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Harry Jerome records
CA SFL MsC 130-1 · Series · 1958-1982
Part of Harry and Valerie Jerome fonds

Series consists of textual records and other media, such as a baseball mitt, a canvas banner, fabric patches, and plaques, created by Harry Jerome during his life. The records pertain to his athletic, academic, and professional careers. The series includes general athletic records, incoming and outgoing correspondence, awards and certificates, and personal records. Also included in the series are two files that attest to his involvement in national athletic programming for youth: Sports Canada, including the Cross-Canada Sports Demonstration, and the Premier’s Sports Award Program. The series has been arranged into nine files: academic records; general athletic records; personal records; incoming correspondence; outgoing correspondence; track and field event records; ceremony programs; Sports Canada records; and the Premier’s Sports Awards records.

Jerome, Harry
Photographs
CA SFL MsC 130-5 · Series · 1919-[2005]
Part of Harry and Valerie Jerome fonds

The series contains photographs, negatives, and slides created and accumulated by both Harry and Valerie Jerome. The photographs dates from 1919-[2005] and reflect the personal and professional lives of Harry, Valerie, and the Jerome family in general.

Jerome, Valerie
Newspaper clippings
CA SFL MsC 130-6 · Series · 1946-1982
Part of Harry and Valerie Jerome fonds

Series consists of newspaper clippings, dating from 1946-2010. The clippings pertain to the lives of Harry and Valerie Jerome, including their achievements in track and involvement in various groups and initiatives. As the clippings were accumulated by different persons, including Harry, Valerie, and friends who sent the clippings to Valerie following Harry’s death, they are contained within their own series. The clippings reflect the mixed reaction that the media had towards Harry Jerome; many of the articles are critical of Harry. During the peak years of his career from 1960-1968, there are many articles about his various races, records, and injuries. The clippings dating from 1982-2010 were collected by Valerie Jerome and include posthumous articles about Harry and the creation/unveiling of the Harry Jerome statue.

Jerome, Harry
CA SFL MsC 130 · Fonds · 1919-1982

The fonds consists of textual records and other media created by Harry and Valerie Jerome, which reflect the various facets of Harry Jerome’s life, including academics, athletics, and community and national sports initiatives. While most of the records reflect Harry’s life, the fonds also includes records that pertain to Valerie Jerome’s life and her own athletic career, such as newspaper clippings. In addition, a biographical manuscript, which is Valerie Jerome’s written iteration of the story of the Jerome family and Harry’s life, is included in the fonds. The fonds also includes records that were created by the Harry Jerome Commemorative Society and the Black Business and Professional Association’s Harry Jerome Awards. In order to respect the multiple creators and the overall nature of the records, the fonds has been arranged into the following six series: Harry Jerome records (1958-1982); the Valerie Jerome records (1887-[2005]); Harry Jerome Award programs (1986-1998); the Harry Jerome Commemorative Society records (1982-2001); photographs (1919-[2005]); newspaper clippings (1946-2010). The series are contained in eight boxes.

Jerome, Harry