Ticket to the World Heavyweight Championship boxing match between Joe Louis and Jim Braddock. The ticket is yellow and white with two green diagonal stripes. The text on the ticket is black ink. A black-and-white image of Jim Braddock appears on the left side of the ticket at center. A black-and-white image of Joe Louis appears on the right side of the ticket at center. The text at the center of the ticket reads “JIM BRADDOCK / VS. JOE LOUIS / 15 ROUNDS / TUES., JUNE 22, 1937 / 8:15 P. M.”
A single-paged letter to Count Basie from Richard Wright with a contract concerning royalties and shared monies for the collaboration on the song "King Joe," about the boxer Joe Louis. The document is typed on white paper with a William Morris Agency letterhead. Across the top is printed [NEW YORK LONDON CHICAGO HOLLYWOOD] with two holes punched at center. At top center is the William Morris logo and address for the New York office. The letter is dated [November 14, 1941,] and is addressed to [Count Basie, New York, New York,] It is signed [Very truly yours,] with Richard Wright's signature at center right. At left below Wright's signature is Count Basie's signature with a header reading [AGREED TO AND ACCEPTED']. At bottom center is printed [CABLE: "WILLMORRIS" NEW YORK. "WILLHOLLY" HOLLYWOOD]. The reverse of the document is blank.