There are four boxes of documents stored at the Bridgewater State University Library Archives Department. The boxes contain the following information and are catalogued.
BOX #1: HISTORY of NEW AGENDA- NORTHEAST / GIRLS & WOMEN IN SPORT DAY – A MASSACHUSETTS CELEBRATION / A SALUTE TO BOSTON WOMEN IN SPORT
The New Agenda- Northeast was co-founded in the spring of 1986 by Mary Lydon, Mary Pratt, and Mark Colon. Conferences and clinics began in 1987 under the theme of “advancing the role of girls and women in sport.” This organization was instrumental in sharing information about women sport issues and honoring those who were advocates for women and girls in sport. Included in this box are documents from the formation and continuation of this organization.
Girls and Women in Sport Day began as a national celebration in 1987. The New Agenda- Northeast brought that celebration to Massachusetts in 1989 by inviting every high school in the state to send 2 female athletes and a coach to the State House for a morning of celebration. Included in this box are the programs, speaker profiles, listing of school and participants, and other information for the celebration.
A short-lived but dynamic program, A Salute to Boston Women in Sport, involved female athletes, officials, coaches, and advocates from all schools and organizations within the City of Boston. From 1993 through 1999, this program provided opportunities for girls within Boston to meet and hear the prominent women involved in sport and athletics. Included in this box are the programs, listings, and awards presented at the Salute presentations.
BOX #2: HALL of FAME
Beginning in 1989, the New Agenda- Northeast Women’s Hall of Fame has honored women for their advocacy in the advancement of girl’s and women’s sport. From pre-Title IX service, through equity advancements, to current needs, these women have sustained and supported opportunities for participation in sport for girls and women. The members of the Hall of Fame are from the states of Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. All paperwork, forms, letters, and the members’ profiles are included in this box.
BOX # 3: TITLE IX
The information contained in this box relates to the passage and implementation of the Federal Law commonly known as Title IX. This law states: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Included in the box are articles, documents, case studies, participation studies, articles, and other information relating to equity in schools and particularly in athletic departments within those schools and colleges.
BOX #4: CONFERENCES AND CLINICS / ASSORTED INFORMATION ON WOMEN IN SPORT
The collection of information in this box is an assortment of clinic and conference programs, sport association information, and other information relating to girls and women in sport.
Marcia Crooks: 425 Lake Street, Bellingham, MA 02019 / 508-883-8358
Leda Levine: 106 Armiston Street, Brockton, MA 02302 / 508-584-2934