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Jake Drake Baseball Scrapbooks

Identifier: MC 2217

Content Description

The collection contains seven scrapbooks of materials relating to Jake Drake's baseball career, including with the Springfield (Mo.) Cardinals, the Fayetteville (Ark.) Merchants, and the Fayetteville (Ark.) Chicks. Six scrapbooks primarily contain clippings, but also include some fliers, posters, and a certificate. One scrapbook primarily contains photographs of baseball as well as of Drake's friends and family.


  • Creation: circa 1937-1982


Language of Materials

Finding aid is written in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Conditions Governing Use

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical / Historical

Jake Drake (1914-1994) was a professional baseball player born in Fayetteville, Arkansas. During his career, he played for teams including the Springfield (Mo.) Cardinals, the Fayetteville (Ark.) Merchants, the Fayetteville (Ark.) Chicks, the Mobile (Ala.) Shippers, and the Columbus (Oh.) Red Birds. He was married to Mary Leona Mitchell.


3 Linear Feet (2 boxes)


Scrapbooks are intact in their original order, except when loose materials have been separated to nearby folders for preservation reasons, as noted within the container list.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Jake Drake Baseball Scrapbooks were donated to Special Collections by Charles Agee on March 25, 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed May 2022.


Jake Drake Baseball Scrapbooks
Katrina Windon
May 2022
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444