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|Title:||Forgotten women on 1930’s women’s sports teams|
|Abstract:||This project describes the context of the women’s telegraphic varsity swim team in 1935. The author conducted archival research and argues that, since money was scarce in the 1930’s because of the stalk market crash and the great depression, any woman who attended school at that time must have been from a wealthy family. In the 1930’s survival, fashion and looking good was more important than physical activity. In addition, competitive sports were not socially accepted for women, so only few participated. The WAA (Women’s Athletic Association) had very little funding and used alternative ways to compete with other colleges other than traveling to competitions. Each team would compete at a nearby facility and telegraph the results to a central location. The results were compared to the opposition and final standings were telegraphed back. However, there has been very little media coverage of these events.|
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-08-24|
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