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Eastern Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Records, 1970-1984
21 boxes (20.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 327

Abstract:
Intercollegiate athletic association. Records include correspondence, printed material, forms, photographs, and ephemera relating to the EAIAW's activities and programs, including some material of its national affiliate, the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

There has been no formal transfer of literary rights to the Sophia Smith Collection. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

In 1967 a committee appointed by the National and Eastern Associations of Physical Education for College Women was formed to study the status of women's intercollegiate competition. In 1970 the executive board appointed the Eastern Commission for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (ECIAW) to establish regional championships and develop and implement a structure for an ongoing governing organization for women's intercollegiate athletics in the eastern region. In 1972 the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (EAIAW) was formed as the regional governing body for intercollegiate athletics. They held meetings, produced publications, and sponsored intercollegiate championships in fifteen sports.

In 1982 the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (EAIAW's national affiliate) charged that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was engaging in anti-competitive action by offering women's championships. AIAW suspended operations. The EAIAW held its final meeting in 1983. In 1984 a federal appeals court ruled that the NCAA did not violate antitrust laws.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The material dates from the establishment of the organization in 1970 to its dissolution in 1983 and contains correspondence, printed material, forms, photographs, and ephemera relating to the EAIAW's activities and programs, including some material of its national affiliate, the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.

SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION documents the organization's early history, olicies and procedures, constitution and by-laws, Executive Board memberbership and meetings, committees, publications, finances, and membership.

SERIES II. PROGRAMS includes program meeting minutes, correspondence, agendas, programs of 27 meetings and delegate assemblies held between 1970 and 1983. Also materials relating to the championships sponsored by EAIAW between 1972 and 1983. Six additional sections relate to various programs of the EAIAW on awards, junior and community colleges, training for basketball officials, Title IX, surveys, and rules.

SERIES III. OTHER ORGANIZATIONS includes records of the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) and various programs in which the AIAW was involved. There is also printed material, correspondence, and ephemera related to 13 additional organizations with which the EAIAW had relations.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Restrictions on use:

There has been no formal transfer of literary rights to the Sophia Smith Collection. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Eastern Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The records of the EAIAW were received between 1978 and 1984.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
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Language
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Container List
SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION



History



Structure and function


Box 1
History


Box 1
Policies and Procedures


Box 1
Operating codes



Handbooks


Box 1
Policy statements


Box 1
Constitution/By-laws


Box 1
Executive Board



Membership


Box 1
Meetings minutes


Box 1
Meetings tapes


Box 2
Officers



Archivist


Box 2
Commissioner of officials


Box 2
Commissioner of regional championships


Box 2
Coordinator of division I, II, III, championships


Box 2
Director of development


Box 2
Membership secretary


Box 2
Past president


Box 2
President


Box 2
President


Box 3
President elect


Box 3
Public information director


Box 3
Publications coordinator


Box 3
Recording secretary


Box 3
Regional representatives


Box 3
Student representatives


Box 3
Committees



General membership and terms listing


Box 3
Appeals


Box 3
Awards


Box 3
Constitution, by-laws


Box 3
Divisional championship


Box 3
Ethics and eligibility


Box 3
Fund raising


Box 3
Nominations and elections


Box 3
Office


Box 3
Officiating


Box 3
Regional split


Box 3
Research


Box 3
Sanctioning


Box 3
Scholarship


Box 3
Selection and seeding


Box 3
Special awards


Box 3
Sports


Box 3
TV


Box 3
Publications



Brochures, monographs


Box 4
Directories


Box 4
Newsletters


Box 4
Logo


Box 4
Financial



Budgets


Box 4
Financial reports


Box 4
Dues


Box 4
Expense forms


Box 4
Guidelines for sponsors


Box 4
Statements


Box 4
Tax exempt status


Box 4
Treasurer's reports, correspondence


Box 4
Miscellaneous


Box 4
Membership



Members-at-large


Box 4
Miscellaneous


Box 4
Listings


Box 4
Data


Box 4
Forms


Box 4
Membership by state


Box 4
SERIES II. PROGRAMS



Meetings


Box 5
Competitions



Championship director's handbooks and job description


Box 5
Banner


Box 6
Miscellaneous forms, listings


Box 6
Sports championships


Box 6
Basketball


Box 6
Basketball


Box 7
Basketball


Box 8
Basketball


Box 9
Fencing


Box 9
Field hockey


Box 9
Field hockey


Box 10
Golf


Box 10
Gymnastics


Box 11
Ice hockey


Box 11
Championships



Sport championships


Box 11
Lacrosse


Box 12
Skiing


Box 12
Soccer


Box 12
Softball


Box 12
Swimming and diving


Box 13
Tennis


Box 13
Track and field, cross-country


Box 14
Volleyball


Box 14
Volleyball


Box 15
Awards


Box 15
Junior and community colleges


Box 15
Officials


Box 15
Title IX


Box 15
Surveys


Box 15
Rules


Box 15
SERIES III. OTHER ORGANIZATIONS



Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women



Administration


Box 15
Constitution, by-laws and restructuring


Box 15
Publications


Box 15
Committee and representative notebook


Box 15
Officals


Box 16
Association consultant and program administrator


Box 16
Commissioner/director for national championships


Box 16
Commissioner for small college national championships


Box 16
Executive director


Box 16
Headquarters staff reports


Box 16
Junior and community college representative


Box 16
Large college division


Box 16
Past president


Box 16
President


Box 16
Program assistant


Box 16
Student representative


Box 16
Vice president for small colleges


Box 16
Committees and Commissions



Archives


Box 16
Awards


Box 16
Chief executive officers


Box 16
Collegiate sports commission


Box 16
Committee on committees


Box 16
Competitive division structure implementation


Box 16
Conduct of national championships


Box 16
Ethics and eligibility


Box 16
Financial aid


Box 16
Funding of national championships


Box 16
International competition


Box 16
Kodak All American Selection


Box 16
Liaison


Box 16
Long-term planning


Box 16
Men's athletics


Box 16
Minority women in AIAW


Box 16
Needs of small colleges


Box 16
Nomination


Box 16
President's Commission on Olympic Sports


Box 16
Promotions


Box 16
Recruiting


Box 16
Rules and standards


Box 16
Screening


Box 16
Small college and university


Box 16
Special needs


Box 16
Sports


Box 16
TV


Box 16
Legal and financial


Box 17
Budget statements


Box 17
Treasurer's reports


Box 17
Legal counsel


Box 17
Regional reports


Box 17
Membership



Directories, listings


Box 17
Applications


Box 17
Financial aid forms


Box 17
Affidavits of Eligibility


Box 18
Affidavits of Eligibility


Box 19
Meetings


Box 19
Executive board and delegate assemblies


Box 19
Miscellaneous meetings


Box 19
Programs



Sports championships


Box 19
Policies and procedures


Box 19
Letters of intent


Box 19
Badminton


Box 19
Basketball


Box 19
Fencing


Box 19
Field hockey


Box 19
Golf


Box 19
Gymnastics


Box 19
Lacrosse


Box 19
Rowing


Box 19
Skiing


Box 19
Softball


Box 20
Swimming and diving


Box 20
Tennis


Box 20
Track and field


Box 20
Volleyball


Box 20
Subjects



AIAW/NCAA


Box 20
China basketball tour


Box 20
Management audit


Box 20
National Merit Athletic Endorsement Service


Box 20
Position papers


Box 20
Research


Box 20
Sports accident insurance


Box 20
Title IX


Box 20
U.S. Collegiate Sports Council


Box 20
Affiliated Board of Officials


Box 20
American Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation


Box 20
Eastern College Athletic Conference


Box 20
Eastern Association of Physical Education for College Women


Box 20
International Women's Year


Box 20
National Federation of State High School Associations


Box 20
New York State Athletic Association for Junior College Women


Box 20
New York Association of Intercollegiate Athletics For Women


Box 20
U.S. Field Hockey Association


Box 20
Women's Sports Foundation


Box 20
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics


Box 20
National Invitation Tournment


Box 20
Northwest College Women's Sports Association


Box 20
Miscellaneous organizations


Box 20

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Subjects
  • Eastern Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women
  • Sports for women--Organization and administration--History--Sources
  • Sports--Law and legislation--United States
  • Sports--United States--History--Sources


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