Grand Valley State University Digital Collections: All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Interviews (Allendale, MI, USA)

The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was started by Philip Wrigley, owner of the Chicago Cubs, during World War II to fill the void left by the departure of most of the best male baseball players for military service. The League gave over 600 women athletes the opportunity to play professional baseball. Many of the players went on to successful careers, and the league itself provided an important precedent for later efforts to promote women’s sports.

To access this collection visit GVSU Special Collections and University Archives.

University Library System: Women in Baseball Resources (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

This guide highlights materials on the history of women in baseball and resources on contemporary events and organizations. Learn more about the value, diversity, and cultural significance of women in baseball. Visit this research guide at Pitt ULS.

Digital Commons @ Winthrop University: All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (Rock Hill, SC, USA)

The Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University is fortunate to have a burgeoning collection of material pertaining to the AAGPBL. The collection was begun in 2005 with the gift of Elizabeth “Lib” Mahon’s papers and later acquired acquired Jean Faut’s Papers. The Archives has material pertaining to several other players, including Sue Kidd and Ruth Born, as well as the league as a whole. For more information, or to access the digital archive, visit The Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections.

Step Up to the Sport: A Conversation Series with the International Women’s Baseball Center (Rockford, IL, USA)

At IWBC, education is the cornerstone of our mission is to protect, preserve, and promote all aspects of women’s baseball, both on and off the field. We strive to inspire the next generation of players by helping them realize their dreams not only of participating in the sport, but also of passing on all they will learn and achieve for generations to come. The Archives channel provides digital content related to the IWBC, including our podcast Step Up to the Sport.