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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Accruals
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Women's Athletic Association
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Arrangement

  • Contributing Institution: University Archives
    Title: Women's Athletic Association records
    Creator: Women's Athletic Association
    Identifier/Call Number: CU-283
    Physical Description: 19.3 linear feet (19 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1904-1995
    Abstract: Contains minutes, reports, programs, photograph albums, and scrapbooks documenting the activities of the Women's Athletic Association at the University of California, Berkeley.
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.


    No further additions are expected.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Department of Human Biodynamics, 1997. Addition received by 2013 by an anonymous donor. Addition received in 2015 were seperated from the Records of the Department of Physical Education, CU-543.

    Women's Athletic Association

    The Women's Athletic Association (WAA) was formed in 1901 as an extracurricular sports organization for women. The organization included sports such as badminton, basketball, bowling, crew, crop and saddle, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, riflery, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball. The Intermural Program and the Interclass Program (renamed in the 1960s as the Extramural Program) each had its own student officers, as did the WAA Council. Originally named "Sports and Pastimes," the name was changed to the Women's Athletic Association of the University of California in 1926. In 1974, the name was changed to Women's Intercollegiate Sports.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Women's Athletic Association records, CU-283, University Archives, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Jessica Tai in 2023. Materials were rehoused in archival boxes and described at the file level. Some material have been retained in their original folders.

    Scope and Content

    Contains minutes, reports, programs, photograph albums, and scrapbooks documenting the activities of the Women's Athletic Association (WAA) at the University of California, Berkeley. The collection documents the WAA and subsidiary organizations such as the Women's "C" Society, Interclass Sports Club, and the Intramural Board. The records also document activities such as Bay Area Sports Day, Triangle Sports Day, Field Week, and High School Sports Day.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user. All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html


    Collection is arranged and described at the file level.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    College sports for women
    College Sports -- California -- Berkeley
    Sports -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area
    Women athletes
    Women college athletes
    Women's Athletic Association