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University of Arkansas Athletic Department, Women's Athletic Director Records, 1954-2010

MC 1880.UA

Special Collections Department
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-8443
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Amy Allen, 2010.

Finding Aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Women's Athletic Department
Title
University of Arkansas Athletic Department, Women's Athletic Director Records
Inclusive Dates
1954-2010
Bulk Dates
1968-1999
Identification
MC 1880.UA
Extent
11 linear feet (12 boxes)
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

Restrictions Apply: All materials in Series V are restricted and not available for research use.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

Materials were donated to the Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries by Ruth Cohoon on July 16, 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Allen; completed in November 2010

Preferred Form of Citation

University of Arkansas Athletic Department, Women's Athletic Director Records (MC 1880.UA), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection

Biographical Note

Women at the University of Arkansas first competed in sports through Play Days and Sports Days. Play Days were similar to an all day tournament of one sport, while Sports Days consisted of a day of multiple sports competitions. These paved the way for the emergence of intramural and club teams, extramural teams, and lastly, intercollegiate competition, which only came in the later part of the 20th Century.

The Women’s Athletic program began as part of the College of Education department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Women physical education faculty served as supervisors, chaperones and then coaches for female students who asked to participate in competitive sports. Coaching was done on a purely voluntary basis in addition to any teaching commitments.

In 1965-1966, women physical educators from institutions of higher education across Arkansas met to discuss state-wide athletic competition. As a result the Arkansas Women’s Extramural Sports Association (AWESA) was formed. The name changed to the Arkansas Women’s Intercollegiate Sports Association (AWISA) in 1973. The University of Arkansas joined this organization in 1968 and remained a member until 1976.

In 1972, women’s sports programs across the country began to grow as a result of Title IX. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. On July 1, 1972 the University of Arkansas Administration formally funded an extramural sports program exclusively for women. The original budgetary allocation was $5,000, and six sports were offered: archery, bowling, golf, gymnastics, swimming and tennis. Committees were formed to examine the University Title IX compliance in both 1979 and 1989.

Many more changes took place in the 1970’s. In 1974, the program name became Women’s Intercollegiate Sports. Also in the 1974-1975 academic year, women coaches were granted a teaching load reduction of 20% during the semester in which they coached. In 1977, women coaches received a load comparable to men teacher-coaches with a work load of 66 2/3% teaching and 33 1/3% coaching. Athletic scholarships were awarded for the first time to women in 1976. In 1977, the program came under the direction of the University Campus Faculty Committee on Athletics. Then in 1979, the program was moved from the College of Education into the Athletic department. About this time the program began hiring full time coaches for women’s sports, including basketball, swimming, tennis, and track and cross country.

In addition to the AWISA, the University also became members in regional and national organizations. University members began participating in the Southwest Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women in 1974. University members began participating in the national organization known as the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) at its beginning in 1973 and continued to participate until the end of the organization around 1982. It was at this point that women’s athletics departments across the country began moving to the NCAA.

Ruth Cohoon was instrumental in taking women’s athletics at the University of Arkansas from Play Days to a fully funded Women’s Athletics program. Cohoon joined the University of Arkansas as a swimming instructor in 1965. In 1971, Cohoon volunteered to do some extra administrative work and the next year was appointed to be the Director of the Women’s Intercollegiate Sports program. Over the next few years Cohoon’s teaching commitments decreased as her administrative responsibilities increased. In 1975, her teaching load was reduced from 8-10 classes down to five. Then as administrative responsibilities increased again, Cohoon decreased to teaching 1-3 classes a semester for the years 1982-1989.

Cohoon consistently fought for better funding, better equipment and better scholarships, resulting in better opportunities for women athletes. She repeatedly requested better salaries for women teachers and coaches to build a quality program. She strove to keep the University of Arkansas program competitive with women’s sports programs around the country by conducting surveys, participating in surveys sponsored by other schools, keeping current on publications and articles about women’s athletics, and actively participating in the AWISA, SWAIAW, AIAW, and NCAA, serving on committees and holding offices. Cohoon served on the Governing Board of the AWISA, the Executive Board and the Ethics and Eligibility Committee of SWAIAW, the Executive Board and the Ethics and Eligibility Committee of AIAW, and the Academic Requirements Committee of the NCAA. Cohoon also held the offices of secretary and treasurer for the SWAIAW.

Cohoon retired from her administrative position in 1989 but increased her teaching load back to 10-12 hours of Physical Education activity classes and then added a lecture class in 1992. Cohoon continued to teach until 1999. She was succeeded in the position of Director of Women’s Athletics by Bev Lewis in 1989, who held the position until the Athletic Department was restructured in 2008, and Lewis assumed a new position. In 2008, the Athletic Department was reorganized to encompass men’s and women’s athletics under a single administrative unit. The position of Director of Women’s Athletics was reorganized to associate vice chancellor for intercollegiate athletics and executive associate athletic director, making Ruth Cohoon and Bev Lewis the only women to hold the title of Director of Women’s Athletics at the University of Arkansas.

Scope and Content Note

Materials were collected by Ruth Cohoon, the first director for a University of Arkansas funded Women's Athletic program. The collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, budgets, reports, scholarship materials, and survey and research materials. In addition, there is a large portion about Title IX and the University of Arkansas compliance. Cohoon was also involved in a number of professional organizations at the state, regional and national level. The collection contains materials pertaining to membership, meetings and committees Cohoon participated in. Cohoon was not just interested about women athletes at the U of A, but also about women's athletic programs around the country. Articles, surveys and research papers about women athletes in general can be found throughout the collection. A small portion of materials were originally collected by colleagues and given to Cohoon upon leaving the department. These women were Dr. Barbara Taylor and Dr. Frances Wood. Dr. Frances Wood was a colleague in the Health Science Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance (HKRD) Department and a member of the U of A Women's Athletics Committee. Wood's files are located with the appropriate subject matter within the collection. Dr. Barbara Taylor chaired a Title IX Committee, which is the subject of her files in this collection. She retired in 2010 from her position as Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources. Her files can be found in the Title IX Series.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged and described in six series

  1. Department Administration Materials
  2. Title IX Materials
  3. Organizations
  4. Photographs
  5. Restricted Materials
  6. Oversize Materials

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

series I: Department Administration Materials,

(4 Boxes)

Series I contains administrative files arranged into the following groups: correspondence, department meetings materials, financial and budget materials, annual reports, student scholarships and awards, survey and research, news clippings, and general administration materials. The files within each sub-series are arranged alphabetically with general materials at the end.

Box 1

series I Box 1 Folder 1

Campus Correspondence copied to Cohoon, 1979-1986

series I Box 1 Folder 2

Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and Provost Correspondence, 1984-1989; n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 3

College of Education Dean Correspondence, 1973-1978

series I Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence to Coaches or About Coaches, 1973-1977

series I Box 1 Folder 5

Inter-campus Correspondence, 1974-1976

series I Box 1 Folder 6

Inter-campus Correspondence, 1977-1979

series I Box 1 Folder 7

Inter-campus Correspondence, 1980-1983

series I Box 1 Folder 8

Inter-campus Correspondence, 1984

series I Box 1 Folder 9

Inter-campus Correspondence, 1985-1986; n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 10

Jeanne Poli Correspondence, 1986-1989; n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 11

Lady Razorback Friends and Boosters Correspondence, 1989

series I Box 1 Folder 12

Lon Farrell Memorial Correspondence, 1986; n.d. [Ph]

series I Box 1 Folder 13

Lon Farrell Memorial News Clippings, April 1986

series I Box 1 Folder 14

University of Arkansas President Correspondence, 1974-1983

series I Box 1 Folder 15

Vice President for Fiscal Affairs Correspondence, 1978-1979

series I Box 1 Folder 16

General Correspondence , 1976-1989

series I Box 1 Folder 17

General Correspondence , 1990

series I Box 1 Folder 18

General Correspondence , 1991

series I Box 1 Folder 19

General Correspondence , 1992

series I Box 1 Folder 20

General Correspondence , 1993

series I Box 1 Folder 21

General Correspondence , 1994

series I Box 1 Folder 22

General Correspondence , 1995

series I Box 1 Folder 23

General Correspondence , 1996

series I Box 1 Folder 24

General Correspondence , 1997-1999; n.d.

series I Box 1 Folder 25

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, February 1973-May 1975

series I Box 1 Folder 26

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, July 1975-April 1976

series I Box 1 Folder 27

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, August-December 1976

series I Box 1 Folder 28

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, January-May 1977

series I Box 1 Folder 29

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, August-December 1977

series I Box 1 Folder 30

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, January-June 1978; n.d.

Box 2

series I Box 2 Folder 1

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, August 1978-April 1979

series I Box 2 Folder 2

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, July 1979-March 1980

series I Box 2 Folder 3

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, August 1980-April 1981

series I Box 2 Folder 4

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, August 1981-July 1982

series I Box 2 Folder 5

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, July 1982-June 1983

series I Box 2 Folder 6

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, August 1983-June 1984

series I Box 2 Folder 7

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, July 1984-June 1985

series I Box 2 Folder 8

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, July 1985-June1986

series I Box 2 Folder 9

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, July-December 1986

series I Box 2 Folder 10

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, January-June 1987

series I Box 2 Folder 11

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, July-December 1987

series I Box 2 Folder 12

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, January-June 1988

series I Box 2 Folder 13

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials, July 1988-May 1989

series I Box 2 Folder 14

Women's Athletics Department Meetings Materials from Francis Wood, 1975-1979; n.d.

series I Box 2 Folder 15

All Athletics Budget Materials, 1979-1981

series I Box 2 Folder 16

All Athletics Budget History Materials, 1972-1987

series I Box 2 Folder 17

Budget Request Materials, 1972-1980

series I Box 2 Folder 18

Financial Statements, 1982-1988

series I Box 2 Folder 19

Five-Year Financial Plan Materials, 1985-1986; n.d.

series I Box 2 Folder 20

Fundraising History Materials, 1987

series I Box 2 Folder 21

National Development Council Financial Materials, April-September 1987

series I Box 2 Folder 22

Special Needs and Special Campaigns Committee of the National Development Council Financial Materials, November-December 1987

series I Box 2 Folder 23

Women's Athletics Budget Materials, 1976-1979

series I Box 2 Folder 24

Women's Athletics Budget Materials, 1979-1980

series I Box 2 Folder 25

Women's Athletics Budget Materials, 1980-1981

series I Box 2 Folder 26

Women's Athletics Budget Materials, 1981-1982

series I Box 2 Folder 27

Women's Athletics Budget Materials, 1982-1983

series I Box 2 Folder 28

Women's Athletics Budget Materials, 1983-1984

series I Box 2 Folder 29

Women's Athletics Budget Materials, 1984-1985

series I Box 2 Folder 30

Women's Athletics Budget Materials, 1985-1986

series I Box 2 Folder 31

Women's Athletics Budget Materials, 1986-1987

series I Box 2 Folder 32

Women's Athletics Budget Materials, 1987-1988

series I Box 2 Folder 33

Women's Athletics Budget Materials, 1990-1991

series I Box 2 Folder 34

Women's Athletics Annual Report, 1976-1977

series I Box 2 Folder 35

Women's Athletics Annual Report Materials, 1977-1978

series I Box 2 Folder 36

Women's Athletics Annual Report Materials, 1978-1979

Box 3

series I Box 3 Folder 1

Women's Athletics Annual Report Materials, 1986-1987

series I Box 3 Folder 2

Women's Athletics Annual Report Materials, 1987-1988

series I Box 3 Folder 3

Student Awards: Arkansas Foundation for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Scholarship Materials, 1983-1988; n.d.

series I Box 3 Folder 4

Student Awards: Financial Assistance Data Collection Blank Forms, n.d.

series I Box 3 Folder 5

Student Awards: Texas Foundation for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Scholarship Materials, 1985-1987; n.d.

series I Box 3 Folder 6

Student Awards: Who's Who Student Nomination Materials, 1987-1989

series I Box 3 Folder 7

Survey and Research: Published Articles by Cohoon, 1973-1976

series I Box 3 Folder 8

Survey and Research: Survey of University of Arkansas Women Physical Education Graduates, April 16, 1973

series I Box 3 Folder 9

Survey and Research: Regional Women's Athletics Survey Administered by University of Arkansas Correspondence, 1976-1978

series I Box 3 Folder 10

Survey and Research: Regional Women's Athletics Survey Administered by University of Arkansas Results Tabulation Material, 1976

series I Box 3 Folder 11

Survey and Research: Regional Women's Athletic Survey Administered by the University of Arkansas Materials, 1986

series I Box 3 Folder 12

Survey and Research: "A Study of Students and Scholarship Athletes" Research Paper, 1984

series I Box 3 Folder 13

Survey and Research: Self Study for North Central Accreditation Evaluation Materials, 1985-1986

series I Box 3 Folder 14

Survey and Research: Women's Division I Top Ten Budget Survey Materials, 1986-1988

series I Box 3 Folder 15

Survey and Research Materials, 1973-1974; n.d.

series I Box 3 Folder 16

Survey and Research Materials, 1975-1976

series I Box 3 Folder 17

Survey and Research Materials, 1977-1978; n.d.

series I Box 3 Folder 18

Survey and Research Materials, 1979-1981

series I Box 3 Folder 19

Survey and Research Materials, 1983-1985

series I Box 3 Folder 20

Survey and Research Materials, 1986-1989

series I Box 3 Folder 21

Survey and Research Materials, n.d.

series I Box 3 Folder 22

News Clippings, Cartoons, 1975-1999; n.d.

series I Box 3 Folder 23

News Clippings, 1968

series I Box 3 Folder 24

News Clippings, 1969-1976

series I Box 3 Folder 25

News Clippings, 1977-1979

series I Box 3 Folder 26

News Clippings, 1980-1983

series I Box 3 Folder 27

News Clippings, 1984-1985

series I Box 3 Folder 28

News Clippings, 1986

series I Box 3 Folder 29

News Clippings, 1987-1989

series I Box 3 Folder 30

News Clippings, 1990-1995; n.d.

series I Box 3 Folder 31

News Clippings, February 7, 2010

series I Box 3 Folder 32

General Administration: Business Card File, n.d.

series I Box 3 Folder 33

General Administration: Certificates Given to Ruth Cohoon, 1974-1976

Box 4

series I Box 4 Folder 1

General Administration: Computer Operation Notes Materials, n.d.

series I Box 4 Folder 2

General Administration: Employee Performance Evaluation Plan Materials, 1986-1988; n.d.

series I Box 4 Folder 3

General Administration: Employee Position Descriptions Materials, 1987

series I Box 4 Folder 4

General Administration: Employee Position Descriptions Materials, 1988; n.d.

series I Box 4 Folder 5

General Administration: Faculty Workload Report Materials, 1975-1977

series I Box 4 Folder 6

General Administration: Fencing Technique and Teaching Notes from Frances Wood, 1968-1969; n.d.

series I Box 4 Folder 7

General Administration: General Teaching Materials, 1965-1977; n.d.

series I Box 4 Folder 8

General Administration: Goals and Objectives Materials, 1986-1987

series I Box 4 Folder 9

General Administration: Grievance Claim Procedure Materials, 1976-1977

series I Box 4 Folder 10

General Administration: Lady Razorback Brochures, 1985-1988

series I Box 4 Folder 11

General Administration: Lady Razorback Media Guides, 1988-1989

series I Box 4 Folder 12

General Administration: Lady Razorback Schedules, 1976-1988; n.d.

series I Box 4 Folder 13

General Administration: Media Guides from Other Universities, 1980-1982

series I Box 4 Folder 14

General Administration: Organizational Chart Materials, 1972-1987; n.d.

series I Box 4 Folder 15

General Administration: Razorback Trademark Creation Materials, 1987-1988; n.d.

series I Box 4 Folder 16

General Administration: Support for Full Court Girls High School Basketball Materials, 1977

series I Box 4 Folder 17

General Administration: Swimming and Diving Championships Materials, 1969

series I Box 4 Folder 18

General Administration: Swimming Pool Safety Regulations Materials, n.d.

series I Box 4 Folder 19

General Administration: Teaching and Safety for Swimming Instruction Materials, n.d.

series I Box 4 Folder 20

General Administration: Tennis Court Maintenance Materials, 1988-1989

series I Box 4 Folder 21

General Administration: Women's Basketball Coaching Records, 1976-1994

series I Box 4 Folder 22

General Administration: Women's Intercollegiate Sports Handbook, 1977

series I Box 4 Folder 23

General Administration: Women's Intercollegiate Sports Handbook, copy 2, 1977

series I Box 4 Folder 24

General Administration: WIS Handbook Draft, n.d.

series I Box 4 Folder 25

General Administration: Women's Sports Promotion Workshop Materials, 1987-1988

series I Box 4 Folder 26

General Administration: Floppy Disks, n.d.

series II: Title IX Materials,

1 Box

Series II contains materials about Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. The series is divided into five groups: correspondence, Barbara Taylor Materials, University of Arkansas compliance with Title IX, presentations and publications, and general materials. The Barbara Taylor Materials were originally compiled by Dr. Barbara Taylor, who chaired a Title IX Committee. The UA compliance with Title IX group contains multiple reports from the 1970's about the status of women's athletics at the University of Arkansas and the Investigator's Manual and the Committee binder for a Title IX Committee from 1989. In addition there are presentations, publications and news clippings about Title IX in general.

Box 1

series II Box 1 Folder 1

Title IX Congressional Correspondence, 1979-1980

series II Box 1 Folder 2

Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 Congressional Correspondence, 1988

series II Box 1 Folder 3

Arkansas Legislatures Correspondence Contact Information Materials, 1987-1989; n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 4

Barbara Taylor Materials: Title IX Correspondence, 1974-1992; n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 5

Barbara Taylor Materials: Title IX Subcommittee Report Materials, 1988; n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 6

Barbara Taylor Materials: Title IX Subcommittee on Other Athletic Benefits and Opportunities Materials, 1989

series II Box 1 Folder 7

Barbara Taylor Materials: Title IX Policy Interpretation Materials, 1979-1980; n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 8

Status of Women's Athletics on the University of Arkansas Campus, 1974

series II Box 1 Folder 9

North Central Summary Statement on the WIS Program, 1975

series II Box 1 Folder 10

Report of the Committee on Women's Athletics, December 8, 1977

series II Box 1 Folder 11

Title IX Evaluation Committee Materials, 1976-1979

series II Box 1 Folder 12

Title IX Intercollegiate Athletics Investigator's Manual, Introduction and Chapters 1-5, 1980

series II Box 1 Folder 13

Title IX Intercollegiate Athletics Investigator's Manual, Chapters 6-8 and Appendices, 1980

series II Box 1 Folder 14

Title IX Committee Binder, Meeting Materials, 1988-1989

series II Box 1 Folder 15

Title IX Committee Binder, Financial Aid, 1989

series II Box 1 Folder 16

Title IX Committee Binder, Subcommittee for Accommodation of Student Interests, 1989

series II Box 1 Folder 17

Title IX Committee Binder, Subcommittee on Other Athletic Benefits and Opportunities, 1989

series II Box 1 Folder 18

Title IX Committee Binder, Intramural Sports, 1989

series II Box 1 Folder 19

Title IX Committee Binder, Civil Rights Offices, 1989

series II Box 1 Folder 20

Title IX Committee Binder, Guide to Title IX, 1989

series II Box 1 Folder 21

Title IX Committee Binder, General Materials, Part 1, 1989

series II Box 1 Folder 22

Title IX Committee Binder, General Materials, Part 2, 1989

series II Box 1 Folder 23

Presentations on Title IX, 1994; n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 24

Project on the Status and Education of Women Publication Material, 1979-1981

series II Box 1 Folder 25

Parents and Educators Title IX Project Materials, 1985-1996; n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 26

National Association for Girls and Women in Sports (NAGWS) Title IX Toolbox, 1992

series II Box 1 Folder 27

JOPERD: The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Title IX Publications, 1985-1994

series II Box 1 Folder 28

NCAA Guide to Title IX and Intercollegiate Athletics, 1988

series II Box 1 Folder 29

United States Government Title IX Publications, 1975-1987

series II Box 1 Folder 30

Women's Organizations Title IX Publications Materials, 1975-1988

series II Box 1 Folder 31

United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare Competitive Athletics: In Search of Equal Opportunity, 1976

series II Box 1 Folder 32

How Well Do You Know Title IX? A Programmed Text, n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 33

Title IX General Materials, 1975-1997; n.d.

series II Box 1 Folder 34

Title IX Clippings, 1978-1997; n.d.

series III: Organizations,

(3 Boxes)

Series III contains materials regarding professional organizations arranged from state to regional to national. Within each organization, materials are arranged as follows: correspondence, committee materials, meeting materials, constitutions and handbooks, directories, and general materials. The second organization listed was originally known as the Arkansas Women's Extramural Sports Association (AWESA). The name was changed to the Arkansas Women's Intercollegiate Sports Association (AWISA) in 1973. The section on the AWISA contains the reasons the University of Arkansas withdrew in 1976. The section on the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) contains materials from its creation to its ending with information on every delegate assembly held.

Box 1

series III Box 1 Folder 1

Arkansas Board of Women Officials Materials from Frances Wood, 1956-1969

series III Box 1 Folder 2

Arkansas Women's Intercollegiate Sports Association (AWISA) Correspondence, 1979-1980

series III Box 1 Folder 3

AWISA Correspondence, 1981

series III Box 1 Folder 4

AWISA Appeals Board Correspondence, 1980-1982

series III Box 1 Folder 5

AWISA Faculty Representative Appointment Correspondence, 1975

series III Box 1 Folder 6

AWISA Governing Board Meeting Materials, 1975-1980

series III Box 1 Folder 7

AWISA Governing Board Meeting Materials, 1981-1982

series III Box 1 Folder 8

AWISA Meeting Materials, 1969-1970

series III Box 1 Folder 9

AWISA Meeting Materials, 1971-1972

series III Box 1 Folder 10

AWISA Meeting Materials, 1972-1973

series III Box 1 Folder 11

AWISA Meeting Materials, 1973-1974

series III Box 1 Folder 12

AWISA Meeting Materials, 1974-1975; n.d.

series III Box 1 Folder 13

AWISA Meeting Materials, June 1974-May 1975; n.d.

series III Box 1 Folder 14

AWISA Meeting Materials, July 1975-May 1976

series III Box 1 Folder 15

AWISA Meeting Materials, June 1976-May 1977

series III Box 1 Folder 16

AWISA Constitution, By-Laws and Handbook , 1975

series III Box 1 Folder 17

AWISA Constitution, By-Laws and Handbook, 1976

series III Box 1 Folder 18

AWISA Constitution By-Laws Handbook, 1979

series III Box 1 Folder 19

AWISA Constitution By-Laws Handbook with Revisions, 1979-1980

series III Box 1 Folder 20

AWISA Directories, 1980-1982

series III Box 1 Folder 21

AWISA General Materials, 1979-1982; n.d.

series III Box 1 Folder 22

AWISA Materials from Frances Wood, 1960-1973

series III Box 1 Folder 23

AWISA Affiliation Materials, 1974-1976; n.d.

series III Box 1 Folder 24

AWISA Rotation of Tournaments Materials, 1966-1975

series III Box 1 Folder 25

AWISA Survey of Women's Athletics in Arkansas Materials, 1975

series III Box 1 Folder 26

Women's Athletic Background and AWISA withdrawal Materials, 1973-1979

series III Box 1 Folder 27

Southwest Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (SWAIAN) Correspondence, 1979-1981

series III Box 1 Folder 28

SWAIAN Ethics and Eligibility Committee Correspondence, 1977-1981

series III Box 1 Folder 29

SWAIAN Executive Board Meeting Materials, November 1980-January 1981

series III Box 1 Folder 30

SWAIAN Executive Board Meeting Materials, May 31-June 1, 1981

series III Box 1 Folder 31

SWAIAN Executive Board Meeting Materials, November 1-2, 1981; n.d.

series III Box 1 Folder 32

SWAIAN Handbooks, 1979-1982

series III Box 1 Folder 33

SWAIAN Directories, 1980-1982; n.d.

series III Box 1 Folder 34

SWAIAN General Materials, 1980; n.d.

series III Box 1 Folder 35

Southwest Conference Standings Materials, 1986-1988

series III Box 1 Folder 36

Southwest Conference Directory, Constitution and By Laws, 1988-1989

Box 2

series III Box 2 Folder 1

Athletic and Recreation Federation of College Women Materials from Frances Wood, 1954-1964

series III Box 2 Folder 2

Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Executive Board and Voting Representative Correspondence, 1979-1982; n.d.

series III Box 2 Folder 3

AIAW Ethics and Eligibility Committee Materials, 1977-1981; n.d.

series III Box 2 Folder 4

AIAW Ethics and Eligibility Committee Casebook, 1980

series III Box 2 Folder 5

AIAW Voting Representatives for NCAA Governance Committee Materials from Frances Wood, 1978-1980; n.d.

series III Box 2 Folder 6

AIAW Appeals Materials, 1979-1981

series III Box 2 Folder 7

AIAW First Delegate Assembly Materials, November 4-6, 1973

series III Box 2 Folder 8

AIAW Second Delegate Assembly Materials, January 5-8, 1975

series III Box 2 Folder 9

AIAW Third Delegate Assembly Materials, January 11-15, 1975

series III Box 2 Folder 10

AIAW Fourth Delegate Assembly Materials, January 2-6, 1977

series III Box 2 Folder 11

AIAW Fifth Delegate Assembly Materials, January 1978

series III Box 2 Folder 12

AIAW Sixth Delegate Assembly Materials, January 6-11, 1979

series III Box 2 Folder 13

AIAW Seventh Delegate Assembly Materials, January 6-9, 1980

series III Box 2 Folder 14

AIAW Eighth Delegate Assembly Materials, January 5-10, 1981

series III Box 2 Folder 15

AIAW Ninth Delegate Assembly Materials, January 6-9, 1982

series III Box 2 Folder 16

AIAW Fall Executive Board Meeting Minutes, October 18-21, 1977

series III Box 2 Folder 17

AIAW Fall Executive Board Meeting Minutes and Materials, October 10-13, 1978

series III Box 2 Folder 18

AIAW Executive Board and Delegate Assembly Meeting Minutes, January 5-10, 1980

series III Box 2 Folder 19

AIAW Spring Executive Board Meeting Minutes, May 6-9, 1980

series III Box 2 Folder 20

AIAW Fall Executive Board Meeting Minutes, October 15-18, 1980

series III Box 2 Folder 21

AIAW Executive Board and Delegate Assembly Meeting Minutes, January 5-10, 1982

series III Box 2 Folder 22

AIAW Special Executive Board Meeting Minutes, April 13-14, 1982

series III Box 2 Folder 23

AIAW Handbook for Sport Committees and Championship Directors, September 1978

series III Box 2 Folder 24

AIAW Handbook, 1976-1977

series III Box 2 Folder 25

AIAW Handbook, 1977-1978

series III Box 2 Folder 26

AIAW Handbook, 1978-1979

series III Box 2 Folder 27

AIAW Handbook, 1979-1980

series III Box 2 Folder 28

AIAW Handbook, 1980-1981

series III Box 2 Folder 29

AIAW Handbook, 1981-1982

series III Box 2 Folder 30

AIAW Directory, Charter Member Institutions, 1971-1972

series III Box 2 Folder 31

AIAW Directory , 1972-1973

Box 3

series III Box 3 Folder 1

Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW Directory), 1978-1979

series III Box 3 Folder 2

AIAW Directory, 1979-1980

series III Box 3 Folder 3

AIAW Directory, 1981-1982

series III Box 3 Folder 4

AIAW General Materials, 1977-1981; n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 5

AIAW Application for International Competition Materials, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 6

AIAW Championship Bid Materials, 1978-1983; n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 7

AIAW Code of Ethics for Players Materials, n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 8

AIAW High School Recruiting Brochures, 1979-1981; n.d.

series III Box 3 Folder 9

AIAW Winners' Circle Booklets, 1977-1979

series III Box 3 Folder 10

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Academic Requirements Committee Correspondence, February 1988-February 1989

series III Box 3 Folder 11

NCAA Academic Requirements Committee Correspondence, March 8, 1989

series III Box 3 Folder 12

NCAA Academic Requirements Committee Materials, 1988-1989

series III Box 3 Folder 13

CIAW-AIAW-NCAA Organizational Relationships Chronology, 1959-1980 Materials, 1980

series IV: Photographs,

(1 Box)

Series IV contains photographs, slides and negatives. Folders 1-3 contain photos of women's athletics administration and staff. The remaining folders contain photos of women's athletic teams divided by sport.

Box 1

series IV Box 1 Folder 1

Ruth Cohoon Professional Photographs, 1983-1988; n.d. (Images 1-14)

series IV Box 1 Folder 2

Ruth Cohoon at Identified Events Photographs, 1974-1989; n.d. (Images 15-34)

series IV Box 1 Folder 3

Unidentified Event Photographs, 1978-1988; n.d. (Images35-44)

series IV Box 1 Folder 4

Archery Photographs, n.d. (Images 45-46)

series IV Box 1 Folder 5

Basketball Team Photographs, 1976-1977; n.d. (Images 47-58)

series IV Box 1 Folder 6

Golf Team Photographs, n.d. (Image 59)

series IV Box 1 Folder 7

Gymnastics Team Photographs, 1972-1977; n.d. (Images 60-72)

series IV Box 1 Folder 8

Swim Team Photographs, 1969-1974 (Images 73-112)

series IV Box 1 Folder 9

Swim Team Photographs, 1975-1977 (Images 113-131)

series IV Box 1 Folder 10

Tennis Team Photographs, 1973-1977; n.d. (Images 132-140)

series IV Box 1 Folder 11

Track and Cross Country Team Photographs, 1975-1988; n.d. (Images 141-153)

series IV Box 1 Folder 12

Volleyball Team Photographs, 1975-1976 (Images 154-158)

series IV Box 1 Folder 13

Multiple Sports Photographs, 1975-1976; n.d. (Images 159-165)

series IV Box 1 Folder 14

Unidentified Athletes Photographs, n.d. (Images 166-174)

series IV Box 1 Folder 15

Slides and Negatives, 1973-1977; n.d. (Images 175-217)

series V: Restricted Materials,

(1 Box)

Series V contains materials that have been restricted. These materials are not available for research use.

series VI: Oversize Materials,

(2 Boxes)

Series VI contains 3-D objects and three publications printed on a larger format. The large format publications include an edition of Seventeen magazine featuring women athletes and two issues of Razorback Sports, an independent weekly publication. Item number 2 contains an article featuring Ruth Cohoon.

Box 1

series VI Box 1 Item 1

Lady Razorbacks 1987 NIT Champions Bumper Sticker, 1987 Oversize

series VI Box 1 Item 2

SWAIAW Pendant, n.d. Oversize

series VI Box 1 Item 3

Women's Collegiate Basketball, Amarillo, Texas Medal, n.d. Oversize

series VI Box 1 Item 4

Southwest Conference Cross Country Medal, 1988 Oversize

series VI Box 1 Item 5

Ruth Cohoon Desk Name Plate, n.d. Oversize

series VI Box 1 Item 6

"Razorback Country" License Plate by Jeanne Poli, 1971 Oversize

series VI Box 1 Item 7

AIAW Paddle, n.d. Oversize

series VI Box 1 Item 8

Lady Razorback Club Charter Member Plaque, 1981-1986 Oversize

series VI Box 1 Item 9

Lady Razorback Club Whole Hog Member Plaque, 1986-1989 Oversize

series VI Box 1 Item 10

Razorback Club Athletic Scholarship Program Plaque, 1986-1988 Oversize

series VI Box 1 Item 11

Arkansas Razorback Zippered Bag, n.d. Oversize

Box 2

series VI Box 2 Item 1

Seventeen Magazine, September 1975 Oversize

series VI Box 2 Item 2

Razorback Sports, Volume 2 Number 33, June 30, 1984 Oversize

series VI Box 2 Item 3

Razorback Sports, Volume 3 Number 1, September 8, 1984 Oversize

END OF COLLECTION