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366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824
Preferred Citation:Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Box number, Folder number and/or title, Hank Aguirre, MSS 356, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Copyright Notice:Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.
The Hank Aguirre Collection will be open and available for use in the Special Collections Reading Room.
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Collection Summary:The collection consists of 1 box of interview field notes with former baseball players Bill Freehan, Kevin Collins, Reno Bertoia, Jim Northrup, and Willie Horton, baseball coach Don Lund and baseball announcer Ernie Harwell and family members. Also included are family photographs and news clippings. A signed photograph by Hank Aguirre of the illustration for the book jacket is also included as well as a draft manuscript for the book The Tall Mexican.
Historical Background:Robert E. Copley was Aguirre’s friend for over thirty years and served as director of communications for owner Henry (Hank) Aguirre’s Mexican Industries. He worked as a journalist in print and radio.
- Aguirre, Hank, 1931-1994
- Baseball players -- United States -- Biography
- Businessmen -- United States -- Biography
- Detroit Tigers (Baseball team)
- Harwell, Ernie
- Freehan, Bill, 1941-
- Collins, Kevin, 1946-
- Horton, Willie, 1942-
- Northrup, Jim, 1939-
- Bertoia, Reno, 1935-
1 box, 6 folders; 6 folders 30 cm. X 25 cm
|1||1||Hank Aguirre. Biographical material including articles; testimonials, biography, baseball career statistics, etc.|
|2||Interviews and Research Notes. Includes interviews with family, friends, business colleagues and former baseball players Bill Freehan, Kevin Collins, Reno Bertoia, Jim Northrup, Willie Horton; baseball coach Don Lund and baseball announcer Ernie Harwell.|
|3||Manuscript of The Tall Mexican: the life of Hank Aguirre, all-star pitcher, businessman, humanitarian by Robert E. Copley, pp 1-114|
|4||Manuscript of The Tall Mexican: the life of Hank Aguirre, all-star pitcher, businessman, humanitarian by Robert E. Copley, pp 115-227|
|5|| Mexican Industries. Business correspondence, meeting minutes, “Mexican Industries Family Tree” employee list, forms, articles, etc. related to the Detroit-based auto parts maker |
|6||3 photographs (2 prints each) of family; 2 color post cards with book cover illustration (1 signed by Aguirre)|