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Pat Yeomans Collection on Bill Henry and the History of the Olympics COL-128
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  • Separated Materials
  • Biographical Note
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

  • Title: Pat Yeomans Collection on Bill Henry and the History of the Olympics
    Identifier/Call Number: COL-128
    Contributing Institution: Occidental College Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 9.0 Linear feet 7 document boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 4 oversize mylar folders
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1970-1984
    Date (inclusive): 1907-1990
    Location Note: Audio visual materials are located in the Special Collections stacks.
    creator: Yeomans, Patricia Henry

    Separated Materials

    The following materials were moved to Pat Yeoman's Alumni Files: History and Heritage of the Los Angeles Tennis Club: 1920-1980 (Los Angeles Tennis Club, 1979), Our History, Our Heritage, Our Homes, Our Hope (First Baptist Church of Los Angeles, 1999), and several self-published works on tennis.

    Biographical Note

    Patricia Henry Yeomans is an American athlete and writer in Los Angeles, California. Yeomans studied history and played tennis at Occidental College, and was the first woman at the school to receive an "Oxy O" letter. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1938. Yeomans remains an active amateur historian, and has produced several historical works, including Behind the Headlines with Bill Henry(Ward Ritchie Press, 1972), History and Heritage of the Los Angeles Tennis Club: 1920-1980 (Los Angeles Tennis Club, 1979), Our History, Our Heritage, Our Homes, Our Hope (First Baptist Church of Los Angeles, 1999), and several self-published works on tennis. Daughter of Bill Henry (class of 1914), Yeomans was instrumental in the establishment of the Bill Henry Room at the Occidental College Library.

    Related Materials

    The Bill Henry Collection at Occidental College.
    There is a section on Pat Yeomans in the exhibit, Bill Henry and the News , produced by Occidental College. Also see a selection of material from this collection in the Bill Henry Digital Collection. 
    A 2012 interview of Yeomans at Occidental College can be viewed at www.oxy125.org  Additionally, please see the 2012 OxyCorps interview with Yeomans, as well as her Alumni File in Special Collections.
    Yeomans' published works can be located in the Occidental College Library Catalog. 

    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of the research materials, correspondence, and writings Yeomans generated in establishing the Bill Henry Room at the Occidental College Library, and the publication of works on Bill Henry, the history of the Olympics, the history of tennis in Los Angeles, and the history of the First Baptist Church of Los Angeles. Materials include scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, and publications and memorabilia relating to the Olympic Games.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials were donated by Patricia Yeomans between 1970-2012.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Henry, William Mellors, 1890-1970.
    Occidental College.
    Olympics--History.
    Sports--California--Los Angeles--History--20th century.