IOWA WOMEN'S ARCHIVES

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES

IOWA CITY, IOWA

 

 

                  N. PEGGY BURKE

 

PAPERS, 1965-1980

(bulk 1975-1977)

2.5 linear feet

 

 

 

ACQUISITION:

The papers (donor no. 236) were donated by N. Peggy Burke in 1993.

ACCESS:

The papers are open for research.

COPYRIGHT:

Copyright has been transferred to the University of Iowa.

PROCESSED BY:

Jennifer Holden, 1995 and Randal Lackore, 1996. [BurkePeggy.doc]

 

Biography

            Begin text here:»Norma Peggy Burke served as President of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) from 1976 to 1977.  Under her leadership, AIAW influenced issues relating to six-player girl's basketball, Title IX policy interpretation and National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) decisions regarding women's college championships.  Burke also taught physical education as a professor at the University of Iowa.  A speech given by Burke was published in the November 15, 1979 edition of Vital Speeches of the Day and she gave a number of addresses and testimonies during her term as AIAW president.  In addition, Burke participated in several groups supporting equal rights for women:  the National Women's Conference, the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women and the Iowa Coordinating Committee of International Women's Year.

 

 

Scope and Content Note

 

The N. Peggy Burke papers date from 1965 to 1980 and measure »2.5 linear feet.  The papers are arranged in three series:  Equality in women's athletics, Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) and Women's equality.  The bulk of this collection documents the activities of the AIAW from 1971 to 1980 and chronicles its relationship with the NCAA during this period.  Included is a selection of official records of the AIAW from the years 1975 through 1977.

 

            The Equality in women's athletics series (1965-1979) concerns several issues in women's athletics.  These include the attempt of the NCAA to take over women's athletics, the implementation of the Title IX policy regarding equality of the sexes in all aspects of education and the movement to modify Iowa high schools' traditional six-player girls' basketball game.

 

            The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women series (1972 1980) consists of official records, correspondence and memoranda chronicling AIAW's activities before, during and after Burke's service as president.  It also documents the relationship between the NCAA and the AIAW over a period of nine years.  Executive board meetings is a subseries which details the semi-annual meetings of AIAW's Executive Board as well as those of AIAW's Delegate Assembly.  It includes reports, motions, agendas and decisions made at each meeting of the executive board and delegate assembly held between spring of 1975 and fall of 1977.

 

            The Women's equality series (1975-1979) chronicles Burke's involvement with several women's rights groups, including the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women and the Iowa Coordinating Committee of International Women's Year.  Also included in a copy of the November 15, 1979 edition of Vital Speeches of the Day, in which one of Burke's speeches on women's equality appears.

 

style='font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt'>Box no.   Description

 

Box 1

Equality in women's athletics

AAPHER (American Association for Physical Health, Education and Recreation) reports, 1976-1977

ACE (American Council on Education)

Reports, 1978 and undated

Notes, 1978

NCAA

Newspaper clippings, 1975-1978

Reports, 1975, 1977 and undated

Women's intercollegiate athletics report, 1975

Reports

NCAA member responses (2 folders)

NCAA non-member responses

AIAW responses

NCAA vs. HEW (Department of Health, Education and Welfare) [Title IX suit], 1976

Congressional records

Correspondence

Legal records

Memos

Newspaper clippings

NAGWS (National Association of Girls and Women in Sports) newspaper clippings, 1973

Newspaper clippings, 1975-1978

Reports, undated

 

Box 2

Six-player girls' basketball

Correspondence, 1976-1978

Court rulings, 1965, 1976 and undated

Newsletters, 1976-1978

Newspaper clippings, 1974-1978

Notes, 1976, 1977 and undated

Reports, 1976-1977

Title IX

Newspaper clippings, 1975

Policy interpretation, 1979

Sex desegregation

Newsletters, undated

Reports, 1978 and undated

 

AIAW (Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women)

Publications

Fact sheets, 1973

Newsletters, 1972, 1975

Newspaper clippings, 1974-1975

Administrative

By-laws changes, 1977

Correspondence

1975

1976 (2 folders)

1977, 1978, 1980 and undated

Court cases

 

Box 3

Memos

1974-1975

1977-1978

NCAA/AIAW relations

Correspondence

1971

1974-1975

1980

Memoranda

1971

1974-1975

1980

Newsletters, 1980

Newspaper clippings, 1975, 1980 and undated

Notes, undated

Reports, 1975, 1980 and undated

Survey, 1979

News release, 1979

Notes, 1976-1978 and undated

Presidential speeches

Burke, Peggy, 1975

West, Charlotte, 1977

Mushier, Carole, 1979

Grant, Christine, 1979

Reports

1974-1975

1977

1980

Executive board meetings

Spring 1975

Minutes

Notes

Reports

Committee

Financial

President's

Regional

 

Box 4

Fall 1975

Correspondence

Minutes

Reports

Committee

Financial

President's

Regional

Delegate Assembly, 1976

Correspondence

Memoranda

Notes

Pamphlet

Reports

Winter 1976

Correspondence

Minutes

Spring 1976

Correspondence

Memoranda

Minutes

Motions

Notes

Reports

Committee

Financial

General

President's

Regional

Fall 1976

Correspondence

Memoranda

Minutes

Motions

 

Box 5

Notes

Reports

Committee

Financial

General

President's

Regional

Delegate Assembly, 1977

Correspondence

Fact sheets

Memoranda

Motions

Notes

Reports

Speeches

Winter 1977

Minutes

Motions

Reports

Committee

President's

Regional

Spring 1977

Agenda

Correspondence

Memoranda

Motions

Notes

Reports

Committee

Financial

NAGWS

President's

Box 6

 

Fall 1977

Correspondence

Memoranda

Motions

Newspaper clippings

Reports

Committee

Financial

General

NAGWS

President's

Regional

 

Women's equality

International Women's Year

Iowa Coordinating Committee

Newsletters, 1977

Iowa Commission on the Status of Women report, 1978

Iowa Women's Meeting

Agenda, 1977

Handbook, 1977

National Women's Conference

Handbook, 1977

Newsletters, 1977, 1978

Newspaper clippings, 1977

Newspaper clippings, 1975, 1977-1979 and undated

Project on the Status of Women newsletter, 1977 and undated

“Power and Power Plays,” Vital Speeches of the Day (January 15, 1979, vol. xlv, no. 7)

Women in the labor force reports, undated