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Legacy of Fandom: Introducing the Levey Family Collection on Sports and Culture

Sunday, April 21

Olin Library, Level 1, Kagan Grand Stair
Olin Library, Brookings Dr, St. Louis, MO

Lewis Levey (MBA ’67) has collected sports memorabilia all his life. His passion began with personal keepsakes from sporting events he attended as a child growing up in St. Louis and evolved into a family endeavor over the decades. Levey has attended thousands of sporting events in virtually every imaginable arena – from small college basketball games in the 1940s to multiple World Series, the Olympic Games, and Super Bowls – and has never stopped collecting.

Levey and his family (including his wife, Leslee (AB ’67)) have now donated the majority of their vast collection to Washington University Libraries. The Levey Family Collection forms the foundation of a new collecting area for the Julian Edison Special Collections Department. The collection contains a vast array of items – ticket stubs, books, autographs, artwork and ephemera – that document Levey’s life as a collector, businessman, athlete, father, and enthusiastic fan.

Event Type



Arts & Culture, Humanities & Society, Campus & Community



University Libraries
Event Contact

Jessi Cerutti | jcerutti@wustl.edu

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