Guide to the WSU Physical Education Department Records 1947-1983
Archives 377

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
WSU Physical Education Department Records
ID
Archives 377
Date [inclusive]
1947-1983
Extent
2.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
1.25 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Meeting minutes, reports, and documentation from Washington State University’s Physical Education programs. Of particular interest are document relating to Title IX and to management of WSU’s Camp Easter Seal.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] WSU Physical Education Department Records, 1947-1983 (Archives 377)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Men’s physical education at WSU dates to the campus’s first days, while women's physical education began at WSU in 1901. In 1964 the departments of Physical Education for Women and Physical Education for Men were created out of the College of Education; the two departments merged in 1985.

Carol Gordon held the positions of Chair of Physical Education for Women from 1962 to 1983, and Director of Athletics for Women from 1962 to 1975.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of various departmental reports, management records relating to WSU’s Camp Easter Seal covering 1968-1983, faculty meeting minutes from both men’s (1963-1982) and women’s (1947-1982) physical education departments, and documents relating to the athletic departments’ efforts to come to terms with Title IX legislation in the 1970s. Also included are Women’s Physical Education Chair Carol Gordon’s clippings, articles, and correspondence collected during the development, evolution, and enactment of Title IX, both nationally and on the WSU campus.

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Arrangement note

The collection is loosely organized into two series, though there is some overlap between them. Series one is primarily administrative documents and reports originating within the two Departments of Physical Education (Men’s and Women’s); these are organized alphabetically by subject, and then chronologically within each subject.

Series two are documents collected by Women’s Physical Education Chair and Director of Athletics for Women Carol Gordon, dealing with Title IX from its introduction to enactment. Documents here are arranged alphabetically by their originating organization; notable here are two Washington State University folders pertaining to a campus Title IX Task Force and to a campus Title IX Review Committee looking at the legislation’s effects on WSU. An informal chronological subseries follows the organization folders, containing news clippings, articles, and other small documents.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2018

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

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Records were transferred to Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections on June 26, 2018 by Jeanne Therrien of the College of Education, and retained as UA2018-05.

Processing Information note

Records were processed in July, 2018 by University Archivist Mark O’English.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

WSU Libraries’ MASC also holds Physical Education and Athletics: Director Records 1908-1967 (Archives 145), and three sets of Women's Physical Education Department Records: 1923-1976 (Archives 19), 1921-1967 (Archives 370) and 1973-1981 (Archives 300).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • State College of Washington. Women's Physical Education Department.
  • United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX
  • Washington State University. Department of Physical Education and Athletics

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Physical education for women--Washington (State)--Pullman
  • Women
  • Women athletes--Government policy--United States

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Administrative Documents, 1947-1983 

Box Folder

Accreditation Report, 1970 

1 1

Camp Easter Seal, 1968-1972 

1 2

Camp Easter Seal, 1973-1974 

1 3

Camp Easter Seal, 1975-1976 

1 4

Camp Easter Seal, 1977 

1 5

Camp Easter Seal, 1978-1979 

1 6

Camp Easter Seal, 1980-1981 

1 7

Camp Easter Seal, 1982-1983 

1 8

Men's Intramural Football Injury Study, 1970 

1 9

Newsletters, Men's Physical Education, 1967, 1975, 1978, 1982 

1 10

Newsletters, Women's Physical Education, 39th, 41st-44th ed., 1964/1965, 1966/1967-1969/1970 

1 11

Newsletters, Women's Physical Education, 45th-49th ed., 1970/1971-1974/1975 

1 12

Physical Education Building design submittal, 1967; A Program for a New Proposed Gymnasium, 1965 

1 13

Staff Meeting Minutes, Men's Physical Education, 1963-1964 

1 14

Staff Meeting Minutes, Men's Physical Education, 1965-1969 

1 15

Staff Meeting Minutes, Men's Physical Education, 1970-1974 

1 16

Staff Meeting Minutes, Men's Physical Education, 1975-1979 

1 17

Staff Meeting Minutes, Men's Physical Education, 1980-1982 

1 18

Staff Meeting Minutes, Women's Physical Education, 1947-1949 

1 19

Staff Meeting Minutes, Women's Physical Education, 1950-1954 

1 20

Staff Meeting Minutes, Women's Physical Education, 1955-1959 

1 21

Staff Meeting Minutes, Women's Physical Education, 1960-1964 

1 22

Staff Meeting Minutes, Women's Physical Education, 1965-1969 

1 23

Staff Meeting Minutes, Women's Physical Education, 1970-1974 

1 24

Staff Meeting Minutes, Women's Physical Education, 1975-1979 

1 25

Staff Meeting Minutes, Women's Physical Education, 1980-1982 

1 26

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Series 2: Title IX, 1972-1981 

Box Folder

American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (AAHPER), 1974-1979 

1 27

Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), 1974-1979 

1 28

National Advisory Council on Women's Educational Programs, 1976 

1 29

Project on Equal Education Rights (PEER), 1975-1981 

1 30

Project on the Status and Education of Women, 1971-1979 

1 31

U.S. Government, 1974-1978 

1 32

Washington State University - Carol Gordon's notes for speches and letters, undated 

1 33

Washington State University - Title IX Review Committee, 1975-1976 

1 34

Washington State University - Title IX Task Force, 1979 

1 35

Women's Equity Action League (WEAL), 1973-1980 

1 36

Clippings, Articles, Documents, 1972-1973 

1 37

Clippings, Articles, Documents, 1974 

2 38

Clippings, Articles, Documents, 1975 

2 39

Clippings, Articles, Documents, 1976 

2 40

Clippings, Articles, Documents, 1977 

2 41

Clippings, Articles, Documents, 1978 

2 42

Clippings, Articles, Documents, 1979 

2 43

Clippings, Articles, Documents, 1980-1981 

2 44

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