Contents and Arrangement

Research on Moe Berg for "Best Gloveman in the Field", 1921-1995

10 boxes
Restrictions may apply. See Access Note.

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

While developing the documentary, "Best Gloveman in the League," Neil Goldstein and Jerry Feldman performed significant research on Moe Berg, the world in which he lived, and the people with whom he interacted. Included in this series are the research files created by or accumulated by Goldstein and Feldman. Researchers will find oral history interviews, photocopies of original documents regarding Berg's associates, photocopies of original documents regarding Berg dating from 1921 to his death in 1972, and published material about Berg.

This is a rich resource of material on Berg which will provide an excellent overview of Berg's life. Researchers should also consult the Moe Berg Papers at Princeton University (C1413) in order to obtain access to many of Berg's original documents.


Series II. Research on Moe Berg for "Best Gloveman in the League" is arranged in seven subseries: A. Oral History Interviews, B. Photocopies of Original Documents from Family and Associates of Moe Berg; C. Photocopies of Original Moe Berg Documents: Pre-OSS Service; D. Photocopies of Original Moe Berg Documents: OSS Service; E. Photocopies of Original Moe Berg Documents: Post-OSS Service to Death; F. Photocopies of Original Moe Berg Documents: Via Individual or Institution; and G. Press and Publications regarding Moe Berg

Collection History


Duplicate materials were removed during 2013 processing.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Holly Mengel in 2013. Finding aid written by Holly Mengel in 2013.

New accession added to the finding aid by Kelly Bolding in 2015.

Born-digital materials were processed by Sara Rogers in 2018. Finding aid description of audiovisual and born-digital materials was updated by Kelly Bolding in 2019.

A portion of the audiovisual materials in this collection were digitized in 2018.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The majority of this collection is open for research, with the exception of audiovisual media that have not yet been digitized.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Research on Moe Berg for "Best Gloveman in the Field"; Neil Goldstein Collection of Working Files on Moe Berg, C1449, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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