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Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, Southern Region II

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Women's intercollegiate athletics was first organized on a national basis in 1941, and the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) ws formed in 1971. Women who were instrumental in organizing the AIAW, Southern Region II, after the passage of Title IX federal legislation, discuss the AIAW, women's athletics, their personal histories, civil rights for women, and the AIAW's attempts to resist the encroachment upon women's intercollegiate athletics by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Mary (Betty) Elizabeth Langley was born in 1925 in Centertown, Kentucky. She was a graduate of Western Kentucky University, and maintained a professional and academic relationship with her alma mater upon graduating. In the following interview…

Gertude Hood was born in 1904 in Portsmouth, Ohio. Hood began her career in Physical Education in North Dakota in 1927, and came to EKU the following year. In the following interview Hood recalls her years at EKU and the problems she faced as the…

Dorothy Chaney Pearson was born in 1912 and graduated from Western in 1928. In the following interview Pearson addresses her student involvement in the Woodburn High School Basketball Program and the Kentucky State Basketball Tournaments between…

Joan Hult was born in Gary, IN, where she attended High School before receiving a B.A. from Indiana University. She went on to attend graduate school at University of North Carolina before receiving a PhD from the University of California. In the…

Leotus Morrison was born in 1926 in Savannah, Georgia. She attended Georgia State College for women and Ward Belmont College in Tennessee where she majored in both Equestrian and Physical Education. In the following interview Morrison details her…

The following interview with Jan Watson details her personal and professional experiences in women’s athletics. Watson was born in South Carolina during WWII, and eventually graduated from Winthrop College in 1964 with a Physical Education degree.…

Janice Shelton attended Georgetown College where she graduated with a double major in Biology and Physical Education. After finishing a brief stint at East Tennessee University she attended graduate school and returned to take up the Coordinator of…

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