• Creator
  • Springfield College
  • Created Date
  • 1958
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • This document is a handwritten mission statement for Springfield College's Women's Athletic Association (WAA; c. 1959). After briefly describing women's sports, the document lists persons who hold important club positions. During this time, Springfield College did not sanction varsity teams for women. Dr. Margaret Thornsen, the WAA's advisor, taught Physical Education at Springfield College from 1951 to 1974, joining the staff the same year th... more
    This document is a handwritten mission statement for Springfield College's Women's Athletic Association (WAA; c. 1959). After briefly describing women's sports, the document lists persons who hold important club positions. During this time, Springfield College did not sanction varsity teams for women. Dr. Margaret Thornsen, the WAA's advisor, taught Physical Education at Springfield College from 1951 to 1974, joining the staff the same year that women were admitted to the College. In 1968, she was appointed the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. She wrote "Basic Rhythms" with Ruth Evans and worked as the editor for all sports definitions for Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (located in Springfield, MA). The purpose of the WAA is to promote and conduct an extracurricular sports program for women in accordance with the highest ideals in women’s sports and to promote interest in athletics and good sportsmanship. less
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