Guide to the Women's Athletics at Stanford Collection

Stanford University Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0496
Creator: Shuer, Marjorie.
Title: Women's athletics at Stanford collection
Dates: 1971-1995
Physical Description: 1 Linear feet
Summary: These papers were largely collected by Marjorie Shuer and include video tapes, audio tapes, and research notes from an oral history project; and miscellaneous correspondence, questionnaires, clippings, and memorabilia. The video tapes are interviews with Joseph H. Ruetz, Athletic Director at Stanford University from 1972 to 1978, and with Rosamond Clarke Bacon and Paula Burr, both members of the class of 1930 and active in student athletics; the audio tapes include interviews with Richard Lyman, Stanford University President during the 1970s, Shirley Schoof, Sherri Posthumous, Barbara Gelpi, Myra Strober, Jing Lyman, and Iris Litt. The research notes were compiled by Jennifer Dalton, Laura Hayward, and Renee Pavelski. Subjects include the strengthening and developing of women's athletics during and after the merger of the athletic and physical education departments (1972); and student and athletic experiences of the 1930s, including the Women's Athletic Association. Both Bacon and Burr discuss taking courses with Dr. Clelia Mosher. Bacon also talks about her house on campus and the removal of faculty housing during the construction of the Law School. Other items include letters to Jon Denney, 1995, from Stanford female athletes active prior to the passage of Title IX; letters to Marjorie Shuer, 1986 and 1993; two questionnaires on Stanford sports; programs from the Block S Awards honoring women athletes at Stanford, 1995; and class papers by Jennifer Dalton, Laura Hayward, and Renee Pavelski, 1995.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives.
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Information about Access

Student papers may not be photocopied.

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Cite As

Women's Athletics at Stanford Collection (SC0496). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Description of the Collection

These papers were largely collected by Marjorie Shuer and include video tapes, audio tapes, and research notes from an oral history project; and miscellaneous correspondence, questionnaires, clippings, and memorabilia. The video tapes are interviews with Joseph H. Ruetz, Athletic Director at Stanford University from 1972 to 1978, and with Rosamond Clarke Bacon and Paula Burr, both members of the class of 1930 and active in student athletics; the audio tapes include interviews with Richard Lyman, Stanford University President during the 1970s, Shirley Schoof, Sherri Posthumous, Barbara Gelpi, Myra Strober, Jing Lyman, and Iris Litt. The research notes were compiled by Jennifer Dalton, Laura Hayward, and Renee Pavelski. Subjects include the strengthening and developing of women's athletics during and after the merger of the athletic and physical education departments (1972); and student and athletic experiences of the 1930s, including the Women's Athletic Association. Both Bacon and Burr discuss taking courses with Dr. Clelia Mosher. Bacon also talks about her house on campus and the removal of faculty housing during the construction of the Law School. Other items include letters to Jon Denney, 1995, from Stanford female athletes active prior to the passage of Title IX; letters to Marjorie Shuer, 1986 and 1993; two questionnaires on Stanford sports; programs from the Block S Awards honoring women athletes at Stanford, 1995; and class papers by Jennifer Dalton, Laura Hayward, and Renee Pavelski, 1995.

Access Terms

Bacon, Rosamond Clarke.
Burr, Paula Weinstein.
Lyman, Richard W., 1923-2012.
Mosher, Clelia Duel, 1863-1940
Ruetz, Joseph H.
Stanford University. Dept. of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation.
Stanford University. Dept. of Athletics
Stanford University. Women's Athletic Association.
Athletics
Oral histories.
Phonotapes.
Sports for women
Videorecordings.


Collection Contents

 

Records

Box 1

"Mr. Ruetz Stanford Athletic Director 1972-79, [re] AIAW, NCAA, SAB, Buck and Cardinal Club, Preparation for merger of Athletic and PE Dept." 1995 Apr 23

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 1

Rosamund Clarke Bacon '30 Pres. WAA BB, FH Track and Paula Weinstein Burr '30, took course from Dr. Clelia D. Mosher"

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 1, Folder 1

Block S Awards Ceremony 1995 May 18

Box 1, Folder 2

Clippings 1971-75

Box 1, Folder 3

Intramural handbook 1972

Box 1, Folder 4

Letter re Title IX from Christopher M. Horpel to Congressman McKeon 1995

Box 1, Folder 5

Letters to Jon Denny from former Stanford women athletes 1995

Box 1, Folder 6

Letters to Margie Shuer from Pam Strathairn; and Fred Glover 1986, 1992-1993

Box 1, Folder 7

Letterhead of Organization of Stanford Women Athletes

Box 1, Folder 8

Questionnaire results on freshmen participation in varsity athletics (by Undergraduate Studies Office) 1972

Box 1, Folder 9

Questionnaire and results done by Terrie McDonald as background for a Stanford Daily article 1974 May

Box 1, Folder 10

Research notes 1995

Box 1, Folder 11

Soccer team, correspondence of players re coach B. Andeberhan 1993

Box 1, Folder 12

Partial transcript of video interview with Rosamund Bacon

Box 1, Folder 13

Statements by Stanford University students: statement for news conference on media's perception of women at Stanford; and "Warriors of Justice," by Stanford sophomore on her high school sports experience, 1974 Feb 22; 1994 Oct

Box 2

Interviews

Box 2

Cohen, Elizabeth

<persname>Cohen, Elizabeth</persname>
<persname>Cohen, Elizabeth</persname>

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette(s)
Box 2

Degler, Carl

<persname>Degler, Carl</persname>
<persname>Degler, Carl</persname>

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette(s)
Box 2

Dornbusch, Sanford M.

<persname>Dornbusch, Sanford M.</persname>

Box 2

Gelpi, Barbara 1994

<persname>Gelpi, Barbara</persname>, 1994
<persname>Gelpi, Barbara</persname>, 1994
<persname>Gelpi, Barbara</persname>, 1994
<persname>Gelpi, Barbara</persname>, 1994

Physical Description: 2 audiocassette(s)
Box 2

Litt, Iris

<persname>Litt, Iris</persname>
<persname>Litt, Iris</persname>

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette(s)
Box 2

Lougee, Carolyn

<persname>Lougee, Carolyn</persname>
<persname>Lougee, Carolyn</persname>

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette(s)
Box 2

Lyman, Jing 1992 and 1994

<persname>Lyman, Jing</persname>, 1992 and 1994
<persname>Lyman, Jing</persname>, 1992 and 1994
<persname>Lyman, Jing</persname>, 1992 and 1994

Physical Description: 2 audiocassette(s)
Box 2

Lyman, Richard W. 1995

<persname>Lyman, Richard W.</persname>, 1995
<persname>Lyman, Richard W.</persname>, 1995

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette(s)
Box 2

Posthumous, Sherri and Schoof, Shirley 1995

<persname>Posthumous, Sherri</persname> and <persname>Schoof, Shirley</persname>, 1995
<persname>Posthumous, Sherri</persname> and <persname>Schoof, Shirley</persname>, 1995

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette(s)
Box 2

Strober, Myra 1994

<persname>Strober, Myra</persname>, 1994
<persname>Strober, Myra</persname>, 1994
<persname>Strober, Myra</persname>, 1994
<persname>Strober, Myra</persname>, 1994
<persname>Strober, Myra</persname>, 1994

Physical Description: 3 audiocassette(s)
Box 2

Tyack, David

<persname>Tyack, David</persname>
<persname>Tyack, David</persname>

Physical Description: 1 audiocassette(s)
Box 3, Folder 1

Dalton, Jennifer, “Stanford Women’s Athletics: 1970-1995” 1995

Box 3, Folder 2

Hayward, Laura, “Women’s Athletics at Stanford University: A Historical Perspective (1938-1970)” 1995

Box 3, Folder 3

Pavelski, Renee, “History of Stanford Women’s Athletics (1891-1939)” 1995

Box 3, Folder 4

Telegram (copy) re presenting paper at Athletic Conference of American College Women at Berkeley 1924 Mar 7

Box 3, Folder 5

Timeline of SU athletic directors