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"Branch Rickey, 83, Dies in Missouri." New York Times (December 10, 1965): 1.

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"Breaking the Color Line: 1940-1946.#x201D; http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/jrhtml/jr1940.html (December 16, 2002).

"A Jackie Robinson Society Exclusive Interview with Branch B. Rickey [grandson of Branch Rickey]." http://www.utexas.edu/students/jackie/robinson/rickey.html (November 30, 2002).

The Jackie Robinson Story [film]. Dir. Alfred E. Green. Perf. Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee, Minor Watson, Louise Beavers, Richard Lane. MGM, 1950.

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Pappas, Doug. "Only four GMs in Hall of Fame." ESPN.com. June 26, 2002. http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/bp/1399247.html (December 7, 2002).

Transcript of interview with Branch Rickey by Davis J. Walsh [1955?]. Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Branch Rickey Papers. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/jrhtml/davis.html (November 30, 2002).

West, Jean. "Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson (Interview Essay)," by Jean West. http://www.jimcrowhistory.org/resources/pdf/hs_in_robinson_rickey.pdf (November 30, 2002).

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