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Guide to The Women's Sports Foundation Records
1950-2019 (bulk, 1974-2018)
 MS 3199

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Collection processed by Margaret Dalton

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 08, 2022
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Women's Sports Foundation
Title: Women's Sports Foundation records
Dates [inclusive]: 1950-2019 (bulk, 1974-2018)
Abstract: The Women's Sports Foundation was established in 1974 by Billie Jean King to advance the lives of women and girls through sport and activity. The WSF serves as a source of information on women's and girls' sports and a national advocate for gender equality in sports by conducting and publishing research, providing grants to athletes and to sports and community programs, and holding events and conferences. The WSF records document the administrative history of the WSF, from its founding in 1974 to the 2010s. Records include meeting minutes and records of the Board of Trustees, staff files, research files, correspondence, publications, digital files, and collected reference files on girls' and women's sports. Subjects and topics of records include Title IX, equity in adolescent and college sports, athlete advocacy, and administrative and operational functions of the WSF over time. Material dates from 1950-2018, with bulk dates 1974-2018. Portions of the collection are not yet processed and are restricted, as noted in the finding aid.
Quantity: 646 Linear feet in 645 record cartons and 1 flat box
Quantity: 5.62 Gigabytes (2,643 digital files)
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 3199
Sponsor: The processing of the Women's Sports Foundation records was made possible by the generous support of the Women's Sports Foundation.