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Catalog Number 2009.030.007
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Mimi Arnold of Sequoia High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 21, 2007. Plaque includes image of Arnold and a brief biography: "She was simply beyond the realm of suburban comprehension in the mid-1950's in Redwood City. Few had seen anything quite like Mimi Arnold. Her feats on the tennis court, though hailed on the international stage, barely merited a few lines in her high school yearbook. But though barely over 5 feet tall in height, she was a U.S. Lawn Tennis Association National Hardcourt champion and the winner of Wimbledon's Junior title in 1957. She later starred on the professional Virginia Slims circuit."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Mimi Arnold Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 21, 2007
Inscription Text "Alpine / Awards / & Imprinted Sportswear, Inc. / Foster City Union City Concord..." (medium-size rectangular green and gold sticker, back top center.)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Redwood City
Sequioa High School
Arnold, Mimi
Subjects Sports
Tennis players
People Arnold, Mimi