Women in Sports (UA 5584)

Early in the month of February the United States celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports day. Brigham Young University has been fielding competitive women’s athletic teams for a very long time. In fact, the first basketball team at Brigham Young Academy was a championship winning women’s team.

Brigham Young Academy's 1900 championship basketball team.

The University Archives is home to a remarkable collection documenting the history of women’s athletics at Brigham Young University. The collection is UA 5584 Athletic Media Relations scrapbooks on women’s athletics. The scrapbooks highlight the involvement of women in sports at the university ranging from basketball to golf to gymnastics. A finding aid for the collection is available here.

If you would like to know more about the resources available for studying women’s athletics at Brigham Young University, please contact the University Archivist at (801) 422-5821 or gordon_daines@byu.edu.

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