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Parkside Tennis Club scrapbook
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Parkside Tennis Club scrapbook
    Dates: 1935-1940
    Collection Number: SFH 460
    Creator/Collector: Parkside Tennis Club (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center
    San Francisco, California 94102
    Abstract: Scrapbook of clippings and photographs relating to Parkside Tennis Club's activities.
    Language of Material: English


    The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours, with photographs available during Photo Desk hours. Collections that are stored offsite should be requested 48 hours in advance.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the City Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Francisco Public Library as the owner of the physical items.

    Preferred Citation

    Parkside Tennis Club scrapbook. San Francisco Public Library. San Francisco History Center

    Acquisition Information

    Donated in December 2016.

    Biography/Administrative History

    The Parkside Tennis Club (PTC) may have formed sometime around August 1935, when new McCoppin Square courts opened at the northwest corner of Taraval St. and 22nd Avenue. The Club included men and women; Club officers were elected. The first PTC annual open singles tournament was held August 30, 1936, with 70 men and 30 women entered. The Club participated in the Northern California Tennis Association's interclub tournaments. While the focus was sponsoring matches for local players, the Club held social and entertainment activities for members, including members who didn't play. Benefit parties were held at the Parkside Theater, and dances held at the Taraval Temple, or at clubrooms at 2366 Nineteenth Avenue.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Scrapbook contains news clippings and black-and-white photographs, with little manuscript material. Many photographs include hand-lettered captions. Earliest dated articles are from 1935; the new Parkside-McCoppin Square dedication of August 25, 1935 included tennis tournaments. Latest clippings are dated 1940. Many clippings are taken from the San Francisco Examiner, though San Francisco Chronicle sports columns (in green newsprint) are numerous, and other publications were clipped. Some material has been removed, and some clippings never pasted in.

    Indexing Terms

    Tennis players--California--San Francisco
    Parkside Tennis Club (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Northern California Tennis Association
    Parkside District (San Francisco, Calif.)