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Christine M. Shelton papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00627

Scope and Contents

Materials documenting Shelton's work as Smith College professor of Exercise and Sports Studies, as consultant for various girl's and women's sports organizations, and as a presenter at national and international conferences and workshops concerning advocacy for women's sports. Documentation of Shelton's work with the International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG), the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW), and the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta is also included. Also includes some personal materials from Shelton's earlier life, college education, and marriage, including correspondence from Susan Borque and Carole Oglesby.

Dates of Materials

  • 1964-2016

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

According to the terms of the deed of gift, this collection is open without restrictions. However, during accessioning, the following boxes were found to contain student and personnel records, and must therefore be screened before researchers can access them: Acc.#08S-79, boxes 1-4, Acc#10S-72, boxes 1-2, and Acc.#12S-67, box 9; Acc.#16S-62--one folder with student grade rosters closed and moved to Misc. Collections--closed portions box in 62A. Those portions of the collection must be screened by an archivist for student records before being used by researchers. Please contact special collections staff at specialcollections@smith.edu a minimum of two weeks in advance of your visit for access.

Conditions Governing Use

To the extent that she owns copyright, Christine Shelton has assigned the copyright in her works to Smith College; however, copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. 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. For instances which may regard materials in the collection not created by Christine Shelton, 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

Christine M. Shelton earned her B.A. from Madison College in Virginia and her M.S. from James Madison University. She was professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College, and taught primarily in the graduate program. At the graduate level she taught courses in philosophy and ethics, current issues, and sport pedagogy, and coordinates the coaching practicum. Within the minor, Shelton co-taught the undergraduate course on Sport and the American Dream, and was a performance instructor of tennis. She also served as the co-chair of the Project on Women and Social Change at Smith College. Beyond Smith College, Shelton is involved in national and international organizations that promote increased opportunities for girls and women in sports, including the International Working Group on Women and Sport and the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women.

Extent

41.043 linear feet (41 containers)

0.00323 Gigabytes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Professor, Exercise and Sport Studies. Materials documenting Shelton's work as Smith College professor of Exercise and Sports Studies, as consultant for various girl's and women's sports organizations, and as a presenter at national and international conferences and workshops concerning advocacy for women's sports. Documentation of Shelton's work with the International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG), the International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW), and the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta is also included.

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.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

As a preservation measure, researchers must use digital copies of audiovisual materials in this collection. Please consult with Special Collections staff to request the creation of and access to digital copies.

This collection contains materials received from the donor in digital form that are not currently available online. Please consult with Special Collections staff to request access to this digital content.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Some content was received from the donor in digital form and is not currently available online. Please consult with Special Collections staff or email specialcollections@smith.edu to request access to this digital content. Note that Special Collections may not be able to provide the required software to read all files.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Christine Shelton began donating her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection in 2008 (08S-79), and made additional donations in 2010 (10S-72), 2012 (12S-67), and 2016 (16S-62). Additionally, some papers belonging to Christine Shelton were sent to the SSC by Carole Oglesby in 2018 (2018-S-0007). Additional papers were sent by Christine Shelton in October of 2018 (2018-S-0071). In 2019, one letter document box was transferred from the Carole Oglesby papers into this collection.

Processing Information

The contents of computer media in this collection has been copied to networked storage for preservation and access; the original directory and file structure was retained and file lists were created. Some disks were unable to be copied. See the log files linked in the container list for more details.

Processing Information

Starting in September 2022, Smith College Special Collections will be renumbering many boxes to eliminate duplicate numbers within collections in order to improve researcher experience. A full crosswalk of old to new numbers is available.

Title
Finding aid to the Christine M. Shelton papers
Date
2009, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:20-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2018-08-29: Finding aid updated to include recent materials from Oglesby accession, updated boilerplate language
  • 2018-11-01: Finding aid updated to include recent additional materials
  • 2019-05-20: Finding aid updated to reflect processing of computer media
  • 2020-06-01: Description added for born-digital content.

Repository Details

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

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