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Sports collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00442

Scope and Contents

The Sports Collection contains printed material documenting women and girls struggles to break into male-dominated sports such as baseball, basketball, boating, football swimming, soccer, and track and field, among others. The bulk of the collection consists of newspaper clippings and dates from the 1970s. Topics range from collegiate and professional sports to youth sports (Little League baseball in particular). It also includes printed materials on information on the Women's Equity Action League Educational and Legal Defense Fund (WEAL) and its interpretations of Title IX - Educational Amendments of 1972 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all federally funded education programs. There is one unpublished paper by Ann Louise Oates, former Smith College student, entitled "Women in sports" (1974).

NOTE: The container list for this collection is available in the Sophia Smith Collection. Please contact us to request a copy.

Dates

  • 1942-2007 (ongoing)

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Extent

5 boxes (6.5 linear feet)

Overview

This small collection is comprised mostly newspaper clippings about girls and women breaking into collegiate and professional sports, and youth sports, circa 1970s. Included are printed materials on the Women's Equity Action League Educational and Legal Defense Fund (WEAL) and its interpretations of Title IX - Educational Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all federally funded education programs.

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.

Other Finding Aids

One or more content listings to individual accessions in this collection are available for download. Links can be found in the description of the individual accessions.

Additions to the Collection

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.
Title
Finding Aid to the Sports collection
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)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:17-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2019-11-01: Added .5 page paper box inventory

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton MA 01063