Helen Hull Jacobs (1908-1997) Collection
1.6 cubic ft. (4 volumes)
Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, programs and ephemera relating to the Women
Appointed for Volunteer Emergency Services (WAVES) training at the U.S. Naval Training
Station, Bronx, N.Y., located on the campus of Hunter College.
Processed by F. Berenice Baez-Revueltas, September 2005.
Online finding aid by Kristen J. Nyitray, October 2006. Updated April 2014.
Helen Hull Jacobs (1908-1997) was the national junior tennis champion in 1924–1925.
She was first defeated by Helen Wills, who would prove to be her longtime rival, in
the 1928 finals at Forest Hills, N.Y. Though Wills was virtually always victorious,
Jacobs was a popular favorite. Her only victory over Wills came by default. Though
often in Wills's shadow, Jacobs won four U.S. Open singles (1932–35), three doubles
(1932 and 1934–1935), and mixed doubles (1934) championships. She was ranked in the
world's top 10 from 1928 to 1940. In 1933, she became the first woman to break with
tradition by wearing man-tailored shorts at Wimbledon. Her autobiography, Beyond the Game, was published in 1936.
Source: Encyclopedia Britannica
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Scrapbook 1943, v.1
Scrapbook 1943-1944, v.2
Scrapbook 1944, v.3
Scrapbook 1944-1945, v.4