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Women in sports

 Subject
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 30 Collections and/or Records:

Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00584
Abstract

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

Carole A. Oglesby papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00492
Abstract

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

Christine M. Shelton papers

 Collection
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: 1964-2016

Eastern Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00327
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.

Dates of Materials: 1970-1984

Eastern Association for Physical Education of College Women records

 Collection
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: 1910-1995; Majority of material found within 1950-1992

Eleanor Sanger papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00286
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00291
Abstract

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

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

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00529
Abstract

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

Marjorie Adams papers

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

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

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00376
Abstract

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

 Collection
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

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

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00442
Abstract

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 (ongoing)

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

Sports: Horseback riding, circa 1948-1970

 File — Box 1033: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387701], Folder: 10
Scope and Contents

Photographs of YWCA of the USA horseback riding activities.

Dates of Materials: circa 1948-1970

Sports: Miscellaneous, circa 1895-1989

 File — Box 1033: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387701], Folder: 3
Scope and Contents

Photographs highlighting sports and recreation program for women and girls at community YWCA of the USA associations.

Dates of Materials: circa 1895-1989

Sports: Racquet sports, circa 1920-1999

 File — Box 1033: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387701], Folder: 11
Scope and Contents

Photographs of tennis and badminton programs and activities for youth and adults through the YWCA of the USA and its community associations.

Dates of Materials: circa 1920-1999

Sports: Self-defense and martial arts, circa 1950-1979

 File — Box 1033: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387701], Folder: 12
Scope and Contents

Photographs of martial arts and self defense classes for women and youth through the YWCA of the USA and its community associations.

Dates of Materials: circa 1950-1979

Sports: Skiing, circa 1955-1976

 File — Box 1033: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387701], Folder: 13
Scope and Contents

Photographs of ski instruction and activities through the YWCA of the USA and its community associations.

Dates of Materials: circa 1955-1976

Sports: Swimming, circa 1950-1989

 File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents

Photographs of swimming and water safety classes, programs and activities for children and adults through the YWCA of the USA and its community associations. Photographed programs include swimming for fun, exercise, or sport, as well as water introduction for infants, and classes for children and adults with disabilities.

Dates of Materials: circa 1950-1989

Sports: Water sports, undated

 File — Box 1034: Series 1 [Barcode: 310183630387768], Folder: 3
Scope and Contents

Photographs of boating and water skiing activities through the YWCA of the USA and its community associations.

Dates of Materials: undated