-1992
Fisher, Steven, Announcer, 1990-1992
Harrison, Charles "Tex," Coach, 1990-1993
King, Linda, Road Manager, 1991-1994
Kilkenny, Kevin, Trainer, 1993
Kieval, Roy, Referee, 1990-1992
Koncar, Troy, Trainer, 1989-1992
Levett, Lucius, Referee, 1990-1993
Lindsay, Kent, Trainer, 1990-1993
Linehan, Marie, Vice President of Administration, 1990
Merical, Burt, CEO, 1992-1993
Merrigan, Tim, Referee, 1989-1992
Munn, Jeff, Trainer, 1990-1993
Oliver, Newt, Coach, 1954
Post, Rex, Road Manager, 1990-1993
Speakman, Stan, Business/Road Manager, 1992
Stjernholm, Ron, Referee, 1990-1993



 

Harlem Globetrotters (HGT)-Touring Records

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98-166/8 (09027083) Advance Sheets
Schedules, memos, notes, 1960-1997
Australia
Advertisements, schedules, notes, 1970-1985
Group movement advice, 1976, 1978, 1982-1983
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98-166/9 (09027094) Budgets, 1990-1992
Correspondence, schedules, financial statements, 1950-1959
Daily figures
1976-1977
1986-1987
1989-1992
Forum games, 1987-1993
Game reports, season finals, 1990-1992
Hotel itinerary
1988-1989
1992-1994
Interstate road atlas, 1979
Mexico and South America, 1959-1992
New Zealand, 1957-1961
Overseas tour, 1993
Playdate profiles, 1991-1994
Red Klotz Enterprises, Washington Generals, 1987, 1992-1993
Reebok, Turkey, 1989-1991



 

Harlem Globetrotters (HGT)-Marketing and Promotional Records

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98-166/9 (09027094) Arena Advices
United States A-Z and Canada, 1988-1992
Alabama-Iowa
Kansas-Montana
Nebraska-South Carolina
South Dakota-Canada
Capacities of 3,000 or more
List of contracts for 1986-1987 season, 1986
Standard arena contract, 1987
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98-166/10 (09027108) Booking contracts, correspondence, and related materials, A-Z
Outside United States
Australia and New Zealand, 1953-1966, 1990
Canada, 1950-1987
Taiwan, 1969
United States
Alabama, 1978, 1986
Arizona, 1986
Arkansas, 1984-1986
California, 1979-1986
Colorado, 1949-1987
Connecticut, 1949-1986
Florida, 1951-1970
Georgia, 1987, 1991
Illinois, 1949-1987
Indiana, 1949-1987
Kansas, 1953-1986
Louisiana, 1984-1986
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98-166/11 (09027119) Maine, 1949-1986
Maryland, 1986-1987
Michigan, 1949-1987
Minnesota, 1949-1959, 1989
Mississippi, 1986
Missouri, 1986
Montana, 1949-1971
Nebraska, 1950-1975
Nevada, 1978-1986
New Jersey, 1951-1980
New Mexico, 1950, 1987
New York, 1949-1990
North Carolina, 1950-1987
North Dakota, 1949-1960
Ohio, 1956-1980
Oklahoma, 1985-1986
Pennsylvania, 1949-1987
Rhode Island, 1986
Tennessee, 1986
Texas, 1984-1986
Utah, 1984-1986
Vermont, 1984
Virginia, 1986-1987
West Virginia, 1982-1984
Wisconsin, 1985
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98-166/12 (09027120) Marketing
Advance Work
Halle Bryant, 1967-1974
Reports, 1976-1977
National Unit
International Unit
Sales, 1992-1993
Schedules
2nd Advance men, 1980-1985
Curly Neal, 1990
Arena sales and marketing conferences, 1992-1993
Booking and advertising agencies
Lapin East/West, 1989-1990
Manny Jackson and Associates, 1993, n.d.
Others, 1981-1988
Crangle, Tom, Vice President and Director of Marketing, 1986
Demographic study, 1971-1972
Equipment and uniforms, 1988, 1991-1993
Marketing Kits
HGT
1992-1993
1994
HGT World Tour
1990
1992
1993
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98-166/13 (09027130) Memos, notes, 1980-1994
Merchandise and concessions, 1986-1992
Staff reports, 1992
Statistical Data
Advertising recaps, 1992
Attendance, capacities, and sales, 1948-1993
Miscellaneous, 1966-1992
Survey: Awareness and Attitudes Toward the Harlem Globetrotters, 1984
Tickmaster, 1991-1992
Trademarks,
HGT, 1984
HGT imitators: Harlem Trodders, Spudnits, Basketeers, 1966-1993, n.d.
Publicity and Promotions
Assignments, 1992-1993
Awards, dedications, celebrations, luncheons
A.N. Pritzer's 89th Birthday celebration, 1984-1985
Annual Football Writers Luncheon, 1950-1973
District IAAM (International Association of Auditorium Managers) meetings, 1984-1985
HGT 60th anniversary, Hinckley Illinois, 1987
Independence Bowl, 1989-1990
Miscellaneous, 1989-1993
Benefit performances, requests for, 1982-1993
Corporation sponsorships, 1986-1996
Fan club kits, 50th year, 1976
Movies, books, and television deals, 1985-1993
Promotional ideas and examples, 1967-1993
Promotional ideas not solicited, 1985-1993
Press
National feature stories
General, 1954-1994
HGT goes co-ed, 1984-1986
Newspaper contacts, lists, correspondence, and notes, 1967-1989, n.d.
Press kits ideas, 1967, 1972
Press releases, 1967-1996, n.d.
Trotter Times, 1994
Tour Promotions, national and international
Australia, 1980-1989
Canada, 1981-1992
Caribbean, South America, Mexico, 1965-1993
China and Berlin, 1986, 1988
France, 1992-1993
Honolulu, 1980, 1987-1988
Italy, 1967, 1990
Japan, 1989-1993
Promoters and agreements, 1986-1988, n.d.
Soviet Union, 1993
United States, 1990-1993, n.d.



 

Harlem Globetrotters-Photographs

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98-166/14 (09027141) Advertisements, program cover, n.d.
Anzivino, Joseph, personal, 1950-1990, n.d.
Awards, dedications, and celebrations,
60th Anniversary, Hinckley, Illinois, 1987
A.N. Prizer's 89th Birthday, 1985
Annual Football Writers Luncheon, 1950-1973
Basketball clinics, 1968-1974
Cosby, Bill, honorary HGT, 1971-1972
Crowds, 1950-1990,n.d.
HGT in action: gags, stunts, at play, n.d.
IAAM District meeting, HGT sponsored, n.d.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. HGT, 1948
Oldest HGT poster on record, 1933
Player publicity stills, 1940-1991, n.d.
Saperstein, Abe
American Basketball League (ABL)
Chicago Majors, 1962, n.d.
Cleveland Pipers, 1961-1962
Hawaii Chiefs, n.d.
Kansas City Chiefs, n.d.
Long Beach Chiefs, n.d.
Los Angeles Jets, n.d.
Philadelphia Tapers, 1961-1962
Pittsburgh Rens, 1961-1962
San Francisco Saints, n.d.
Induction into Basketball Hall of Fame, n.d.
Memorial Award, 1966-1974
Personal, 1946-1966, n.d.
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98-166/15 (09027152) SPRITE promotion, n.d.
Team shots and group shots, 1940-1993, n.d.
Tours
Finland, n.d.
Madrid, Spain, n.d.
National and International, on the road, 1950-1980, n.d.
New Zealand, 1976
Notre Dame, 1970
Rome, Italy, n.d.
Torino, Italy, Don Bosco's Boys Club, n.d.
World Series of Basketball, College All Stars, 1940, 1953



 

News Clippings

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98-166/15 (09027152) Advertisements, n.d.
Abe Saperstein--ABL and HGT, 1960-1963
American Basketball League (ABL)
Chicago Majors, 1962, n.d.
Cleveland Pipers, 1961-1962
Hawaii Chiefs, 1960-1961
Kansas City Steers, 1961-1962
Los Angeles Jets, 1961-1962
Oakland Oaks, 1962-1963
Pittsburgh Rens, 1961-1962
San Francisco Saints, 1962, n.d.
Washington Tapers, 1961-1962, n.d.
Amusement Business, 1988-1990
Anzivino, 1950-1993
Australia, 1961, 1976, n.d.
Harlem Globetrotters, 1950-1994
Lapin East/West--clip report, 1990
Metromedia, Inc., 1986
Originals, not copied, 1951-1993, n.d.
Washington Generals, Red Klotz, 1965, 1989, n.d.
Woodward, Lynette, first female HGT, 1986