Womens Physical Education Department Records 1923-1976
Archives 19

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Womens Physical Education Department Records
ID
Archives 19
Date [inclusive]
1923-1976
Extent
2.0 containers
General Physical Description note
approximate 710 items
Language
English
Abstract
Collection contains correspondence, financial reports, preparatory notes for productions, programs, photographs, etc. There are also scrapbooks and programs related to the annual activities day.

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Historical Sketch:

Women's physical education at W.S.U. began in 1901-02. Nine years later folk dancing was introduced into the program. Since that time dance has become an increasingly significant part of the women's physical education curriculum.

For further history, see "The History of the Development of the Women's Physical Education Major Program of the State College of Washington, From its Inception in 1919, to 1929," by Maxine Hazel Smith, Pullman, 1951 (Unpublished M.A. thesis).

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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Women's Physical Education Department span the years 1923 through 1976 and are concerned with dance, gymnastics, and the Physical Education Majors (P.E.M.) Club. The collection includes correspondence mews, program preparations and schedules, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

The papers are grouped in two series. The first series contains correspondence (1923-1927) between W.S.U. faculty and Miss Elizabeth Burchenal, a folk dance specialist who conducted institutes on campus. Also in the first series are materials from the annual dance/gymnastics festival as well as other dance related activities. Memorabilia from the annual P.E.M. Club high school activities day, the club charter, and the club constitution make up the second series.

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Arrangement note

The papers are arranged in two series. The first is concerned with dance related activities: correspondence, financial reports, preparatory notes for productions, programs, clippings, photos. The second series is devoted to P.E.M. Club functions: plans, correspondence, scrapbooks and programs related to the annual activities day; club charter and constitution. Within each series the chronological order of each subdivision and the original filing order in each folder have been retained.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Women's Physical Education Department records were donated to the Washington State University Library by Professor Jane Harris Ericson in June 1977. (UA 77-15)

Processing Information note

The collection was processed in May 1978 by Pat Graham Pidcock.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Subsequent records of the Women's Physical Education Department can be found in Archives 300.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington. Women's Physical Education Department.
  • Washington State University. Women's Physical Education Department--Archives
  • Washington State University. Women's Physical Education Department--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Physical education for women--Washington (State)--Pullman--Archives
  • Scrapbooks
  • Student activities--Research--Archives
  • Washington (State)
  • Women

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Collection Inventory

 1 Dance 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1923-27 (Burchenal)   73.0 items

1 1-3

Correspondence 1945-1949   27.0 items

1 4

Financial Reports 1926-1935   45.0 items

1 5

Programs and Publicity 1926-1944   7.0 items

1 6

Square Dance 1951-1954   25.0 items

1 7

Dance Festival 1959-1970   313.0 items

1 8-13

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 2 Physical Education Majors Club 

Annual Activities Day 

Box Folder

 1961-1968   17.0 items

2 14

 1965   17.0 items

2 15

 1968   11.0 items

2 16

 1969   20.0 items

2 17

 1970   27.0 items

2 18

 1971   27.0 items

2 19

 1972   26.0 items

2 20

 1973   18.0 items

2 21

 1974   14.0 items

2 22

 1975   18.0 items

2 23

 1976   14.0 items

2 24
Box Folder

P.E.M. Club Constitution and Charter 1963-1968   10.0 items

2 25
Box

P.E.M. Club Scrapbook 1969-1975 

Oversize

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