Item SR339_T01S2 - Oral history interview with Emery Neale, by Jim Strassmaier [Sound recording 02]

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Oral history interview with Emery Neale, by Jim Strassmaier [Sound recording 02]


  • 1988-02-10 (Creation)


Audiocassette; 00:28:19

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Emery William Neale, (1921-) "Mr. Tennis Oregon," grew up in Portland, Oregon. He attended Grant High School, and won the Oregon State High School singles championship all four years he attended. He won the Oregon State singles four times, and a total of 16 national tennis titles, includes the National Senior Hardcourt Singles three times. He also served on the Irvington Club Board of Directors in the 1950s and 1960s. He married Mary Alice Neale in 1958. In 1984, he was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.

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Tape 1, Side 2. Neale discusses his family history and childhood, playing tennis at the Irvington Club, the history of indoor tennis in Portland, Oregon, discrimination at tennis clubs in the area, playing in tennis tournaments, his tennis career, being in the Army during WWII, and the People to People Tours.

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Oral history interview with Emery Neale, by Jim Strassmaier, 1988 February 10-17, SR 339, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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