The Records of the Department of Women's Physical Education documents the development of women's athletics and physical training at Colorado State University. The collection includes programs, photographs, and scrapbooks of social gatherings such as the May Fete and dance performances, courses offered by the department in various sports such as swimming and gymnastics, and intra- and extramural activities such as tennis, The Swan Club, and basketball. The collection contains materials dating from 1920 to 1988, with the bulk falling from 1930 to 1970. This digital collection holds seven films, dated 1965 to 1969, and one undated. The films are 8mm Moviechrome and Super films. The subjects include campus and the Fort Collins area, school picnic, tennis, softball, and ski team. For more information of the University Archive collection, see the finding aid.

Recent Submissions

  • Women's Recreation Association film of surroundings 

    Date Recorded:1966-1967
    Format:video recordings (physical artifacts)
    Film footage (no audio) of land around Taos, New Mexico shot when members of the Women's Recreation Association were returning from the University of New Mexico, where they had participated in an athletic tournament. footage ...
  • Women's Recreation Association softball and tennis 

    Date Recorded:1966-1967
    Format:video recordings (physical artifacts)
    Film footage (no audio) of a softball game on campus as well as tennis matches in Denver.
  • Women's Recreation Association softball game 

    Date Recorded:undated
    Format:video recordings (physical artifacts)
    Film footage (no audio) of a Women's Recreation Association (WRA) softball game.
  • Women's Recreation Association tennis tournament 

    Date Recorded:1967
    Format:video recordings (physical artifacts)
    Film footage (no audio) of the Women's Recreation Association (WRA) tennis players are playing in a tennis tournament. The location of the court is unknown.
  • Women's Recreation Association sports day and picnic 

    Date Recorded:1965-1966
    Format:video recordings (physical artifacts)
    Film footage (no audio) of a Women's Recreation Association (WRA) sports day that includes a track meet and a co-ed volleyball game played during a WRA picnic.
  • Women's Recreation Association softball sports day 

    Date Recorded:1965-1966
    Format:video recordings (physical artifacts)
    Film footage (double exposed, no audio) of a Women's Recreation Association (WRA) softball sports day.
  • Women's Recreation Association ski team 

    Date Recorded:1968-1969
    Format:video recordings (physical artifacts)
    Film footage (no audio) of the Women's Recreation Association (WRA) ski team. Activities of team members include downhill and cross-country skiing.