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Jefferson T. Hennessy Papers
 
 
Collection 155
Hennessy, Jefferson T. (1929- ). Papers, 1958-1985
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Jeff Hennessy served as a member of USL's Health and Physical Education Department from 1959 until 1985. During that time he coached the USL gymnastics and trampoline teams. His squads were among the best in the United States and he coached several international champions. Hennessy was active in national and international trampoline organizations as an official and as a coach of U. S. national teams.

The collection reflects Hennessy's coaching career and his efforts to promote the sport of trampoline. It contains information on his USL squads and results of many of the meets in which they participated. The collection also has records reflecting Hennessy's involvement in international organizations.

There is a good deal of material on Hennessy's most successful pupils including Frank Schmitz, Wayne Miller, and Leigh Hennessy who were national and/or international champions and Judi Ann Ford who reigned as Miss America, 1968-1969.

The collection was donated by Jeff Hennessy.
 
 
INDEX:
       
A. Publicity
  1. Clippings, etc.
1-1 thru 2-14
  2. Programs
2-15 thru 3-4
  3. Periodicals
3-5 thru 3-11
B. Photographs  
  1. USL Club
4-1 thru 4-8
  2. Other
4-9 thru 4-16
C. Meet Results
5-1 thru 6-5
D. Personal
  1. Writings
6-6 thru 6-13
  2. Correspondence and Records
6-14 thru 7-7
  3. Family
7-8 thru 7-13
E. Miscellaneous
  1. Trampoline
7-14 thru 7-17
  2. Gymnastics
7-18
  3. Diving
8-1 thru 8-3
  4. Physical Education
8-4 and 8-5
 
 
INVENTORY:
 
A. Publicity
  1. Clippings, Press Releases, Articles, etc.
   
1-01 Gymnastics: 1959 - August, 1960
1-02 Same: December, 1960 - August, 1961
1-03 Same: October, 1961 - June, 1962
1-04 Same: October, 1962 - June, 1963
1-05 Same: October, 1963 - July, 1964
1-06 Same: September, 1964 - July, 1965
1-07 Same: October, 1965 - September, 1966
1-08 Same: Trampoline: World Championships: April, 1966
1-09 Gymnastics: October, 1966 - July, 1967
1-10 Same: September, 1967 - August, 1968
1-11 Same: October, 1968 - June, 1969
1-12 Judi Ann Ford: September, 1968 - September, 1969
1-13 Gymnastics: October, 1969 - August, 1970
1-14 Trampoline: September, 1970 - May, 1971
1-15 Same: November, 1971 - August, 1972
2-01 Same: October, 1972 - August, 1973
2-02 Same: September, 1973 - August, 1974
2-03 Same: September, 1974 - August, 1975
2-04 Same: September, 1975 - July, 1976
2-05 Same: December, 1976 - July, 1977
2-06 Same: October, 1977 - August, 1978
2-07 Same: September, 1978 - July, 1979
2-08 Same: August, 1979 - August, 1980
2-09 Same: September 1980 - August 1981
2-10 Same: September 1981 - May, 1985
    includes personal material on Hennessy and family
2-11 Swimming and Diving: 1960
2-12 Same: 1961
2-13 Same: 1962
2-14 Same: 1963-1964, 1967
   
   
A. Publicity
  2. Programs
   
2-15 National Gymnastics Clinic: 1961-1971
2-16 AAU Championships
Gymnastics: 1962-1968
Trampoline: 1971
Trampoline and Tumbling: 1973-1978
3-01 NAIA and NCAA
Gymnastics: NAIA: 1967, 1969
NCAA: 1970
Trampoline: NCAA; 1969
3-02 World Championships
World Age Group Championships: 1964-1974
Final World Team Trial: 1970, 1972
3-03 International Meets: 1964-1974
3-04 Miscellaneous meets in Louisiana: 1968, 1976
   
   
A. Publicity
  3. Periodicals
   
3-05 Nissen News (US): 11/1965, 6-7/1970
3-06 Nissen News (GB) (International Trampoline Association News): 6/1965 - 6/1966, 8-9/1979
3-07 USTA News: (1973) - February, 1974
3-08 Other newsletters
3-09 Modern Gymnast: 10/1963; 3/1964; 2/1965; 4/1965; 5-6/1965; 1/1967
3-10 The US Gymnast: 12/1967, 11/1968
The Gymnast: 1/1964, (10/1964)
Acro Sports: 8/1876, 4-5/1977, 6-7/1977, 8-9/1978
includes material on Leigh Hennessy's trip to Egypt
3-11 Today's Health: 5/1969
LAHPER Bulletin: Fall, 1970
AAU '76
AAU '78
   
   
B. Photographs
  1. USL Club
   
4-01 1959-1961
4-02 1962
4-03 1963
4-04 1964-1965
    for some negatives see 4-12
4-05 1966
4-06 1967
4-07 1969-1970
4-08 1974
    includes Jeff Hennessy, Jr. and Leigh Hennessy; negatives
   
   
B. Photographs
  2. Other
   
4-09 Trampoline workout (1962)
    some negatives
4-10 1960-1961: gymnastics, trampoline, swimming, diving
    Judy Wills, Linda Latiolais, Kenner Broussard; some negatives
4-11 1961: Sarasota
    prints and negatives
4-12 1963: miscellaneous
4-13 1967: NAAU; World Championship
4-14 1967: Sarasota
4-15 Hennessy, 1956-1963
4-16 Miscellaneous
    trampoline, n.d.; acrobatics
   
   
C. Meet Results (mainly score sheets)
   
5-01 1959-1960
5-02 Sp., 1961
5-03 Sp., 1962
5-04 Sp., 1963 - Sp., 1965
5-05 Sp., 1966 - Sp., 1967
5-06 1967-1968
    notes, not scoring sheets
5-07 Sp., 1969
5-08 December, 1969 - August, 1970
5-09 October, 1970 - August, 1971
5-10 December, 1971 - August, 1972
    some score cards
5-11 September, 1972 - August, 1973
5-12 NAAU meet: March, 1973
    score cards
5-13 December, 1973 - August, 1974
5-14 September, 1974 - August, 1975
6-01 1976: January - August
6-02 World Championships: July, 1976
6-03 December, 1976 - August, 1978
6-04 March, 1979 - July, 1980
6-05 September, 1980 - 1982
   
   
D. Personal
  1. Writings
   
6-06 Articles and papers
    "An Adaptation of Selected Trampoline Skills for Horizontal Bar Dismounts, " n.f.
"A Positive Look at the Puck Position," AcroSport, -
  April-May, 1978:22
      also draft
    "The Relationship of Physical Fitness to Academic Success of Eighth-Grade Athletes," Education 501, Fall, 1957
"Safety Awareness and Selected Trampoline Skills, (1980)
      letter to publisher
6-07 Same
    "Teaching Visual Awareness While Performing Twisting Somersaults," n.d.
"Trampoline Twisting Techniques as Applied to Springboard Diving," 1983
6-08 Same
    "Rebound Diving," (1982)
      illustrations, letter
6-09 Same
    "A Fallacy: The American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement - 'Trampoline'," 3/5/1979
      draft; letters
6-10 Trampoline section, Gymnastics Safety Manual, 2nd ed., ed. Gene Wettstone, University Park, Pa., 1979
      draft; page proof; letters
6-11 Thirty Five Years of Twisting Somersaults. Lafayette, 1985
6-12 Sections and chapters
    "Trampoline," World Book Encyclopedia, n.d.
      drafts
    "Body Positions and Mechanics of Trampolining," chapter 2 of unidentified work, n.d.
6-13 Other
    material related to The Trampoline - As I See It
      prospectus; letter
    outline of paper presented in Vancouver, B.C., Fall, 1981 (handwritten)
    bibliography, 1962-1966 (handwritten)
   
   
D. Personal
  2. Correspondence and Records
   
6-14 International trampolining: 1962 - 12/1964
    AAU; FIT
6-15 Same: 1965: January-June
7-01 Same: 1965: July-December
7-02 Same: 1966
7-03 U. S. Trampoline Champions in Action: 1965-1968
    materials related to trampoline training film
7-04 NAAU Trampoline Committee: 1965-1969
7-05 Same: 1970-1972
7-06 Proposed trips to China: 1973; 1983-1984
7-07 NASPE Hall of Fame nomination: 1980-1981
   
   
D. Personal
  3. Family
   
7-08 Jeff: miscellaneous
    articles about; certificates; memorabilia; etc.
7-09 Jeff: resumes, 1981-1983
7-10 Jeff: resume, 1984
Leigh: resume, 1984
7-11 Ruth: miscellaneous
7-12 Ruth: miscellaneous
7-13 Miscellaneous material about property
    Butcher Street
unidentified building
   
   
E. Miscellaneous
  1. Trampoline
   
7-14 International Trampoline Federation
    documents on 1980 Congress
7-15 Same
    rule of competition, 1979
7-16 Articles
    See also 8-1 and 8-5
7-17 Miscellaneous
    instructor's manual; dealer catalogs; safety card
   
   
E. Miscellaneous
  2. Gymnastics
   
7-18 Miscellaneous
    study unit, 1958
dealers flyers, publications, etc.
      one contains mention of Frank Schmitz's death
   
   
E. Miscellaneous
  3. Diving
   
8-01 Articles
    includes trampoline as instructional tool
8-02 Critique of Wayne Miller, Summer, 1962
8-03 Arcadia Air Products Company, 1960-1972, n.d.
   
   
E. Miscellaneous
  4. Physical Education
   
8-04 USL Health and Physical Education Department, Summer
    Employment Committee Records, 1977-1981, n.d.
8-05 Papers written by Judi Ford Johnson while student at University of Illinois, 1972
    includes paper on trampoline
 
 
 
 
 

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