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Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) records

 Collection 0192-MDHC

The Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) was established in 1971 to provide governance and leadership in the assurance of standards of excellence and educational soundness in women's intercollegiate athletics. The AIAW replaced the Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics for Women which had been founded in 1967 by what is today the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports, of which the AIAW was a sub-unit. The AIAW, having lost significant funding and membership to the NCAA, ceased to operate in 1983. The championship files for the various sports sponsored by the AIAW have been fully processed. The remaining, unprocessed materials include membership lists, eligibility records, procedures manuals, proceedings, programs, publications, handbooks, and such administrative records as minutes, reports, correspondence, and conference files.

Preliminary inventories for this collection are listed under Inventories/Additional Information. Please contact us for more information.


  • 1967-1983

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open to the public and must be used in the Special Collections reading room. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

Portions of this collection are unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection. Preliminary inventories are available under the Inventories/Additional Information section.

This collection contains restricted material, please check the series and folder listings for additional information.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


411.25 Linear Feet

Guide to the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) records
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Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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