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Alfred Richard ("Al") Kuhn (1934-2017) Papers

Identifier: 31/6/131

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Scope and Contents

The Alfred Kuhn collection is arranged within one box and relates almost entirely to Kuhn's tennis career. The material associated with Kuhn's junior and collegiate achievements came from a scrapbook maintained by his beloved twin sister, Amy. The collection is valuable not only as a source of biographical information but also as a record of competitive tennis, played at a high level, especially during the 1940s and 1950s.


  • 1946 - 2014
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1949 - 1956
  • Other: Date acquired: 02/01/2015


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


0.50 Boxes

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The papers of tennis star Alfred R. ("Al") Kuhn, Jr. (NU 1956), document the world of competitive tennis, played at a high level, during the 1940s-50s. Papers include biographical material, clippings, programs, and photographs.


General biographical items relating to Kuhn are followed by folders of newspaper clippings pertaining to tennis tournaments, competition programs, telegrams, a draw sheet, a scorecard, certificates of ranking, and photographs. The arrangement of these materials follows the trajectory of Kuhn's life, with the contents of folders relating to major phases of his athletic career. Items within folders are in a rough chronological order.

Source of Acquisition

Donated to the University Archives by Alfred Kuhn as Accession #14-15

Guide to the Alfred Richard ("Al") Kuhn (1934-2017) Papers
Ben Francis
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US