Althea Gibson at NMAH

ID: 88-8695-18

Creator: Greene, Donna

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1988

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 5 Folder June 1988

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Summary

Althea Gibson, the first African American to win major tennis titles in women's singles and doubles competition, at the donation of five of her Wimbeldon trophies, as well as other memorabilia, to the National Museum of American History (NMAH). Photo shows NMAH director Roger Kennedy admiring two of the trophies that Gibson is holding.

Author

Greene, Donna

Subject

  • Gibson, Althea 1927-
  • Kennedy, Roger G
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in TORCH, June 1988

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 5 Folder June 1988

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1988

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Celebrities
  • Tennis
  • Event
  • Women
  • Gifts
  • Celebrities and Dignitaries
  • African Americans

Form/Genre

Photographic print

ID Number

88-8695-18

Physical description

Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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