Title: Jack Mayfield Papers
ID: OGLMC 1687
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
1879-1986; Grand Forks resident and professional boxer
Jack Mayfield was born in Louisiana in 1879. He moved to Grand Forks during the 1930s. He led a varied life and was employed as an entertainer, a masseur, cook, and a professional boxer during his lifetime. He sparred with Jack Dempsey and was acquainted with numerous 20th Century boxers. He died while visiting his daughter in Minneapolis in June 1986 at the age of 106.
Restrictions: Open for inspection under the Rules and Regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Acquisition Note: Source: Unknown (arrived in campus mail).
Related Materials: OGLMC 1169, William Julison Papers. Box 11, Folder 20: "Grand Forks - Jack Mayfield, news clippings, 1969 - 1981"
Related Publications: "The Unusual Career of Jack Mayfield of Grand Forks, North Dakota." by John Rolczynski. 2001. Special Collections Stacks: GB1132. M39 R64 2001
Preferred Citation: (Description of item). Jack Mayfield Papers. OGLMC 1687. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers