Research Catalog

Arthur Ashe audio and moving image collection.

Title
Arthur Ashe audio and moving image collection.
Author
Ashe, Arthur.

Details

Additional Authors
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
Found In
Contained in (manifestation) Ashe, Arthur. Arthur Ashe archive, 1959-2003.
Subjects
Biography (note)
  • Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. born July 10, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia, was an American professional tennis player and human rights activist who first played tennis on local segregated park courts. During his tennis career he was the first African American selected for the Davis Cup team and competed in tournaments throughout the world winning the United States Open in 1968, the Australian Open in 1970, and Wimbledon in 1975. Ashe actively campaigned against Apartheid in South Africa, and, after his retirement from tennis in 1980 due to a heart condition, became a noted writer and commentator on sports and society. In the early 1980s, Ashe is believed to have contracted HIV from a blood transfusion he received during heart bypass surgery. Ashe publicly announced his illness in April 1992 and began working to educate others about HIV and AIDS. He founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health before his death from AIDS-related pneumonia at age 49 on February 6, 1993.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of: Arthur Ashe archive, 1959-2003. Papers can be found in the Manuscript & Rare Books Division (Sc MG 276). Photographs can be found in the Photographs and Prints Division. Artifacts can be found in the Art and Artifact Division. Books and magazines can be found in the General Research and Reference Division.
Call Number
Sc MIRS Ashe 02-12 (90-15, 02-12)
Author
Ashe, Arthur.
Title
Arthur Ashe audio and moving image collection.
Summary
The collection consists of 157 audio and moving image recordings, documenting the wide range of Ashe's political, athletic, business, and philanthropic activities. The holdings are available in the Moving Image and Recorded Sound (MIRS) Division.
Biography
Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. born July 10, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia, was an American professional tennis player and human rights activist who first played tennis on local segregated park courts. During his tennis career he was the first African American selected for the Davis Cup team and competed in tournaments throughout the world winning the United States Open in 1968, the Australian Open in 1970, and Wimbledon in 1975. Ashe actively campaigned against Apartheid in South Africa, and, after his retirement from tennis in 1980 due to a heart condition, became a noted writer and commentator on sports and society. In the early 1980s, Ashe is believed to have contracted HIV from a blood transfusion he received during heart bypass surgery. Ashe publicly announced his illness in April 1992 and began working to educate others about HIV and AIDS. He founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health before his death from AIDS-related pneumonia at age 49 on February 6, 1993.
Linking Entry
Forms part of: Arthur Ashe archive, 1959-2003. Papers can be found in the Manuscript & Rare Books Division (Sc MG 276). Photographs can be found in the Photographs and Prints Division. Artifacts can be found in the Art and Artifact Division. Books and magazines can be found in the General Research and Reference Division.
Added Author
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Moving Image and Recorded Sound Division.
Found In:
Contained in (manifestation) Ashe, Arthur. Arthur Ashe archive, 1959-2003.
Research Call Number
Sc MIRS Ashe 02-12 (90-15, 02-12)
Sc MG 276
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