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Pat Nordell papers, 1957-2000 (Collection LSC 2143)
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Series 1: Scrapbooks. 1952-1987.

Scope and Content

This series contains scrapbooks created by Pat Nordell, documenting her public life. They cover the length of her career as a Physical Education teacher and celebrated Track and Basketball coach at Westchester High School in Los Angeles. These comprehensive scrapbooks are systematically arranged and include team rosters, season score and place records, press clippings, captioned photographs, and notes from students. They also document some of Nordell’s earlier life, from her years after high school playing amateur sports in Illinois, to her college years at Illinois State Normal University, University of Illinois, and University of Arizona at Tucson as well as her early teaching career at Coachella Valley Union High School in Coachella, California. One book is devoted entirely to her Coach of the Year Award and her fight for equal pay for women teachers, for which she engaged in a protracted law suit against LAUSD and eventually won.
Box 1, Folder 1

High School Student Honors Press Clipping. 1950.

Box 1

Amateur Sports, Early College. 1952-1957.

Box 1

College, Early Career (Illinois, Arizona, California). 1957-1963.

Box 1

Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls Basketball (Westchester Highschool). 1973-1976.

Box 2

Women's Track (Westchester Highschool). 1974-1977.

Box 2

Women's Track (Westchester Highschool). 1978-1979.

Box 3

Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls Basketball (Westchester Highschool). 1976-1980.

Box 3

Women's Track (Westchester Highschool). 1980.

Box 4

Coach of the Year, Fight for Equal Pay. 1980-1981.

Box 4, Folder 1

Speaking out against gender discrimination- Press clippings. 1979-1981.

Box 6

Womens, Varsity Mens, Junior Varsity Mens Track (Westchester Highschool). 1981-1982.

Box 4

Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls Basketball (Westchester Highschool). 1981-1983.

Box 5

Womens, Varsity Mens, Junior Varsity Mens Track (Westchester Highschool). 1983-1984.

Box 5

Womens, Varsity Mens, Junior Varsity Mens Track (Westchester Highschool). 1984-1987.

Box 6

Womens, Varsity Mens, Junior Varsity Mens Track (Westchester Highschool). 1988.

 

Series 2: Photographs. 1968-2000.

Scope and Content

This series contains Nordell’s personal photographs. It documents Nordell’s private life in detail starting with the beginning of her first long-term relationship and ending with her move to Arizona 10 years after her retirement. It includes holiday and vacation photos of Nordell with her family and friends. Photos also document activities and events in which Nordell regularly participated or was affiliated with including Oktoberfest celebrations, Dinah Shore Weekend, the Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU), Camp Shalom in the Santa Monica Mountains, and Calzona. Each file contains a catalogue card written by Nordell which provides details on the photographs in that file including dates, events, and personal notes.
Box 7, Folder 1

Beginning of Relationship with partner Lee Cornell, Family Holidays. 1968-1972.

Box 7, Folder 2

National Field Hockey Tournament, Montana, Camping. 1972-1976.

Box 7, Folder 3

Family Vacation Trips, Holidays. 1976-1978.

Box 7, Folder 4

Westchester High School Wins State Championships, etc.

Box 7, Folder 5

Trip to Pinon Pines, Friends' Birthdays. etc. 1979-1980.

Box 7, Folder 6

Montana Trips, Oktoberfests, Camping. 1980-1981.

Box 8, Folder 1

Running Springs (Friends' cabin). 1982.

Box 8, Folder 2

Holidays, Partner (Lee)'s first communion. 1982.

Box 8, Folder 3

Family Holidays, Summer Travel. 1983.

Box 8, Folder 4

Rosebowl, Superbowl, Holidays. 1984.

Box 8, Folder 5

New Motor Home, Holidays. 1984.

Box 8, Folder 6

Friends' Birthdays, Holidays. 1985.

Box 8, Folder 7

Calzona #1. 1985.

Box 8, Folder 8

Long Vacation to Oregon. 1985.

Box 8, Folder 9

Open House, Family Holidays. 1985.

Box 8, Folder 10

Calzona #2, first vacation alone (partner, Lee Cornell died March 1986). 1986.

Box 8, Folder 11

Oktoberfest #10, camping. 1986.

Box 8, Folder 12

Camping. Weekend trip in Desert. 1987.

Box 8, Folder 13

Calzona #3, fishing (Bend 100 Trails). 1987.

Box 9, Folder 1

Oktoberfest#11 (last), Holidays. 1987-1988.

Box 9, Folder 2

Parties, Dress Rehearsal for Calzona Production. 1988.

Box 9, Folder 3

Calzona #4, Summer Vacation Travel. 1988.

Box 9, Folder 4

Summer Vacation (contd), Girl Scout Reunion, etc. 1988.

Box 9, Folder 5

Friend's Retirement Party, Holidays. 1988.

Box 9, Folder 6

Calzona #5. 1989.

Box 9, Folder 7

Friends' Retirement Parties, garage sale, etc. 1989.

Box 9, Folder 8

Vacation Travel with friend June Palmer, other travel. 1989.

Box 9, Folder 9

Birthdays, Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU) Camping Weekend. 1989.

Box 9, Folder 10

Christmas Season. 1989-1990.

Box 9, Folder 11

Camping at Lake Elsinore, Road trip. 1990.

Box 9, Folder 12

Easter Season. 1990.

Box 9, Folder 13

Calzona #6. 1990.

Box 9, Folder 14

Camp Shalom, Weekend Trip, Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU) Camp. 1990.

Box 9, Folder 15

LA Field Hockey Association 65th Yr Reunion, etc. 1990.

Box 9, Folder 16

Holidays with Friends. 1990.

Box 10, Folder 1

Dinah Shore Weekend, Friends' Commitment Ceremony, etc. 1991.

Box 10, Folder 2

Calzona #7, Camp Shalom. 1991.

Box 10, Folder 3

Summer Camping with friends (including future partner Micky). 1991.

Box 10, Folder 4

Summer vacation (contd), Partner (Micky)'s photos from before relationship. 1991.

Box 10, Folder 5

First Holiday season with new partner, Micky. 1991.

Box 10, Folder 6

Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU) Lesbian Rights Awards Banquet, etc. 1992.

Box 10, Folder 7

Calzona #8 (last), 60th Birthday, etc. 1992.

Box 10, Folder 8

Holidays, Camping. 1992-1993.

Box 10, Folder 9

Partner's Birthday, camping/travel. 1993.

Box 10, Folder 10

Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU) Lesbian Rights Award Banquet, Christopher Street Gay Pride Parade. 1993.

Box 10, Folder 11

Brithday, Vacation. 1993.

Box 10, Folder 12

Holidays, Last New Years Day Party at Home. 1993-1994.

Box 11, Folder 1

Camping, Easter Season. 1994.

Box 11, Folder 2

Birthdays, Friends' Anniversaries, etc. 1994.

Box 11, Folder 3

Christmas Holiday Season. 1994.

Box 11, Folder 4

New Years at the Pueblo (RV Women's Resort), Dinah Shore Weekend, etc. 1994-1995.

Box 11, Folder 5

Summer Vacation back to Midwest. 1995.

Box 11, Folder 6

Friends Birthdays, Celebrations. 1995.

Box 11, Folder 7

Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU) 45th Anniversary, other anniversaries, etc. 1995.

Box 11, Folder 8

Christmas Season, Gay Night at Disneyland, etc. 1995-1996.

Box 11, Folder 9

Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU) Events, etc. 1996.

Box 11, Folder 10

Friends' Parties. 1996.

Box 12, Folder 1

Christmas, New years at Apache Junction, Arizona. 1996-1997.

Box 12, Folder 2

Southern California Women for Understanding (SCWU) Events, Birthday, Etc. 1997.

Box 12, Folder 3

Holiday Season. 1997.

Box 12, Folder 4

Going Away Party, etc. 1998.

Box 12, Folder 5

Holidays, "new" home in Harbor City, Los Angeles. 1998-1999.

Box 12, Folder 6

'Girls and Women in Sports' 25th year celebration. 1999.

Box 12, Folder 7

Holidays at Superstition Mountain Resort- Apache Junction, Arizona. 1999-2000.

Box 12, Folder 8

New Home at Superstition Mountain Resort- Apache Junction, Arizona. 1999-2000.

Box 12, Folder 9

Easter Season, Yosemite Trip. 2000.