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1. Biography of Lamar Hunt (1932-2006), Businesman and Sports Entrepreneur Biography of Lamar Hunt (1932-2006), Businesman and Sports Entrepreneur 2009;

2. Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 4, 1909-1950, Page p549 Sanborn Map, Kansas City, Vol. 4, 1909-1950, Page p549 1909-1950 A portion of Kansas City from E. 47th Street south to E. 48th Street and from McGee Street east to Locust Street, showing buildings, streets, and additions. Large numbers at edges of page refer to page...

3. A. A. Pearson, Millinery and Fancy Goods A. A. Pearson, Millinery and Fancy Goods ca. 1880-1900 Advertising card for "A. A. Pearson, Millinery and Fancy Goods" showing a girl in a red dress and white cap holding a tennis racket. Caption says: "Forty, Love." One of three cards with similar design....

4. J. F. Schmelzer & Sons J. F. Schmelzer & Sons ca. 1880-1900 Advertising card for J. F. Schmelzer & Sons showing elves or some small people with pointed hats playing tennis. There are four elves per side and all four hold one large racket together. Front of card...

5. Historic Club Seeks New Home Historic Club Seeks New Home June 26, 2010 Article about Rockhill Tennis Club's departure from 4520 Kenwood Avenue also tells about the history of the Club and building. At its previous location, 48th and Oak, the Club was host to the 1928 Davis...

6. He's a New Bill Tilden: Ellsworth Vines, Who Plays Here, Has All the Strokes He's a New Bill Tilden: Ellsworth Vines, Who Plays Here, Has All the Strokes May/6/1932 Article about the "coming of the United States Davis Cup tennis team to Kansas City" in 1932 including American player Ellsworth Vines, compared to Bill Tilden and considered one of the best tennis players...

7. Tennis out of the Ice Age Tennis out of the Ice Age May//1977 Article about the incongruous beginnings of the World Championship tennis league in the city, with the first court set up on a sheet of ice inside the American Royal Arena.

8. Virginia Slims Gals to Make KC Stop Virginia Slims Gals to Make KC Stop February//1978 Article about the professional women's Virginia Slims tennis tournament in town.

9. Net Loss Net Loss February 21-27, 2013 Article announces that the Kansas City Explorers professional tennis team will relocate to Irving, Texas. Details regarding the Explorers' history in Kansas City are provided. City officials are interviewed...

10. Museum, Neighbors at Odds Over Club Museum, Neighbors at Odds Over Club April 2, 2008 Article examining the dispute between the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Rockhill Tennis Club. The museum owns the tennis club property and wants to relocate offices to the club and use the surrounding...

11. Notes and Comment: Equity and Aesthetics Notes and Comment: Equity and Aesthetics January//1934 Discussion about the court case between the museum and the tennis club over legal rights to the site of the planned art gallery.

12. Swope Park Tennis Courts Swope Park Tennis Courts ca1930 Distant view of tennis courts at Swope Park.

13. North Terrace Park North Terrace Park ca1930 Distant view of tennis courts in North Terrace Park.

14. Country Club Plaza Country Club Plaza 1950 Distant view of tennis match from east side of courts located between Main and Mill Creek Parkway (later J.C. Nichols Parkway).

15. Country Club Plaza Country Club Plaza 1950 Distant view of tennis match from west side of courts located between Main and Mill Creek Parkway (later J.C. Nichols Parkway).

16. Swope Park Tennis Courts Swope Park Tennis Courts 1915 Distant view of the tennis courts at Swope Park in Kansas City, Missouri filled with people playing.

17. Tennis Players at Hyde Park Tennis Players at Hyde Park 1925 Looking north at unidentified women playing tennis on park tennis courts; located on Gillham between 35th and 38th.

18. Loose Park Tennis Courts Loose Park Tennis Courts Looking northeast at unidentified people on tennis courts, located on west side of park; also shows Rose Garden.

19. Allen Poteet Allen Poteet February/2/1972 Obituary for Allen Poteet, one of the founders in 1916 of the Rockhill Tennis Club, dying at the age of 87 in 1972.

20. Obituary for Carroll Kramer Ward Obituary for Carroll Kramer Ward February 8, 1972 Obituary for Carroll Kramer Ward, or Carroll Ward, a local tennis patron dying in 1972.