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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleRecords of the Women's Sports Foundation
Ref No5WSF
LevelCollection
Date1986-2000
Extent20 A boxes, 1 OS box (uncatalogued)
Admin Biographical HistoryThe Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation (1984-fl.2008) was founded as the Women's Sports Foundation in 1984. It was the only organisation in the UK solely committed to improving and promoting opportunities for women and girls in sport at every level. The WSF was established as a registered charity and in order to achieve its mission its core activities were: Information: to educate and advise on key issues, to provide access to research and to commission further studies where necessary. Influence: to campaign for changes in government and sports policies in order to increase opportunity. Promotion: to create and promote models of best practice. Its five key aims were to 1. Increase awareness about the issues surrounding women and girls involvement in sport. 2. Support women and girls to become involved in sport at all levels and in all capacities. 3. Encourage organisations to improve access to sporting opportunities for women and girls. 4. Challenge instances of inequality in sport and seek to bring about change. 5. Raise the visibility of all British sportswomen.
As at 2008 the organisation was active.
DescriptionThe archive consists of annual reports, minutes, agendas, constitutions, policy documents, Annual General Meeting papers, resource packs, promotional material, photographs, books, video tapes and audio taped radio interviews, development plans, financial accounts, newsletters, magazines, funding/sponsorship papers, research dissertations, correspondence, material concerning discrimination of women in sport, specific sports, careers resource sheets, articles, handbook and course material for teachers and pupils.
Related MaterialThe Women's Library Printed Collections holds publications by the Women's Sports Foundation. [The TUC Library holds c.200 uncatalogued pamphlets on sport]
Access StatusUncatalogued - please contact us for further information
Access ConditionsThis collection is uncatalogued and is not currently available for consultation, but access status is under review; please contact us for further information. In addition some items may be CLOSED in compliance with Data Protection Act (DPA).
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