Request Material

Robert Hilliard papers

Robert Hilliard papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Hilliard papers
Creator: Hilliard, Robert
Inclusive Dates: 1990-2013
Bulk Dates: 1990-1996
Language(s): English
Extent: 3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Collection Number: ms4034
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Robert A. Hilliard (MA, University of Georgia, 1978) is a retired marketing research executive and former professional baseball club owner, who developed and built Skylands Park baseball stadium and recreation complex in Sussex County, New Jersey. He is also the author of the book The Circus is in Town, A Baseball Odyssey (Outskirts Press, Parker, CO, 2016).

Scope and Content

This collection contains documents and printed material regarding Robert Hilliard's ownership of the Hamilton Redbirds, Glen Falls Redbirds, New Jersey Cardinals, and Sussex County Colonels, as well as the development and building of Skylands Park. Included are programs, articles, correspondence, stadium plans, championship rings, and team information.

The audiovisual materials related to this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archives.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert Hilliard papers, ms4034, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Baseball -- Press coverage.
Baseball -- United States -- Management -- Biography.
Baseball fields
Minor league baseball -- New Jersey.
Sports team owners -- United States.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive:

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Minor League Heroes, LP - Baseball Entrepeneurs, 1990
12Public support for baseball, 1991
13Community support for ballpark, 1991-1993
14Skylands Park site - preliminary program
15Skylands Park Management - corporate documents, 1991
16Skylands Park Management - IPO, 1993
17Skylands Park - promotional material, 1994
18New Jersey Governor's Conference on Tourism
19El Paso Diablos promotional seminar, 1990
110New Jersey Reporter - Out of Left field, 1991
111National Geographic Magazine - A Season in the Minors, 1991
112Business Week - If You Build It..., 1994
113Sussex County Chamber of Commerce Magazine, 1995
114Barnstorming Magazine
115New Jersey Sports Writers' Association
116Sparky Lyle
117Pro Wrestling at Skylands Park
118NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional
119College and high school baseball - Skylands Park
120Colorado Silver Bullets
121Hamilton Redbirds - correspondence
122Hamilton Redbirds - bid
123Hamilton Redbirds - programs and souvenirs
124Hamilton Redbirds - scouting reports
125Glen Falls Redbirds
126New York-Penn League directories
127Baseball America - Great Minor League Parks, 1996
128New Jersey Cardinals
129Sussex County/Jersey City Colonels
130Prague Baseball Week - Jersey City Colonels, 1998
131Classic Best cards - Redbirds/Cardinals team sets, 1991-1994
132Busch Stadium ad shoot, 1993
133St. Louis Cardinals centennial celebration, 1992
13442 movie memorabilia
2Photograph - Robert Hilliard with Herschel Walker, 1984
2Ring - New Jersey Cardinals NY-Penn League Championship, 1994
2Ring - Sussex County Colonels ACBL Championship, 1996
2Plaque - New Industry Award - Skylands Park, 1994
2Plaque - Collegiate Athletic Administrators' special service award, 1995
2Newspapers - articles about Robert Hilliard, his teams, Skyland Park, and 42 movie
2Replica Budweiser advertisement - signed
31Hamilton Redbirds mesh practice jersey
32Jersey City Colonels mesh practice jersey
33New Jersey Cardinals - blue polo shirt
34Jersey City Colonels hat
35Sussex County Miners hat