Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2002

Abstract

Jeanne Arth, educator-athlete, was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Women's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame on November 9, 2002. During her undergraduate years at the College of St. Catherine, Jeanne was National College Girls' Tennis Tournament Singles Finalist and Doubles Champion from 1954-1956. Ranked in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Top 10 from 1957-1958, Jeanne and her doubles partner, Darlene Hard, captured the USTA doubles title in 1958 and again in 1959. Also victorious at Wimbledon in 1959, the pair captured teh Wimbledon doubles crown.

This research project is an oral history of Jeanne Arth, 1959 Wimbledon doubles champion and 2002 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Women's Hall of Fame inductee. The initial and final aspects of this interview took place on August 4, 2002, and December 15, 2002, via phone with Jeanne who resides in St. Paul, Minnesota. The major portion of the interview was conducted on November 9, 2002, in Williamsburg, Virginia. In the final aspect of the interview Jeanne related her impressions of a reception held in her honor on November 11, 2002 in St. Paul, Minnesota. This event follwed the Hall of Fame induction.

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