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International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (U.S. branch) Records, 1967-2001 (ongoing)
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 529

Abstract:
International athletic association. The International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women Records at Smith represent the U.S. branch of the organization. The collection includes histories, including information about Dorothy Ainsworth; documents pertaining to various IAPESGW congresses and conventions; and IAPESGW bulletins, newsletters, and reports.

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:

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

The International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women was founded to provide "an international forum and vehicle for women physical educators to meet together and share ideas, methods, programs, problems, and solutions." Dorothy Ainsworth served as the first president. The first international Congress was held in 1949 in Copenhagen with two hundred fifty delegates attending from twenty-five nations, and since then quadrennial congresses have been held at various locations around the world. Ainsworth established the United States branch in 1961 and appointed Catherine Allen as its representative; she served until 1969. The organization informs its membership by means of a semi-annual newsletter and an annual Journal. From its inception and as recently as 1998, IAPESGW served as an affiliate of the National Council of Women, a satellite organization of the International Council of Women. By virtue of its NCW/ICW affiliation, IAPESGW was recognized as an NGO by the United Nations. IAPESGW is a member of the International Women's Group and the International Council of Sport and Physical Education. The organization is ongoing, and as of 2005 membership included forty-five countries across all five continents.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women Records at Smith represent the U.S. branch of the organization. The collection includes histories, including information about Dorothy Ainsworth; documents pertaining to various IAPESGW congresses and conventions; and IAPESGW bulletins, newsletters, and reports.

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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:

The material in this collection may be protected by copyright. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights for permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Permission 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:

International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (U.S. branch) Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women Records were donated to the Sophia Smith Collection by Barbara Kelly in 2005.

Accruals:

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

Processing Information

Processed by Burd Schlessinger, 2005.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English


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Subjects
  • Ainsworth, Dorothy Sears, 1894-
  • International Association for Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women--History--Sources
  • Physical education for women--History--Sources
  • Sex discrimination in sports--History--Sources
  • Sports for women--United States--History--Sources
  • Women athletes--History--Sources
  • Women--Health and hygiene--History--Sources


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