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James H. and Candace Van Alen papers (RLC.Ms.003)

Redwood Library and Athenaeum

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Newport, RI 02840
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Collection Overview

Title: James H. and Candace Van Alen papers
Date range: 1746-2002 and undated, (bulk 1949-1991)
Creator: Van Alen, James H., 1902-1991
Extent: 102 linear feet (32 records boxes, 4 document cases, 4 half document cases, 12 small flat boxes, 49 oversize flat boxes, 2 textile boxes)
Abstract: James H. Van Alen (1902-1991) and Candace Van Alen (1912-2002), were a well-known high society couple who were instrumental in establishing the International Tennis Hall of Fame at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island. This collection consists of personal records, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, audiovisual materials, artifacts, and textiles which document the lives, interests, and residences of James H. Van Alen and Candace Van Alen both separately and as a couple.
Language of materials: English.
Repository: Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection number: RLC.Ms.003