Kasson, John F. Houdini, Tarzan, and the Perfect Man: The White Male Body and the Challenge of Modernity in America, (New York : Hill and Wang), 2001.
Kalush, William, and Sloman, Larry, The Secret Life of Houdini : The Making of America’s First Superhero, (New york : Atria Books), 2006.
Brownell, Susan, ed., The 1904 Anthropology Days and Olympic Games : Sport, Race and American Imperialism, (Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press), 2008
4 chapters: “Brownell, Susan, “Introduction: Bodies before Boaz, Sport before the Laughter Left,”, p. 158; “Parezo, Nancy J. “A ‘Special Olympics: Testing Racial Strength and Endurance at the 1904 Louisianna Purchase Exposition,” p. 59 126; Peavy, Linda and Smith, Ursula, “Leav[ing] the White[s]... Far Behind Them,” p. 243 277; Kitroeff, Alexander, “Greece and the 1904 ‘American’ Games,” p, 301-323.
Series of primary source readings: “Striving for Success: African American Athletes in the Early Period of Jim Crow, 1865 1915,” in Wiggins, David K. and Miller, Patrick B., The Unlevel Playing Field: A Documentary History of the African American Experience in Sport, (Chicago : University of Chicago Press), 2003, p. 31-82.
Full treatment biography of: Ora Washington (tennis); Jimmy Winkfield (jockey), Marshall “Major” Taylor (bicycle), William Henry Lewis (football), Jack Johnson(boxing)
Special Collections has rich holdings in Haverford history, including sports on campus.