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Indiana League of High School Girls' Athletic Associations collection

Identifier: L423

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence; records and data; minutes and financial reports of board meetings; newspaper and magazine articles; programs from camp retreats and athletic programs; photographs; plaques; varsity letters; ribbons; nametags; athletic records; and scrapbooks from Indiana League of High School Girls' Athletic Associations on Indiana, ranging from 1922 to 1989, regarding girls' athletics programs and organization in high schools and junior high schools in Indiana, with data from programs in other states.


  • 1922-1989


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

The Indiana League of High School Girls' Athletic Associations, also known as the Indiana League of Girls High School Athletic Association and Girl's Athletic Association was founded in 1931, due to the work of a committee of physical education teachers who wanted tp improve the physical education and extracurricular program for high school girls. Individual schools became members of the League. It operated independently of the Indiana High School Athletic Association; however, if the school was a member of the IHSAA, its rules governed interschool activities of girls. The League held talks with the HSAA in 1967, discussing rules and co-curricular sports activities for boys and girls but it was still a separate organization in 1985.

Patricia Roy was the assistant commissioner in the IHSAA for 27 years and worked with the girls' athletic programs during the 1972-1973 school year.


Information found within the collection.

"History and Development of Girls' High School Sports, 1989." Accessed February 6, 2017.

"Female Pioneers in State Associations Lead Growth in Girls Sports." High School Today, May 12. Accessed February 6, 2017.


3.3 Cubic Feet (11 manuscript boxes)

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This collection is arranged first chronologically, then by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/03/01 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2017/03/01 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid updated 2023/01/27 by Lauren Patton.
Indiana League of High School Girls' Athletic Associations collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.