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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 895; T-416

Papers of Nancy Debra Levin, 1993-2001


Subject files including correspondence, notes and audiotapes collected by Nancy Levin about women in sports.


  • 1993-2001

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Nancy Debra Levin is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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.


1.25 linear feet ((3 file boxes) plus 1 oversize folder, 1 supersize folder, and 4 audiotapes)

This collection contains papers relating to Nancy Debra Levin's documentation of women in sports through subject files and audiotapes. Subject files contain correspondence, flyers, press releases, and notes about female athletes and national and international sporting events. Audiotapes of note are interviews conducted by Levin for various radio programs including "The Perspective" on KQED-FM, and "The Connection," in which she discussed her views on women's sports and female coaches. Folder titles are Nancy Debra Levin's. The material is arranged in alphabetical order.


A graduate of Harvard University (A.B. 1978), Nancy Debra Levin helped to establish Harvard's first women's soccer team. In 1993, Levin started the Women's Sports Connection, a quarterly newspaper aimed at increasing the visibility of women's sports. Subsequently Levin wrote "Nancy Levin's Sports Beat," a section of, a web site focusing on sports and recreation. She also was director of sports news for Pupulé Sports, a women's fitness web site.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2007-M123

The papers of Nancy Debra Levin were given to the Schlesinger Library in July 2007 by Nancy Debra Levin.


Donors: Nancy Debra Levin

Accession number: 2007-M123

Processed by: Amber L. Moore

The following items have been transferred to the Schlesinger Library books and printed materials collection:

  1. ABL Courtside
  2. ABL American Basket Ball League 98-99 Media Guide
  3. America True America's Cup 2000
  4. Balls and Strikes Softball
  5. Century of Champions Daily Update Day 2 Saturday July 15
  6. Coaching Women's Basketball
  7. Colorado Xplosion Media Guide 1998-99
  8. Conde Nast Sports For Women
  9. Corner Kick
  10. Court Awareness: a newsletter devoted to women's basketball
  11. Deaf Sports Review
  12. Diamond View
  13. Festival Sports News
  14. FanFare Sacramento Monarchs
  15. 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Media Guide Tournament Edition
  16. Forward Pass
  17. Gay Games and Culture Festival IV
  18. Go For The Glory! 1996 Atlanta Glory Media Guide
  19. Golf for Women
  20. In Full Swing
  21. Los Angeles Sparks
  22. Life
  23. Newsweek
  24. Network Women's Soccer Foundation Publication
  25. 1998-1998 New England Blizzard
  26. New York Times Magazine
  27. Next Zone
  28. Official Program Women's FIFA World Cup
  29. OCSE San Francisco Bay Quarterly Newsletter
  30. Olympian
  31. Pacific Masters Swimming Newsletter
  32. People Weekly
  33. Real Sports
  34. Riseball Magazine
  35. Runner's World
  36. San Francisco Metropolitan
  37. 1997-1998 San Jose Lasers Media Guide
  38. 1998-1999 San Jose Lasers Media Guide
  39. Slam
  40. Sports Fan Magazine
  41. Sports Illustrated
  42. Sports Illustrated For Women
  43. Sports Illustrated Women Sport
  44. Sports Traveler
  45. The Striker
  46. Surfer Girl
  47. Touchline
  48. U.S. Olympic Team Trials Track and Field Media Kit
  49. U.S. Ski Team U.S. Snowboard Team 1996 Media Guide
  50. Women's Outside
  51. Women's Sports on Campus
  52. Women's Sports and Fitness
  53. Women's Sports Connection

Processing Information

Processed: April 2017

By: Amber L. Moore with assistance from Margaret Dalton.

Levin, Nancy Debra. Papers of Nancy Debra Levin, 1993-2001: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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