Cage 711
Sue M. Durrant
Papers, 1956-2006

Acquisition and Processing Information

Sue M. Durrant donated her papers to the WSU Libraries in 2006 (MS 2006-15). The collection was processed in 2007 by Laura Arata under the supervision of Cheryl Gunselman, Manuscripts Librarian. The creation of this finding aid was funded by the Washington Women's History Consortium.

Extent/Quantity Information

Number of Containers: 24

Linear Feet of Shelf Space: 12.5

Biography

Sue Durrant was born in Salt Lake City, UT in 1937. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah (1959), a master's degree from Washington State University (1962) and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University (1976).

Durrant joined the faculty at Washington State University in 1962. She served as the head coach for women's volleyball from 1962 to 1975, as the instructor for the Fish Fans synchronized swim group from 1962 to 1968, and as head coach for women's basketball from 1971 to 1982. In addition to her coaching and teaching duties, Durrant was instrumental in implementing the provisions of Title IX at Washington State University, serving on numerous committees. She helped establish the Northwest College Women's Sports Association (NCWSA) and was its president in 1970-71. This organization became Region IX of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW). Title IX, passed in 1972, guaranteed women equal access to athletic opportunities. In 1978 Durrant became one of the lead plaintiffs in the case Blair v. WSU, in which student athletes and faculty members sued the university for equal opportunities for women. The case was tried in 1982. The initial decision, though in favor of the plaintiffs, exempted football from the calculations. This decision was appealed to the WA state Supreme Court. The Supreme Court ruled in 1987 that football must be included.

In 1983 Durrant became the first delegate from Washington State University to the Bryn Mawr Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration. From 1986 to 1989 she served as faculty representative to the state legislature in Olympia, and in 1986-1987 she was president of the Association for Faculty Women (AFW) at WSU. From 1990 to 1992 she served as chair of the Washington Council of Faculty Representatives. In 2001 she became the first recipient of the Samuel H. Smith Leadership Award, given by the AFW in recognition of her many years of dedication to the advocacy of equal status for women in the university.

Collection Description

The collection includes materials related to Durrant's career and activities at WSU, including the Department of Physical Education for Women, the Physical Education Sports and Leisure Studies (PESLS) Department, women's basketball, volleyball, and the Fish Fans synchronized swim group; advisory committees and faculty/staff meetings; the merger of the Departments of Physical Education for Men and Women; the Sport Management program; Legislative Affairs; the meetings of the Council of Faculty Representatives; and the Task Force on the Climate for Women at WSU. The collection includes correspondence, audiocassette tapes, photographs, newspaper articles, and memorabilia.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series. Series 1 contains the majority of the materials and is arranged in a single sequence representing Durrant's original filing order. Series 2 includes audiocassettes and memorabilia.

Access

This collection is open and available for research use.

Preferred Citation

The suggested citation for the collection is:

[Item Description]
Sue M. Durrant Papers, 1956-2006
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Washington State University Libraries
Pullman, WA

Related Materials

An oral history of Sue Durrant is included in Archives 262: History 398 (History of Women in the American West) Student Projects, 1996-2005.

Languages

These documents are in English.

Container List:

Box Folder Description
    Series 1: Office files, 1956-2006
 
1 1 Retirements, 2000
  2 Physical Education, College of Education; 1993-1994
  3 Faculty Meetings, 1992-1993
  4 Coordinator Meetings, 1991-1992
  5 Professional Areas Committee (minutes), 1991-1992
  6 Physical Education Sports and Leisure Studies (PESLS), 1991-1992
  7 Professional Areas Committee (minutes), 1991-1992
  8 PESLS, 1990-1991
  9 Graduate Studies Committee (minutes), 1990-1991
  10-11 Graduate Studies Committee and Review, 1988-1989
  12 Graduate Studies Committee, 1988-1990
  13-14 PESLS Strategic Planning, College of Education, 1984-1987
  15 PESLS Strategic Planning Report, 1984
  16-17 PESLS Strategic Planning Committee Meetings, 1984
    PESLS Strategic Planning Committee, 1984
2 18-21 Notes, SPC Meetings
  22 RLS
  23 Teacher Preparation
  24 Sport Management
  25 Activity Course Program
  26 Graduate Program
  27 "Others"
  28 Athletic Training and Sport Medicine
  29 SPC First Set
  30 SPC Second Set
  31 SPC Third Set
  32 Documents
  33-35 Graduate Studies Committee minutes and notes, 1983-1988
  36 Graduate Studies Committee, 1985-1986
  37 PESLS awards and honors for students; 1987, 1990
    Faculty files
3 38-40 Faculty meetings and memos, 1987-1988
  41 Ad hoc committee, Department Climate, 1987-1988
  42 Miscellaneous Documents, 1987
  43 PESLS tenure policies, 1987
  44 Faculty meetings, 1986-1987
  45 Advisory Committee, College of Education, 1986-1987
  46-47 Faculty meetings, 1985-1986
  48 Practicum Committee, 1985-1986
  49 Strategic Planning Committee, 1985-1986
  50 Women's Physical Education (WPE) tenure committee, 1981-1987
  51 Forum: religion and other non-course related issues, 1984 January 24
  52 Sexual harassment information: articles, policies, legal background; 1983-1985
  53 WSU Physical Education newsletters, 1984
  54 Physical Education, 1983-1984
  55 Women's Physical Education staff meetings, 1982-1983
  56 Physical Education meetings, 1981-1982
4 57 Women's Physical Education, 1980-1981
  58 Women's Physical Education, enrollment (major), 1980-1981
  59 National Association for Girls and Women in Sports (NAGWS) Basketball Guidelines; 1981-1982, 1982-1983
  60 Gender equity news articles, 1997-1998
  61 Game schedules and memorabilia, photographs, etc.; 1982-1983, 1986, 1992
  62-64 Women's Athletics recruiting pamphlets, 1974-1977
  65 Article about Durrant, 2005
  66 Correspondence, 1980-1983
  67 Correspondence (general), 1972-1979
  68 Women's Athletics policies and procedures, 1971
  69 Hospitality Program (Women's basketball), 1981-1982
  70 Recruiting (samples), 1977-1979
  71 Player information, 1977-1981
  72 Basketball manager application forms
  73 Basketball philosophy articles and handouts (copies), circa 1970s
  74 Women's basketball organization, undated
  75 Program ideas, 1975-1976
5 76 Women's Athletics scholarship procedures, 1977-1978
  77 WSU Athletics articles, 1973-1974
  78 WSU Sports Information, 1982
  79 Fundraising, 1979
  80 Radio, 1981-1982
  81 Women's Athletics awards events, 1979-1981
  82 The Challenge (WSU Women's Athletics newsletter), 1980-1981
  83 Basketball introductory meeting, 1979-1982
  84 Managers: Game statistics workshop, undated
  85 Recruiting, 1979-1980
  86 Basketball auditions, 1980-1982
  87 Campus visitations, 1980
  88 Basketball home game information, 1975-1976
  89 Scorer and Timer information (home games), 1974
  90 Worksheets and guidelines for doing statistics, undated
  91 Basketball Master Schedule, 1977-1981
  92 Basketball clinic information and miscellaneous, 1978
  93 Basketball scheduling; 1976-1977, 1977-1978
  94 Volleyball and basketball scheduling; 1974-1975, 1975-1976
  95 Volleyball, 1969-1970
  96-98 Basketball, 1981-1982
  99 Basketball, 1978-1979
  100 Overlays (overhead transparencies), 1978
    Women's basketball
6 101 1975-1976
  102 Play book, 1981-1982
  103 Offense, 1980-1981
  104 Defense, undated
  105 Out of bounds, undated
  106 Drills, 1975
  107 Summer conditioning, 1981
  108 Women's Intercollegiate Forms 1970
  109-111 1971-1972
  112 Expense reports, 1973-1975
  113 Opponent information, 1976-1978
  114 Individual player reports and line-up, 1976
  115 Giusti Tournament of Champions Program, 1979 December
  116 Junior Varsity practices and game statistics, 1978
  117 Junior Varsity, 1978-1979
  118 Junior Varsity, 1977-1978
  119 Junior Varsity, 1976-1977
  120 "Fastbreak" (Seattle University), 1979 January
  121 Yakima, 1979 August
  122 Basketball clinic, Kent, WA, 1977 October
  123 Basketball coaching clinic, Montana State University, 1975 June
  124 WIAA-NAHPER workshop, Kennewick, WA, 1975 March
7 125 Dorothea Coleman basketball clinic, 1971
  126 Dorothea Coleman basketball clinics-workshops; 1967, 1971
  127 WSU v. New South Wales All Stars photographs, Jeanne Eggert, 1981
  128 Photographs, 1974
129 Photographs, WSU at Northwest Women's Basketball Tournament, 1971
130 Article about Gymnastics cut from the Evergreen, 1987
  131-133 Giusti Tournament, 1981
  134 NCAA official scorebook, varsity, 1980-1981
  135 NCAA official scorebook, varsity, 1979-1980
  136 NCAA official scorebook, junior varsity; 1979-1980, 1980-1981
  137 Volleyball invitational tournament, 1976
  138 Volleyball summer conditioning, undated
  139 High school volleyball tournament, 1977
  140 Workshop, Intermediate School District 167, 1974 September
  141 Volleyball clinics, 1969-1973
  142 Volleyball clinic, Idaho Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 1971
  143 State volleyball workshops, Fall 1967
  144 Women's Athletics, miscellaneous, 1987
  145 National Sports Festival, 1979
  146-147 National Sports Festival, Basketball West team, 1982
8 148-149 Volleyball workshops, Fall 1967
  150-151 Fourth National Institute on Girls' Sports (basketball and volleyball), 1966
    Sport Management Program
  152 Graduate program development, 2000-2003
  153 Graduate program development, 2000
  154 Internship manuals, 2000-2003
  155 Director information, 2002
  156-157 Advising lists and Sport Management majors, 1989-2004
  158 Interns, 2003-2005
  159 Graduation photographs, 2001-2005
  160 Alumni information, 2006
  161 Program brochure (Bill London), Fall 2001
  162 Newsletter; 1985, 2000-2002, 2005
  163 Sport Management Certification criteria; 1989, 2002
  164 Program review (BA in Sport Management), undated
9 165-166 Program review, 2002-2004
  167-168 Strategic Planning, 2002
  169 Merlin Computer Advising Program, 2001
  170 Marketing program, 1998 October
  171 Senior Awards, Spring 2003
  172 2004-2005
  173-174 2003-2004
  175 2002-2003
  176 Curriculum meetings, miscellaneous, 2002
  177 Summer 2001
  178 Meetings, 2001-2002
  179 Standards and Review Protocol; Sport Management Program Review Council (SMPRC), 2000
  180-181 1999-2000
  182-183 Historical background, accreditation information, 1984-1998
10 185-186 Proposal, 1996-1997
  187 Meetings, 1996-1997
  188 Information Committee, 1990-1991
  189 Committee, 1987-1988
  190 Curriculum, 1985-1986
  191-192 Leadership in College Athletics Programs; 1995-1996, 1996-1997
  193 Educational Administration Committee, 1993-1994
  194 Technology, 2001
  195-197 Master's Degree, coaching, 1996-1998
  198 Carol Gordon, WSU Athletic Hall of Fame, undated
    Gordon-Enberg Professional Series
  199 1990
  200 "Fitness Is Your Business," 1986-1987
  201 1985-1986
  203-204 "Women and the Olympics," 1984
11 205-206 Budget, contributions; 1984
  207 Plans, 1982-1983
  208-209 Contributions, 1983-1984
  210 Placement Survey, 1979-1983
    Women's Physical Education
  211 Staff meetings, 1979-1980
  212 Staff meetings and miscellaneous, 1978-1979
  213-214 Staff meetings and office information, 1977-1978
  215-216 Minutes, committees, miscellaneous; 1976-1977
  217 Faculty meetings, committee assignments; 1975-1976
  218 Staff meetings, 1974-1975
  219 Women's Physical Education and Men's Physical Education, 1973-1974
  220 Minors and Options Committee, 1972-1977
  221 Ethics Panel, 1973
12 222-223 Professional Preparation Conference, 1973
  224 Sports Clinic, 1968 May
    Women's Physical Education meetings
  225 1967-1968
  226 1966-1967
  227 1965-1966
  228 1964-1965
  229 1963-1964
  230 1962-1963
  231 1961-1962
    Joint Department staff meetings
  232 1966-1967
  233 1965-1966
  234 1964
  235 Men's Physical Education staff meeting, 1967
  236 College of Education staff meetings, 1962-1967
    Women's Physical Education
  237 Majors handbook; 1972, 1974
  238-239 Newsletters, 1962-1968
13 240 Philosophy of Physical Education, 1956
  241 Theses: WSU Departments of Physical Education for Men and Physical Education for Women, 1930-1964
  242 1980-1983
  243-244 1974-1979
  245-247 1970-1974
  248 1969-1970
  249 1967-1968
  250-252 1966-1967
  253 1965-1966
  254 1964-1965
  255 1963-1954
  256 1962-1963
14 257 Inland Empire Board of Officials; basketball, volleyball; 1971-1974
  258 Officiating Clinic and Columbia Basin College, 1973
  259 Division for Girls and Women's Sports Volleyball Committee: the Principles and Techniques of Officiating; 1971-1973
  260-261 Volleyball Opinionnaires, 1970
  262-263 Fish Fans 1969-1971
  264 Fish Fans programs and photographs, 1962-1979
  265 Rhythm and Aquatics panel presentation, Northwest District, 1967
  266 Group Aqua Choreography, Oregon State University workshop, 1965 April (Note: see related audio recording in folder 429)
  267 Synchronized swimming clinic, 1965 June
  268-269 Task Force, Climate for Women, 1988-1989
  270 Council of Faculty Representatives, 1988-1989
  271 Council of Faculty Representatives, 1987 January
  272 ICAO Meetings (notes), 1986-1987
  273 Commission on the Status of Women, 1971-1993
    Council of Faculty Representatives
15 274-277 1988
  278-279 Meetings, 1988-1989
  280 Letterhead
  281 Miscellaneous, 1991-1992
  282 Legislative sessions, faculty salary issues; 1991-1992
  283 Legislative affairs, 1987-1992
  284 WSU, 1991
  285 Legislative information, 1989-1990
  286 Bills, House of Representatives, 1992
  287 1989-1992
  288 Gender Equality Education, 1988-1989
16 289 Student Athlete Handbook, 1990
  290 Intercollegiate Athletic Department Handbook (WSU basketball camp), 1983.
  291 Athletics merger, 1982
  292 Intercollegiate Athletics administrative staff meetings, 1983-1984
  293 Touchdown Illustrated magazine (WSU vs. OSU), 1982 October 9
  294 Women's basketball head coach search, 1982-1983
  295 Women's basketball, 1982-1983
  296 Women's intercollegiate athletics host family letters, 1982
  297 Hall of Fame, 1982
  298 Awards functions, 1983-1984
  299 Miscellaneous articles (George Raveling), 1983-1984
  300-302 NOR-PAC, 1982-1983
  303 NOR-PAC, PAC Athletic Conference handbook, 1983-1984
17 304 PAC-10 Conference Handbooks; 1982-1983, 1983-1984
  305 NCAA Tournament, 1984
  306 NCAA Far West Regional Tournament photographs (WSU-University of Idaho hosts), undated
  307 Joann Washam-Nancy Lopez Golf Clinic, Spokane, 1982 September
    Touchdown Illustrated (WSU vs. NV-LV) 1983 September 24
    Golf World Weekly 1977 January 7
  308 Volleyball International Exhibition, undated
  309 Basketball, Dial Classic, 1983 December 2-3
  310-318 Republic of China vs. WSU Women's Basketball and USSR vs. WSU Men's Basketball, 1982
  319 Recruiting Guide, 1982
  320 Financial Assistance statements (women), 1983
  321 Financial Assistance statements (men), 1983
  322 Ready Reference Chart for NCAA recruiting rules, 1983-1984
  323 Meetings with coaching staff, recruiting; 1981-1984
  324 Athletic scholarships, 1983-1984
  325 Meetings, 1984
  326 Athletic Department Monday Scoop Sheet, 1983-1984
  327 Athletic Council, 1982
18 328 Jesse Welch Seminar, 1983 (Note: please see related audiocassettes, folders 430-435)
  329 Recruiting seminars, 1982-1983
  330 "Effective Recruiting: The Competitive Edge in Women's" Athletics seminar, 1982 (Note: please see related audiocassette, folder 436)
  331 Recruiting mini sessions, 1983 (Note: please see related audiocassettes, folders 437-440)
  332-333 George Selleck Sports recruiting workshop, 1983
  334 Volleyball team manager reports, 1974
  335 Volleyball camp planning, 1978
  336 Prospective players letter
  337 Australian Touring Team, New South Wales (Basketball), 1977
  338 GIUSTI Tournament, 1980
  339 Women's professional basketball, 1981
  340 Season evaluation forms, undated
  341 Cage Camp brochures, 1974
  342 Correspondence, high school coaches, 1977-1978
  343 Half-Time, 1977 November 5
  344 Correspondence, 1977-1979
    WSU Women's Basketball, 1975-1981
19 345 Team goals and season evaluation, 1977-1978
  346 Basketball evaluation forms I, undated
  347 Basketball evaluation forms II, 1980-1981
  348 Player conference rosters; 1979-1980, 1980-1981
  349 Interviews and evaluations, 1975-1976
  350 Player information, 1980-1982
  351 Jeanne Eggert, Walla Walla High School, 1977
  352 Jeanne Eggert, 1979
  353 JoBe Smith, 1979
  354 Debbie Reser, 1980
  355 Carrie (Carolyn Marilyn) Reiner, 1978
  356 Katy Thorne, 1980
  357 Miscellaneous, 1978-1980
  358 Miscellaneous correspondence and articles, 1979
  359 Administration, 1977-1978
  360 Score Table, 1977-1981
  361 Academic Coordinator Admissions, 1981
  362 JV Basketball travel information, 1979-1980
  363 Correspondence and mailing lists, 1979-1981
  364 Miscellaneous, including pamphlets, 1975-1990
  365 Contributed Funds, 1977
  366 Fundraising, 1975-1977
  367 Managers and reports, 1977-1978
  368 Media, Captains, Scorer, 30-second clock, Timer, Schedule Cards, Sports Information, 1978-1979
20 369 Parade Magazine All-American selections, 1977
  370 The Challenge- Women’s Athletics Newsletter 1979
  371 Summer addresses, 1977-1978
  372 Basketball organizational meeting, 1978
  373 Travel documents, contracts, itineraries, 1978-1979
  374 Travel documents, contracts, itineraries; 1976-1977, 1977-1978
  375 Miscellaneous, 1979-1980
  376 Assistant Coach Search, 1978
  377-384 Practice schedules and outlines, 1978-1982
21 385-387 Practice schedules and outlines, 1978-1982 (continued)
  388-390 WSU Women's Athletics Coaches Handbook, Basketball, 1980
    Sport Management
  391-392 Sport Management 290 Lab activities and requirements, 1996-1997
  393 Internship Articles, Intern Manual, miscellaneous; undated
  394 Sport Management 488, article: "What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School" by Mark. H. McCormack
  395 Majors, advising 1985-1989; photograph, 1991
  396 Alumni newsletters, 1985-1989
  397 Miscellaneous, 1989-1990
  398 Internship Manual Draft, 1985
  399 Position and rationale, 1989
  400 Sport Management committee, 1988-1989
22 401 College of Education, Faculty Affairs Committee, 1988
  404 College of Education, ad hoc committee (Pre College of Education Faculty Affairs Committee), 1987
  405 Physical Education Sports and Leisure Studies (PESLS), 1980s
  406 PESLS Major Advising and Options forms
  407 Coaching Minor Program, 1983
  408 PESLS majors, 1985-1987
  409-410 PESLS faculty meetings, 1988-1989
  411 PESLS, department committee information, 1986
  412 Work Equalization supplemental, overheads; 1986-1987
  413-415 Work Equalization, ad hoc committee, 1986-1989
    PESLS
23 416 University census information, 1984
  417 Faculty Meetings, follow up on department merger; 1983-1984
  418 Merger process, Physical Education, 1983-1984
  419-421 Delphi Procedures Strategic Planning Committee, 1984
  422 Physical Education merger, 1983
  423-424 Cougar Swim Lessons, undated
  425 WSU Intramural Sports Program Standard Operating Procedure Manual, undated
  426-428 Department of Physical Education for Women, Standard Operating Procedure Manual, Carol E. Gordon, 1967-1968
    Series 2: Audio Recordings and Memorabilia
 
24 429 Fish Fans Group Aquatic Choreography, audio recording (reel to reel), 1965
  430-435 Jesse Welch seminar audiocassette, 1983
  436 Edward Leader Effective Recruiting Seminar audiocassette, "Remembering Everyone's Name," 1979
  437-438 George Raveling seminar audiocassette, "The Home Visit," 1982
  439 Bobo Brayton seminar audiocassette, "Recruiting In-State with a Limited Budget," 1983
  441 Plaque commemorating Republic of China vs. WSU Women's Basketball, 1982