Interview with Joan Hult


  • Identifier: 1984 OH 009
  • Date: 8/22/1983
  • Interviewer: Berge, William H.
  • Interviewee: Hult, Joan
  • Description: 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 following interview Hult details her career in Physical Education and her eventual involvement in both the CIAW and AIAW. She recalls in great detail the development, rise and eventual fall that the AIAW experienced. The interview is an excellent primary source that details the behind the scenes interpretations of the problems that the AIAW and women athletes faced in the 60s, 70s, and early 80s. A discussion over the politics behind the AIAW dissolution and the problems the AIAW had with their legal representation are of spceial interest.
  • Location: Richmond, KY
  • Duration: 0:56:24
  • Time Summary:
  • Restrictions: no
  • Rights: Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.
  • Indexer:
  • Funding Source:


“Interview with Joan Hult,” William H. Berge Oral History Center, accessed July 8, 2020,