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Collection TitleCL 114 Elaine Jerome Brodsky/Ernie Davis CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:4/29/2008
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Elaine Jerome Brodsky in 2003. 
Terms:Davis, Ernie, 1939-1963; Football players

Ernie Davis-Ernie Davis was born December 14, 1939 just outside of Pittsburg, PA.  At age 12, he moved to Elmira, NY were he attended Elmira Free Academy and played both football and basketball.  He went on to attend and play football at Syracuse University.  In 1961, he won the Heisman Trophy.  In 1962, he was drafted to play for the Cleveland Browns, but was diagnosed with leukemia before he could play for them.  He died at age 23 on May 18, 1963. 

Scope:The Elaine Jerome Brodsky/Ernie Davis Collection contains newspaper clippings about and photographs and autographs of Ernie Davis as collected by Elaine Brodsky. 
Notes:Shares a box with CL 115 and CL 118.
Extent.25 linear feet
Date Span1961-1962
AbstractThis collection contains materials pertaining Ernie Davis and his athletic career. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Photograph of Ernie Davis accepting the Heisman Trophy at the Syracuse Downtown Athletic Club, 1961. Photograph010101
Autographed photograph of Ernie Davis from the All-American Appreciation Nite, December 28, 1960. Photograph010201
Newspaper clippings about Ernie Davis in Elmira, circa 1962. Newspaper Clippings010300
Elaine Jerome's copy of the Elmira Free Academy Torch from 1962 with Ernie Davis's autograph. Yearbook010400

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