Telling her-story: recovering lost history of Linfield women’s athletics: searching NCWSA archives
History | Women's History
This project was part of a larger sabbatical project to reconstruct the missing history of Linfield women’s athletics. Specifically, this grant funded travel to Washington State University to review the archived special collection on the Northwest College Women’s Sports Association (NCWSA), the regional structure in which Linfield women’s athletics competed from 1967-83. The grant also funded travel to Lewis and Clark College to review the archived special collection on the Northwest Conference (NWC) in hopes of locating archived documents on the Women’s Conference of Independent Colleges (WCIC). The WCIC was the conference in which Linfield women’s athletics competed from 1964-85. Although there was minimal WCIC documentation contained in the NWC collection, what was there along with the NCWSA documentation helped reconstruct portions of regional tournaments and results, coaching tenures, participant lists, budgets, administrative structures and policies, and post-season honors relative to Linfield women’s athletics. This information helps create a more accurate representation of the history of Linfield women’s athletics. The information also adds to materials and activities used in the teaching of HHPA 410 – Gender Issues in Education and Sport and provides direction for future faculty-student collaborative projects to gather narrative histories that will be housed in the Linfield archives.
Kenow, Laura, "Telling her-story: recovering lost history of Linfield women’s athletics: searching NCWSA archives" (2022). Post-Grant Reports. Report. Submission 219.