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Robert Hilliard papers

Robert Hilliard papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert Hilliard papers
Creator: Hilliard, Robert
Inclusive Dates: 1990-2013
Bulk Dates: 1990-1996
Language: 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 stadiums.
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: http://purl.libs.uga.edu/brown/har-ms4034/bmac-coll


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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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
 
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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
 
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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