University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Betty Thompson Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Thompson, Betty
Title: Betty Thompson Papers
Dates: 1973-1975
Abstract: A pioneer in women's athletics at the University of Texas at Austin, Betty Thompson was a key figure in establishing a department of women's intercollegiate athletics at the University.
Extent: 5 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A pioneer in women's athletics at the University of Texas, Betty Thompson was a professor of kinesiology and health education as well as director of the Division of Recreational Sports. She chaired the committee that established a department for women's intercollegiate athletics at the University, and served as interim director of the newly established department in 1974-1975. Thompson was also instrumental in the planning and development of several sports facilities on the University of Texas campus. She died in 1989.


Scope and Contents

Papers include material related to intercollegiate athletics for women, the advisory committee-IAW, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and Stephen Spurr.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Betty Thompson Papers, 1973-1975, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3B53 Betty Thompson Papers, 1973-1975