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

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