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Guide to The Billie Jean King Collection
1901-2019 (bulk, 1940-2019)
 MS 3147

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Margaret Dalton

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 07, 2021
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Container List

Series V. Awards and recognition, 1956-2019. 4.5 Linear feet in 1 carton and 2 flat boxes

Scope and Contents

Series V contains certificates, awards, and documents of recognition presented to BJK throughout her life, including in the course of her tennis career and beyond. Document types include awarded certificates, related event programs, and letters of recognition. Each award file may include only the certificate itself or only related documents. Award types include official tennis ranking certificates, honorary degrees, and commemorative proclamations, reflecting BJK's varied achievements and prominence of BJK's influence.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2 Container 3 Title Date
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 54 United States National Parks Eighth Annual Junior Tennis Championships
1956 July 30-August 5
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 18 United States Lawn Tennis Association ranking certificates
1959-1966
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 19 Long Beach Century Club Sports Night Awards
1963-1968, 1989
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 20 City of Long Beach resolutions
1966-1973
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 21 Alhambra, CA Tribute to BJK
1966 September 18
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 22 All-Sports Almanac Athletes of the Year
1967
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 23 Associated Press Athlete of the Year
1967
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 1 California Legislature Resolutions
1968, 1987
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 24 BJK Tennis Center Long Beach
1968
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 25 Billie Jean Moffitt King Day
1968 September 13
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 2 Item : 8 City of Manhattan Beach Resolution of Commendation
1968 November 23
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 4 Conference on Physical Fitness and Sports appointment

Scope and Contents

Certificate signed by President Richard Nixon.

1970 September 25
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 1 Sports Illustrated Sportswoman of the Year
1972
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 2 Item : 1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts BJK Day
1983 March 19
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 2 Item : 2 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee certificate
1984
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 26 Women's International Center Living Legacy Award
1984 March 1
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 27 Honorary Citizen of Tucson, Arizona
1984 November 7
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 28 Cal State L.A. Athletic Hall of Fame
1985-1987
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 29 Tennis Magazine's The Best in Tennis
1987 November
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 30 BJK Commemorative stamp
1988
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 2 Item : 9 DC Certificate of Appreciation
1988 May 19
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 2 Item : 3 City of Long Beach California Proclamation for Hall of Fame induction
1989 February 1
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 31 Gary, Indiana Proclamation and Honorary Citizen certificate
1990 May 22
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 2 The National Women's Hall of Fame induction certificate
1990 August 26
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 2 Item : 4 City of Schenectady, N.Y. BJK Week
1995 July 15
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 32 Cal State L.A. Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters
1997 June 14
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 33 Hobart and William Smith College Elizabeth Blackwell Award
1998 May 15
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 2 United States Professional Tennis Association 25th Anniversary of Battle of the Sexes
1998 September 20
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 34 Trinity College Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
1998 November 6
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 2 Item : 5 Tennis Week Great American Writing Awards
1998 November 19
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 35 University of Pennsylvania Honorary Doctor of Laws
1999 May 17
Offsite-Box: 61 Folder : 1 University of Pennsylvania Honorary Doctor of Laws [oversized]
1999
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 36 Cal State L.A. BJK Sports Endowed Scholarship
2002 May 29
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 37 Cedar Crest College Honorary Doctor of Public Service (1 of 2 folders)
2002 October 24
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 2 Item : 6 Cedar Crest College Honorary Doctor of Public Service (2 of 2 folders)
2002 October 24
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 38 Dartmouth Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (1 of 2 folders)
2003 June 8
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 3 Dartmouth Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (2 of 2 folders)
2003 June 8
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 4 Women's Sports Foundation Appreciation Resolution
2003 July 22
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 2 Item : 7 Congressional Record proceedings in honor of BJK
2004 April
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 39 United States Professional Tennis Association
2006-2011
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 3 Item : 1 Huntington, N.Y. Special Proclamation to Ilana Kloss
2006 April 30
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 40 USTA BJK National Tennis Center
2006 August
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 41 US House of Representatives Certificate of Special Recognition
2006 September 28
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 42 USTA/ Middle States Tennis Hall of Fame
2006 October 20
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 43 California Hall of Fame
2006 December
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 3 Item : 2 City of San Diego, CA BJK Day
2007 August 18
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 3 Item : 3 Peabody Awards

Scope and Contents

Program for the 66th Annual Peabody Awards Presentation Luncheon, at which the HBO Sports documentary Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Pioneer received a Peabody Award.

2007 June 4
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 44 US House of Representatives Certificate of Special Recognition
2007 October 6
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 45 New York Stock Exchange closing bell
2008 May 6
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 46-47 Boston University Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (2 of 3 folders)
2008 May 18
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 4 Boston University Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters (1 of 3 folders)
2008 May 18
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 48 Barnard College Medal of Distinction
2008 May 20
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 3 Presidential Medal of Freedom

Scope and Contents

Contains certificate.

2009 August 12
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 5 Item : 1 City of Baton Rouge Honorary Mayor-President

Scope and Contents

Honorary certificates for BJK and Sir Elton John.

2009 December 8
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 4 Fed Cup Award of Excellence
2010
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 5 Item : 2 Presidential Proclamation of LGBT Pride Month
2010 June
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 49 Mill Valley, CA BJK Day
2010 October 2
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 6 University of Vermont Honorary Doctor of Letters
2011 May 22
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 50 Southern California Tennis Association Hall of Fame
2011 August 5
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 51 NY Women's Agenda Eleanor Guggenheimer Lifetime Achievement Award
2011 December 6
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 52 State of Pennsylvania certificate of recognition
2013 April 10
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 7 Item : 1-2 City of Philadelphia, PA John Binswanger Park Champion
2013 May 16
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 53 Williams College Honorary Doctor of Laws
2013 June 2
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 5 City of New York BJK Day Proclamation
2013 September 20
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 7 Item : 3-4 Presidential Proclamation of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
2014-2015
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 1 Drexel University Doctor of Humane Letters
2015 June 12
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 2 Streb Lab for Action Mechanics Action Maverick Award

Scope and Contents

Award presented to BJK and Ilana Kloss.

2018 May 1
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 3 NYC Pride Grand Marshal
2018 June
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 4 LPAC Champion of Change Award
2018 June 20
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 5 National Museum of American History Great Americans
2018 September 25
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 6 ESPN Sports Humanitarian Awards
2019
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 7 Professional Tennis Registry certificate
undated
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 8 Honorary Paratrooper certificate
undated
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 8 Item : 1 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation
undated
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 8 Item : 2 TEDMED
undated
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 8 Item : 3 Olympic Committee Women and Sport Achievement Diploma
undated
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 6 United States Tennis Association
undated

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