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University of Iowa Women's Athletics records

 Collection
Identifier: IWA1047
The University of Iowa Women's Athletics records contains budget and record keeping materials from 1979-2001, women's basketball materials from 1985-2005, and task force records from the 2000 merger of the men's and women's athletic departments. They measure 6.25 linear feet and arranged into four series: Budget, Basketball, Task force records, and Events

The Budget series (1979-2001) contains documents related to the financial activities and records of the Department of Women's Athletics. Materials include ticket reports, budget documents, and other accounting records.

The Basketball series (1985-2005) contains programs and a team poster, documents from a 1990 Friendshop Tour, and photographs and tournament pins from the NCAA women's basketball midwest tournament hosted by the University of Iowa in 1993, an event titled "Hoops in the Heartland."

The Task Force Records series (1989-2007) contains materials related to the merging of the men's and women's athletic departments. Documents include correspondence between task force members, University staff, and the Board in Control of Athletics, as well as meeting minutes and strategic plans collected around the 2000 merger.

The Events series (2007) contains materials related to the recognition and celebration of Christine Grant's achievements as women's athletics director at Iowa.

Dates

  • 1989-2007

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

Extent

6.25 linear feet

Overview

The University of Iowa Women's Athletics records contains budget and record keeping materials from 1979-2001, women's basketball materials from 1985-2005, and task force records from the 2000 merger of the men's and women's athletic departments.

Biographical / Historical

Varsity sports at the University of Iowa began in the 1870s, although organized varsity sports for women were not offered until after the passage of Title IX legislation in 1973 that required equal funding for men's and women's sport teams at institutions receiving federal funds.

Already a leading member of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), the University hired Deparmtent of Physical Education for Women faculty member Christine Grant as its inaugural women's athletics director. During Grant's tenure, Iowa added twelve National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship sports, and teams from those programs won a combined twenty seven Big Ten titles.

Anticipating Grant's retirement, the University convened a task force in 2000 to evaluate gender equity in the school's athletic departments. After deliberation, the task force recommended the men's and women's athletic departments be merged under one director following Grant's retirement.

Men's athletic director Bob Bowlsby took over the combined department upon Grant's retirement in 2000. Bowlsby was replaced by athletic director Gary Barta in 2006.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers (donor no. 445) were donated by Christine Grant in 2011.
Author
Katherine Walden
Date
2018
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

Contact:
100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5068
319-335-5900 (Fax)