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Descriptive Inventory for the Chicago Area Women's Sports Association records, 1979-1996

Chicago Area Women's Sports Association records

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Descriptive Inventory for the Chicago Area Women's Sports Association records, 1979-1996

Prepared by Natalie Clair Stetson; ed. by Sarah Dorpinghaus and Rachel Juris, 2010.
Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Chicago Area Women's Sports Association records, 1979-1996 (inclusive)
Creators: Chicago Area Women's Sports Association
Chicago Hustle (Basketball team)
Women's Professional Basketball League
Dates: 1979-1996 (inclusive)
Accession number: 2000.0123
Bib number: 00102400
Call number: MSS Lot C
Size: 5 linear feet (12 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Linda Buczyna (accession #: 2000.0123).

Terms governing use:

All rights owned by the donor, including copyright, were deeded to Chicago Historical Society. Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

This collection is open for research use.

Please cite this collection as:

Chicago Area Women's Sports Association records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Collection Summary +/-

Meeting minutes, reports, financial records, membership files, correspondence, brochures, newspaper clippings, newsletters, press releases, photographs, and other records of the Chicago Area Women's Sports Association (CAWSA). The majority of the collection relates to sporting events and activities offered by the organization, such as sports clubs, tournaments, races, conferences, and fundraising events. Also included are materials pertaining to fundraising and membership, as well as information about other Chicago area sports and women's organizations, including the Chicago Hustle women's professional basketball team.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The Chicago Area Women's Sports Association (CAWSA) was founded in 1981 as a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting women's sports. CAWSA hosted sporting events, helped women find existing sports facilities, provided resources on women's health and sports, held monthly meetings with guest speakers, and published a monthly newsletter titled Women on the Move.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Basketball for women--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Sports for women--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--20th century
Sports--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--20th century
Women athletes--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--20th century
Women basketball players--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Women--Illinois--Chicago Metropolitan Area--Societies and clubs--20th century
Women's Professional Basketball League
Organizations:
Chicago Area Women's Sports Association--Archives
Chicago Hustle (Basketball team)
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Correspondence
Film negatives
Film negatives--Color
Financial records
Membership lists
Minutes
Newsletters
Newspaper clippings
Photographic prints
Photographic prints--Color
Press releases
Reports
Geographic:
Chicago Metropolitan Area (Ill.)--Social life and customs--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in five series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Administrative files, 1981-1996 (boxes 1-5)
Series 2. Member and contact files, 1983-1996 (boxes 6-7)
Series 3. Event and program materials, 1981-1995 (boxes 8-9)
Series 4. Club and organizational materials, 1981-1995 (boxes 9-10)
Series 5. Marketing files and publications, 1979-1996 (boxes 10-12)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Julie Tanaka using Oxygen editor, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to the Explore Chicago Collections portal.
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