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Creator:Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Department of Women's Athletics.
Title:Department of Women's Athletics records
Call Number:A92
Volume:0.35 cubic ft. (1 box)
Scope and Content Abstract:This collection documents women's athletic programs and achievements at Northeastern University from 1974-1990 with a concentration of material from 1975-1985. The collection focuses on the tennis team, but includes material on basketball, ice hockey, gymnastics, and cross country. Records include rosters, team evaluations, and schedules.
Historical Abstract:The Department of Women's Athletics began when the Department of Physical Education split into separate men's and women's departments in 1965. It existed as such until 1972 when the departments merged to meet with Boston-Bouvé's stipulation at the time of its merger with Northeastern that the college be coeducational. The Department of Women's Athletics experienced great expansion between 1970 and 1989, developing programs in basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, crew, gymnastics, ice hockey, and cross-country. In 1979, men's and women's athletics were separated again and Jeanne Rowlands became the Director of the Department of Women's Athletics. After her retirement in 1991, President Curry merged the departments due to financial difficulties.
Arrangement:This collection is arranged alphabetically.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Rowlands, Jeanne
  • Hope, Dorett

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Dept of Athletics
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Dept. of Physical Education

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Basketball
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Cross Country
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Gymnastics
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Ice Hockey
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Sports
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Swimming
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Tennis

Restrictions:Records are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office. Student and personnel records (folders 3, 5, 7, 17, 20, 21, 22, 26) are closed for 75 years from the date of their creation.
Related Materials:

Dept. of Athletics Records (A17), Office of the President (Curry) (A72), Boston-Bouvé College records (M41).

Processor: Finding aid prepared by Archives Staff, May 2006; updated by Caitlin Birch, February 2014