Collection number: UA 9/8/1
Size: 1 box (0.33 cu.ft.)
About the Department of Physical Education for Women
The Department of Physical Education for Women was established in 1916. It was compulsory for three years and optional during the senior year. During World War II the Women's Physical Education program changed the emphasis of the program from physical recreation to conditioning and training. The theory was that the women needed to be in top physical condition to be able to participate in the war effort once they left college. The program was brought to the attention of "Life" Magazine, which ran a long article on the program. Newsreel photographers from Metro-Goldwyn Mayer, 20th Century Fox and Paramount came to campus to make feature shorts of the program.
About the Physical Education for Women Program Files
This series contains a description of the World War II conditioning program and the publicity that the program generated. It also contains information on other programs sponsored by the Physical Education for Women and the Women's Recreation Association.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[Identification of item], Physical Education for Women Program Files, 1920-1967, UA 9/8/1, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
This collection was compiled from various sources.
Life Magazine, "Girl's ROTC: New Hampshire Coeds Toughen Up for War", Archives Oversize 378 N5E L5
|Box 1, Folder 1||1920-1935||Demonstrations; May Day and Mother's Day Programs|
|Box 1, Folder 2||1941-1945||War Training Program|
|Box 1, Folder 3||1942-1952||Correspondence on War Training Program|
|Box 1, Folder 4||1943||Publicity - War Training Program|
|Box 1, Folder 5||1943||Voluntary Health Program|
|Box 1, Folder 6||1943||"Country Fair" Pagent|
|Box 1, Folder 7||1946-1960||Dance Programs|
|Box 1, Folder 8||1949-1955||Gymkhana and Horse Shows|
|Box 1, Folder 9||Misc. fliers for Women's Recreation Association Programs|
|Box 1, Folder 10||1957||Modified Program in Physical Education for Women for the Handicapped Student|
|Box 1, Folder 11||1946-1967||Student Questionnaires on the Women's Physical Education Program|
|Box 1, Folder 12||1950||Secretarial Handbook for the Department of Physical Education for Women|
|Box 1, Folder 13||1947-1964||Annual Budget (Supplies)|