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UWRF Series 179: Women's Athletic Association Records

Women's Athletic Association Records

Dates: 1950s-1970s

Extent: 1 a.b.

Contents: This series contains photographs of activities and teams, records including constitution, brochures, and financial ledgers, and a scrapbook of the Women’s Recreation Association.

Summary: The Women’s Recreation Association (WRA) mission was to provide “women students with the opportunity for participation in healthful recreational activities and to promote good sportsmanship and fellowship. In WRA, a woman has an opportunity for service and leadership through diverse activities.” There were numerous team and individual sports the participated in tournaments. Various teams organized and entered by sorority, residence hall or other independent groups to compete. Sports included; volleyball, field hockey, basketball, bowling, swimming, gymnastics, badminton, track and field, and tennis. Female faculty advisors, including Emogene Nelson, serving as advisor, instructed the WRA activities. (Information compiled from WRA brochure.)

Subjects: Athletics; College Athletics; Sports; Women; Recreation;

Related Series: UWRF Series 76 – Physical Education Department subject files, 1913-1996.

Collection Inventory




1/1 Photographs 1960s-1970s
1/2 Records 1954-1970
1/3 Scrapbook 1960-1964


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