Chicago Area Women's Sports Association Records

Institution: Chicago History Museum
Address:
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Website
Date: 1980-1996
Extent: 5 Linear Feet
Finding Aid
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Abstract
Biographical/Historical Note:
The Chicago Area Women's Sports Association (CAWSA) was founded in 1981 as a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting women's sports. CAWSA hosted sporting events, helped women find existing sports facilities, provided resources on women's health and sports, held monthly meetings with guest speakers, and published a monthly newsletter titled Women on the Move.

Scope and Content Note:
Meeting minutes, reports, financial records, membership files, correspondence, brochures, newspaper clippings, newsletters, press releases, photographs, and other records of the Chicago Area Women's Sports Association (CAWSA). The majority of the collection relates to sporting events and activities offered by the organization, such as sports clubs, tournaments, races, conferences, and fundraising events. Also included are materials pertaining to fundraising and membership, as well as information about other Chicago area sports and women's organizations, including the Chicago Hustle women's professional basketball team.

Related Material: None