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Murphy collection of Van Alen papers (RLC.Ms.036)

Redwood Library and Athenaeum

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Newport, RI 02840
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Collection Overview

Title: Murphy collection of Van Alen papers
Date range: 1859-2001 and undated, (bulk 1940-1999)
Creator: Murphy, Laura
Extent: 11 linear feet linear feet (6 record boxes, 2 document cases, 2 flat 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 documents their lives, residences and interests as well as their involvement in various activities and organizations through their own personal records, correspondence, financial and legal records, published and unpublished writings, clippings, audiovisual materials, and photographs.
Language of materials: English.
Repository: Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Collection number: RLC.Ms.036