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Cecil A. Darby, Jr. Collection (MC 213)

Biographical Note

Cecil Albert Darby, Jr. was born on March 17, 1924, the son of Cecil Albert Darby, Sr. and Jewel Owen Darby.  He died on January 28, 2017, and is buried in Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus, Georgia.  His father, who died in 1962, was a conductor for 43 years with the Central of Georgia Railroad.  The younger Cecil was always interested in sports, and worked for the Columbus Ledger as a sports writer for 36 years.  He graduated from Columbus High School in 1942 and briefly attended the University of Florida.  He served 34 months in the Marine Corps during World War II, mostly in the Pacific.  According to a profile of him in a column by Glenn Vaughn in the Ledger-Enquirer in 1990, he was known for his encyclopedic knowledge of all sports, but his particular passion was professional baseball in Columbus, Georgia.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of scrapbooks and loose-leaf notebooks of newspaper clippings covering mainly Columbus-area baseball and basketball games. It also includes information on many high school and college athletic events, including players and coaches.

1884-2008, 23 boxes

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Cecil A. Darby, Jr. Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University.  Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Cecil A. Darby, Jr. Collection (MC 213)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia

Provenance

This collection was a gift of Cecil Darby via Jimmy McKinstry in 2006, with later additions to the collection in 2014 and 2017.

Box and Item List

Box 1

Item 1 – Columbus Astros, 1968-1970
Item 2 – Columbus Astros, 1971
Item 3 – Columbus Astros, 1972
Item 4 – Columbus Astros, 1975-1976
Item 5 – Columbus Astros, 1977-1978
Item 6 – Columbus Astros, 1978-1980

Box 2

Item 1 – Columbus Astros, 1981-1982
Item 2 – Columbus Astros, 1983-1984
Item 3 – Columbus Astros, 1984-1986
Item 4 – Columbus Astros, 1986-1988

Box 3

Item 1 – Columbus Cardinals and South Atlantic League, 1947
Item 2 – Columbus Cardinals and South Atlantic League, 1948
Item 3 – Columbus Cardinals, 1949
Item 4 – Columbus Cardinals, 1950
Item 5 – Columbus Cardinals, 1951-1953
Item 6 – Columbus Cardinals, 1951
Item 7 – Columbus Cardinals, 1953-1954
Item 8 – Columbus Cardinals, 1954-55

Box 4

Item 1 – Columbus College, 1974-1976
Item 2 – Columbus College, 1977-1978
Item 3 – Columbus College, 1978-1979
Item 4 – Columbus College, 1978-1982
Item 5 – Columbus College Basketball, 1971-1974 and Baseball, 1972/1973
Item 6 – Columbus College Basketball, 1970-1971; Baseball, 1971; and Golf/Tennis, 1971
Item 7 – Columbus College Basketball, 1978-1980
Item 8 – Columbus Basketball, 1964/1965-1966/1967
Item 9 – Columbus Basketball, 1980/1981-1984/1985

Box 5

Item 1 – Columbus Foxes, 1956
Item 2 – Columbus Foxes, 1956-57
Item 3 – Columbus Foxes, 1958
Item 4 – Rebels Basketball, 1958/1959-1967/1968
Item 5 – Rebels Basketball, 1968/1969-1974/1975
Item 6 – Columbus Yankees, 1964-1966
Item 7 – Cecil A. Darby Column, 1969-1973
Item 8 – Leaves of Gold and Anthology of Prayers, by Clyde Francis Lytle, belonging to Jewell Darby, 1938
Item 9 – 75th Anniversary of the National League (book)

Box 6

Item 1 – Assortment of Plaques
Item 2 – Folder of Photographs

Box 7

Folder 1 – Columbus Baseball, 1884
Folder 2 – Columbus Baseball, 1885
Folder 3 – Columbus Baseball, 1886-1895
Folder 4 – Columbus Baseball, 1896
Folder 5 – Columbus Baseball, 1897-1908
Folder 6 – Columbus Baseball, 1909
Folder 7 – Columbus Baseball, 1910
Folder 8 – Columbus Baseball, 1911
Folder 9 – Columbus Baseball, 1912
Folder 10 – Columbus Baseball, 1913
Folder 11 – Columbus Baseball, 1914
Folder 12 – Columbus Baseball, 1915
Folder 13 – Columbus Baseball, 1916
Folder 14 – Columbus Baseball, 1917
Folder 15 – Columbus Baseball, 1918-1925
Folder 16 – Columbus Baseball, 1926
Folder 17 – Columbus Baseball, 1927
Folder 18 – Columbus Baseball, 1928
Folder 19 – Columbus Baseball, 1929
Folder 20 – Columbus Baseball, 1930
Folder 21 – Columbus Baseball, 1931
Folder 22 – Columbus Baseball, 1932
Folder 23 – Columbus Baseball, 1933
Folder 24 – Columbus Baseball, 1936
Folder 25 – Columbus Baseball, 1937
Folder 26 – Columbus Baseball, 1938
Folder 27 – Columbus Baseball, 1939
Folder 28 – Columbus Baseball, 1940
Folder 29 – Columbus Baseball, 1941
Folder 30 – Columbus Baseball, 1942
Folder 31 – Columbus Baseball, 1937-42

Box 8

Folder 1 – Columbus Baseball, 1946
Folder 2 – Columbus Baseball, 1947
Folder 3 – Columbus Baseball, 1948
Folder 4 – Columbus Baseball, 1949
Folder 5 – Columbus Baseball, 1950
Folder 6 – Columbus Baseball, 1951
Folder 7 – Columbus Baseball, 1952
Folder 8 – Columbus Baseball, 1953
Folder 9 – Columbus Baseball, 1954
Folder 10 – Columbus Baseball, 1955
Folder 11 – Columbus Baseball, 1956
Folder 12 – Columbus Baseball, 1957
Folder 13 – Columbus Baseball, 1958
Folder 14 – Columbus Baseball, 1959

Box 9

Folder 1 – Columbus Baseball, Southern League, 1960
Folder 2 – Columbus Baseball, 1961-1962
Folder 3 – Columbus Baseball, Southern League, Winter, 1963/1964
Folder 4 – Columbus Yankees, 1964
Folder 5 – Columbus Baseball, Southern League, April-May, 1964
Folder 6 – Columbus Baseball, Southern League, June-July, 1964
Folder 7 – Columbus Baseball, Southern League, August-September, 1964
Folder 8 – Columbus Baseball, 1964-1965
Folder 9 – Columbus Yankees, 1965
Folder 10 – Columbus Baseball, Southern League, April-May, 1965
Folder 11 – Columbus Baseball, Southern League, June-July, 1965
Folder 12 – Columbus Baseball, Southern League, August-September, 1966
Folder 13 – Columbus Baseball, Southern League, Winter-Spring, 1965/1966
Folder 14 – Columbus Baseball, Southern League, April-May, 1966
Folder 15 – Columbus Baseball, Southern League, June-July, 1966
Folder 16 – Columbus Baseball, Southern League, August-September, 1966
Folder 17 – Columbus Yankees, 1966

Box 10

Folder 1 – Columbus Baseball, 1968
Folder 2 – Columbus Baseball, Spring, 1969
Folder 3 – Columbus Baseball, Winter, 1969
Folder 4 – Columbus Baseball, 1970
Folder 5 – Columbus Baseball, Spring, 1971
Folder 6 – Columbus Baseball, Winter, 1971
Folder 7 – Columbus Baseball, 1972
Folder 8 – Columbus Baseball, 1973
Folder 9 – Columbus Baseball Pictures

Box 11

Folder 1 – Baseball, Columbus Astros, 1974
Folder 2 – Baseball, Columbus Astros, 1975
Folder 3 – Baseball, Columbus Astros, Spring, 1975
Folder 4 – Baseball, Columbus Astros, 1976
Folder 5 – Baseball, Columbus Astros, Spring, 1976
Folder 6 – Baseball, Columbus Astros, 1977
Folder 7 – Baseball, Columbus Astros, 1978
Folder 8 – Baseball, Columbus Astros, 1977-78
Folder 9 – Baseball, Columbus Astros, 1979-80

Box 12

Folder 1 – Baseball, Columbus Astros, 1978
Folder 2 – Baseball, Columbus Astros, 1979
Folder 3 – Baseball, Columbus Mudcats, 1979
Folder 4 – Baseball, Columbus Astros, 1980
Folder 5 – Baseball, Columbus Astros, 1981
Folder 6 – Baseball, Columbus Astros, 1982
Folder 7 – Baseball, Columbus Astros, 1983
Folder 8 – Columbus Baseball Records, 1984
Folder 9 – Columbus Baseball, 1985
Folder 10 – Columbus Baseball, 1986
Folder 11 – Columbus Baseball, 1987
Folder 12 – Columbus Baseball, 1988
Folder 13 – Baseball, Columbus Mudcats, 1989
Folder 14 – Baseball, Columbus Mudcats, 1990

Box 13

Folder 1 – Columbus Baseball, 1990
Folder 2 – Columbus Baseball, 1991
Folder 3 – Columbus Baseball, 1992
Folder 4 – Columbus Baseball, 1993
Folder 5 – Columbus Baseball, 1994
Folder 6 – Columbus Baseball, 1995
Folder 7 – Columbus Baseball, 1996
Folder 8 – Columbus Baseball, 1997
Folder 9 – Columbus Baseball, 1998
Folder 10 – Columbus Baseball, 1999
Folder 11 – Columbus Baseball, 2000
Folder 12 – Columbus Baseball, 2001

Box 14

Folder 1 – Personal Files-A
Folder 2 – Personal Files-B
Folder 3 – Personal Files-C
Folder 4 – Personal Files-D
Folder 5 – Personal Files-E-F
Folder 6 – Personal Files-G
Folder 7 – Personal Files-H
Folder 8 – Personal Files-I-J
Folder 9 – Personal Files-K-L
Folder 10 – Personal Files-M
Folder 11 – Personal Files-N

Box 15

Folder 1 – Personal Files-O-P
Folder 2 – Personal Files-Q-R
Folder 3 – Personal Files-Babe Ruth
Folder 4 – Personal Files-Hugh Royer Jr
Folder 5 – Personal Files-S-T
Folder 6 – Personal Files-Frank Thomas
Folder 7 – Personal Files-U-V
Folder 8 – Personal Files-W-X
Folder 9 – Personal Files-Y-Z

Box 16

Folder 1 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Astros (Baseball), 1970
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 2 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Astros (Baseball), 1971
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 3 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Astros (Baseball), 1972
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 4 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Astros (Baseball), 1973
     This folder contains: Season's summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 5 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Astros (Baseball), 1974
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 6 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Astros (Baseball), 1975
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 7 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Astros (Baseball), 1976
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 8 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Astros (Baseball), 1977
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 9 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Astros (Baseball), 1978
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 10 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Astros (Baseball), 1979
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 11 – Columbus Catfish I (Baseball), 2004
     This folder contains: Newspaper Clippings – Daily Game Reports and Box Scores – "Columbus Catfish, 2004 Program – 2004 All-Star Program, Charleston, SC.

Folder 12 – Columbus Catfish II (Baseball), 2004
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores.

Folder 13 – Columbus Catfish I (Baseball), 2005
     This folder contains: Newspaper Clippings - Daily Game Reports and Box Scores – Columbus Catfish Souvenir Program, 2205 – 2005 Columbus Catfish Media Guide.

Folder 14 – Columbus Catfish II (Baseball), 2005
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores.

Folder 15 – Columbus Catfish & Player Cards (Baseball), 2006
     This folder contains: Daily Game Report and Box Scores – Player Cards – Columbus Catfish 2006 Souvenir Program (2).

Folder 16 – Columbus Catfish (Baseball), 2006
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 17 – Columbus Catfish I (Baseball), 2007
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, 2007 Souvenir Program, Photos.

Folder 18 – Columbus Catfish II (Baseball), 2007
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 19 – Columbus Catfish (Baseball), 2008
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors, 2008 Souvenir Magazine.

Folder 20 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Indians (Baseball), 1991
     This folder contains: Season's Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.
Folder 21 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Mud Cats (Baseball), 1989

     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Box 17

Folder 1 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Mud Cats (Baseball), 1990
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 2 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Pirates (Baseball), 1959
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 3 – Scrapbook of the South Georgia Waves (Baseball), 2003
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 4 – Scrapbook of the Columbus White Sox (Baseball), 1969

     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 5 – Columbus Wood bats, 2009

Folder 6 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Yankees (Baseball), 1965
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 7 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Yankees (Baseball), 1966
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 8 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Yankees (Baseball), 1964
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 9 – Columbus State University Athletic Hall of Fame + Photos, 1990's, 2000's

Folder 10 – Columbus College Athletic Hall of Fame, 1990's, 2000's

Folder 11 – Columbus University Hall of Fame, 1990's, 2000's

Folder 12 – Columbus State University Hall of Fame, Program, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

Folder 13 – Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
     This folder contains: Newspaper Clippings – Induction Banquet (2) – Annual Awards Banquet, February 12, 1994.

Folder 14 – Columbus State University History, 2000's
     This folder contains: Newspaper Clippings – President's Recognition Banquet 1958-2008, May 13, 2008 – CSU Annual Report of Private Giving, 1998-99.

Folder 15 – Columbus Sports History

Folder 16 – Columbus Baseball History I

Folder 17 – Columbus Baseball History II

Box 18

Folder 1 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Red Stixx (Baseball), 1992
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 2 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Red Stixx (Baseball), 1993
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 3 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Red Stixx (Baseball), 1994
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 4 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Red Stixx (Baseball), 1995
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 5 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Red Stixx (Baseball), 1996
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 6 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Red Stixx (Baseball), 1997
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 7 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Red Stixx (Baseball), 1998
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 8 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Red Stixx (Baseball), 1999
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 9 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Red Stixx (Baseball), 2000
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 10 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Red Stixx (Baseball), 2001
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 11 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Red Stixx I (Baseball), 2002
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Folder 12 – Scrapbook of the Columbus Red Stixx II (Baseball), 2002
     This folder contains: Season's Summary and Statistics, Daily Game Reports and Box Scores, Information on Former Columbus Players in Majors.

Box 19

Folder 1 – Basketball, Columbus College I, 1958/59

Folder 2 – Basketball, Columbus College II, 1958/59

Folder 3 – Basketball, Columbus College III, 1958/59

Folder 4 – Basketball, Columbus College IV, 1958/59

Folder 5 – Basketball, Columbus College V, 1958/59

Folder 6 – Columbus State University Basketball Records, 1958/2009

Folder 7 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1959/60

Folder 8 – Columbus College Basketball Records, 1959/68

Folder 9 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1960/61

Folder 10 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1961/62

Folder 11 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1962/63

Folder 12 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1963/64

Folder 13 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1964/65

Folder 14 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1964

Folder 15 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1965/66

Folder 16 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1966/67

Folder 17 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1967/68

Folder 18 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1968/69

Folder 19 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1969/70

Folder 20 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1970/71

Folder 21 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1971/72

Folder 22 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1972, 73

Box 20

Folder 1 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1973/74

Folder 2 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1974/75

Folder 3 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1975/76

Folder 4 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1976/77

Folder 5 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1977

Folder 6 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1977/78

Folder 7 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1978/79

Folder 8 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1979/80

Folder 9 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1980/81

Folder 10 – Basketball, Columbus college Boxes, 1981/82

Folder 11 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1985/86

Folder 12 – Basketball, Columbus College, 1986/87

Folder 13 – Basketball, Columbus State University, 1997/98

Folder 14 – Basketball, Columbus State University, 1998/99

Folder 15 – Basketball, Columbus College History

Folder 16 – Basketball, Columbus College, Miscellaneous Records

Folder 17 – Basketball Records – CSU

Folder 18 – Columbus Graduates to Major Leagues

Folder 19 – Cross Country, Columbus College, 1969

Folder 20 – Sports Columns, 1952/55

Folder 21 – Sports Columns, 1974

Folder 22 – "A Pictorial History of Twentieth Century sports" in Columbus, GA, Phenix city, AL and the Surrounding Area, 1980's

Folder 23 – Columbus College Brochures, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s
     This folder contains: CC Basketball, 1969/70 – CC Basketball, 1974/75 – CC Basketball, 1975/76 (2) – Cougarmania, 1977/78 – CC Basketball, 1977/78 – CC Basketball, 1979/80 (2) – CC Baseball, 1980 (2) – The Fall and Winter Sports Book of Columbus college, 1980/81.

Folder 24 – Columbus College Brochures, 1980s, 1990s
     This folder contains: CC Basketball, 1981/82 (2) – CC Baseball, 1982 (2) – CC Basketball 1983/84 (2) – CC Baseball, 1984 (2) – Cougars Basketball, 1985/86 – CSU Men's Basketball, 1997/98 (2).
- A Plaque of Newspaper Clippings – "Drought Broken, Rebels Roar to Victory" – Cecil Darby, Sports Editor "The Tumult and Shouting".

Box 21

Folder 1 – Bi-City Spring-Sport Records (Track, Baseball, Golf, and Tennis), 1950s, 1960s

Folder 2 – Century of Sports, 1999-2000
     This folder contains newspaper clippings.

Folder 3 – Champions, 1954, 1962-1969, 1971, 1977, 1991, 2000, 2004-2005, 2007-2008, 2010-2011
     These are newspaper clippings.

Folder 4 – Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame – Minutes, 1994-2011 & 2 CD for 2013-2014

Folder 5 – Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame, nd
     This folder contains newspaper clippings, brochures, and nominations.

Folder 6 – Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame, 1994-1998
     This folder contains newspaper clippings, photos, and correspondence.

Folder 7 – Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame, 1999
     This folder contains newspaper clippings, correspondence and photos.

Folder 8 – Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame, 2000-2003
     This folder contains newspaper clippings, brochures and correspondence.

Folder 9 – Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame, 2004-2006
     This folder contains newspaper clippings, brochures and correspondence.

Folder 10 – Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame, 2007-2009, 2014-2015
     This folder contains newspaper clippings, brochures and correspondence.

Folder 11 – Columbus Baseball Records

Folder 12 – Columbus Civic Center
     This folder contains newspaper clippings.

Folder 13 – Columbus's Little League World Champions, 2006
     This folder contains newspaper clippings.

Folder 14 – Columbus Northern (Baseball), 2010
     This folder contains newspaper clippings.

Folder 15 – Football, All-Bi-City Teams, 1940s-1960s, 1980s
     This folder contains newspaper clippings.

Folder 16 – Georgia-Auburn Games in Columbus, 1950s-1970s, 1990s
     This folder contains newspaper clippings.

Folder 17 – Golden Park (Baseball)
     This folder contains photos, brochures and newspaper clippings.

Folder 18 – Golf Records

Folder 19 – Medicare, Insurance Reports
     This folder contains newspaper clippings.

Folder 20 – Municipal Auditorium, 1950s-1960s
     This folder contains photo and newspaper clippings.

Folder 21 – Newspaper clipping, "Title Fight Caused Lot of Excitement" by Cecil Darby in the Columbus Ledger, October 3, 1973

Folder 22 – Old Pictures (Local), 1909-1956
     This folder contains: 1909 Secondary Industrial High Football and Columbus High (Combined Team) – Maroons Champions 1904/05 – 1910/11 Secondary Industrial High Basketball – Columbus YMCA, Southern Basketball Champions of 1910 – 1956 Bi-City Invitational Basketball Tournament Champions Central High – 1931 Industrial High Baseball Team – 1911 Secondary Industrial High Baseball Team – Jordan High Red Jackets, Bi-City Champions, 1950/51 – Central High School, Phenix City, AL – Chuck Magoni, R.H.B

Folder 23 – Olympic Softball in Columbus, 2006
     This folder contains newspaper clippings.

Folder 24 – South Atlantic League History, 1920s-1970s, 2008
     This folder contains: "Second Annual Official South Atlantic League (Class A) Record Book", 1946 Edition – "New Arrival" Southern League, 1964 – Correspondence – Cards – Newspaper Clippings.

Folder 25 – South League Records
     This folder contains: South Atlantic League 2008 Media guide & Record Book, 2010, and 2011 – Photos – Record Makers of the south Atlantic League, 1904/1962 – History of the South Atlantic League – New Arrival, Southern League, 1964 – Sally League Graduates to Majors, 1904/1946

Folder 26 – "Special" Sports Columns, 1940s-1970s
     This folder contains columns by Cecil Darby in the Columbus Ledger.

Folder 27 – South Atlantic League, Dope Books, 1948-1949, 1951, 1953

Box 22

Folder 1 – Awards, 1942-1997
     This folder contains: Columbus High School diploma, January 29, 1942 / Column Heads: Cecil Darby Golden Park Scene of Great Plays, Stars, 1948 / A word About Sports, 1950 / Prep Parade, 1954 / Bi-City Strongest in All its History, 1956 / Cecil Darby sports Editor, 1958 / Cecil Darby Sports Editor, 1961 / It was Good Week for Locals in Basketball, 1963 / Cecil Darby, 1976 / Hooks and slices, 1978 / Cecil Darby, 1981 – Columbus, Ga, Georgia's first Consolidated Government Proclamation, June 15, 1973 – Columbus chamber of commerce, Certificate of Appreciation , June 26, 1973 – Chattahoochee Valley sports Hall of Fame Congratulates Cecil Darby on his Induction, February 8, 1997

Plaque: Columbus College Presented to Cecil Darby for Meritorious Service to the Columbus College Baseball Program, 1970/1984

Plaque: Cecil A. Darby, 1959-1979, Sports Editor, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Hall of Fame, April 1998

Plaque: South Atlantic League Hall of Fame Inducted in Albany, GA, June 19, 1995

Scrapbook: Local Sports – Photos – Correspondence - Newspaper Clippings, 1924, 1940s-1950s

Scrapbook: Local Sports – Correspondence – Photos – Newspaper Clippings, 1960s-1970s

Scrapbook: Local Sports – Correspondence – Photos – Newspaper Clippings, 1970s-1990s

Video Cassette: Golden Park History with Cecil Darby, by Mark Haggard WRBL TV-3 Sports

Drawing of Cecil Darby with Autographs from Friend and Coworkers 

Box 23
Three oversized scrapbooks:

January-November 1865, Columbus Yankees
1963-1966, baseball
1970, Columbus Astros

    • Inside cover includes a picture of the 1966 Columbus Yankees team and the scores of the 1970 home and away games of the Astros.