Collection Number: 40094

Collection Title: Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1976-2004

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Size 4.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1200 including 7 volumes items)
Abstract Women's tennis at the University of North Carolina began in the 1930s as an intramural club for female undergraduates. Somewhat later, the club began to host extramural games. A true intercollegiate women's tennis program did not exist, however, until 1970-1971, when the university became a charter member of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. Tennis was one of six varsity teams for women established at that time. Records consist of the files of Kitty Harrison, who coached the team from 1976 to 1998. They consist chiefly of individual and team performance records and files related to matches and tournaments. Also included are scrapbooks containing team-related clippings, photographs, press releases, and personal memorabilia compiled by Harrison; team and individual photographs; and Harrison's speech at her 2004 induction into the North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Office of the Women's Tennis Coach.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40094, University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Women's tennis at the University of North Carolina began as an intramural club for female undergraduate students as early as the 1930s and served as an activity that would satisfy the university's undergraduate physical education requirement. In fact, there was a separate women's tennis court as early as 1923. Extramural play began sometime later, and in 1958 the Tennis Club hosted the first annual Tennis Day, an event that brought together women's teams from around the state.

During the academic year 1970-1971, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill became a charter member of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. Tennis was one of the six varsity teams for women that the university initially fielded. Also in 1970 the university had its first co-ed All-American, tennis player Laura DuPont. By 1974, in compliance with Title IX (designed to end sexual discrimination in collegiate sports), all athletic teams were brought together as an administrative unit, and women's varsity teams were transferred to the (men's) Athletic Association. Women also began to receive athletic scholarships for the first time.

For more information on the development of women's athletics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see Angela Lumpkin, Women's Physical Activity at the First State University: An Uphill Struggle.

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Records of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Office of the Women's Tennis Coach consist of the files of Kitty Harrison, who coached the team from 1976 to 1998. They consist chiefly of individual and team performance records and files related to tennis matches and tournaments and to women tennis players. Also included are scrapbooks containing team-related clippings, photographs, press releases, and personal memorabilia compiled by Harrison; team and individual photographs; and Harrison's speech at her 2004 induction into the North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame.

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Box 1

General, 1993-1994; 1997-1998 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Annual Reports, 1977-1998 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Atlantic Coast Conference Committees on Men's and Women's Tennis, 1987; 1990-1998 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

(consists chiefly of Men's and Women's Tennis Coaches meeting minutes and correspondence)

Matches and Tournaments: ACC Indoor Tournament, 1992-1997 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Matches and Tournaments: ACC Women's Tennis Championship, 1990-1999 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Matches and Tournaments: ITCA National Clay Court Championship, 1990-1999 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Matches and Tournaments: Miscellaneous Matches, 1991-1997 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Matches and Tournaments: NCAA Championship, 1991-1992; 1997 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Matches and Tournaments: Rolex National Indoor Tennis, 1992-1993 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Matches and Tournaments: Rolex Southeast Regional, 1990-1997 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Matches and Tournaments: University of South Carolina Invitational, 1990-1997 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

(Lady Gamecock Classic)

Matches and Tournaments: Wolfpack Tennis Classic, 1990-1997 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Matches and Tournaments: Woodside Plantation Women's Collegiate Invitational, 1990-1992 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

New Tennis Facility, 1984-1995 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

North Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame, Induction of Kitty Harrison, 2004 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Scholarship Recognition Plan, 1989; 1992-1993; 1995-1997 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

(endowed scholarships)

Team and Individual Photographs, 1980-1998; undated #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

(photographs shelved separately under P-40094 and OP-P-40094)

Team and Individual Records, 1976-1997 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Team Rules and Regulations, undated #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Box 2

Scrapbook 1, 1976-1980 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 2

Scrapbook 2, 1980-1983 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 2

Scrapbook 3, 1983-1987 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 2

Scrapbook 4, 1984-1985 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 2

Box 3

Scrapbook 5, 1986-1993 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 3

Scrapbook 6, 1988-1995 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 3

Scrapbook 7, 1995-1998 #40094, Series: "Office of the Women's Tennis Coach of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 3

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