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Joan S. Hult papers


Joan S. Hult papers
Hult, Joan S.
Collection number:
2009-168, 2010-29
49.50 linear feet
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State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Dr. Joan S. Hult (1933- ) was a professor of kinesiology and sports history at the University of Maryland from 1968 until 1996. In her early years, particularly in her own college career, she was an all-around athlete. She received a B.S from Indiana University, a Masters in Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Ph.D from the University of Southern California. She coached the women's tennis team at Maryland until she resigned in protest. Hult was a strong supporter of the Title IX Gender Equality in Sports legislation and a member of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) board before the association merged with the NCAA. She has published many books and papers on the history of women in sports, the history of the Olympic Games, and the history of sports in general. After her retirement, Hult remained active in the sports history world. This collection spans Hult's career and includes correspondence, teaching materials from undergraduate and graduate courses, articles, newspaper clippings, brochures and publications, research notes, and writings by Hult -- all of which cover a range of sports history and women's history topics. The Hult papers are unprocessed, but preliminary inventories are available.

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