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Eastern Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00327

Scope and Contents

The material dates from the establishment of the organization in 1970 to its dissolution in 1983 and contains correspondence, printed material, forms, photographs, and ephemera relating to the EAIAW's activities and programs, including some material of its national affiliate, the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.

SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION documents the organization's early history, olicies and procedures, constitution and by-laws, Executive Board memberbership and meetings, committees, publications, finances, and membership.

SERIES II. PROGRAMS includes program meeting minutes, correspondence, agendas, programs of 27 meetings and delegate assemblies held between 1970 and 1983. Also materials relating to the championships sponsored by EAIAW between 1972 and 1983. Six additional sections relate to various programs of the EAIAW on awards, junior and community colleges, training for basketball officials, Title IX, surveys, and rules.

SERIES III. OTHER ORGANIZATIONS includes records of the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) and various programs in which the AIAW was involved. There is also printed material, correspondence, and ephemera related to 13 additional organizations with which the EAIAW had relations.

Dates of Materials

  • 1970-1984

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical / Historical

In 1967 a committee appointed by the National and Eastern Associations of Physical Education for College Women was formed to study the status of women's intercollegiate competition. In 1970 the executive board appointed the Eastern Commission for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (ECIAW) to establish regional championships and develop and implement a structure for an ongoing governing organization for women's intercollegiate athletics in the eastern region. In 1972 the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (EAIAW) was formed as the regional governing body for intercollegiate athletics. They held meetings, produced publications, and sponsored intercollegiate championships in fifteen sports.

In 1982 the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (EAIAW's national affiliate) charged that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was engaging in anti-competitive action by offering women's championships. AIAW suspended operations. The EAIAW held its final meeting in 1983. In 1984 a federal appeals court ruled that the NCAA did not violate antitrust laws.

Extent

23.5 linear feet (22 containers)

Abstract

Intercollegiate athletic association. Records include correspondence, printed material, forms, photographs, and ephemera relating to the EAIAW's activities and programs, including some material of its national affiliate, the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.

Arrangement

This collection has been added to over time in multiple "accessions." An accession is a group of materials received from the same source at approximately the same time. Note that in most cases, container numbers start over at 1 with each new accession.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records of the EAIAW were received between 1978 and 1984.

Title
Eastern Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women records
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:16-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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