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Hank Aaron interview, August 21, 2013

Identifier: Y016_AaronH_20130821

Scope and Content of the Series

From the Series:

This series contains interviewee folders from the Making of Modern Atlanta project. These files can include transcripts, questions, biographical sketches, and correspondence.

The born-digital aspect of this collection contains oral histories and interviews from Making of Modern Atlanta project, in both audio and audio/video, as well as other footage collected and created for the documentary project.

Video interviews and the final production were created by Another Jones Production, LLC, on behalf of Harvey Newman and Andrea Young.


  • Creation: August 21, 2013


Restrictions on Access

Reading room access only.

Biographical Note

Henry Louis Aaron was born February 5, 1934. He is a retired American Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder who serves as the senior vice president of the Atlanta Braves. He played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) and two seasons for the Milwaukee Brewers in the American League (AL), from 1954 through 1976. Aaron held the MLB record for career home runs for 33 years, and he still holds several MLB offensive records. He hit 24 or more home runs every year from 1955 through 1973, and is one of only two players to hit 30 or more home runs in a season at least fifteen times. In 1999, The Sporting News ranked Aaron fifth on its "100 Greatest Baseball Players" list.


1 Interview(s) (audio/video (40:19 duration, 8 files))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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