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Women in sports

Subject Source: Local Ssc
Scope Note: Collections documenting both individuals involved in women's sports, and the efforts of individuals and organizations to advocate for women in sports.

Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:

Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women records

Identifier: SSC-MS-00584

The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women records contain administrative records related to women's collegiate athletics in the 1970s and 1980s, including records of anti-trust litigation with the NCAA and AIAW's advocacy for parity in women's sports. The records also include materials pertaining to AIAW's management of high school and collegiate women's sports, including coaches' handbooks, brochures, and event programs.

Dates of Materials: 1962 - 2009

Athletic Association records

Identifier: CA-MS-00166

The collection contains materials that document the history of the Athletic Association, including its constitutions and bylaws, minutes, officer notes, and information on the events sponsored by the organization.

Dates of Materials: 1900 - 2002

Athletics Subject Files

Identifier: CA-MS-00167

The Athletics Subject Files contain a wide range of information about the history of sport at Smith College.

Dates of Materials: 1800 - 2016

Carole A. Oglesby papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00492

Carole A. Oglesby is a pioneer in the women's sports movement and one of the first "out" lesbians in U.S. athletics. The bulk of this collection represents Oglesby's professional activities, research and extensive writings, and contains materials related to women and sport in the United States and worldwide beginning in the 1950's.

Dates of Materials: 1950-2018

Caryl M. Newhof papers

Identifier: CA-MS-01165
Abstract Caryl M. Newhof was a Professor of Exercise and Sport Studies at Smith. Her papers contain Physical Education department and course material, coaching and teaching and reference material, personal papers, camp material, historical papers (non-Smith), Hampshire County Hockey Club, American Physical Education Association, and National Coalition on Women's Athletics material, Interterm Committee, Graduate Committee, Riding Advisory Committee, Ainsworth Building Committee, and Reappointment...
Dates of Materials: 1919 - 1990

Christine M. Shelton papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00627
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...
Dates of Materials: 1951 - 2019

Dorothy Sears Ainsworth papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00300

Dorothy Sears Ainsworth was Professor and Director of Physical Education at Smith College. The papers contain biographical material, speeches, lectures, organizational notes and correspondence, student papers, subject files, publications, photographs, and awards.

Dates of Materials: 1916-1975

Eastern Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women records

Identifier: SSC-MS-00327

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.

Dates of Materials: 1970-1984

Eastern Association for Physical Education of College Women records

Identifier: SSC-MS-00367
Abstract The Eastern Association for Physical Education of College Women (EAPECW) was founded in 1915 by various women directors of physical training from colleges in New England. This collection of EAPECW records documents the history and activities of the organization, as well as the establishment and development of physical education as a profession and as an academic discipline. Materials include photographs, correspondence and memorabilia. Topics covered include the benefits of physical...
Dates of Materials: Majority of material found within 1950-1992; 1910 - 2002

Eleanor Sanger papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00286

Journalist and television producer. Included are writings, correspondence, memos, and notes related to Sangers' production of television sports coverage for ABC.

Dates of Materials: 1950-1992

Garnet J. Knights papers

Identifier: SSC-MS-00291

YWCA overseas official. Material reflects a small portion of Knights' professional life. Includes photographs (YWCA), information generated by the YWCA, tributes given at her memorial service, and reminiscences she wrote of her service in Uruguay. Much of the correspondence is in Spanish, although there are brief translations attached to some of the letters.

Dates of Materials: 1927-1986; Majority of material found within 1962-1983

Gertrude Goss papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00152

Gertrude Goss served as Associate Professor of Health, Physical Education, Hygiene and Recreation, tennis and hockey coach, and creator of the Smith College Lifeguards. Her papers contains biographical material, correspondence, awards, collections of photographs, newspaper clippings, publications and other materials.

Dates of Materials: 1918 - 1986

Headquarters services and health, circa 1951-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 234, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Headquarters Services Committee and the health education, services and policies of the YWCA of the U.S.A. The Headquarters Services Committee is responsible for the maintenance, use and hospitality of the headquarters buildings of the National Board. Documents include their committee charter, reports, correspondence and letters of agreement with building tenants. Health and recreation is an important part of the overall...
Dates of Materials: circa 1951-1960

Health, circa 1961-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 292, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Documents concerning the health programs of the YWCA of the U.S.A. Health education is part of the national program of the YWCA of the U.S.A. who believe that everybody deserves opportunity for health and physical fitness. In 1961 at their national convention, the YWCA of the U.S.A. includes physical fitness as one of their major emphases for the following triennium. Following this they release a physical fitness project enlisting 24 local associations to test a fitness program and report on...
Dates of Materials: circa 1961-1970

Health, circa 1908-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 97, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning topics of health in the YWCA of the U.S.A. including health examination policies, mental hygiene, nurses work, Olympic games, shoe campaign, social education, social education in Labrador, the Women's foundation for health and miscellaneous pamphlets. Olympic materials address the matter of women participating in the international games as well as the United States' participation in the 1936 Berlin Olympic games under the Nazi regime. The shoe campaign describes aspects...
Dates of Materials: circa 1908-1950

Health: National program , circa 1910-1989

 File — Box 1031: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387529], Folder: 17
Scope and Contents

Photographs highlighting national health and health education programs of the YWCA of the USA. Photographed activities include leadership training sessions, recreation as physical fitness, physical fitness classes, and health education programs.

Dates of Materials: circa 1910-1989

Housing, circa 1961-1970

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 292, microdex: 7
Scope and Contents In response to increasing racial discrimination in housing in the United States in the 1960's the YWCA of the U.S.A. develops programming aimed at strategies to eliminate segregated housing and create open housing in communities. Project proposals outline the specific goals of the programs, means of achieving these goals and the role of the YWCA of the U.S.A. national organization and local associations in achieving open housing in communities. In addition to draft and completed project...
Dates of Materials: circa 1961-1970

International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women. U.S. Branch records

Identifier: SSC-MS-00529

International athletic association. The International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women Records at Smith represent the U.S. branch of the organization. The collection includes histories, including information about Dorothy Ainsworth; documents pertaining to various IAPESGW congresses and conventions; and IAPESGW bulletins, newsletters, and reports.

Dates of Materials: 1948 - 2001

Janet Olmsted papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00355

This collections contains primarily correspondence between Janet Olmsted and her family, as well as other parties. Also included in these papers are news clippings, photographs, and study notes.

Dates of Materials: 1920 - 1997

Marjorie Adams diaries

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630046513]
Identifier: SSC-MS-00219

Teacher, high school French; Traveler. Fifteen line-a-day diaries, 1919-89. Among the entries are discussions of student life at Smith College in the 1920s.

Dates of Materials: 1919-1989

Massachusetts Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women records

Identifier: SSC-MS-00376

Administrative records of an intercollegiate athletic association to promote competitions among female athletes in Massachusetts colleges. Included are membership directories, reports, and records of competitions, tournaments and championships.

Dates of Materials: 1971 - 2001

New Directions for Women Productions records

Identifier: SSC-MS-00564
Abstract Television production company. Collection consists of taped episodes of "New Directions for Women," a television series produced by Morris County, NJ Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), airing regular broadcasts on a broad range of topics related to women and feminism such as women's history, marriage, family and motherhood, women and employment, young women, education, aging women, violence against women. sexuality, gay and lesbian issues, abortion and reproductive rights,...
Dates of Materials: 1994-2005

Senda Berenson papers

Identifier: CA-MS-00037

Senda Berenson, Smith College's Director of the Gymnasium and Instructor of Physical Culture, introduced the first rules of women's basketball and organized the first women's college basketball game. Her papers contain biographical articles, news clippings, notebooks, correspondence, lecture notes, photographs, and published writings and materials related to her induction into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and other honors.

Dates of Materials: 1892 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1897-1915

Sports and fitness: Exercise and gymnastics classes for adults , circa 1900-1999

 File — Box 1032: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387644], Folder: 8-10
Scope and Contents

Photographs of group exercises at YWCA of the USA associations from early practices such as calisthenics and rhythmical gymnastic through more modern practices such as yoga, and stationary cycling. Photographs are arranged roughly by date.

Dates of Materials: circa 1900-1999

Sports and fitness: Miscellaneous , circa 1920-1999

 File — Box 1032: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387644], Folder: 6
Scope and Contents

Photographs of fitness and sports activities including an unidentified field hockey event, the YWCA volleyball team as part of the Great American Workout, an unidentified United States Olympic Committee event, Billie Jean King and YWCA of New York coach Valerie Joseph, and additional promotional photographs and illustrations concerning fitness activities and programs.

Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1999

Sports and fitness: National girls and women in sports day , circa 1997

 File — Box 1032: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387644], Folder: 7
Scope and Contents

Photographs of a National Girls and Women in Sports Day event mounted on paper with captions. Photographed activities include sports clinics and guest speaker Bridget Venturi.

Dates of Materials: circa 1997

Sports: Bicycling, 1896-1971

 File — Box 1033: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387701], Folder: 5
Scope and Contents

Photographs of women and girls participating in bicycling activities at community YWCA of the USA associations.

Dates of Materials: 1896-1971

Sports collection

Identifier: SSC-MS-00442

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.

Dates of Materials: 1942 - 2007

Sports: Fencing, circa 1935, undated

 File — Box 1033: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387701], Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

Photographs of fencing instruction programs.

Dates of Materials: circa 1935; undated

Sports: Golf, circa 1960-1979

 File — Box 1033: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387701], Folder: 9
Scope and Contents

Photographs of golf instruction at community associations of the YWCA of the USA.

Dates of Materials: circa 1960-1979