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

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Margaret Dalton

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 07, 2021
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: King, Billie Jean
Title: Billie Jean King collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1901-2019 (bulk, 1940-2019)
Abstract: Billie Jean Moffitt King is a tennis legend, holding 39 Grand Slam titles, and a champion for equality. King made advances for women's rights to equitable pay and recognition through her advocacy and participation as one of the Original 9, on the Virginia Slims Tour, with the founding of the Women's Tennis Association, the founding of the Women's Sports Foundation, co-creating womenSports magazine, and co-founding of World TeamTennis, a mixed-gender professional tennis league. King is also widely known for her 1973 victory over Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match. The Billie Jean King collection includes documents, scrapbooks, publications, photographs, memorabilia, and artifacts generated and collected by Billie Jean King throughout her life and career as an athlete, an advocate for equality, and as a public figure.
Quantity: 80 Linear feet in 42 record cartons, 2 document boxes, 21 flat boxes, 1 oversize long box, and one oversize folder
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 3147

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Biographical / Historical

Billie Jean King is a tennis legend and champion for equality. Widely known for her victory over Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, King made advances for women's rights to equitable pay and recognition through her participation as one of the Original 9, playing on the Virginia Slims Tour, as founder of the Women's Tennis Association, as founder of the Women's Sports Foundation, and as co-founder of World TeamTennis, a mixed-gender league. BJK also founded Billie Jean King Enterprises and Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative to address equality and inclusion issues in the workplace. King, a lesbian, has also advocated for LGBTQ rights and served on the Board of Directors of the Elton John AIDS Foundation as a founding board member and Honorary Lifetime President.

In 2009, King was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, becoming the first female athlete to be honored with the nation's highest civilian honor. President Barack Obama honored King, saying "...we honor what she calls all of the off the court stuff. What she did to broaden the reach of the game, to change how women athletes and women everywhere view themselves and to give everyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, including my two daughters, a chance to compete both on the court and in life."

Billie Jean Moffitt was born November 22, 1943, in Long Beach, California to Mildred Rose "Betty" Jerman Moffitt and Willis "Bill" Jefferson Moffitt. BJK began playing tennis in her youth with free tennis instruction on public courts and began playing in sectional and national USLTA tournaments. From 1961-1964 BJK attended California State University, Los Angeles while competing in tennis tournaments, including Wightman Cup and Fed Cup, the annual international team competition and world cup of women's professional tennis. In the fall of 1964 BJK traveled to Australia to perfect her game working with the Australian players. In 1968 she became a contract pro.

In 1965 Billie Jean Moffitt married Cal State classmate Larry King. Throughout their marriage, BJK and Larry King collaborated on the promotion of tennis through the ownership of tournaments on the Virginia Slims pro circuit and the leadership of World TeamTennis. In 1974 BJK and Larry King co-founded and published womenSports magazine. BJK and Larry King divorced in 1987. BJK and life partner Ilana Kloss, a former World No.1 doubles player and former CEO of World TeamTennis, have been together since 1979. BJK and Kloss joined the ownership group of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018, the Los Angeles Sparks in 2019, and Angel City FC in 2020.

BJK holds 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 singles titles, 16 women's doubles titles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. In 1961, Billie Jean Moffitt and Karen Hantze Susman became the youngest team to win the Ladies Doubles Championships at Wimbledon. In 1966, BJK won her first major singles championship at Wimbledon and was ranked as the number one player in the world in women's tennis. She held the world number 1 ranking from 1966-1968, 1971-1972, and in 1974. Between 1961 and 1979, BJK won 20 Wimbledon titles, 13 United States titles (four singles), four French titles (one singles), and two Australian titles (one singles). In 1972, she won the U.S. Open, French Open, and Wimbledon, earning three Grand Slam titles in one year. BJK's overall Open Era titles is 168 with an overall record of Singles, Doubles, and Mixed of 782-192.

Throughout the 1970s, BJK campaigned for equal prize money to bridge the pay gap between men and women in professional tennis. In September 1970, defying the United States Lawn Tennis Association and in response to its lack of action regarding the pay disparity, BJK and eight other players accepted a $1 contract from tennis promoter Gladys Heldman in Houston as part of the "Original 9." Their vision had three goals: 1. To make sure any girl in the world if she was good enough would have a place to compete; 2. That girl and women athletes would be appreciated for their accomplishments, not just their looks; and 3. That women would be able to make a living. Their courage led to the formation of the Virginia Slims Tour. A culmination of BJK's efforts were realized in 1973 when the US Open became the first Grand Slam to offer equal prize money. The Australian Open joined in 2001, and it wouldn't be until 2007 that Wimbledon and The French Open had equal pay.

In 1973, BJK founded the Women's Tennis Association and became its first president. On September 20, 1973, BJK faced and defeated Bobby Riggs in the famed "Battle of the Sexes" match at the Houston Astrodome in front of 30,472 fans and an estimated worldwide television audience of nearly 90 million people.

In 1974, BJK founded the Women's Sports Foundation, dedicated to protecting the sports provisions of Title IX, and approached Charles Schulz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip, to join the Board of Trustees, and he became an advocate for women's sports. The WSF continues to build a future where every girl and woman has the opportunity to participate in sport and realize her power, potential, and leadership skills. King co-founded World TeamTennis and became the commissioner of WTT in 1981, making her the first woman commissioner in pro sports. In addition to the professional league, a recreational league was played throughout the country. In 2017, after forty-two years, BJK sold her majority ownership of WTT. Along with her partner Ilana Kloss, and their friend Elton John, BJK established World TeamTennis Smash Hits in 1992 as an annual all-star charity tennis match for the Elton John AIDS Foundation. BJK captained the U.S. Olympic women's tennis teams in 1996 and 2000.

Amongst many career distinctions and awards, on August 28, 2006, BJK was honored with the renaming of the National Tennis Center, home of the U.S. Open as the "USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center" for her contributions to tennis, sports, and society both on and off the court. In 1990 BJK was named one of "100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century" by LIFE Magazine. In 2020 Federation Cup was renamed the Billie Jean King Cup in her honor. BJK was captain of nine Fed Cup teams for the United States. BJK was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame as a player in 1987 and again, in 2021, as a part of the Original 9.

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Scope and Contents

The Billie Jean King collection includes documents, scrapbooks, publications, photographs, memorabilia, and artifacts generated and collected by BJK throughout her life and career as an athlete, founder of Women's Tennis Association and Women's Sports Foundation, advocate for equality, and public figure.

Personal documents include early school records, family ephemera, and family photographs, as well as correspondence. Documentation of BJK's tennis career includes photographs of matches, albums of clippings assembled by BJK's family, newspaper clippings files, and publications including articles written on BJK. Publications and photographs in the collection also capture the landscape of women's tennis over time, the activities of the World TeamTennis professional and recreational league, and additional prominent athletes in the sport from the 1960s to 2000s.

The speech files provide insight into BJK's personal history, values, and mission as expressed in her own words while addressing various audiences. Honors and certificates awarded to BJK reflect her wide-ranging influence as a tennis champion, voice for women's sport, and advocate for pay equity, gender equality, and human rights.

There are a number of items throughout the collection documenting the career and recognition of BJK's life partner Ilana Kloss.

Throughout the finding aid several abbreviations are used, notably BJK for Billie Jean King, WSF for Women's Sports Foundation, WTA for the Women's Tennis Association, and WTT for the league World TeamTennis.

Arrangement

During processing the archivist devised an arrangement of ten series. In the rare instances of existing folders, original folder titles were maintained. The final order of the collection and series division is based primarily on material format.

The collection is arranged in ten series:

Series I. Early life and Moffitt family
Series II. Scrapbooks
Series III. Subject files
Series IV. Speeches
Series V. Awards and recognition
Series VI. Correspondence
Series VII. Print matter
Series VIII. Photographs
Series IX. Audiovisual and digital formats
Series X. Artifacts and memorabilia

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • John, Elton
  • Riggs, Bobby, 1918-1995

Document Type

  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Speeches (documents).

Subject Organizations

  • Women's Sports Foundation
  • World TeamTennis Franchise, Inc.

Subject Topics

  • Lesbians
  • Tennis -- Tournaments
  • Tennis players -- United States -- Photographs
  • Women athletes
  • Women -- Employment
  • Women tennis players -- United States

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to qualified researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Taking images of documents from the library collections for reference purposes by using hand-held cameras and in accordance with the library's photography guidelines is encouraged. As an alternative, patrons may request up to 20 images per day from staff.

Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, rightsandrepro@nyhistory.org. Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit: https://www.nyhistory.org/about/rights-reproductions

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as The Billie Jean King Collection, MS 3147, New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials

Related artifacts and objects, including awards and trophies; athletic wear, including Ted Tinling designs; and sporting equipment, are held by the New-York Historical Society Museum. Inquiries about these objects can be directed to the Museum at: nyhscollections@nyhistory.org.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift from Billie Jean King, 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Margaret Dalton in 2020.

Accruals

The collection is open for additional material that may be donated over time by Billie Jean King.

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Container List

Series I. Early life and Moffitt family, 1933-2014. 1 Linear feet in 1 record carton and 1 flat file

Scope and Contents

Series I contains material documenting the early life of BJK and the Moffitt family. Documents from early life include school progress reports, school assignments and notebooks, and high school yearbooks. Family documents include academic and career records for members of the Moffitt family, particularly BJK's parents and brother Randy Moffitt, a Major League Baseball pitcher. Also included is a file of postcards and correspondence sent by BJK to her family and correspondence shared amongst the family. Material in this series dates from 1933-2014.

Arrangement

Arranged in two subseries:
Subseries I.A. Early life
Subseries I.B. Moffitt family

Subseries I.A. Early life, 1943-2006 (bulk, 1949-1961). 0.5 Linear feet in 1 record carton

Scope and Contents

Subseries I.A. includes records documenting BJK's childhood and early education. Materials include documents from Sunday School at First Church of the Brethren Church, school progress reports and report cards from Long Beach Public Schools, academic assignments and notebooks, high school yearbooks, a sorority fabric swatch, programs for BJK's high school commencement ceremony, and a copy of BJK's birth certificate. The bulk date of material is 1949-1961, with the birth certificate dated 2006 to reflect the year requested and delivered.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 1-2 Baby book (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

BJK's Baby Book, including pasted baby cards sent from family members and additional inserted greeting cards for other family occasions.

1943
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 3 Los Cerritos School progress reports

Scope and Contents

Contains progress reports from BJK's time in primary and elementary school at Los Cerritos School, Long Beach, California.

1949-1953
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 4 Sunday school

Scope and Contents

Contains certificates for completing courses in Sunday school and Christian Education from the First Church of the Brethren, Long Beach, California and the Long Beach Council of Churches, and bulletin from First Church of the Brethren that includes photograph of Mildred and Bill Moffitt.

1952-1955
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 5 Los Cerritos School Class of 1955 booklet

Scope and Contents

Contains booklet of signatures of BJK's 6th grade classmates and teacher from Los Cerritos Elementary School.

1955
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 6 Hughes Junior High School

Scope and Contents

Contains progress reports and certificates for BJK from Hughes Junior High School, Long Beach Public Schools, Long Beach, California.

1955-1958
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 7 Tenth grade story "Thump, thump, thump, beat my heart"

Scope and Contents

Contains handwritten story by BJK about her future and first trip to Wimbledon.

circa 1959
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 8 Long Beach Polytechnic High School progress reports

Scope and Contents

Contains progress reports for BJK in courses at Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, California.

1959-1960
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 9-11 High school course notebooks and writings (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains several notebooks with course notes and writing assignments from BJK's high school classes.

1959-1961
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 12 Caerulea yearbook

Scope and Contents

Long Beach Polytechnic High School yearbook from BJK's sophomore year. BJK is pictured on page 133.

1959
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 13 Caerulea yearbook

Scope and Contents

Long Beach Polytechnic High School yearbook from BJK's junior year. BJK is pictured on page 127.

1960
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 14 Caerulea yearbook

Scope and Contents

Long Beach Polytechnic High School yearbook from BJK's senior year. BJK is pictured on pages 32, 58-59, 147, 174.

1961
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 15 Zayn sorority swatch

Scope and Contents

Contains blue felt sorority swatch with "Z" insignia of the Zayn service sorority BJK belonged to while attending Long Beach Polytechnic High School.

circa 1961
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 16 High school commencement

Scope and Contents

Contains documents from BJK's graduation from Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, California in June 1961.

1961 June
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 17 Copy of birth certificate issued by County of Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Scope and Contents

Contains a copy requested in 2006 of BJK's birth certificate and affidavit to correct original birth certificate's error in spelling Billie Jean King's middle name as "Jaan" on original certificate. The date of original birth certificate document (not included in folder) is November 22, 1943, and the date of original affidavit for correction document (not included in folder) is May 11, 1955.

2006 January 27

Subseries I.B. Moffitt family, 1933-2014. 0.5 Linear feet in 1 record carton and 1 flat file

Scope and Contents

Subseries I.B. includes material documenting the lives and careers of the Moffitt family. Material includes academic records, certificates, event programs, postcards, and letters. Family members represented include BJK's mother and father, Mildred Rose "Betty" Jerman Moffitt and Willis "Bill" Jefferson Moffitt, a police officer and firefighter, and brother Randall "Randy" James Moffitt, a Major League Baseball pitcher. Additional family members documented include paternal grandmother Blanche G. Moffitt and niece Alysha Marie Moffitt. Material dates from 1933-2014.

Arrangement

Arranged by Moffitt family member, followed by material generated and shared amongst multiple family members.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 18 Mildred "Betty" Jerman Moffitt

Scope and Contents

Contains documents pertaining to Mildred Rose "Betty" Jerman Moffitt, BJK's mother.

1940-2014
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 1 Mildred "Betty" Jerman Moffitt certificates

Scope and Contents

Contains "Cradle Role Certificate" from the First Brethren Sunday School of Long Beach, California, 1926 and diploma from The Harbell College of Cosmetology, 1941.

1926-1941
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 19 Bill Moffitt

Scope and Contents

Contains documents pertaining to Willis "Bill" Jefferson Moffitt, BJK's father.

1933-2006
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 20 Randy Moffitt early life

Scope and Contents

Contains documents pertaining to BJK's brother Randall "Randy" James Moffitt's childhood and youth.

1954-1966
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 21 Randy Moffitt baseball career

Scope and Contents

Contains a signed photograph, correspondence, baseball game programs, and an issue of Sports Illustrated with article on Randy Moffitt's professional baseball career.

1965-1983
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 22 Randy Moffitt baseball cards

Scope and Contents

Contains Randy Moffitt baseball cards from his time with the San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, and Toronto Blue Jays.

1973-1983
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 23 Randy Moffitt baseball career clippings

Scope and Contents

Contains newspaper clippings pertaining to Randy Moffitt's career as a Major League Baseball pitcher.

1965-1998
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 24 Blanche G. Moffitt

Scope and Contents

Contains documents pertaining to Blanche G. Moffitt, BJK's paternal grandmother.

1970-1981
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 25 Alysha Marie Moffitt

Scope and Contents

Contains documents pertaining to Alysha Marie Moffitt, BJK's niece and the daughter of BJK's brother Randy Moffitt.

1999-2012
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 26 BJK letters and postcards sent to parents Bill and Mildred Moffitt

Scope and Contents

Contains postcards and several letters sent by BJK to her parents, many describing international travel and tennis matches.

1952-2003
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 27 Moffitt family greeting cards and letters (1 of 4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains greeting cards and letters given and received by and amongst members of the Moffitt family, including BJK, father Bill Moffitt, mother Betty Moffitt, and brother Randy Moffitt.

circa 1940s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 1-3 Moffitt family greeting cards and letters (3 of 4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains greeting cards and letters given and received by and amongst members of the Moffitt family, including BJK, father Bill Moffitt, mother Betty Moffitt, and brother Randy Moffitt.

circa 1940s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 4 Moffitt family genealogy

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and notes on Moffitt family history and genealogy compiled and sent to BJK by Donald Moffitt.

2011

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Series II. Albums, 1940s-2010. 19.5 Linear feet in 7 record cartons and 7 flat boxes

Scope and Contents

Series II contains all scrapbooks and photo albums in the collection. Album types include scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, albums containing a combination of clippings, ephemera, and photographs, and albums of solely photographs. The albums document the personal and professional life of BJK and family, including her childhood and early career, tennis career, the evolution of women's professional tennis, including the Virginia Slims Circuit, the TeamTennis league, and various events attended by BJK. Albums date from the 1940s to 2010.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

Additional clippings are located in Subseries VII.A Clippings. Additional photographs are located in Series VIII Photographs.

Container 1 Container 2 Container 3 Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 5-8 BJK relatives, childhood, and career (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Disassembled binder containing a wide variety of photographs of BJK relatives (mostly unidentified), BJK's childhood, and BJK's career.

circa 1940s-1970s
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 9-12 Moffitt family (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Disassembled binder containing various photos of BJK, Randy Moffitt, and parents.

circa 1950s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 13-14 BJK tennis career (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Disassembled binder containing photographs of BJK playing tennis and newspaper clippings of BJK profiles and career news. Photographs include many early tennis career shots at Long Beach and a few match shots from Wimbledon. Articles cover 1960s Wimbledon matches.

1950s-1960s
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 15-16 BJK early Juniors career and Long Beach (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Disassembled binder containing photographs and newsclippings from BJK's youth tennis career and other junior players in Long Beach, California.

1953-1959
Offsite-Box: 4 Box : 4A BJK Girl Scouts scrapbook

Scope and Contents

Wooden scrapbook created by BJK with Girl Scouts insignia on cover and containing tennis newspaper clippings and ephemera.

circa 1956
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 17 Clyde Walker and Long Beach recreation

Scope and Contents

Disassembled binder containing newspaper clippings, photographs, and letters primarily documenting BJK's early tennis career, tennis coach Clyde Walker, and junior tennis players of the Long Beach, California area.

1959-1988
Offsite-Box: 4 Box : 4B Clippings and photos album

Scope and Contents

Contains letter from the Southern California Tennis Association regarding the 1960 Junior Wightman Cup, clippings over the course of BJK's career, comic strips, clippings on the death of BJK's father, and prints of digital Moffitt family photos.

circa 1959-2006
Offsite-Box: 4 Box : 4C Early tennis career clippings

Scope and Contents

Album containing newspaper clippings and a few letters from BJK's early tennis career. Topics and competitions covered include tennis coach Clyde Walker, various Long Beach Juniors tournaments, Juniors Novice tournaments, and the U.S. Girl's Lawn Tennis Tournament.

1956-1960
Offsite-Box: 5 Southern California Tennis Association Junior Wightman Cup Team

Scope and Contents

Album of newspaper clippings primarily covering the Wightman Cup team and BJK's early tennis career in Long Beach, California.

1958-1960
Offsite-Box: 4 Box : 4D Volume : 1 Wightman Cup Team

Scope and Contents

Contains photographs, clippings, and letter from the United States Lawn Tennis Association office for matches from 1959-1961 and the 1961 Wightman Cup.

1959-1961
Offsite-Box: 6 Volume : 1 Wimbledon clippings

Scope and Contents

Album contains newspaper clippings primarily covering the Wimbledon tournament of 1962 with additional clippings covering BJK's career.

1962-1963
Offsite-Box: 4 Box : 4D Volume : 2 Wightman Cup

Scope and Contents

Contains newspaper clippings, photographs, letters from the Wightman Cup 1963 and additional matches of the year, newspaper clipping reporting on BJK and Larry King's engagement, and several polaroid shots of BJK and LK.

1963
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 18-19 BJK career clippings (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Disassembled binder containing newspaper clippings covering BJK's tennis career. Topics include 1960s Federation Cup matches, 1960s Wightman Cup matches, and 1960s Wimbledon championships.

1963-1968
Offsite-Box: 15 Volume : 1 Newspaper clippings

Scope and Contents

Album containing newspaper clippings on BJK tennis career in 1965, many covering Wimbledon and the Wightman Cup.

1965
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 20 BJK and Larry King wedding "candid previews"
1965 September
Offsite-Box: 7 Box : 7A BJK and Larry King "Our Wedding"
1965 September 17
Offsite-Box: 14 Volume : 1 Clippings and press scrapbook

Scope and Contents

Album containing newspaper clippings covering BJK's tennis career, including various women's singles tournaments, the Fed Cup, and Wimbledon championships.

1965-1974
Offsite-Box: 14 Volume : 2 Clippings scrapbook

Scope and Contents

Album containing newspaper clippings on BJK tennis career, including the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association rankings, and competition at the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, South African tennis championships, Wimbledon championships, and Wightman Cup.

1966-1970
Offsite-Box: 6 Volume : 2 Life Magazine album

Scope and Contents

Album presented to BJK from the editors and photographers of Life magazine containing photographs of BJK competing at the US Open Forest Hills 1971 and of BJK with Larry King and Randy Moffitt.

1967
Offsite-Box: 7 Box : 7B Clippings scrapbooks kept by BJK's parents (2 albums)

Scope and Contents

Two scrapbooks created by BJK's parents, Bill and Betty Moffitt, containing newspaper clippings documenting BJK's career. Subjects of clippings include the Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs, general profiles of BJK, Women's Indoor Tennis Championships, and the founding and first season of the World TeamTennis league and the Philadelphia Freedoms team.

1968-1974
Offsite-Box: 7 Box : 7C Battle of the Sexes (2 of 4 albums)

Scope and Contents

Albums containing newspaper clippings, letters, and scattered ephemera related to the Battle of the Sexes match between BJK and Bobby Riggs.

1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 8 Box : 8A Battle of the Sexes (2 of 4 albums)

Scope and Contents

Albums containing newspaper clippings, letters, and scattered ephemera related to the Battle of the Sexes match between BJK and Bobby Riggs.

1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 8 Box : 8B World TeamTennis Hawaii Leis clippings

Scope and Contents

Album containing newspaper clippings of coverage of the World TeamTennis Hawaii Leis matches and players.

1974
Offsite-Box: 15 Volume : 2 Kansas City clippings

Scope and Contents

Album containing newspaper clippings on BJK primarily from the Kansas City Star, covering topics including Battle of the Sexes, Wimbledon, World TeamTennis, and BJK's tennis career in general.

1975-1978
Offsite-Box: 13 Box : 13A World TeamTennis clippings

Scope and Contents

Album containing newspaper clippings and several magazines with coverage of World TeamTennis.

1975-1976
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 2 WTT New York Sets clippings

Scope and Contents

Contains clippings covering the World TeamTennis franchise New York Sets, particularly BJK's arrival for the 1975 season. Album arrived disbound.

1975-1976
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 1 June Harrison published photography

Scope and Contents

Album containing color photocopies of June Harrison's tennis photography as published in various publications, including Tennis magazine, The Telegraph, The News World, and WomenSports. Also includes copies of photos and slides, many of World TeamTennis matches with Billie Jean King.

1975-2000
Offsite-Box: 8 Box : 8C Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook containing photographs of BJK competing in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix 1979.

1979
Offsite-Box: 9 Avon Championships of Chicago (2 albums)

Scope and Contents

Two scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, promotional material, and event material for the 1979 and 1980 Avon Championships of Chicago.

1979-1980
Offsite-Box: 10 Volume : 1 NBC Wimbledon

Scope and Contents

Album containing photographs, clippings, and program from Wimbledon 1981 prepared for BJK by NBC Television Network.

1981
Offsite-Box: 11 Volume : 1 Chicago Tennis newsclippings

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings generally covering Women's Tennis news published in Chicago papers.

1981-1983
Offsite-Box: 11 Volume : 2 World TeamTennis Dallas Stars

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook containing promotional material, correspondence, and newspaper clippings related to the Dallas Stars World TeamTennis team.

1982
Offsite-Box: 8 Box : 8D 1983 Virginia Slims Chicago Tribune

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings on the Virignia Slims Championship published in the Chicago Tribune.

1983
Offsite-Box: 10 Volume : 2 Virginia Slims of Chicago Tournament Week Publicity

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings and photocopies of clippings covering the Virginia Slims of Chicago Tournament Week 1983.

1983
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 2 Photo album

Scope and Contents

Photo album including shots of BJK at Wimbledon 1983, 2002 photos of BJK with Senator Hillary Clinton and Julie Foudy for National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

1983-2002
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 3 Bill and Mildred "Betty" Moffitt Golden Anniversary

Scope and Contents

Album with photographs, cards, and party guest inscriptions from Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration of BJK's parents, Bill and Betty Moffitt.

1991 May 17
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 4 Virginia Slims Legends

Scope and Contents

Contains photos from the Virgina Slims Legends tour matches and off-court activities. Players include Tracy Austin, Chris Evert, Billie Jean King, Ilana Kloss, Martina Navratilova, and Virginia Wade.

circa 1994
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 5 Fed Cup USA vs The Netherlands

Scope and Contents

Album containing photos of the 1998 United States Fed Cup team's matches, captained by BJK.

1998
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 6 BJK and Sri Chimnoy photo album

Scope and Contents

Album of photos of Billie Jean King and Sri Chinmoy, spiritual leader and founder of the World Harmony Run.

circa 2000-2007
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 7 USTA album

Scope and Contents

Album presented to BJK containing photos of various USTA events, some including BJK.

2001 October
Offsite-Box: 44 Box : 44A World TeamTennis at St. Louis photo album

Scope and Contents

Album created by Marianne Dillow.

2001
Offsite-Box: 12 Box : 12A Marianne Dillow World TeamTennis scrapbook

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook created by Marianne Dillow and containing photographs, original drawings, and captions of BJK and Ilana Kloss' professional activities of 2002, primarily documenting various World TeamTennis teams and events.

2002
Offsite-Box: 44 Box : 44B World TeamTennis Smash Hits Philadelphia
2002
Offsite-Box: 12 Box : 12B Marianne Dillow World TeamTennis scrapbook

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook created by Marianne Dillow and containing photographs, original drawings, and captions of BJK and Ilana Kloss' professional activitities of 2003, primarily documenting various World TeamTennis teams and events.

2003
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 8 Altria Invitational at PGA National Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Scope and Contents

Two albums containing photos from the Altria Invitational tennis tournament held at PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Players include Tracy Austin, BJK, Chris Evert, Ilana Kloss, and Virginia Wade.

2003 February 16
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 9 ITF World Champions Dinner: Honouring 40 Years of Fed Cup

Scope and Contents

Album sent to BJK from the International Tennis Federation containing photographs from the IFT World Champions Dinner 2003.

2003
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 10-11 BJK 60th Birthday (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains digital photo files on CD and printed thumbnails of photos from BJK's 60th birthday party in Los Angeles and an album presented to BJK by Women's Sports Foundation staff.

Conditions Governing Access

CD is restricted from access in order to ensure the digital files are not accidentally corrupted. N-YHS will be developing procedures to properly handle digital media and this content will be opened in the future after those procedures are established and implemented.

2003
Offsite-Box: 12 Box : 12C New York City bid for Summer Olympics 2012

Scope and Contents

Binder containing the participant guide for members of the Evaluation Committee for New York City's bid proposal as Candidate City for the 2012 Summer Olympics. BJK participated in the presentations to the IOC. Contents include documents with background information on NYC's bid, bios of members of the Committee, the event schedule for the Evaluation Commission, presentation guidelines, and an insert of related newspaper clippings.

2005
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 12 Advanta Women's Sports Foundation event

Scope and Contents

Album of photos from Advanta Women's Sports Foundation fundraising event, including photos of BJK with Elton John.

2005 September 7
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 13 US Open Opening Ceremonies

Scope and Contents

Photo album from the US Open Opening Ceremonies and naming of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Photos taken by photographer for Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Image permissions owned by the Municipal Archives of New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg Photograph Collection.

2006 August 28
Offsite-Box: 13 Box : 13B BJK USTA National Tennis Center

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook album including photos from the ceremony for the naming of the BJK USTA National Tennis Center.

2006 August 28
Offsite-Box: 44 Box : 44C Marianne Dillow World TeamTennis scrapbook
2006
Offsite-Box: 6 Volume : 3 California Governor and First Lady's Conference on Women

Scope and Contents

Album containing pages of images from the California Governor and First Lady's Conference on Women 2010. Images show various events, honorees, and attendees, including BJK.

2010

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Series III. Subject files, 1950s-2018. 5 Linear feet in 5 record cartons

Scope and Contents

Series III contains subject files collected and maintained by BJK in the course of her tennis career and beyond. Subjects include individuals, organizations and institutions, and general office files created by BJK. Material types include handwritten notes, event files and programs, and daily schedules. The subject files reflect BJK's wide-ranging involvement with advocacy organizations and causes in addition to her commitment to tennis and the TeamTennis league. Material dates from the 1950s to 2018.

Arrangement

Arranged in five subseries:
Subseries III.A. General subject files
Subseries III.B. Tennis career
Subseries III.C. Elton John AIDS Foundation
Subseries III.D. Film Projects
Subseries III.E. World TeamTennis

Subseries III.A. General subject files, 1950s-2018. 3 Linear feet in 3 record cartons

Scope and Contents

Subseries III.A contains general office files, files kept by BJK on individual colleagues and public figures, and files on particular organizations and institutions. General files include BJK's address books, daily calendars, and letterhead. Notable individuals with a personal subject file include Hillary Clinton, tennis player Althea Gibson, Elton John, Charles Schulz, and BJK's first tennis coach Clyde Walker. Subject files on particular organizations include event programs and notes. Notable organizations with a subject file include the BJK Leadership Initiative, founded in 2014 by BJK and Ilana Kloss, the Women's Sports Foundation, founded by BJK in 1974, and the Women's Tennis Association, formed by BJK in 1973. Material dates from the 1950s-2018.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 1-3 Address books (3 folders)
circa 1990s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 4 Althea Gibson
1974-2017
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 5 Annalee Marie Thurston
2007
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 6 Basketball
circa 1970s
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 7-10 Billie Jean King Foundation (4 folders)
1999-2000s
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 11 Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative
2018
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 12-16 Calendar (5 folders)
1978, 2006-2010
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 17 California State University
1964
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 18 Cartoons
1970s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 19 Charles M. Schulz
2000-2012
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 20 Clyde Walker
circa 1950s-1961
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 21 Contacts and business cards
circa 2000s
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 22 Elton John

Scope and Contents

Contains sheet music for Philadelphia Freedom signed by Elton John and Bernie Taupin for Billie Jean King and invitation and setlist for Elton John's 60th birthday celebration concert at Madison Square Garden on March 25, 2007.

2007
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 23-27 Events (5 of 8 folders)
1975-2008
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 1-3 Events (3 of 8 folders)
2009-2019
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 4 Health
2010
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 5 Hillary Clinton
2007-2019
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 6 International Tennis Hall of Fame
2007
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 7 Languages
circa 2000s
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 8 Latin American International Sports Hall of Fame
2007-2008
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 9 Lee Holley

Scope and Contents

Contains material related to American cartoonist and comic artist Lee Holley.

2000s
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 10 Letterhead
circa 1980s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 11 LGBTQ advocacy organizations
2006-2018
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 12 Los Angeles Dodgers
2018-2019
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 13-14 National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum (2 folders)
2005-2006
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 15 National Women's Hall of Fame
1999
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 16 New-York Historical Society
2018-2019
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 17 Notebook
circa 1965
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 18 Presidential Inauguration
2013
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 19 Presidential Medal of Freedom
2006-2009
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 20-21 President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (2 folders)
2011-2014
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 22 Pressure is a Privilege
2008
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 23 The Renfrew Center
2007-2008
Offsite-Box: 17 Box : 24 Sochi Olympics
2014
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 24 Terry Castle
2004-2007
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 25-26 Title IX (2 folders)
2002-2007
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 28 US Open
1976-2012
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 29-30 USTA [United States Tennis Association] (2 folders)
1977-2018
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 31-34 Wimbledon (4 of 17 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains official souvenir programs, invitations, menus, Royal Box tickets and seating charts, and Wimbledon publications. Each year's file may contain a variety of these document types.

1981-2006
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 1-13 Wimbledon (13 of 17 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains official souvenir programs, invitations, menus, Royal Box tickets and seating charts, and Wimbledon publications. Each year's file may contain a variety of these document types. The 2018 file includes BJK's schedule itinerary with handwritten notes.

2007-2019
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 14 Women's advocacy organizations
2006-2018
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 15-22 Women's Sports Foundation (8 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to the Women's Sports Foundation, an organization started by BJK in 1974 to advance the lives of women and girls through greater access to sports and physical activity and to protect the sports provisions of Title IX. Documents include publicity material, programs for the Annual Salute to Women in Sports and The Billies events, Board of Trustees meeting agendas, handbooks, and reports, and "History of the Beginnings and Leadership of the WSF" document.

2006-2018
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 1-3 Women's Tennis Association (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to the Women's Tennis Association, formed by BJK in 1973 as the principal organizing body of women's professional tennis.

2003-2014
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 4 World Harmony Run
2008
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 5 Youth advocacy organizations
2007

Subseries III.B. Tennis career, 1956-2000. 0.5 Linear feet in 1 record carton

Scope and Contents

Subseries III.B contains files spanning BJK's tennis career, including tournament play, the Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs, and the evolution of women's professional tennis, including the Virginia Slims Circuit. Materials include event programs, tournament brackets, and endorsement advertisements. Material dates from 1959-2000.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 6 Pacific Southwest Tennis Championships

Scope and Contents

Contains programs from 1956 and 1961 for the Pacific Southwest Tennis Championships held at the Los Angeles Tennis Club. Billie Jean Moffitt listed in the 1956 Girls' Singles (13 Years) bracket and the 1961 Junior Girls' Singles and Junior Girls' Doubles brackets.

1956-1961
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 7 Wightman Cup

Scope and Contents

Contains documents related to the Wightman Cup, an annual women's tennis match between British and American teams. Items include a 1959 certificate of participation, 1961 telegram from Wightman Cup captain Margaret duPont, 1964 program, and 1965 letter and enclosed team photograph from Margaret duPont.

1959-1964
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 8 United States Lawn Tennis Association

Scope and Contents

Contains a range of match programs, brackets, photographs, and correspondence from United States Lawn Tennis Association competitions (USLTA).

1960-1975
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 9 Federation Cup

Scope and Contents

Contains newspaper clippings, programs, and score reports from the Federation Cup, the premier international team competition in women's tennis.

1963-1976
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 10 Tulsa Tennis Club

Scope and Contents

Contains program for the Tulsa Tennis Club's Ninth Annual Invitation Tennis Tournament.

1966
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 11 Lawn Tennis Association

Scope and Contents

Contains program and seating chart for The Lawn Tennis Association Ball.

1967
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 12 National Tennis League

Scope and Contents

Contains program from National Tennis League presents Professional Tennis at the New Inglewood Forum 1968.

1968
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 13-14 Endorsements (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains advertisements featuring BJK, including American Express, Aztec suntan lotion, Colgate, Geico, In-Dink-Erator Disposers, Nutrisystem, as well as a license agreement wih Head & Ski Sports Wear, Inc. and materials from the Adidas Here to Create Change campaign.

1968-2000s
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 15-17 Virginia Slims Circuit (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, ephemera, player bios, press releases, and tournament programs and brackets related to the Virginia Slims Circuit.

1970-1983
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 18 Maureen Connolly Brinker International Ladies Tennis Championship

Scope and Contents

Contains tournament bracket.

1972
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 19-20 Battle of the Sexes (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains copies of programs and page of cheers for the Battle of the Sexes match between BJK and Bobby Riggs.

1973
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 21-22 Battle of the Sexes 25th Anniversary (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains copies of letters sent to BJK by fans following the Battle of the Sexes match, organized and prepared for BJK by the Women's Sports Foundation in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the match.

1998
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 23 Virginia Slims Legends Tour

Scope and Contents

Contains programs for The Virgina Slims Legends Tour April 26-27, 1997 in Chicago and October 17-18, 1998 in The Woodlands, Texas. Both program covers have signatures from the tournament players including Tracy Austin, Rosie Casals, Chris Evert, Zina Garrison Jackson, Evonne Goolagong, Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Pam Shriver, Wendy Turnbull, and Virginia Wade.

1998

Subseries III.C. Elton John AIDS Foundation, 2000-2018. 0.5 Linear feet in 1 record carton

Scope and Contents

Subseries III.C contains all files related to BJK's work with the Elton John AIDS Foundation and is comprised of mostly event files and programs. Materials date from 2000-2018.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 24-33 Events and fundraising files (10 folders)
2000-2018

Subseries III.D. Film projects, 1997-2018. 0.5 Linear feet in 1 record carton

Scope and Contents

Subseries III.D contains files generated by and related to various film projects BJK has been involved with, including documentaries, feature films, and as a guest on several television shows. Material types include call sheets, newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, press kits, and scripts. Materials date from 1997-2018.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 1 The David Letterman Show
1997
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 2 Thunderbird Productions
1997
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 3 Dare to Compete: The Struggle of Women in Sports
1999
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 4-9 When Billie Beat Bobby (6 folders)
2000-2001
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 10 A Hero for Daisy
2001
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 11 The L Word
2005
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 12-14 Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Pioneer (3 folders)
2006
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 15 Law & Order
2007
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 16 Battle of the Sexes
2016-2018

Subseries III.E. World TeamTennis, 1974-2017. 0.5 Linear feet in 1 record carton

Scope and Contents

Subseries III.E contains files related to World TeamTennis, the mixed-gender professional tennis league founded in 1973. Materials include event files and schedules for the league and for particular teams, roster documents, press releases, and administrative information. Material dates from the first TeamTennis season in 1974 to 2017.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 17 General file

Scope and Contents

Includes documents and publications related to the entire WTT league, such as scheduling and roster information, publicity files, and ephemera.

1975-1983
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 18 30th reunion
2005
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 19 Boston Lobsters
1974-2008
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 20 Commercial building and retrofit, inc.
circa 2000
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 21 Delaware Smash
2005
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 22 Draft
2017
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 23 Golden Gators
1977
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 24 Hawaii Leis
1974-1976
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 25 The History of World TeamTennis
2017
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 26 Houston Wranglers
2005
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 27 Junior Nationals
2012-2018
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 28 Media Guides
1974-1975, 2018
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 29-32 New York Apples (4 folders)
1976-1978
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 33 New York Empire
2016-2017
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 34 New York Sportimes
2005
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 35-36 Philadelphia Freedoms (2 folders)
1974-2013
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 1-2 Press releases (2 folders)
1981-1984
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 3-5 Professional League materials (3 folders)
1989-1991
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 6 San Antonio Racquets
circa 2000s
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 7 San Diego Buds
1985
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 8 Seattle Cascades
1978
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 9-11 Smash Hits (3 folders)
2002-2008
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 12 St. Louis Aces
2005
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 13 Stationery
2000s

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Series IV. Speeches, 2002-2019. 2 Linear feet in 2 record cartons

Scope and Contents

Series IV includes speech files from BJK's speaking engagements and appearances at various corporate, political, and non-profit organizations. Types of material throughout the speech files include BJK's typed and handwritten notes prepared for her remarks, itineraries and schedules for events, service agreements, and correspondence. Topics of BJK's speeches often include personal and professional anecdotes, leadership and mentorship, women's sports, and women's rights initiatives.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 14 International Working Group conference

Scope and Contents

Contains typed remarks with handwritten edits for the International Working Group conference held in Montreal. Topics of speech include leadership, activism, pursuing social change, the history of Women's Tennis Association, and earning inequalities in sports.

2002 May 18
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 15 WISE [Women in Sports and Events] luncheon

Scope and Contents

Contains typed speech for the WISE luncheon, with remarks on leadership and addressing under-represented populations, particularly women of color, in the sports industry.

2002 June 3
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 16 Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Scope and Contents

Contains typed remarks for the 2002 Radcliffe Medal ceremony. Subjects of remarks include BJK's personal and career history, facing discrimination, activism, and the importance of sport.

2002 June 7
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 17 Celebration of Women in Sports at Cedar Crest College

Scope and Contents

Contains typed speech with handwritten edits, event memos, and schedule for the day's events. Topics of BJK's remarks include the Battle of the Sexes, Women's Sports Foundation, and encouraging student activism.

2002 October 24
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 18 Linkage, Inc. Women in Leadership conference

Scope and Contents

Contains typed remarks with handwritten notes. Topics of remarks include taking responsibility for social change, the Battle of the Sexes match, and the Women's Tennis Association.

2003 February 10
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 19 Office Depot Success Strategies for Businesswomen

Scope and Contents

Includes typed speech with many handwritten notes, edits, and additions. Topics include leadership, success, advocating for equality and progress, and the function of sport in society.

2003 February 24
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 20 NACWAA [National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators]

Scope and Contents

Contains typed remarks. Topics include social change and equality in sports, Title IX, and the Women's Sports Foundation.

2003 March 10
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 21 Life and Style Series

Scope and Contents

Typed remarks with handwritten edits. Topics include personal challenges faced by BJK throughout her life and career, recognizing injustice, advocacy, and the state of women's sports.

2003 May 19
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 22 JPMorgan Chase Pride

Scope and Contents

Contains typed notes for remarks with many handwritten additions and edits. Topics of remarks include JP Morgan Chase's sponsorship of various tennis events, homophobia experienced by LGBTQ youth, LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace, and the JP Morgan Chase Pride Group tenets.

2003 June 18
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 23 US Open Court of Champions

Scope and Contents

Contains handwritten speech. Topics include childhood experiences with tennis, USTA leadership, and equality in earnings for women's tennis.

2003 August
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 24 National Women's Party

Scope and Contents

Contains materials from The Alice Award ceremony of the National Women's Party honoring BJK, including typed and handwritten remarks and event program. Topics of remarks include gender discrimination, social change, activism, Title IX, and the Women's Sports Foundation.

2004 May 4
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 25 Lehman Brothers

Scope and Contents

Contains material from a Lehman Brothers Gay & Lesbian Network event, including itinerary, background information on Lehman Brothers and past events, and BJK's typed remarks. Topics of BJK's remarks include personal history, homophobia experienced by LGBTQ youth, and the Women's Sports Foundation.

2004 June 16
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 26 Out and Equal Workplace Summit

Scope and Contents

Contains typed and handwritten notes for BJK's remarks. Topics include BJK's personal experiences throughout her tennis career, particularly the Battle of the Sexes, being outed and losing endorsements, and struggles and work towards economic equality for women's tennis, as well as the importance of LGBTQ visibility in the workplace.

2004 October 1
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 27 Olivia women's leadership summit

Scope and Contents

Contains materials from the Olivia women's leadership summit and cruise, including program, itinerary, correspondence, terms of agreement, and BJK's typed and handwritten notes for her speech. Topics of remarks include leadership, legacy, personal challenges and lessons through life and career, and the importance of visibility for women in power and for the LGBTQ community.

2005 April 4
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 28 International Tennis Hall of Fame Salute to Tony Trabert

Scope and Contents

Contains program and BJK's typed and handwritten remarks honoring tennis champion Tony Trabert.

2005 May 3
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 29 Credit Suisse First Boston

Scope and Contents

Contains articles and BJK's remarks from Pride month speaking engagement at Credit Suisse First Boston. Topics of remarks include BJK's personal history, the importance of LGBTQ visibility, and addressing discrimination in the workplace.

2005 June 9
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 30 Novo Nordisk Awards

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed remarks for the Novo Nordisk Awards, a BJK World TeamTennis Charities event created with Diane Donnelly Stone and Tracey Donnelly Maltby in 1988 honoring tennis players with diabetes age 14-21. Remarks introduce two recipients of the awarded scholarships.

2005 July 5
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 31 Women's Networking Night

Scope and Contents

Contains materials from Women's Networking Night with World TeamTennis and Olivia, including the event agenda and printed web articles.

2005 July 6
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 32 Advanta Small Business Summit

Scope and Contents

Contains agenda, printed email correspondence, and BJK's remarks for panel. Topics of remarks include the history of World TeamTennis and business lessons learned from WTT operations.

2005 July 13
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 33 CityParks Foundation dinner

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and BJK's typed remarks with handwritten notes. Remarks include introduction about the importance of parks tennis programs and the presentation of community service award to Mary Carillo.

2005 August 30
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 34 WTA Partners for Success

Scope and Contents

Contains handwritten schedule, printed materials from the Women's Tennis Association Partners for Success mentor program filming and event.

2005 September 1
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 35 World TeamTennis 30th Reunion

Scope and Contents

Contains typed notes with handwritten additions for BJK's remarks about experiences as a founder and player with World TeamTennis at the WTT 30th Reunion Party.

2005 September 6
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 36 Cal State LA

Scope and Contents

Contains materials from BJK and Friends, Presenting The Joe Shapiro Award held at the Cal State LA Tennis Complex, including printed email correspondence and the schedule of events with handwritten notes.

2005 September 24
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 37 Women's Sports Foundation dinner

Scope and Contents

Contains printed material, invitation, and handwritten notes for introductions of the recipients of awards from the Women's Sports Foundation's Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Dinner and Auction.

2005 October 12
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 38 Executive Forum on Sports and Social Responsibility

Scope and Contents

Contains conference program, typed itinerary, and typed interview questions for BJK with handwritten notes.

2005 October 19
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 39 California Governor's Conference on Women & Families

Scope and Contents

Contains typed questions and suggested topics for BJK on Architects of Change panel.

2005 October 27
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 40 Women's Event 8

Scope and Contents

Contains materials from The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center's Women's Event 8, including newsletter, handwritten schedule of events, and typed remarks for BJK's introduction of honoree Judy Dlugacz, president and founder of Olivia Cruises and Resorts.

2005 October 29
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 41 Westchester Fund for Women and Girls

Scope and Contents

Contains program, background information, and BJK's typed remarks with handwritten edits for the Westchester Fund for Women and Girls 10th Anniversary Breakfast. Topics of remarks include creating a legacy, personal and professional milestones throughout BJK's life, and using personal strengths to make a difference.

2005 November 4
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 42 March of Dimes luncheon

Scope and Contents

Contains materials including typed and printed webpage schedules of events and BJK's typed notes for introducing U.S. women's soccer players at Sportswomen of the Year.

2005 November 30
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 44 Smart Talk for Women

Scope and Contents

Contains event program and BJK's typed notes with handwritten additions. Topics of remarks include legacy, milestones in life and career, mentorship, and advocacy for equality.

2006 February 27
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 45 Althea Gibson video tribute

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed remarks for appearing in a video played at the tribute for the 50th Anniversary of Althea Gibson's Grand Slam wins and reception for Angela Buxton. Remarks include BJK's recollections of Gibson and her influence.

2006 April
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 46 Gene Scott Service

Scope and Contents

Contains newspaper clippings and BJK's typed remarks for tennis player and journalist Gene Scott's memorial service.

2006 April 1
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 47 The Billies

Scope and Contents

Contains event files, programs, seating arrangements, and schedule of events for the Women's Sports Foundation's Billie Awards.

2006 April 20
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 48 Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

Scope and Contents

Contains printed material from The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and typed remarks of Ilana Kloss speaking on her experiences as a Jewish athlete.

2006 April 30
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 49 Lambda Legal Liberty Awards

Scope and Contents

Contains printed material and BJK's typed remarks with handwritten edits. Topics of remarks include Lambda's work, BJK's experience after being outed, and the importance of visibility.

2006 May 8
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 50 Starkey Hearing Foundation

Scope and Contents

Contains printed materials, gala schedule with handwritten notes.

2006 June 17
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 51 Dr. Dorothy Gulbenkian Blaney memorial service

Scope and Contents

Contains typed BJK remarks for the memorial service for Dr. Dorothy Blaney, president of Cedar Crest College and member and past chairman of the Women's Sports Foundation.

2006 July 20
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 52 USTA naming ceremony

Scope and Contents

Contains schedule, ticket assignments, printed email correspondence, and BJK's typed remarks for the naming ceremony of the BJK National Tennis Center. Topics of BJK's remarks include many thanks, turning points in her career, the importance of public parks, and bringing inspiration to others.

2006 August 28
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 1 PepsiCo Diversity Week

Scope and Contents

Contains background documents on PepsiCo diversity week initiatives and typed remarks with handwritten comments for BJK's remarks. Topics of remarks include PepsiCo's diversity efforts, employee networking and leadership, personal life and career milestones, and progress towards inclusion in the workplace.

2006 September 12
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 2 San Francisco GLBT Historical Society

Scope and Contents

Contains gala program and BJK's typed and handwritten notes for remarks. Topics of remarks include the work of the GLBT Historical Society, documenting history, and the importance of legacy.

2006 September 28
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 3 Cal State LA

Scope and Contents

Contains program and BJK's typed remarks with handwritten notes from the 2006 BJK and Friends Presenting the Joe Shapiro Award event at Cal State LA. Remarks comprised of the introduction of CSULA student-athletes and coaches.

2006 September 30
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 4 Enduring Vision

Scope and Contents

Contains printed email correspondence and schedule and BJK's typed notes for brief remarks upon accepting an award presented to BJK and Ilana Kloss at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Enduring Vision gala.

2006 October 3
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 5 Merrill Lynch

Scope and Contents

Contains printed itinerary and presenter slide presentation for "Achieving Life: An Intimate Conversation with Billie Jean King" Merrill Lynch event.

2006 October 5
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 6 Human Rights Campaign

Scope and Contents

Contains material from the tenth annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner, at which BJK was presented with the Sports Legend & Social Activist HRC National Equality Award. Materials include event program, printed itinerary, and BJK's typed acceptance remarks with many handwritten additions and edits.

2006 October 7
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 7 Women's World Awards

Scope and Contents

Contains event program, printed schedule, and BJK's typed remarks on women's empowerment from the Women's World Awards.

2006 October 14
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 8 BJK International Women's Sports Center

Scope and Contents

Contains schedule and typed remarks of BJK and Ilana Kloss for ribbon-cutting ceremony and press conference of the BJK International Women's Sports Center.

2006 October 17
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 9 USTA Middle States Hall of Fame dinner

Scope and Contents

Contains printed material and photocopies of emails, event itinerary, and list of attendees.

2006 October 20
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 10 Merrill Lynch diversity and inclusion conference

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed remarks with handwritten notes. Topics of remarks include personal challenges and milestones, progress towards LGBTQ inclusion in the workplace, and the importance of visibility.

2006 October 23
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 11 Merrill Lynch

Scope and Contents

Contains typed comments for Paula Polioto's presentation with BJK and an issue of Merrill Lynch Advisor with article on BJK.

2006 October 26
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 12 Glamour Women of the Year Awards

Scope and Contents

Contains materials from the 17th Annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards, including program, invitations, correspondence, and BJK's typed remarks with handwritten additions. Topics of remarks include social responsibility and a call to action to work towards gender equality.

2006 October 30
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 13 Ham Richardson service

Scope and Contents

Contains program and BJK's typed remarks for the memorial service for tennis player Hamilton Richardson.

2006 November 15
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 14 March of Dimes sports luncheon

Scope and Contents

Contains schedule, program, and BJK's typed remarks for presenting the March of Dimes 2006 Corporate Leadership Award to Ross Greenburg, president of HBO Sports.

2006 November 29
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 15 Northeastern University Sport in Society

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, program, and BJK's typed remarks with handwritten additions. Topics of remarks include the work of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society, the Women's Sports Foundation, and the importance of sport.

2006 December 4
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 16 California Hall of Fame induction

Scope and Contents

Contains invitations, inductee information sheets with itinerary, and BJK bio for California Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

2006 December 6
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 17 Visionary Innovator Caregiver presentation

Scope and Contents

Contains printed color slides presentation on BJK's personal biography, achievements, and speaking skills aimed towards brands and companies interested in partnering with or hiring BJK for an event.

circa 2007
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 18 Omega Institute

Scope and Contents

Contains event programs and BJK's typed remarks with handwritten edits for the Omega Institute's Being Ageless event. Topics of remarks include the concept of agelessness, transitioning throughout different life stages, milestones in professional and personal life, and a call to action and defining one's legacy.

2007 January 13
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 19 HSBC

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed remarks with handwritten edits for the HSBC Consumer Lending Conference. Topics of remarks include leadership, ownership, BJK career milestones, and teamwork.

2007 January 19
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 20 Red Dress Heart Truth

Scope and Contents

Contains printed material and printed webpage articles related to Red Dress Heart Truth Event, including runway show, that BJK participated in.

2007 February 2
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 21 NEA [National Education Association] Foundation

Scope and Contents

Contains event program and BJK's printed remarks with handwritten edits for the NEA Foundation Dinner and her acceptance of the NEA Foundation Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education. Topics of remarks include the importance of educators, teachers throughout BJK's childhood, and Title IX.

2007 February 8
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 22 Oprah & Friends Radio Show

Scope and Contents

Contains email and typed notes for BJK interview with Gayle King about eco-sports initiative GreenSlam.

2007 February 14
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 23 Miracle Corners of the World

Scope and Contents

Contains printed material from Miracle Corners of the World and letter to BJK and Ilana Kloss with invitation to accept the MCW Public-Private Partnership Award at the 2006 Gala Dinner.

2007 March 5
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 24 PepsiCo Multicultural Inclusion Summit

Scope and Contents

Contains agenda and BJK's typed remarks with handwritten edits. Topics of remarks include awareness, focus and commitment, and a call to action to drive change.

2007 March 27
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 25 Cleveland Title IX events

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed remarks for various events in Cleveland, including at the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Meeting of Assistant Coaches, at the Title IX Hoopla, and for media appearances at WKYC-TV3 Good Company Live Talk Show. Topic of all remarks is Title IX. Also contains event programs.

2007 March 29-31
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 26 The Billies

Scope and Contents

Contains email, event program, and mailings for The Billie Awards.

2007 April 11
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 27 White House Project EPIC Awards

Scope and Contents

Contains event program and BJK's typed remarks with handwritten edits. Topics of remarks include gender equality and a call to vote.

2007 April 18
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 28 Tribeca Film Festival

Scope and Contents

Contains printed email correspondence and typed notes for BJK's remarks at the opening night for Tribeca Film Festival. Topics of remarks include BJK's role as ambassador for the the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival.

2007 April 24
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 29 Stanford Title IX conference

Scope and Contents

Contains printed emails, Title IX report, and BJK's handwritten notecards for remarks on Title IX.

2007 April 29-30
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 30 New England Institute of Technology

Scope and Contents

Contains Commencement program, BJK's typed Commencement Speech for New England Institute of Technology graduation. Topics of remarks include BJK's personal milestones, overcoming obstacles, accepting responsibility, believing in yourself, and a call to action to drive change.

2007 May 6
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 31 Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Scope and Contents

Contains itinerary and printed email correspondence related to BJK's role as honorary starter for race.

2007 May 7-11
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 32 Merrill Lynch

Scope and Contents

Contains itinerary, list of attendees for Achieving Life: An Evening with BJK event.

2007 May 10
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 33 Phoenix Women's Sports Association Dinner

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed remarks with handwritten additions. Topics of remarks include inspiration, accepting responsibility, following your passions, and giving back.

2007 May 19
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 34 Women for Hillary town hall breakfast

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed remarks with handwritten edits. BJK's remarks describe her commitment to HRC and their shared values and beliefs.

2007 June 4
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 35 Hillary Clinton Club 44

Scope and Contents

Contains printed event information, printed script, and BJK's handwritten notecards for remarks on HRC.

2007 June 6
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 36 Center on Halsted

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed remarks for Center on Halsted Gala Dinner and dedication of the BJK Recreational Hall. Topics of remarks include the work of Center on Halsted and the Chicago community.

2007 June 8
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 37 Goldman Sachs

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed keynote remarks, booking and appearance forms for Goldman Sachs Diversity Event. Topics of remarks include commitment to diversity and inclusion, visible leadership, legacy, milestones in BJK's life and career, and the Women's Sports Foundation.

2007 June 21
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 38 Hypertension Education Foundation

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's itinerary for media training and satellite media tour schedule.

2007 June 11-12
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 39 UBS diversity event

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed remarks for keynote "Creating a Legacy." Topics of remarks include diversity and inclusion initiatives at UBS, visible leadership, legacy, personal and professional milestones in BJK's life, and progress and challenges in seeking equality in the workplace.

2007 June 13
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 40 World TeamTennis Women's Networking Night

Scope and Contents

Contains event flier and BJK's typed remarks for Women's Networking Night in Delaware. Topics of remarks include history of World TeamTennis, the Women's Sports Foundation, and legacy.

2007 July 12
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 41 Lords and Commons Tennis Club

Scope and Contents

Contains event itinerary and typed list of potential interview questions for BJK.

2007 July 3
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 42 California Museum for History

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed script for taping for the California Museum for History. BJK's script focuses on the California Hall of Fame, of which BJK is an inaugural inductee.

2007 July 29
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 43 Foudy Sports Leadership Academy

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed notes for remarks with handwritten edits. Topics of remarks include Julie Foudy's career, leadership, and the Leadership Academy.

2007 July 30
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 44 Women's Leadership Exchange

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and BJK's typed remarks upon accepting the Vanguard Award at the Women's Leadership Exchange. Topics of remarks include BJK's experience as a businesswoman and entrepreneur, the Original 9 and birth of women's professional tennis, and the Women's Tennis Association.

2007 August 14
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 45 World TeamTennis Rec Finals

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's handwritten notes for remarks, including comments on her story, equality, World TeamTennis, and creating opportunity.

2007 August 17
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 46 Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program

Scope and Contents

Contains printed fact sheets and BJK's handwritten notes for remarks. Topics of remarks include the history of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program, importance of sports for children, and educational support initiative.

2007 August 23
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 47 JPMorgan Asset Management

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed remarks for JPMorgan Asset Management event at the US Open. Remarks include thanks to JPMorgan for support and sponsorship of the US Open, history of the US Open, and comments on the upcoming matches.

2007 August 27
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 48 CityParks Tennis

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed remarks welcoming attendees to CityParks Tennis Benefit and thanking those involved.

2007 August 28
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 49 UBS

Scope and Contents

Contains service agreement between UBS and BJK Enterprises, Inc. for appearance and photographs.

2007 September 4
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 50 Goldman Sachs

Scope and Contents

Contains printed discussion topics for Leadership Panel: A New Perspective at the 3rd Annual Capital Markets Roundtable.

2007 September 6
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 51 International Women's Forum Gala

Scope and Contents

Contains event program and BJK's typed remarks with handwritten edits for The International Women's Forum Gala's presentation of the Hall of Fame Award. Topics of remarks include leadership, giving back, the Women's Sports Foundation, and mentorship.

2007 September 12
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 52 NRPA [National Recreation and Parks Administration] Congress

Scope and Contents

Contains typed prepared questions for Mary Joe Fernandez and BJK.

2007 September 26
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 53 Fortune Most Powerful Women

Scope and Contents

Contains printed email correspondence, service agreement, list of attendees, and event itinerary.

2007 October 1-3
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 54 Cal State LA

Scope and Contents

Contains schedule of events, schedule of speakers, and BJK's typed remarks for the BJK and Friends, Presenting the Joe Shapiro Award event. Topics of remarks include history of the event, student-athlete scholarships, and legacy.

2007 October 6
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 55 Merrill Lynch: Achieving Life

Scope and Contents

Contains event schedule, fact sheet, and prepared questions for a conversation with BJK.

2007 October 11
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 56 Women's Sports Foundation annual dinner

Scope and Contents

Contains event program, schedule, and BJK's typed remarks welcoming audience to event and speaking on the Women's Sports Foundation.

2007 October 15
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 57 Hillary Women's Finance Summit

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence and typed BJK talking points for Hillary Clinton event, National Women's Finance Council Summit. Topics of remarks include BJK's endorsement of HRC, Title IX, and leadership.

2007 October 17
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 58 Public Justice Foundation

Scope and Contents

Contains Public Justice twenty-five year report, correspondence, event program, and BJK's typed remarks with handwritten edits. Topics of remarks include Title IX and responsibility for change.

2007 October 18
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 59 YWCA of Silicon Valley

Scope and Contents

Contains corerspondence and BJK's typed notes for remarks with handwritten edits. Topics of remarks include the mission and programs of the YWCA, history of the YWCA, living one's truth, accepting responsibility, and BJK's personal and professional milestones.

2007 October 23
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 60 Hillary Clinton campaign Nevada

Scope and Contents

Contains memos and BJK's schedule for Nevada visit on behalf of the HRC campaign.

2007 October 27
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 61 UBS All Bar None

Scope and Contents

Contains itinerary, service agreement, and suggested questions for BJK interview at UBS Women's event.

2007 October 30
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 62 Hillary Clinton campaign dinner

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, event program, and background information for the Iowa Democratic Party's 2007 Jefferson Jackson Dinner.

2007 November 10
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 1 Mannington Mills Stand on a Better World Awards

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, event background documents, and BJK's typed remarks with handwritten additions. Topics of remarks include Mannington Mills' company values, congratulations to award winners, and introduction of award recipient Debra Bonde.

2007 November 15
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 2 London Times Sportswoman of the Year

Scope and Contents

Contains event program, itinerary, and BJK's typed and handwritten remarks for congratulating recipients of the awards.

2007 November 20
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 3 Women's Sports Foundation

Scope and Contents

Contains press conference itinerary and BJK's typed remarks for Women's Sports Foundation GoGirlGo! Boston events.

2007 November 27
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 4 March of Dimes Sports Luncheon

Scope and Contents

Contains event program, schedule, and BJK's typed and handwritten remarks for presentation of award to Lindsay Davenport.

2007 November 28
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 5 Fox Chase Cancer Center

Scope and Contents

Contains event schedule, flier, and printed webpages.

2007 November 28
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 6 Hillary Clinton National Winter Summit

Scope and Contents

Contains event itinerary and BJK's typed remarks in support of the HRC campaign.

2007 December 14
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 7 Hillary Clinton New Hampshire

Scope and Contents

Contains typed schedules, memos, itineraries for HRC campaign events in New Hampshire.

2008 January 7
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 8 Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health gala

Scope and Contents

Contains event program and BJK's typed and handwritten remarks on memories of Arthur Ashe and the Institute for Urban Health.

2008 April 24
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 9 Fortune Most Powerful Women

Scope and Contents

Contains printed email correspondence and BJK's typed remarks on mentorship.

2008 May 22
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 10 LPGA

Scope and Contents

Contains event itinerary and BJK's typed remarks on women's sports.

2009 May 1-3
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 11 Cal State LA Board of Trustees

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed remarks with handwritten edits for Board of Trustees presentation on the naming of the Rosie Casals and Pancho Gonzalez Tennis Center at the BJK Sports Complex.

2015 November 18
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 12 Athlete Ally Action Awards

Scope and Contents

Contains event program and BJK's notes for remarks on the fight for equality.

2018 October 6
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 13 BBC Spotty Awards

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed and handwritten notes for acceptance of the BBC Sports Lifetime Achievement Award.

2018 December 16
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 14 USTA Pride

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's itinerary for the US Open 2019, including USTA Pride panel with prepared questions for BJK, and BJK's handwritten notes prepared for panel.

2019 August 22
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 15 USTA president and chairman

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed remarks for introducing Patrick Galbraith as the new Chairman of the Board and President of the USTA.

2019 August 26
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 16 Althea Gibson statue unveiling

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK's typed and handwritten remarks on Althea Gibson.

2019 August 26
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 17 CityParks Foundation

Scope and Contents

Contains event program and BJK's typed talking points from the 2019 CityParks Tennis Benefit. Topics of remarks include the importance of public parks. fundraising, and the CityParks community service initiatives.

2019 August 27

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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
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Series VI. Correspondence, 1952-2019. 2 Linear feet in 2 record cartons

Scope and Contents

Series VI includes letters, cards, and invitations sent to BJK by friends, colleagues, fans, and organizations. The correspondence reflects BJK's wide-ranging influence as a famed athlete, public figure, and advocate for women's equality, as well as her personal friendships and professional activities.

Arrangement

Arranged in two subseries:
Subseries VI.A. Alphabetical correspondence
Subseries VI.B. Subject correspondence

Subseries VI.A. Alphabetical correspondence, 1952-2019. 1 Linear feet in 1 record carton

Scope and Contents

Subseries VI.A contains letters, cards, and invitations sent to BJK and organized individually by correspondent's last name. Contents of correspondence includes personal and professional topics. Particularly notable correspondents are identified within their respective folders or placed in a discrete folder when the amount of material justifies it. Regular correspondents of note include Bill and Hillary Clinton, Elton John, and Barack and Michelle Obama. Correspondence dates from 1952-2019.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically followed by a file for unidentified correspondents.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 9 A

Scope and Contents

Notable correspondents include the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.

1966-2007
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 10 B

Scope and Contents

Notable correspondents include George H.W. Bush and Warren Buffett.

1962-2015
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 4 Billboard Information Group

Scope and Contents

Includes Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending April 12, 1975 with Elton John's Philadelphia Freedom at number 1.

1975
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 11-13 C (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Notable correspondents include Sri Chinmoy.

1960-2007
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 14 Clinton, Bill and Hillary

Scope and Contents

Contains two typed letters and handwritten note from William "Bill" Jefferson Clinton and several typed letters from Hillary Rodham Clinton. HRC's letters include personal condolences and official invitations and thanks for BJK's support of her Presidential campaign.

1993-2016
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 15 D

Scope and Contents

Notable correspondents include former Mayor of New York City David Dinkins.

1965-2017
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 16 E
1990s-2006
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 17 F

Scope and Contents

Notable correspondents include the family of former President Gerald R. Ford.

2007-2019
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 18 G

Scope and Contents

Notable correspondents include Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

1959-2014
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 19 H

Scope and Contents

Notable corespondents include Harvard Business School, photographer June Harrison, and the family of cartoonist Lee Holley.

1959-2018
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 20 I

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence from the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

2007-2011
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 21 J

Scope and Contents

Notable corespondents include Perry T. Jones, President of the Southern California Tennis Association.

1963-2018
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 22 John, Elton

Scope and Contents

Contains letter thanking BJK and Ilana Kloss for gift sent to Elton John and David Furnish's son.

2011
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 23 K

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with Larry King from early in BJK's tennis career.

1959-2019
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 24 L

Scope and Contents

Notable correspondents include the Long Beach Recreation Commission and Long Beach Polytechnic High School.

1952-2007
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 25 M
1959-2008
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 26-27 N (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Notable correspondens include the New England Institute of Technology and Northeastern University Center for Sport in Society.

1960s-2008
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 28 O

Scope and Contents

Notable correspondence includes letter from Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

1967-2011
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 29 Obama, Barack and Michelle

Scope and Contents

Contains personal notes and official correspondence from Barack and Michelle Obama thanking and acknowleding BJK's work on the Obama re-election campaign and as a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition.

2011-2016
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 30 P
1967-2013
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 31-32 R (2 folders)
2004-2018
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 5 Roberts, Rich

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence from Rich Roberts of the Independent Press-Telegram with printed headline about the Moffitt family and Bobby Riggs during the Battle of the Sexes reporting.

1973
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 33-34 S (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Notable correspondents include Maria Shriver and Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

1960s-2018
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 35 T
1961-2007
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 36 U

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence from various United States Lawn Tennis Association staff and committee members informing BJK of her selection to the Wightman Cup team, ranking, and USTA Middle States Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.

1959-2007
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 37 V
1967
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 38 W
1966-2019
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 39 The White House

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence from The White House sent over various administrations, including a congratulatory letter for BJK's victories at Wimbledon from President Richard Nixon, Christmas cards from the Nixons, a note from Michelle Obama's Chief of Staff Tina Chen, and a letter from John DeStefano on behalf of President Trump ending BJK's appointment to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition and thanking her for prior service.

1970-2017
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 40 Y
1960s-2007
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 41 Z
2007
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 42 Unidentified or unspecified correspondents

Scope and Contents

Contains letters, cards, and telegrams sent to BJK without a specified sender or with the sender's name incomplete or illegible.

circa 1960s-2018

Subseries VI.B. Subject correspondence, 1962-2018. 1 Linear feet in 1 record carton

Scope and Contents

Subseries VI.B includes letters and cards from various correspondents grouped by subject or occassion. These groups were present when acquired and maintained in the processing of the collection.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 1 Wimbledon telegrams

Scope and Contents

Contains a file of telegrams sent to BJK while competing at Wimbledon 1962, at which she and Karen Hantze were the women's double champions.

1962
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 2-5 Fan mail and school reports (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains a file of fan mail and notes sent to BJK, including school reports and essays written on and in honor of BJK. Correspondents include various teachers and their students, children from the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Center, and various fans inspired by BJK.

1973-2018
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 6 Postcards from South Africa

Scope and Contents

Contains unsent postcards and book of postcards from South Africa.

circa 2000s
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 7 Holiday cards

Scope and Contents

Contains a file of holiday greeting and photo cards from various senders.

2001-2007
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 8-25 Letters of condolence (18 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains letters of condolence and sympathy cards to BJK from various senders upon the death of her father, Bill Moffit. Includes printed emails with index of senders.

2006
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 26 USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center naming (1 of 6 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains a file of cards and letters sent to BJK in congratulations for the official naming of the "USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center" on the opening night of the 2006 U.S. Open, August 28.

2006 August-September
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 1-5 USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center naming (5 of 6 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains a file of cards and letters sent to BJK in congratulations for the official naming of the "USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center" on the opening night of the 2006 U.S. Open, August 28.

2006 August-September
Offsite-Box: 59 Folder : 6 Oversized birthday and thank you cards
circa 2010s
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 4 Oversized thank you card
circa 2000s-2010s

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Series VII. Print matter, 1901-2019 (bulk, 1940-2019). 19 Linear feet in 14 record cartons, 4 flat boxes, and various oversize folders

Scope and Contents

Series VII. Print matter contains printed material collected by BJK, including newspaper clippings, magazines and journals, event programs, books, ephemera, and posters. The clippings, magazines, and journals document BJK's career, as well as tennis and women's sports more generally. The programs files document BJK's activities as an attendee of sporting and fundraising events. Many of the books in the series were signed by the author and inscribed to BJK, and their topics reflect BJK's interest and work in business and LGBTQ and women's equality. Ephemera in the series contains various single items, such as autographs, event tickets, and magazine covers featuring BJK. Posters include tennis match posters, advertisements featuring BJK, and political posters and signs. Material dates from 1901 to 2019, with the bulk dates of 1940 to 2019.

Arrangement

Arranged in six subseries:
Subseries VII.A. Clippings
Subseries VII.B. Magazines and journals
Subseries VII.C. Programs
Subseries VII.D. Books
Subseries VII.E. Ephemera
Subseries VII.F. Posters

Subseries VII.A. Clippings, 1943-2019. 2 Linear feet in 2 record cartons

Scope and Contents

Subseries VII.A contains newspaper and magazine clippings from local, national, and international papers with articles spanning 1943-2019. Topics of articles include BJK's early tennis career, various tournaments, TeamTennis, World TeamTennis, the Battle of the Sexes match, Virginia Slims Circuit, and BJK's efforts toward gender equality, as well as various interviews. Publications include the Independent Press Telegram, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and USA Today.

Arrangement

Files are arranged in chronological order. Articles clipped without visible publication dates are grouped together by decade, their assumed date determined by context and topical matter. Clipped articles that include dates are arranged in a folder for each year, with multiple folders when the amount of material dictates.

Related Materials

Additional clippings in the collection are located in Series II scrapbooks.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 6 1940s
1940s
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 7 1950s

Scope and Contents

Topics include BJK's junior tennis career, play in under-15 tournaments, and coach Clyde Walker.

1950s
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 8-10 1960s (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Topics include play at the Pacific Southwest Open, Wimbledon, rankings, and BJK's brother Randy Moffitt's baseball career.

1960s
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 11-31 1960-1969 (21 folders)

Arrangement

Clippings are organized into folders by year.

Scope and Contents

Topics of articles include the Junior Wightman Cup, Wimbledon championships, various tournaments, world rankings, and wedding to Larry King. Publications include the Evening Standard, Independent Press Telegram of Long Beach, California, The Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Examiner, and World Tennis.

1960-1969
Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 32-35 1970s (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Topics include World TeamTennis, the Virginia Slims Circuit, and Randy Moffitt's baseball career. Publications include the New York Post, The New York Times, and The Independent Press Telegram.

Offsite-Box: 28 Folder : 36-48 1970-1973 (13 folders)

Arrangement

Clippings are organized into folders by year.

Scope and Contents

Topics of articles include the Wightman Cup, US Open championships, Wimbledon championships, USLTA, BJK Invitational tournament, the Virginia Slims Circuit, the 1973 "Battle of the Sexes" match with Bobby Riggs, and brother Randy Moffitt. Publications include the Dallas Morning News, Independent Press Telegram, Long Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, and World Tennis Magazine.

1970-1973
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 1-8 1974-1979 (8 folders)

Scope and Contents

Topics include the Virginia Slims tournament, Wimbledon championships, World TeamTennis, and TeamTennis. Publications include the Dallas Morning News, Independent Press Telegram, the New York Post, The New York Times, Tennis Week, and Sports Illustrated.

Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 9 1980s

Scope and Contents

Contains articles on Randy Moffitt's career as a Major League Baseball pitcher.

1980s
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 10-18 1980-1989 (9 folders)

Arrangement

Clippings are organized into folders by year.

Scope and Contents

Topics include the Avon Championships, International Tennis Hall of Fame induction, TeamTennis league, and Wimbledon championships. Publications include the Independent Press Telegram, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Pro Tennis Magazine, San Francisco Examiner, and USA Today.

1981-1989
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 19-29 1990-1999 (11 folders)

Arrangement

Clippings are organized into folders by year.

Scope and Contents

Topics include coaching, the International Women's Hall of Fame, TeamTennis, and the US Open. Publications include the Charlotte Observer, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, the National Sports Daily, and USA Today.

1990-1999
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 30-32 2000s (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Topics include the Long Beach Century Club, World TeamTennis, and retrospectives of BJK's career and the Battle of the Sexes match. Publications include the Arizona Republic, Daily Courier, and the Press Telegram.

2000s
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 33-51 2000-2009 (19 folders)

Arrangement

Clippings are organized into folders by year.

Scope and Contents

Article topics include BJK's work in television commentary, Title IX, TeamTennis, World TeamTennis, the "When Billie Beat Bobby" film, the HBO documentary "Billie Jean King: Portrait of a Pioneer," and the naming of the USTA BJK National Tennis Center. Publications include the Desert Sun, the New York Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.

2000-2009
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 6-7 USTA BJK National Tennis Center naming (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains copies of the New York Times issue and sports section with story on the naming ceremony. Issues signed and dated by BJK.

2006 August 29
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 52-64 2010-2019 (13 folders)

Arrangement

Clippings are organized into folders by year.

Scope and Contents

Topics include World TeamTennis, the "Battle of the Sexes" film, and the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year lifetime achievement award. Publications include the Desert Sun, New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today.

2010-2019

Subseries VII.B. Magazines and journals, 1958-2018. 11.5 Linear feet in 5 record cartons and 4 flat boxes

Scope and Contents

Subseries VII.B includes complete issues of magazines, periodicals, and journals. Publications may include articles on BJK, a BJK cover, or may contain general sports and tennis news. Publication entries include variable numbers of issues, and certain titles contain only one issue. Notable publications with multiple issues include TENNIS magazine and World Tennis. Publications date from 1958-2018.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 29 Folder : 65 A-B

Scope and Contents

Contains the following issues: American Fitness July/August 1991; Association for Women in Sports Media Fall 2005; Athletic Business May 1988; Atlantic Racquet Press Fall 2005 and Winter 2005; Avon Calling 1977; Biography Magazine September 1998; Black Tennis Holiday Special 2012; Bride and Groom Fall-Winter 1967.

1967-2012
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 8 Billboard

Scope and Contents

Contains Billboard issues dated April 12, 1975 and October 14, 2006.

1975-2006
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 1-2 C (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes issues of California Tennis Vol. 1 No. 2-10 1967-1968; Chicago Tribune Magazine July 9, 2000; Circulation June 1971; Clipper Magazine June-July 1968; Continental August 2010; Cue June 4, 1976 and August 20, 1976; and Current Biography 1967 December.

1967-2010
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 3-6 E-H (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains the following issues: Entertainment Weekly September 30, 2005; ESPN The Magazine June 11 2012; Esquire October 1974; Exchange Summer 2005; Family Circle May 1973; FIFA 1904 April 2016; Fitness October 2005; Fortune October 1, 2017; Glamour December 2006; GO NYC September 1-October 6, 2006 and June 8-August 3, 2007; Good Housekeeping March 1974; and Harrisburg Magazine October 2005.

1973-2016
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 9 ESPY

Scope and Contents

Contains ESPY Awards Special Collector's Issue: The Greatest Year Ever 1998.

1999
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 7-11 I-L (5 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains the following issues: Indianapolis Tennis Magazine Summer 2007 and Fall/Winter 2012; Inside Women's Tennis July 1987 and November 1990; International Women's Professional Softball [c. 1976]; Interview July 2006 with BJK preparatory notes for interview with Roger Federer; The Journal on Active Aging July/August 2006; Kristall-News life 2006; Ladies' Home Journal April 1974 and July 1974; Lambda Legal Updated Summer 2006; Long Beach Review June 1989; Long Island Tennis July 1975; and Los Angeles Magazine July 1963; Los Angeles Tennis Magazine January/February 1995.

1963-2012
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 10 The Illustrated London News
1961 July 15
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 1 Inside Tennis

Scope and Contents

Contains October 2005 and September 2006 issues.

2005-2006
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 2-5 LIFE (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains the following issues: 1939 August 28, 1968 September 20, 1971 November 19, 1973, Special Report: 1973 The Year in pictures, Special Report: Remarkable American Women 1776-1976.

1958-1976
Offsite-Box: 30 Folder : 12-15 M (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains the following issues: Making Waves No. 2 and No. 3, 2007; Marie Claire September 2017; Matchpoint May 27-June 11 2004; Me September/October 2007; Melpomene Winter 2002; Men's Health October 2005; Merrill Lynch Advisor Spring-Summer 2006; Ms. July 1973, February 1988, and Fall 2007; National Gay and Lesbian Task Force publications from 1999 and 2000.

1988-2017
Offsite-Box: 31 Folder : 1-3 N (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains the following issues: NetPLAY Winter 2013; New Jersey Goodlife June 1991; New Woman December l991; New York February 26, 2007; The New York Times Magazine August 26, 2012; August 27, 2017; November 12, 2017; The New York Times Sports Magazine, September 2007; New York Woman August 1998; The New Yorker February 3, 2003; Newsweek July 19, 1999, July 26, 1999, August 2, 1999, and She Persisted Special Edition 2018.

1991-2018
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 6 New York SmartCEO
2014 July/August
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 1 The New York Times Magazine
1967 August 27
Offsite-Box: 31 Folder : 4-11 O-R (8 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains the following issues: Occidental Spring 2016; OK! July 11, 2006; Orange Coast September 2006; Out & Equal Winter 2004; OUT August 2017; Overtime Magazine Spring/Summer 2006; People February 3, 1975, June 14, 1976, October 10, 1977, May 25, 1981, September 12, 1983, and September 12, 2005; Peristyle Winter 1978; Philanthropy World volume 12 issue 2, 2007; PhillySport August 1989; Playboy March 1975; Point of Contact March 1988; Real Simple February 2013; Real Sports Winter 1999 and Spring 2002; Redbook October 1971; Richmond Magazine December 2018; and Robin Hood The Heroes Edition 2011.

1971-2016
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 2 PACE
1968 November
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 3 Parade

Scope and Contents

Contains the following issues: 1967 September 3, 1978 March 26, and 1984 January 8.

1967-1984
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 4 PCMA Daily
2019 January 8
Offsite-Box: 31 Folder : 12-15 S (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains the following issues: The Saturday Evening Post March 1988; Smithsonian Spring 2015; Soul Sport December 2014, July 2016, and December 2016; Sports Illustrated for Kids June 2003 and July 2003; Sports inc. May 30, 1988; SportsPro Dec/Jan 2013, February 2013, March 2013, and September 2014; and Standford Center on Ethnics Title IX today, Title IX Tomorrow, 2007.

1988-2016
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 5 The Saturday Evening Post
1975 March
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 6 Seventeen
1975 January
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 1-3 Southland (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains issues of Southland: Magazine of the Sunday Independent Press Telegram of Long Beach, California, BJK's hometown. Issues contain articles on BJK's early tennis career with Coach Clyde Walker, Juniors tennis career, and play at Wimbledon. BJK appears on cover of each issue. The issues date March 2, 1958; March 10, 1963; June 25, 1967; and September 8, 1968.

1958-1968
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 4-7 Sports Illustrated (4 folders)

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Contains issues of Sports Illustrated dated February 16, 1959; July 9, 1962, July 15, 1963; July 17, 1967; September 18, 1967; June 24, 1968; July 17, 1892; December 25, 1972; July 16, 1973; May 19, 1975; April 4, 1983; June 20, 1983; April 29, 1991; May 16, 2005; December 6, 2010; and May 7, 2012.

1959-2012
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 7-9 Street & Smith's SportsBusiness JOURNAL (3 of 5 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains the following issues: 2005 April 25-May 1, June 20-26, June 27-July 3, July 11-17, July 25-31, August 1-7, September 12-18, September 19-25, September 26-October 2, October 3-6, October 10-16, October 17-23, October 24-30, October 31-November 6, and November 14-20.

2005 April-2015 April
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 1-2 Street & Smith's SportsBusiness JOURNAL (2 of 5 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains the following issues: 2005 November 21-27, 2008 July 7-13, 2011 October 10-16, October 8-14, 2013 September 9-15, and 2015 April 6-12 special advertising insert for Mylan World TeamTennis 40th season.

2005 April-2015 April
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 8-9 Super Tiebreaker (2 folders)

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Contains issues of Super Tiebreaker, the offical magazine of World TeamTennis, Team Tennis, and Domino's Pizza TeamTennis. The title of the magazine is stylized on various issues as "Super-tiebreaker," "Super tie-breaker," and "Supertiebreaker." Content of each issue includes articles and interviews with coaches and players, team lineups, player bios, and rules of play. Issues date for the seasons of 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1985, 1989, and 1991.

1976-1991
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 10-14 T (5 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains the following issues: Tennis Illustrated 1967 and November 1974; Tennis Industry July 1989 and September/October 2014; Tennis View Magazine January/February 2013; Tennis Week May 7, 1998, June 27, 2002, September 1, 2002, October 24, 2002, October 25, 2005, December 2007, and July 2008; TennisPro March/April 2016; Tennis West/East November 1973; TIME September 15, 1967, January 5, 1976, October 20, 1997, December 26, 2005/January 2, 2006, October 9, 2017, and December 24/December 31, 2018; and The Times Magazine September 27, 2008.

1967-2018
Offsite-Box: 32 Folder : 15-17 TENNIS (3 of 5 folders)

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Contains issues of TENNIS. Issues dated April 1968, July 1970, November 1987, October 1988, November 1988, April 1989, August 1998, July 2003, March 2004, July 2004, October 2006, November/December 2006, October 2007, November/December 2007, September 2008, July/August 2014, September/October 2014, and September/October 2017.

1968-2017
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 1-2 TENNIS (2 of 5 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains issues of TENNIS. Issues dated October 2006, November/December 2006, October 2007, November/December 2007, September 2008, July/August 2014, September/October 2014, and September/October 2017.

1968-2017
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 3-7 Tennis U.S.A. (5 folders)

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Contains issues of Tennis U.S.A. Issues are dated June 1964, January-November 1966, January-December 1967, January-December 1968, and January-July 1969.

1964-1969
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 3 Tennis-Revue

Scope and Contents

German tennis magazine.

1967 July
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 8-13 U-W (6 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains the following issues: The Ultimate Sports Guide, 2007 Fall/Winter; USA Weekend April 4-6, 2008; USLTA Championships Magazine 1962, 1968, and 1973; USTA Magazine September/October 2008; Vanity Fair November 2017; Weekend Sports December 28, 1975; Westways June 1985; Woman's Day October 27, 1987; Women in Sport: The State of Play 2006; Women's International Tennis Association August 29, 1988; Women's Sports & Fitness September/October 1998; Working Woman September 1988; World TeamTennis 1974 and 1975 seasons; and WTA The Legend November 2013.

1962-2017
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 4 WEST Los Angeles Times Magazine

Scope and Contents

Contains the 1968 September 1 and 1972 September 3 issues.

1968-1972
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 6 Women's Sports Foundation annual report [removed from frame]
1999, 2002
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 14-15 womenSports (2 folders)

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Contains issues of womenSports magazine. Issues are dated June 1974 (the inaugural issue with BJK cover and "How to Win" article); February 1975; May 1975; May 1976; and May 1977.

1974-1977
Offsite-Box: 33 Folder : 16-17 World Tennis (2 of 15 folders)

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Contains issues of World Tennis. Issues date September 1964, August 1965, October-December 1965, and January-June 1966.

1964-1989
Offsite-Box: 34 Folder : 1-13 World Tennis (13 of 15 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains issues of World Tennis dated 1966 July-December; 1967 January-December; 1968 January-December; 1969 January-August; 1970 November; 1971 April and July; 1973 January, June, and November-December; 1975 March; 1983 April; 1985 May; 1988 September; and 1989 August.

1964-1989

Subseries VII.C. Programs, 1941-2018. 1 Linear feet in 1 record carton

Scope and Contents

Subseries VII.C includes programs for events attended by BJK. Most programs are from tennis matches and tournaments. Additional events include other sporting events and fundraising events. Programs date from 1941-2018.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Related Materials

Additional event programs are located in Series V. Awards and recognition within files for individual awards.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 35 Folder : 1 1940s-1950s

Scope and Contents

Contains program for the Professional Tennis Tour 1941 season and for Jack Kramer presents World's Professional Championship Tennis opening match 1959.

1940s-1950s
Offsite-Box: 35 Folder : 2-4 1960s (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains programs for the following events: Pacific Southwest Tennis Championships 1961; Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships 1964, 1967, and 1968; Wightman Cup Matches 1967; the 1967 Davis Cup; National Tennis League presents Professional Tennis 1968; Pacific Southwest Open Tennis Championships 1968; the 1969 L.A. Invitational; and the Boulder Collegians 1969 season.

1960s
Offsite-Box: 35 Folder : 5-7 1970s (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains programs for the following events: BMC Women's Pro-Tennis Championships BJK Invitational 1971; the Phoenix Giants 1971 season; 1972 Virginia Slims Spring Circuit BMC Women's Pro-Tennis Championships; San Francisco Giants game 1972 June 11; Virginia Slims Circuit BMC Women's Pro-Tennis Championships 1973; Young Giants 1973 season; Tennis America tennis camps 1973; Young Giants 1974 season; Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships 1974, and 1975; Tennis Women WTA Fall 1976; and BJK Challenge Series 1978.

1970s
Offsite-Box: 35 Folder : 8-9 1980s (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains programs from the following events: Avon Championships of Los Angeles 1981 and 1982; Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships 1984; Lincoln-Mercury Women's Tennis Classics 1984 and 1985; Family Circle Magazine Cup XIV 1986; and Long Beach Century Club Sports Night 1988.

1980s
Offsite-Box: 35 Folder : 10 1990s

Scope and Contents

Contains programs from the following events: Smith College Women's Basketball Centennial 1993; World TeamTennis All-Star Smas Hits 1994 August 24-25; California State University, Los Angeles 50, 1997; ESPY Awards 1999; and Women's Night '99.

1990s
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 5 Sports Illustrated's 20th Century Sports Awards
1999 December 2
Offsite-Box: 35 Folder : 11-13 2000s-2010s (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains programs from the following events: BJK and friends Honoring Joe Shapiro 2003, 2006, and 2007; Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships 2005; and New England Patriots vs. Lions December 3, 2006; Elton John at Madison Square Garden 2007 March 25; 2008 So the World May Hear Awards Gala (program inscribed to BJK by Garth Brooks); presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom 2009 August 23; US Open 2010; USTA Icon Awards 2012; BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore 2014; 2016 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards; and USTA BJK Girls' 16s and 18s National Championships 2018.

Subseries VII.D. Books, 1943-2019. 3.5 Linear feet in 4 record cartons

Scope and Contents

Subseries VII.D includes books collected by BJK. Books may include an inscription to BJK from the author or an accompanying letter, which has been kept with the book if present. Topics of books include business, fitness, LGBTQ equality, sports, and women's equality. Notable books with inscriptions to BJK include Hillary Rodham and Chelsea Clinton's book, Gutsy Women. Additional notable books include the Virginia Slims Circuit media guide for the 1977 season and Benjamin Snyder's The History of World TeamTennis. Books date from 1943-2019.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 35 Folder : 14 Albright, Madeleine. Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box

Scope and Contents

Signed by author.

2009
Offsite-Box: 35 Folder : 15 Becker, Jo. Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality
2014
Offsite-Box: 35 Folder : 16 Benko, Cathleen and Anne Weisberg. Mass Career Customization: Aligning the Workplace with Today's Nontraditional Workforce
2007
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 1 Berman, Ron. The Incredible Journey of the Wellington Tennis Twins
2005
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 2 Blaney, Dorothy Gulbenkian. A Woman's Perspective: Billie's Birthday Party
2003 October
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 3 Bondar, Roberta. The Arid Edge of Earth

Scope and Contents

Inscribed to BJK by author.

2006
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 4 Bourke, Dale Hanson. The Skeptic's Guide to the Global AIDS Crisis

Scope and Contents

Contains additional printed materials from Opportunity International.

2004
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 5 Browne, John. The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good Business
2014
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 6 Bruno, Nancy. Beautiful Women: Celebrating Beauty in Stories and Stills

Scope and Contents

Includes inscription to BJK by author.

2008
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 7 Bucklin, Linda Hale. Beyond His Control: Memories of a Disobedient Daughter

Scope and Contents

Contains inscription to BJK by author and inserted note.

2007
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 8 Buren, Jodi. Superwomen

Scope and Contents

Foreword of book by BJK.

2004
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 3 Clinton, Hillary Rodham. Women in Foreign Policy selected excerpts
2012 March
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 9 Clinton, Hillary Rodham and Chelsea Clinton. Gutsy Women

Scope and Contents

Signed by authors and includes inserted note to BJK from HRC.

2019
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 10 Conant, Douglas and Mette Norgaard. TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments
2011
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 11 Cooke, Nicole. The Breakaway

Scope and Contents

Includes inscription to BJK from author and inserted letter.

2014
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 1 Cornwell, Patricia. Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper Case Closed, 2002

Scope and Contents

Inscribed to BJK by author.

2002
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 12 Covey, Stephen R. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Scope and Contents

Includes inscription to BJK from Dave Fish and Dick Herbst.

1989
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 13 Daugherty, Michael J. The Devil Inside the Beltway

Scope and Contents

Contains inscription to BJK from author.

2013
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 15 Engebrecht, Pat. When Love is Not Enough

Scope and Contents

Includes inscription to BJK from author and inserted letter.

2011
Offsite-Box: 36 Folder : 14 de Angeli, Marguerite. The Door in the Wall
1989
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 1 Evansville Area Tennis Patrons. Serve it Up

Scope and Contents

Recipe book printed by the Evansville Area Tennis Patrons with recipes contributed by tennis pros and friends of the organization, including a recipe for oatmeal pineapple cookies from BJK. Includes an inserted letter to BJK and newspaper clipping.

1982
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 2 Finder, Robert L., Jr. The Financial Professional's Guide to Communication

Scope and Contents

Contains inscription to BJK from author.

2013
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 3 The Freedom Writers Foundation. Freedom Writers Foundation

Scope and Contents

Includes inscription to BJK and Ilana Kloss from "Erin."

2004
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 4 Friedman, Steward D. Leading the Life You Want

Scope and Contents

Includes inserted letter to BJK from author.

2014
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 5 Frist, Karyn McLaughlin. Love You, Daddy Boy: Daughters Honor the Fathers They Love

Scope and Contents

Includes inscription to BJK from author.

2006
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 6 Graham, Laura. Sports Bear: A Day at the Tennis Court

Scope and Contents

Contains inscription to BJK from author.

2004
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 7 Guerrant, Anne. How to be Richer Than Your Parents

Scope and Contents

Contains inscription to BJK and Ilana Kloss from author.

2016
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 8 HCCTA Elementary Reads. Champion Citizen

Scope and Contents

Contains books created by Hamilton County Community Tennis Association Elementary Reads on inspirational athletes, including BJK, Arthur Ashe, James Blake, Gale Sayers, and George Taliaferro. Each signed by author and HCCTA Elementary Reads creator and writing producer.

2011
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 9 Hoffman, Greg. The Art of World Team Tennis
1977
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 10 Jackman, Michele with Susan Waggoner. Star Teams, Key Players

Scope and Contents

Contains inscription to BJK from author.

1991
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 11 John, Elton. Anthology and It's A Little Bit Funny

Scope and Contents

Includes Elton John's Anthology book of sheet music 1985 and It's a Little Bit Funny 1977.

1977, 1985
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 12 John, Elton. Love is the Cure: On Life, Loss, and the End of AIDS
2012
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 13 Johnson, David. Voice of Beauty: A Photographic Celebration of African Women

Scope and Contents

Signed by author.

2009
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 14 Katz, Larry. Beyond Winning

Scope and Contents

Contains inscription to BJK by author.

2010
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 15 King, Billie Jean with Kim Chapin. Billie Jean
1975
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 16 Klainer, Pamela York. How Much is Enough?
2002
Offsite-Box: 37 Folder : 17 Knight, J.J. Nothing Ventured

Scope and Contents

Includes inscription to BJK from author.

2007
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 1 Kovacs, Mark S., E. Paul Roetert, and Todd S. Ellenbecker with USTA. Complete Conditioning for Tennis

Scope and Contents

Includes inscription to BJK from Mark Kovacs.

2016
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 2 Kusama, Yayoi. Recent Works

Scope and Contents

Exhibition catalog from the Robert Miller Gallery.

1996 September 17-October 19
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 3 Litman, Bob. Live the Best Story of Your Life

Scope and Contents

Includes inserted note to BJK from author.

2016
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 4 Macci, Rick with Jim Martz. Macci Magic: Extracting Greatness from Yourself and Others

Scope and Contents

Includes inscription to BJK from author.

2013
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 5 Marloe, Wendy and Joanna Chen. Sanctuary

Scope and Contents

Includes inserted letter to BJK from publisher.

2015
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 6 Meltzer, Brad. I am Billie Jean King
2019
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 7 Mundy, Liza. The Richer Sex

Scope and Contents

Includes inscription to BJK from author.

2012
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 8 Northup, Fred. Winning More than the Game

Scope and Contents

Includes inscription to BJK from author.

2012
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 9 Peters, Lisa Gaskill. Doris E. Coppock: Renaissance Woman at McPherson College
2017
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 10 Piccinini, Patricia. Nature's Little Helpers
2005
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 11 Potter, Edward C. (ed). USLTA Official Tennis Yearbook and Guide
1960, 1961
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 12 Powers, Debbie Millbern. Meeting Her Match

Scope and Contents

Includes inserted letter to BJK from author.

2014
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 13 Prudden, Bonnie. After Fifty Fitness Guide
2011
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 14 Prudden, Bonnie. Myotherapy
2010
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 6 Rennert, Rick. Open Season 2006: A Legendary Showcase
2006
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 15 Rennert, Rick. Unmatched: The Spectacular Showcase of the US Open
2012
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 16 Roth, Patrick A. The End of Back Pain

Scope and Contents

Inscribed to BJK.

2014
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 17 Ruiz, Don Miguel. The Four Agreements

Scope and Contents

Includes inserted fan letter sent to BJK along with this book and Marguerite de Angeli's The Door in the Wall.

1997
Offsite-Box: 38 Folder : 18 Sarg, Tony. Baby's Book
1943
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 1 Schatz, Kate. Rad American Women A-Z
2015
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 2 Serure, Pamela. Dear Heart: Life-saving Stories from Women to Women

Scope and Contents

File includes additional printed material and DVD sent to BJK from events of the heart.

2009
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 3 Snyder, Benjamin. The History of World TeamTennis: Over Forty Years of Courting Equality
2017
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 4 Special Olympics. Tennis Coaching Quick Start Guide
2006 March
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 5 Virginia Slims Circuit. Virginia Slims Media Guide
1977
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 6 Willenson, Neil. A Journey of Hope: Inspiring Stories of Courage and Unconditional Love

Scope and Contents

Includes inscription from author to BJK and additional printed materials from Camp Heartland.

2005
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 7 Williams, Dell and Lynn Vannucci. Revolution in the Garden: Memoirs of the Gardenkeeper

Scope and Contents

Inscribed by author to BJK.

2005
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 8 Williams, Owen. Ahead of the Game

Scope and Contents

Contains author signature.

2013 November
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 9 Woolard, Edgar. Dear Caroline, Dear Will

Scope and Contents

Inscribed by author to Ilana Kloss.

2005
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 10 Woolum, Janet. Outstanding Women Athletes
1992
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 11-12 Worden, Minky. The Unfinished Revolution (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes 2 copies of book, each inscribed to BJK by author, letters from author, and printed material from Human Rights Watch.

2012

Subseries VII.E. Ephemera, 1901-2018 (bulk, 1960-2018). 1 Linear feet in 1 record carton and oversize folders

Scope and Contents

Subseries VII.E includes ephemeral paper material, the majority of which are single items that were not initially stored with a particular record group. Types of items include artworks given to BJK, autographs, event tickets, and formerly framed magazine covers.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2 Container 3 Title Date
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 13 Barnard sketch copy

Scope and Contents

Contains photocopy of BJK sketch by artist D. Barnard signed by artist and BJK.

1998
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 28 BJK American Express subway ad postcard

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by photographer June Harrison in 2019.

Scope and Contents

Signed by BJK and photographer June Harrison.

2000
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 14 BJK autographs
undated
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 7 BJK bumper sticker
circa 1960s-1970s
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 5 BJK caricature pencil drawing

Scope and Contents

BJK caricature pencil drawing mounted on board given to BJK by the WTA tour in thanks and acknowledgement of their 30th Anniversary celebration.

2003
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 15 BJK fact sheet
circa 1980
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 8 BJK mounted autograph and photo [removed from frame]
undated
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 6 BJK quotations

Scope and Contents

Laminated quarter-fold sheet with four BJK quotations. Quotations are "I have often been asked whether I am a woman or an athlete. The question is absurd. I am an athlete. I am a woman."; "I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing toward being a champion."; "You know, I still wake up some mornings thinking I haven't played the match yet."; and "Balance is the key to both sports and life."

undated
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 16 BJK unsent postcards
circa 1970s
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 17 Bobby Riggs' bridge jump certificate

Scope and Contents

Ticket with text: "If I lose to Billie Jean King, I will jump off a bridge." Bobby Riggs. THIS CERTIFICATE ADMITS ONE PERSON TO THE BOBBY RIGGS' BRIDGE JUMP. Place, time and date to be determined. Odds that Riggs will try to con the bridge into lowering itself before the jump are 8 to 5.

circa 1973
Offsite-Box: 61 Folder : 1 Bruce Lattig BJK painting
circa 1980s
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 18 Bumper sticker

Scope and Contents

Bumper sticker reading "Well-behaved women seldom make history - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich."

2004
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 19 Elizabeth Cady Stanton signature

Scope and Contents

Contains signature of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, dated 1901 November 30. Includes certificate of authenticity from Berram & Williams, Booksellers, dated 1999 October 16. Gifted to BJK by Helen Russell.

1901
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 9 ESPNW BJK ad [removed from frame]
circa 2010
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 6 Fort Bragg Special Forces Airborne pencil drawing

Scope and Contents

Pencil drawing of soldier presented to BJK by the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare CCenter and School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

1987
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 20 Fortune The Most Powerful Women Opening Night Dinner cloth bag and invitation
2007
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 10 Independence Hall Documents of Freedom

Scope and Contents

Reproductions of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, and Bill of Rights from Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA.

circa 1990s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 21 Mildred Moffitt watercolor painting
undated
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 11 Mildred Moffitt watercolor painting of flower [removed from frame]
undated
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 22 New Year's Bingo

Scope and Contents

Contains Bingo board scoring guide from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, signed by BJK, Betty Moffitt, and others.

2008
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 12 Pat Dufry print [removed from frame]
1985 February 10
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 23 Sports

Scope and Contents

Contains signed and inscribed baseball cards from Lavonne "Pepper" Paire and Alice "Lefty" Hohlmayer of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League 1943-1954 and commemorative envelope with Arthur Ashe stamp from the World TeamTennis Finals 2005.

2000s
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 24 Sports Illustrated BJK cover [removed from frame]
1973 July 16
Offsite-Box: 62 BJK drawing World Tennis Most Significant Player [removed from frame]

Scope and Contents

Color drawing of BJK and male tennis player with plaque reading "BJK World Tennis Most Significant Player 1953-1983."

1983
Offsite-Box: 59 Folder : 4 Tennis Magazine BJK article mounted on board
1985 January
Offsite-Box: 62 Framed Shannon Marcus record in tribute of the Challenger 7 astronauts

Scope and Contents

Framed record recorded by Shannon Marcus titled "Bid You Goodbye." Framed display also includes photograph of the seven Challenger astronauts, memorial patch, and inscription to BJK from Shannon Marcus.

1986
Offsite-Box: 62 US Open Women's Singles 100th Anniversary frame

Scope and Contents

Empty frame engraved with "US Open Tennis Championships 100th Anniversary - Women's Singles 1886-1986."

1986
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 25 Theatre playbills and tickets

Scope and Contents

Contains various tickets and playbills to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and concerts, as well as signed playbill for Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka at Chicago Shakespeare Theater and tickets and program for BALLS, an Off-Broadway play from the One Year Lease Theatre Company and Stages Repertory Theatre based on the 1973 Battle of the Sexes match.

2006-2018
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 26 Tickets

Scope and Contents

Contains tickets to various events, mostly film showings and sporting events. Events include the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner, Elton John concerts at the Beacon Theatre 2010 and Madison Square Garden 2019, the Rocketman (2019) premiere at Lincoln Center, and various sporting events, including Federation Cup matches, Major League Baseball games, and National Hockey League games. Also includes International Tennis Hall of Fame member card. Materials date from 2008-2019.

2008-2019
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 27 Travel

Scope and Contents

Contains map of South and East England, books of postcards from Moscow, and brochure for the Empire State Building.

1950s-1970s
Offsite-Box: 57 Folder : 15 Vitas Gerulaitis Andy Warhol print reproduction
undated
Offsite-Box: 61 Folder : 1 Wimbledon clippings and photo board
circa 1966
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 1 Wimbledon official program cover and Ladies' Singles bracket page [removed from frame]
1963
Offsite-Box: 61 Folder : 1 Wimbledon official program Ladies' Singles and Doubles bracket pages mounted display
1963
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 2 Women's Sports Foundation Do You Know Who I Am? ads [removed from frame]
2002
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 3 Women's Sports Foundation Ilana Kloss certificate [removed from frame]
1998 October 19
Offsite-Box: 62 WTA 30th Anniversary photo display [removed from frame]

Scope and Contents

Originally framed photos with engraved dedication to BJK for the 30th Anniversary of the WTA tour. Removed from frame by conservation.

2003
Offsite-Box: 57 Folder : 14 WTA Tour 2007 photo collage

Scope and Contents

Photo collage print on board with plaque text reading "2007 - The Year of Equality: Together We Made History Sony Ericsson WTA Tour."

2007
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 4 WTT King Trophy watercolor by Janet Nunn [removed from frame]
circa 2017
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 5 World Team Tennis Super-tiebreaker magazine cover [removed from frame]
1976
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 13 Item : 1 World Team Tennis Super-tiebreaker magazine cover [removed from frame]
1978
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 13 Item : 2 World Tennis magazine cover [removed from frame]

Scope and Contents

Cover features the World TeamTennis champions team The New York Sets, including BJK.

1976 November

Subseries VII.F. Posters, 1970-2019

Scope and Contents

Subseries VII.F contains all posters in the collection, including event posters, advertisement posters, and political posters and signs. Notable items include poster for the BJK Invitational 1971 of the Virginia Slims National Pro Circuit, advertisement posters for Nike and American Express featuring BJK, and a poster for an Original 9 reunion signed by all nine players. Items date from the 1970s to 2019.

Arrangement

Items are arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 59 Folder : 1 Advertisements/ BJK Endorsements

Scope and Contents

Contains BJK Carnation instant breakfast ad poster and several American Express posters featuring BJK.

1970s-2008
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 1 BJK Invitational

Scope and Contents

Poster for the BJK Invitational in Long Beach, California, the second tournament of the Virginia Slims National Pro Circuit.

1971 January 14-17
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 1 Bobby Riggs Memorial Bake Sale

Scope and Contents

Poster for event sponsored by the Princeton Seminary Women Men's Auxiliary of the Princeton Theological Seminary.

circa 1975
Offsite-Box: 59 Folder : 2 San Francisco Giants

Scope and Contents

Poster of full team roster, including BJK's brother, pitcher Randy Moffitt.

1977
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 2 Inside Women's Tennis U.S. Open

Scope and Contents

Inside Women's Tennis poster from publication reading "An Era Ends The First Ten Years of the U.S. Open" with images of past champions.

1978 September 13
Offsite-Box: 61 Folder : 4 Nike Long May She Reign BJK ad

Scope and Contents

Includes two copies of poster, one on board.

circa 1980s
Offsite-Box: 59 Folder : 3 Virginia Slims

Scope and Contents

Virginia Slims World Championship Series poster mounted on board with text "To BJK for Shaping the Future of Women's Tennis. From Virginia Slims."

1986 March
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 2 Virginia Slims Legends AmFAR benefit

Scope and Contents

Poster for Virginia Slims Legends Presents The Greatest Hits of Our Time... In Concert And On the Court benefiting American Foundation for AIDS Research. Concert featuring Liza Minnelli hosted by Angela Lansbury and Pro-Celebrity and Lgends Challenge. Poster signed by Minnelli and Lansbury, as well as BJK and additional Legends players.

1994 March 19-20
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 2 Virginia Slims Legends On the Courts and in Concert

Scope and Contents

Poster for Virginia Slims Legends Hit It, Ladies On the Courts and In Concert benefit for the National AIDS Fund. Signed by BJK and additional Legends players.

1995 April 7-9
Offsite-Box: 59 Folder : 2 Fed Cup World Team Final

Scope and Contents

Poster for the Fed Cup World Team Final USA vs. Russia match held at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium, Stanford University. Signed by BJK and team.

1999 September 18-19
Offsite-Box: 61 Folder : 3 American Express BJK ad subway signs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by photographer June Harrison in 2019.

Scope and Contents

Signed by BJK and photographer June Harrison.

2000
Offsite-Box: 61 Folder : 2 The Concert for New York City

Scope and Contents

Signed to BJK and Ilana Kloss by Melissa Etheridge, Mick Jagger, Elton John, and Paul McCartney.

2001 October 20
Offsite-Box: 61 Folder : 5 BJK 60th birthday

Scope and Contents

Poster signed with birthday messages.

2003
Offsite-Box: 61 Folder : 3 Sri Chinmoy Happiness

Scope and Contents

Signed and inscribed with personal note by Sri Chinmoy to BJK.

2003
Offsite-Box: 61 Folder : 6 US Open 25th Anniversary

Scope and Contents

Signed by BJK.

2003
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 3 WTT 30th anniversary season

Scope and Contents

Eight copies of WTT 30th season anniversary poster signed by players.

2005
Offsite-Box: 61 Folder : 7 HBO BJK: Portrait of a Pioneer
2006
Oversize: OS-large HBO BJK: Portrait of a Pioneer
2006
Offsite-Box: 61 Folder : 6 US Open

Scope and Contents

Signed with notes of congratulations to BJK for renaming of USTA BJK National Tennis Center.

2006
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 3 Hillary Clinton 2008 campaign

Scope and Contents

Three green and yellow signs for the HRC 2008 Presidential Campaign. Signs read "TURN UP THE HEAT" on one side and "TURN AMERICA AROUND" on other.

2007
Offsite-Box: 61 Folder : 8 Girleffect.org
circa 2010
Offsite-Box: 59 Folder : 2 Title IX

Scope and Contents

Title IX "I exercise my rights" poster featuring BJK.

circa 2010
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 3 STL Today Sports page

Scope and Contents

Article titled "Three Aces" highlighted, a story on tennis players Carol Hanks Aucamp, Justina Bricka, and Mary Ann Eisel Beattie. Handwritten note from Justina to BJK wishing BJK a happy 70th birthday.

2011 July 3
Offsite-Box: 59 Folder : 2 Original 9 Reunion

Scope and Contents

Poster from the WTA and Family Circle Cup for the Reunion of the Original 9: Founding Members of the Tour. Poster signed by all nine members.

2012 April 5-8
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 3 Kaye Ballard Live on Stage

Scope and Contents

Signed by Kaye Ballard.

2014 March 11
Offsite-Box: 59 Folder : 2 Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program

Scope and Contents

Signed by members of the program.

circa 2015
Offsite-Box: 59 Folder : 2 Hillary Clinton Stronger Together

Scope and Contents

Two identical blue posters/ signs reading "STRONGER TOGETHER" from HRC's 2016 Presidential Campaign.

2016
Offsite-Box: 59 Folder : 2 Battle of the Sexes film

Scope and Contents

Several posters for the 2017 Battle of the Sexes film. One poster signed by BJK.

2017
Offsite-Box: 59 Folder : 2 Salesforce Equality Trailblazers

Scope and Contents

Salesforce Equality Awards poster featuring BJK, Lilly Ledbetter, Patricia Arquette, and Mary J. Blige as Equality Trailblazers.

2017
Offsite-Box: 59 Folder : 2 March for Our Lives
2018 March 24
Offsite-Box: 61 Folder : 6 US Open Pride
2019
Offsite-Box: 61 Folder : 8 WTT
2019

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Series VIII. Photographs, 1935-2019. 10 Linear feet in 6.5 record cartons, 2 flat boxes, and oversize folders

Scope and Contents

Series VIII includes photographs, negatives, and slides from throughout BJK's life and career. Subjects of photos include BJK's childhood and family, youth tennis matches, professional tennis matches and events, TeamTennis and World TeamTennis events, notable people in BJK's life, and various public appearances, events, and fundraisers attended by BJK. Notable photo groups include BJK's childhood and family photos, various Wimbledon matches, TeamTennis league photos and slides, and BJK receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. Materials date from 1935 to 2019.

Arrangement

Arranged in six subseries:
Subseries VIII.A. Childhood and family
Subseries VIII.B. Career
Subseries VIII.C. TeamTennis
Subseries VIII.D. Events
Subseries VIII.E. People
Subseries VIII.F. Slides

Related Materials

Additional photographs are located in Series II. Albums. Additional photographs selected by the curator and conservators to remain framed are located in Series X. Artifacts and memorabilia.

Subseries VIII.A. Childhood and family, 1935-2010. 0.5 Linear feet in 1 record carton

Scope and Contents

Subseries VIII.A contains photographs of BJK during her childhood and adolescence, photographs of her immediate family throughout their lives, and photographs of additional relatives. BJK's baby photos include formal portraits and family candids. Childhood photographs include BJK with parents and brother Randy and with classmates. A group of photographs originally in frames have been removed for conservation purposes and are described accordingly. Photos date from 1935 to 2010.

Arrangement

Photographs are grouped by family members, starting with BJK's baby and childhood photos, followed by photographs of her parents and brother, and finally Moffitt and Jerman family relatives.

Related Materials

Additional family photographs selected by the curator and conservators to remain framed are located in Series X. Artifacts and memorabilia.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 7 Baby photos
1943-1948
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 8 Childhood family

Scope and Contents

Photos of young BJK, parents, and brother Randy.

1943-1955
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 9 Childhood

Scope and Contents

Contains photos of BJK's childhood and adolesence, including photos with classmates and formal class and school club photos.

1948-1958
Offsite-Box: 57 Folder : 1 Childhood [oversized]

Scope and Contents

Contains photo of BJK on tennis court with another youth player and formal headshot composition of BJK and members of the Zayn service sorority.

1955-1961
Offsite-Box: 58 Folder : 1 Childhood and relatives [oversized]

Scope and Contents

Includes formal photos of BJK's school class dances and color photo of unidentified relative.

1955-1958
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 10 BJK and parents
1950-2005
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 11 Betty Moffitt
1935-1995
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 12 Bill Moffitt
1940-1990
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 13-14 Bill and Betty Moffitt (2 folders)
1940-2000
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 15 Randy Moffitt
1960-1990
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 16-20 Moffitt and Jerman relatives (5 folders)
circa 1930-2010
Offsite-Box: 57 Folder : 2 Family [oversized]
circa 1940s-1950s
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 21 Family photos removed from frames

Scope and Contents

Contains Moffitt family photos removed from frames by the Conservation Department, including photos of Bill Moffitt, and photo of Bill and Betty Moffitt.

circa 1940-1980

Subseries VIII.B. Career, 1955-2005. 1.5 Linear feet in 2 record cartons

Scope and Contents

Subseries VIII.B contains photographs taken throughout BJK's career as a tennis player, tennis coach, and broadcaster. The majority of photos are tennis match shots, including court play and BJK with awards. Notable files include a group of Wimbledon photos and photos from the Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs. Photos date from 1955-2005.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 22-23 Early tennis career (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Photos of BJK playing tennis, with trophies, and with other players during her Juniors tennis career.

1955-1960
Offsite-Box: 57 Folder : 3 Early tennis career [oversized]
circa 1955-1965
Offsite-Box: 58 Folder : 2 Early tennis career - Beverly Hills Tennis Club [oversized]

Scope and Contents

Includes two mounted photos of BJK at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club with trophy.

1957 December 27
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 24-26 Tennis career (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains tennis match photos of BJK throughout her singles and doubles career, including play with Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert, as well as press photos and photos with trophies.

1961-1980
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 27-28 Wimbledon, The Championships (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains photos of BJK competing at Wimbledon, holding the Rosewater Dish trophy, and with doubles partners, as well as press photos from Wimbledon.

1961-1975
Offsite-Box: 57 Folder : 4 Tennis career [oversized]

Scope and Contents

Contains 10 x 15 inch photos of BJK with Wimbledon trophy in 1975 and BJK with Battle of the Sexes trophy.

1970s
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 1-2 Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs (2 folders)
1973
Offsite-Box: 58 Folder : 3 Tennis career [oversized]

Scope and Contents

Contains large format mounted photograph of BJK playing in Virginia Slims of Philadelphia match taken by Edward Fernberger.

1974
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 3 Federation Cup
1976-1979
Offsite-Box: 58 Folder : 4 Federation Cup [oversized]

Scope and Contents

One photo mounted on foam board of BJK and Federation Cup team.

1976-1979
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 4 NBC Sports
circa 1990s
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 5 HBO
circa 1990s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 6 Fed Cup

Scope and Contents

Contains photos of the 1995-1996 United States Fed Cup team coached by BJK.

1995-1996
Offsite-Box: 57 Folder : 5 Fed Cup [oversized]
1995-1996
Offsite-Box: 58 Folder : 4 Fed Cup [oversized]

Scope and Contents

One photo of BJK mounted on foam board.

1995-1996
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 7-10 Headshots (4 folders)
1960-2005
Offsite-Box: 64 Folder : 4 BJK portrait removed from frame
circa 1960s-1970s
Offsite-Box: 57 Folder : 6 Headshots [oversized]
2000s
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 11 BJK contact sheets and negatives
circa 1960s-1990s

Subseries VIII.C. TeamTennis, 1974-2006. 2.5 Linear feet in 3 record cartons

Scope and Contents

Subseries VIII.C contains photographs from the TeamTennis, Domino's Pizza TeamTennis, and World TeamTennis leagues. Subjects of photos include team rosters, match shots, community recreation league events, and the annual WTT Smash Hits benefit. A portion of this group of photos was originally organized in binders, and this arrangement has been maintained with a note in the folder title indicating so. Photos date from 1974 to 2006.

Arrangement

Files are arranged in chronological order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 12 BJK Philadelphia Freedoms
1974
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 13 WTT
1975-1978
Offsite-Box: 57 Folder : 7 WTT [oversized]
1976-1990s
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 14 TeamTennis
circa 1981-1985
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 15-16 WTT Chicago Fyre [disassembled binder] (2 folders)
1983
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 17 TeamTennis
circa 1983-1984
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 18 TeamTennis teams
1983-1984
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 19 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis
1985
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 20 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis teams
1985-1990
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 21-27 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis (7 folders)
circa 1985-1990
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 28 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis negatives
circa 1985-1990
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 1 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis - BJK
circa 1985-1990
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 2-4 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis and TeamTennis Rec League negatives (3 folders)
circa 1985-1995
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 5 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis Championship Award ceremony
1989
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 6-11 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis (6 folders)
1990
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 12-13 TeamTennis Ultra Slim Fast (2 folders)
1990-1992
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 14 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis Chicago Tennis Fest
1991
Offsite-Box: 58 Folder : 5 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis and TeamTennis [oversized]

Scope and Contents

Contains photo of BJK and others in Domino's Pizza TeamTennis apparel mounted on foam board and photo of the 1991 TeamTennis Champions Atlanta Thunder team mounted on board and signed by the team.

circa 1985-1991
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 15 TeamTennis
circa 1991
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 16 TeamTennis Rec Day Atlanta
1991
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 17 TeamTennis Rec Day Charlotte
1991
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 18 TeamTennis Rec Day Hershey PA
1991
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 19 TeamTennis Rec Day Minneapolis
1991
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 20 TeamTennis Rec Day New Jersey
1991
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 21 TeamTennis Rec Day New York
1991
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 22 WTT teams
1991-1995
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 23 WTT
circa 1992-1994
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 24 WTT party
1992 September
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 25 San Diego after school tennis program
1992
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 26 WTT Rec Day Chicago/Wilmette
1992 March 7
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 27 WTT Rec Day Tampa
1992 May 2
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 28 WTT Rec Day Central Park
1992 August 20
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 1 WTT team photos
1993
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 2 WTT Rec Day Boston
1993
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 3 TeamTennis Regional Clinic Washington D.C.
1993 April 17
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 4-5 WTT Smash Hits - Carol Newsom (2 folders)
1994 July 26
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 6 WTT school and community programs
1994
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 7 WTT Smash Hits Chicago, IL [disassembled binder]
1995 September 13
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 8-11 WTT Smash Hits Houston, TX [disassembled binder] (4 folders)
1996
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 12 WTT Smash Hits Orlando, FL [disassembled binder]
1997
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 13 WTT Smash Hits Chicago, IL [disassembled binder]
1998
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 14-15 WTT Smash Hits [disassembled binder] (2 folders)
1999
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 16-18 WTT Smash Hits (3 folders)
2000
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 19 WTT Smash Hits [disassembled binder]
2000
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 20 WTT Smash Hits auction items
circa 2000
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 21 WTT Smash Hits BJK and Elton John
circa 2000s
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 22 WTT Smash Hits
circa 2000s
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 23 WTT
2002
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 24 WTT Smash Hits Boston, MA [disassembled binder]
2003
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 25 WTT Smash Hits [disassembled binder]
2004
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 26-27 WTT Smash Hits [disassembled binder] (2 folders)
2005
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 1 WTT semifinals [disassembled binder]
2005
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 2 WTT Judith Arnold
2006

Subseries VIII.D. Events, 1960-2019. 1 Linear feet in 1 record carton

Scope and Contents

Subseries VIII.D includes photographs from various events attended by BJK, including fundraising events, sporting events, awards presentations, and television appearances. Notable events include BJK's induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame, and renaming ceremony for the USTA BJK National Tennis Center. Photos date from 1960 to 2019.

Arrangement

Photographs are arranged chronologically, with general event folders containing events with one or a few photos followed by files for individual events.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 3-7 Events (5 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains event photo files grouped in chronological order by proximate dating. Most photos do not have a date specified. Many events have a single photo. Event types include social gatherings, tennis matches, reunions, fundraising events, and award presentations.

1980s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 57 Folder : 8 Events [oversized]

Scope and Contents

Includes photo board from the 1984 Virginia Slims Championships and photo from the 2018 Golden Globe Awards.

1984-2018
Offsite-Box: 58 Folder : 6-7 Events [oversized] (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains photo of notable attendees of the US Open Singles Championships August 25, 1997, photo of the Champions Parade group at Wimbledon 2000, mounted photo of BJK parachuting with the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, including signatures of Team members, and photo of CSULA student athletes with autographs.

1997-2000s
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 4 Events [oversized]

Scope and Contents

Contains group photo of unidentified event. BJK and Elton John at center of group. Elton John signed photo.

circa 2000s
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 8 Event photos removed from frames
1980s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 9 American Foundation for AIDS Research
1994
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 10-11 Awards (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains photos of BJK awards, including tennis tournament trophies, honorary degrees, and various award presenations and ceremonies.

1960s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 12 Adventures in Movement
circa 1990s
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 13 Art Seitz photography
1982-1993
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 14 Arthur Ashe Safe Passage Foundation Victory Dinner
1995
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 15 BNP Paribas
2009
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 16 Cal State Commencement
1997
Offsite-Box: 57 Folder : 9 Cal State Commencement [oversized]
1997
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 17 Credit Suisse First Boston
2005
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 18 Davis Cup Spain vs USA
2008
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 19 Homecoming with Rick Reilly
2010
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 20 Indianapolis starter flag
2008
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 4 International Tennis Hall of Fame Celebrating 50 Years
2004
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 21 International Tennis Hall of Fame Eugene Scott Award honoring Chris Evert
2012 August
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 22 International Tennis Hall of Fame induction
1987
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 23 March for Our Lives
2018 March 18
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 24 National Women's Hall of Fame
1990
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 25 National Women's Law Center
2004
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 26 Pat Parsons photocopies
circa 2000s
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 27 Television appearances

Scope and Contents

Contains photos from BJK's appearance on various television programs, including the Mike Douglas Show, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, The Odd Couple, Dinah! with Dinah Shore, Game Time with Boomer Esiason, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and the Tavis Smiley Show, as well as BJK with Holly Hunter on the set of the film "When Billie Beat Bobby."

1970s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 28 USTA renaming ceremony
2006
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 29 Virginia Slims Legends tour
1990s
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 30 Virginia Slims Championship Series
1980s
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 31 White House

Scope and Contents

Contains photos of BJK at the White House, including BJK with President Ford and Arthur Ashe, BJK with President Reagan, and event photos from HBO documentary screening at White House with President Clinton.

1975-1999
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 32 Wimbledon
2005-2019
Offsite-Box: 13 Box : 13C Wimbledon Royal Box

Scope and Contents

Contains photos from The Championships, Wimbledon of the Royal Box spectators, each including a seating chart naming guests of the Box.

2014-2019
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 33 Wimbledon / WTA gathering
circa 1990s
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 34 womenSports
1974-1980
Offsite-Box: 57 Folder : 10 Women's Sports Foundation [oversized]

Scope and Contents

Includes formal group photo from the Annual Salute to Women in Sports Award Dinner 1998, 1999, and 2000 and photo board from The Billies 2006.

1998-2006
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 4 Women's Sports Foundation [oversized]

Scope and Contents

Various photos from the WSF Annual Salute to Women in Sports event featuring BJK displayed together on board with caption reading "To Our T.E.A.M. Leader The Women's Sports Foundation Staff."

circa 2000
Offsite-Box: 49 Box : 35 Women's Sports Foundation (1 of 4 folders)
2000s
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 1-3 Women's Sports Foundation (3 of 4 folders)
2000s
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 4 Women's Sports Foundation Advanta event
2005 July 19
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 5 WTA tour
2005

Subseries VIII.E. People, 1960-2017. 1 Linear feet in 1 record carton

Scope and Contents

Subseries VIII.E includes photograph files of particular people or groups of people, including individual shots, the identified person with BJK, and event photos of particular people and groups of people. Notable individuals include Hillary Clinton, Elton John, BJK's life partner Ilana Kloss, Barack Obama, and the Original 9. The subseries also includes a file of photos autographed and given to BJK by the subject. Photos date from 1960 to 2017.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically followed by files of photographs signed by subject.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 6 Casals, Rosemary "Rosie"

Scope and Contents

Contains photos of Rosie Casals, tennis player and BJK's doubles partner, including event photos and match shots with BJK.

1960s-1990s
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 7 Clinton, Hillary
1999-2017
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 8 Congress

Scope and Contents

Contains photos of BJK with members of Congress at various events, including BJK and Geraldine Ferraro, BJK and Senator Ted Kennedy, and BJK with Senator Birch Bayh, author of the Title IX law.

1984-2012
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 9-10 Friends (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains photos of BJK and friends. Folder was present in the collection before processing and order and folder title were maintained.

1970s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 11-13 John, Elton (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains photos of BJK and Elton John, many from TeamTennis events and Elton John AIDS Foundation events.

1970s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 58 Folder : 8 John, Elton and BJK [oversized]

Scope and Contents

Contains three copies, one mounted on board, of BJK and Elton John portrait.

1980s
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 14 King, Larry
1964-1977
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 15-17 Kloss, Ilana (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains photos of Ilana Kloss, BJK's life partner. Photos include Ilana Kloss playing throughout her tennis career, at events, and with BJK.

circa 1970s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 57 Folder : 11 Kloss, Ilana [oversized]
1980s
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 18 Navratilova, Martina
circa 1970s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 19 Obama, Barack

Scope and Contents

Contains photos of BJK and President Barack Obama at White House, including BJK receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

2009-2016
Offsite-Box: 57 Folder : 12 Obama, Barack [oversized]

Scope and Contents

Includes two 10 x 15 inch photos of BJK receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama.

2009
Offsite-Box: 58 Folder : 9 Obama, Barack [oversized]

Scope and Contents

Contains 16 x 20 inch photo of BJK and Barack Obama at the ceremony for the Presidential Medal of Freedom award.

2009
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 20 Obama, Michelle
2009-2011
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 21 Original 9

Scope and Contents

Contains photos of the Original 9 and tennis promoter Gladys Helman posing with their original dollar bills and together over time at various reunions and commemorative events.

1970-2012
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 22 Sotomayor, Justice Sonia

Scope and Contents

Contains photo of Justice Sonia Sotomayor with BJK and Ilana Kloss.

circa 2010
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 23 Steinem, Gloria and Dr. Sally Ride

Scope and Contents

Contains photo of BJK with Gloria Steinem and Dr. Sally Ride.

1983
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 24 Virginia Slims Legends

Scope and Contents

Contains headshots of tennis players in the Virgina Slims Legends tour.

1990s
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 25-27 Women's Sports Legends (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes photo files of athletes of the Women's Sports Legends business.

circa 1995
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 28-29 Signed photos (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Contains photos signed by subjects and many dedicated to BJK. Photos and signatures include Althea Gibson, Elton John, the World TeamTennis New York Apples team, Venus and Serena Williams, and Virginia Slims Legends players. Also includes BJK photo signed to Ilana Kloss.

1960s-2000s
Offsite-Box: 57 Folder : 13 Signed photos [oversized]

Scope and Contents

Contains formal photo of MGM actors taken in 1943 with personalized note and autograph to BJK from Esther Williams.

2005

Subseries VIII.F. Slides, 1959-1997. 1 Linear feet in 1 record carton

Scope and Contents

Subseries VIII.F includes slides, the majority of which capture TeamTennis matches and events. All slides in the collection are included in this subseries, excepting slides originally included in TeamTennis binders, which have been kept in Subseries VIII.C. Slides date from 1959 to 1997.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 30 BJK court shots
1959-1983
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 31 Personal

Scope and Contents

Contains slides of BJK and friends and family.

1973-1997
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 32 World TeamTennis
circa 1974-1980
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 33 Avis Challenge Cup Hawaii
1976
Offsite-Box: 50 Folder : 34 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis
1980s
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 1 TeamTennis Chicago Fyre
circa 1983
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 2-3 1985-1988 Pro and Rec and 1987 Hall of Fame [disassembled binder] (2 folders)
1985-1988
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 4 TeamTennis Honolulu
circa 1985-1990
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 5 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis
1986 July
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 6 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis
1987
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 7 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis Midtown Rec Day
1987
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 8 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis Rec Days
1987 June
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 9 World TeamTennis
1990
Offsite-Box: 51 Folder : 10 BJK headshots
circa 1997

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Series IX. (RESTRICTED) Audiovisual and digital formats, 1973-2018. 1 Linear feet

Scope and Contents

Series IX includes audiovisual and digital media collected by BJK. Formats of material include audiocassettes, videocassettes, a betacam tape, mini-DVs, VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs, and a USB flash drive. Content of media includes audio recordings of TeamTennis stakeholder meetings and ads, audio and video footage of various events and BJK interviews, commercially-released DVD films, and CDs gifted to BJK by Elton John.

Arrangement

Arranged in four subseries:
Subseries IX.A. Audiocassettes
Subseries IX.B. Videocassettes
Subseries IX.C. Optical disks [CDs and DVDs]
Subseries IX.D. USB flash drives

Conditions Governing Access

This series is currently restricted from use. The videotapes and audiotapes are restricted because of their fragility and because N-YHS has no equipment on which to play them. The digital media is restricted from access in order to ensure that the digital files are not accidentally corrupted. N-YHS will be developing procedures to properly handle digital media and this content will be opened in the future after those procedures are established and implemented. Please contact the curator of manuscripts at manuscripts@nyhistory.org for further information.

Subseries IX.A. Audiocassettes, 1973-1995

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 52 BJK interview Centre Films, Inc.

Scope and Contents

Cassette and accompanying letter from Carol Horton of Centre Films, Inc.

1973 November 13
Offsite-Box: 52 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis promoters meeting (3 cassettes)
1986 December 5
Offsite-Box: 52 Curel/ World TeamTennis Radio Revision No Soap
1995 June 26

Subseries IX.B. Videocassettes, 1988-2003

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 52 Domino's Pizza TeamTennis Rec and Pro - 8mm videocassette
1988
Offsite-Box: 52 BJK at Stanford soccer tournament - Mini-DV
2007 April 28
Offsite-Box: 52 BJK at Stanford USTA kids clinic - Mini-DV
2007 April 28
Offsite-Box: 52 World TeamTennis owners meeting - Mini-DV
2007 November
Offsite-Box: 52 Hillary Clinton Winter Summit - Mini-DV
2007 December
Offsite-Box: 52 ABC News World TeamTennis Elton John and BJK interview - Betacam
circa 1980s
Offsite-Box: 52 Team Tennis Happy Birthday Billie Jean - VHS
1993
Offsite-Box: 52 World TeamTennis Elton John and BJK - VHS
1993
Offsite-Box: 52 Idols of the Game Babes in Boyland - VHS

Scope and Contents

Commercial film produced by Bobkat Productions, Inc. and Turner Original Productions, Inc..

1995
Offsite-Box: 52 Arli$$ Our Past, Our Present, Our Future - VHS

Scope and Contents

Season 4 episode 3 of Arli$$ television show, on which BJK was a guest star.

1999
Offsite-Box: 52 Women's Sports Foundation's 23rd Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Dinner - VHS
2002 October 21
Offsite-Box: 52 Unforgettable The Little Mo Connolly Story - VHS

Scope and Contents

Film by Jennifer Spell.

2003
Offsite-Box: 52 World TeamTennis 2003 sales video approval version - VHS
2003
Offsite-Box: 52 Dartmouth College commencement - VHS

Separated Materials

BJK received honorary doctorate at ceremony.

2003

Subseries IX.C. Optical disks [CDs and DVDs], 2001-2018

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 52 When Billie Beat Bobby - DVD
2001
Offsite-Box: 52 BJK interviews Charles M. Schulz - CD

Scope and Contents

CD copy of 1982 audio from the "Close Encounters" series.

circa 2005
Offsite-Box: 52 Lord & Commons Tennis Club - photo CD
circa 2005
Offsite-Box: 52 John-Laffnie de Jager Tennis Foundation Tennis for Africa - DVD
circa 2005
Offsite-Box: 52 One Great Year, a Collection of Gretzky.com Video
circa 2005
Offsite-Box: 52 Jim Thompson BJK song and lyrics - CD

Scope and Contents

CD accompanied by typed lyrics to "Billie Jean," music and lyrics by James H. Thompson circa 1975.

circa 2005
Offsite-Box: 52 Freddie Rabuse Homage to BJK - CD

Scope and Contents

Includes printed lyrics.

circa 2005
Offsite-Box: 52 Crista McAuliffe: Reach for the Stars - DVD
2006
Offsite-Box: 52 Elton John "The Captain and the Kid" - CD

Scope and Contents

Signed and inscribed by Elton John to BJK and Ilana Kloss on cover.

2006
Offsite-Box: 52 HealthCorps Gala - DVD
2007
Offsite-Box: 52 HealthCorps Joaquin Perez - DVD
circa 2007
Offsite-Box: 52 Screamer Vision Showreels - DVD

Scope and Contents

Contains DVD authoring reel and motion graphics reel.

2007
Offsite-Box: 52 WTT Philadelphia Freedoms 2007 Season - photo CD
2007
Offsite-Box: 52 Human F1RST program video with Patrick Sheahan - DVD

Scope and Contents

Includes inserted handwritten note from Patrick Sheahan to BJK thanking her for her kind remarks played in presenting his portion of the program.

2008 April
Offsite-Box: 52 Boston University Commencement - DVD
2008 May 18
Offsite-Box: 52 BJK NBC Wimbledon Coverage - DVD (2 disks)
2011
Offsite-Box: 52 Pat Engebrecht When Love is Not Enough - CD
2011
Offsite-Box: 52 The Battle of the Sexes - DVD

Scope and Contents

Film produced by New Black Films.

2013
Offsite-Box: 52 Elton John "The Diving Board" - CD

Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten note on CD sleeve from Elton John to BJK and Ilana Kloss.

2013
Offsite-Box: 52 Lee Holley Celebration of Life - DVD
2018
Offsite-Box: 52 Battle of the Sexes - DVD
undated

Subseries IX.D. USB flash drives, 2016

Container 1     Title Date
Offsite-Box: 52 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards

Scope and Contents

Includes USB drive and accompanying letter from The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

2016

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Series X. Artifacts and memorabilia, 1940-2019. 4 Linear feet in 3 record cartons, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize long box

Scope and Contents

Series X. includes all objects in the collection, including photographs that have been selected to remain in original framed condition. Items include plaques, pins, buttons, and clothing. Items date from 1940-2019.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 54 Mildred Jerman Hairdresser and Cosmetician license
1940-1941
Offsite-Box: 54 Framed photographs

Scope and Contents

These photographs were determined by the manuscripts curator and conservation department to remain in their original frames to retain context and/or due to unique engraving of the frame. Photographs include BJK family photos and event photos. There are 12 frames in total.

1940-2005
Offsite-Box: 55 Felt varsity letters

Scope and Contents

Black and white "L" varsity letter and black and orange "H" varsity letter.

circa 1950s
Offsite-Box: 54 Framed one dollar bill

Scope and Contents

This framed dollar bill is possibly the dollar that BJK received upon signing the original one dollar contract with Gladys Heldman at the Houston Racquet Club in September 1970 as part of the "Original 9."

1970
Offsite-Box: 53 BJK Tennis Center Long Beach visor

Scope and Contents

Two identical white plastic visors with the text "Billie Jean King Tennis Center Long Beach, CA."

circa 1970
Offsite-Box: 53 Virginia Slims World Championship Series sweatshirt
circa 1970s
Offsite-Box: 55 Virginia Slims Circuit buttons

Scope and Contents

Three buttons with text "Virginia Slims Circuit You've come a long way, baby" and Virginia Slims character.

circa 1970s
Offsite-Box: 55 Virginia Slims character gold pins and pendants

Scope and Contents

Thirty-seven gold pins and 14 gold pendants in the design of the Virginia Slims character.

circa 1970s
Offsite-Box: 55 Billie Jean is #1 buttons

Scope and Contents

Six buttons with text "Billie Jean is #1."

circa 1970s-1980s
Offsite-Box: 56 Philadelphia Freedoms WT East Champions mounted and framed photo
1974
Offsite-Box: 65 Item : 2 womenSports first issue cover plaque

Scope and Contents

Wooden plaque with plate of the inaugural cover of womenSports magazine with photo of BJK. Engraved caption reads "This represents the key plate used to print the cover of the first issue of womenSports by R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company Glasgow, Kentucky. Presented to Jim Jorgensen."

1974 June
Offsite-Box: 55 New York Apples World TeamTennis buttons

Scope and Contents

Six white buttons with text "new york apples world team tennis champions."

circa 1976-1977
Offsite-Box: 56 Tennis Magazine recognition plaque

Scope and Contents

Engraved plaque encased in acrylic reading "tennis magazine Salutes BJK as one of the 20 top players in the game over the past 20 years 1965-1985."

1985
Offsite-Box: 59 Folder : 5 Domino's Pizza box top

Scope and Contents

Domino's Pizza box top with signatures from Chris Evert, BJK, Martina Navratilova, and Pam Shriver. Domino's Pizza was the sponsor of the TeamTennis league from 1985-1991.

circa 1985
Offsite-Box: 26 United States Sports Academy award wooden plaque
1989
Offsite-Box: 59 Mounted photo plaque of BJK, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, and Pam Shriver
circa 1990s
Offsite-Box: 53 BJK World TeamTennis bobblehead
circa 1995
Offsite-Box: 53 Engraved granite portrait of BJK and Ilana Kloss
circa 2000
Offsite-Box: 55 Barbara S. Wynne Tennis Center keychain
2003
Offsite-Box: 54 BJK 60th birthday invitation framed
2003 November 9
Offsite-Box: 51 BJK and Ilana Kloss event credentials (5 of 9 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Credential badges for BJK and Ilana Kloss for various events, including the Australian Open, BNP Paribas WTS, French Open, US Open, Wimbledon, Democratic National Conventions, and concerts. Badges are grouped by event and stored in envelopes.

2000s
Offsite-Box: 53 BJK and Ilana Kloss event credentials (4 of 9 envelopes)

Scope and Contents

Credential badges for BJK and Ilana Kloss for various events, including the Australian Open, BNP Paribas WTS, French Open, US Open, Wimbledon, Democratic National Conventions, and concerts. Badges are grouped by event and stored in envelopes.

2000s
Offsite-Box: 56 Fed Cup sign

Scope and Contents

Foam board sign reading "Sportsmen's Tennis Club and Bud Collins welcomes BJK and Fed Cup '03 to Boston."

2003
Offsite-Box: 56 Kraft Nabisco Championship Tennis Pro-Am photo plaque

Scope and Contents

Features photos of Ilana Kloss and other participants.

2004
Offsite-Box: 55 Alice Paul jail door souvenir

Scope and Contents

Alice Paul jail door pin and pendant produced as a souvenir by the National Woman's Party for the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, now known as the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument.

circa 2005
Offsite-Box: 66 Item : 1 GLBT Historical Society Walker award

Scope and Contents

Framed photograph and caption awarded to BJK.

2006
Offsite-Box: 54 BJK quote handbag

Scope and Contents

Tote bag and accompanying note to BJK. Tote bag reads "Champions keep playing until they get it right -BJK" and was created for the athletes attending Women's Sports Foundation's event The Billies 2008.

2008
Offsite-Box: 60 Folder : 7 Hillary for President sign

Scope and Contents

Hillary for President sign from HRC's 2008 campaign. Signed to BJK by HRC and Bill Clinton.

2008
Offsite-Box: 53 New York Liberty Outdoor Classic at Arthur Ashe Stadium t-shirt
2008
Offsite-Box: 56 Starkey Hearing Foundation Distinguished Humanitarian Award

Scope and Contents

Circular platter of cut glass made by Tiffany & Co. presented to BJK by the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Stored in original Tiffany & Co. box.

2008
Offsite-Box: 65 Item : 1 United States Department of State Certificate of Recognition

Scope and Contents

Certificate mounted on wood awarded to BJK. Text on certificate reads "In appreciation of your outstanding contributions to the U.S. Department of State's Council to Empower Women and Girls through Sports. Your public service to elevate the global conversation on advancing the rights of women and girls is inspiring and your support is truly appreciated." Includes inserted letter from Ann Stock, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

2012 June 21
Offsite-Box: 55 Celebrating 40 years of WTA medal
2013
Offsite-Box: 56 USTA/ Midwest Section Hall of Fame plaque
2013
Offsite-Box: 56 Mylan WTT BJK and Ilana Kloss nameplates
circa 2013-2016
Offsite-Box: 55 San Francisco Giants World Champions enamel pin
2014
Offsite-Box: 63 Hillary Clinton Democratic National Convention signs

Scope and Contents

Two blue Hillary signs on cardboard poles from the Democratic National Convention 2016.

2016
Offsite-Box: 66 Item : 2 International Tennis Hall of Fame BJK Court framed dedication
2016
Offsite-Box: 53 Battle of the Sexes film paper fan

Scope and Contents

Paper fan promotional item for the Battle of the Sexes 2017 film. 2 fans included.

2017
Offsite-Box: 56 Ilana Kloss Jewish Sports Heritage Association Good Guy in Sports Award plaque
2017 April 30
Offsite-Box: 53 Adidas Here to Create Change BJK tennis balls

Scope and Contents

3 cans of 3 tennis balls each created by Adidas as part of the Here to Create Change campaign with BJK. Tennis balls have text on them, reading, "You can't compete with the boys," "Women's sports aren't 'Real' sports," and "Why would women be paid the same as men?".

2018
Offsite-Box: 53 LA Dodgers hat signed by BJK and Ilana Kloss
2018
Offsite-Box: 54 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala invitation and case
2019 February 9
Offsite-Box: 54 Murano pendant
undated
Offsite-Box: 63 American flag on dowel
undated

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