[Grantland Rice’s Typewriter]

SportsWriters_Typewriter_1.JPG

Grantland Rice Papers, Vanderbilt University Special Collections

This image depicts Grantland Rice’s Underwood typewriter. Over the years, Rice used a number of typewriters, including both portable and larger models such as this one. On July 13, 1954, Rice completed his story on Willie Mays and the All-Star game on this typewriter moments before he passed away. It is estimated Rice wrote more than 22,000 columns and more than 67,000,000 words. His syndicated column, “The Sportlight,” was the most influential of its day, and he also produced popular short motion pictures of sporting events.

Title

[Grantland Rice’s Typewriter]

Publisher

Grantland Rice Papers, Vanderbilt University Special Collections

Description

This image depicts Grantland Rice’s Underwood typewriter. Over the years, Rice used a number of typewriters, including both portable and larger models such as this one. On July 13, 1954, Rice completed his story on Willie Mays and the All-Star game on this typewriter moments before he passed away. It is estimated Rice wrote more than 22,000 columns and more than 67,000,000 words. His syndicated column, “The Sportlight,” was the most influential of its day, and he also produced popular short motion pictures of sporting events.

Language

English

Identifier

SportsWriters_Typewriter_1

Original Format

Typewriter

Files

SportsWriters_Typewriter_1.JPG

Citation

Underwood Corporation, “[Grantland Rice’s Typewriter],” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/3.