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COLLECTION Identifier: SC 118

Kristin Powell collection on the Radcliffe College Department of Physical Education, 1985-1987


Radcliffe College Athletics Department reports, clippings, oral history interviews, and other material compiled by Kristin Powell.


  • Creation: 1985-1987

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Kristin Powell as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1 linear feet (1 carton)

This collection consists of materials compiled by Kristin Powell on the history of Radcliffe College Athletics. It includes clippings from the Radcliffe Quarterly, the Radcliffe News, yearbooks, and interviews with alumnae athletes. Also included are reports from athletic departments. The material is arranged by decade, and includes separate folders on the more significant athletes. All material is arranged chronologically.

Powell conducted nine interviews about Radcliffe College athletics for her project. Interviewees include John Baker (crew coach), Pat Miller (Associate Director of Harvard Athletics), Joe Bertagna (Varsity Club Director), Jack Reardon, (Harvard Director of Athletics), Pippy Rooney O'Conner (field hockey coach), Nikki Janus (administrator), Leslie Greis (professional golfer), and Alice McCabe (swim coach). Transcripts from a few of these interviews are in folder #27. The audiotapes are listed and described in the Radcliffe College Archives Sound Recordings Collection (RG XX, Series VIII).


Kristin Powell worked for the Harvard Athletics Department.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R87-28

This collection was compiled by Kristin Powell and given to the Radcliffe College Archives in October 1987.

Processing Information

Processed: November 1992

By: Vicky Clisham '95

Updated: July 2020

By: Jenny Gotwals

Powell, Kristin. Kristin Powell collection on the Radcliffe College Department of Physical Education, 1985-1987: A Finding Aid
Radcliffe College Archives, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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