ATLANTA -- Emory University's library is starting to collect archives dealing with blacks in sports.
The university already has large collections about blacks in religion, arts, literature and poetry, as well as a section on civil rights.
The new focus on sports was sparked by the acquisition of a collection from former Emory athletic director William Clyde "Doc" Partin, which includes essays, posters, signed baseballs and books about black athletes.
Other items the university has collected include a ticket stub from a 1938 Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling boxing match, a team photo of the Atlanta Black Crackers baseball team and a baseball signed by Hank Aaron.
The collections join an already prestigious literary collection.
Emory's library includes the archives of authors Salman Rushdie and Alice Walker, among others.