Table of contents
1972 - 1997
The materials were purchased through a Detroit book vendor.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:
Box number, Folder number and/or title, Hank Aguirre, MSS 356, Special Collections, Michigan State University Main Library
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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.
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.
Completed 12.05.2008 by Diana Rivera
- 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|
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)|