Sports

Description

Prior to the women's movement and the implementation of Title IX, access to sports was limited. Included here are portraits of athletes, both amateur and professional, who broke boundaries and inspired young girls to pursue their own athletic dreams.



  • Ann Phillips, the only woman on the NY Nationals Roller Hockey team
  • Roller derby at Madison Square Garden
  • Runners during Houston International Women's Year
  • Women's marathon in NYC
  • 10 year old runner Nancy Krolewski from the Liberty Athletic Club (RI)
  • NOW conference march in Atlantic City
  • Umpire Bernice Gera holds press conference at ABC-TV NY
  • West Point basketball player #44, Carol Barkalow and Princeton's #30, Margaret Meier
  • Professional basketball player Althea Gwyn playing at the NY Stars versus San Francisco Pioneers game
  • Little league tryouts
  • Little league baseball tryouts (Kim Minicica, hitting with Naomi Johnson catching)
  • West Point Basketball team between games
  • Jean Balukas, women billiard's champion
  • The first two women ever to apply for boxing licenses, Jackie Tonawanda and Marian "Lady Tyger" Trimiar, being sworn in by NY State Boxing Commissioner
  • Jackie Tonawanda (boxer) fights man at Madison Square Garden
  • Janet Guthrie, first woman to qualify for the Indy 500, at Trentonian 200
  • Nancy Lopez
  • Jane Blalock
  • Chris Evert-Lloyd
  • Martina Navratilova
  • Colgate Women's Sports Exhibition (fencing)
  • Virginia Wade
  • West Point Invitational Relay Race
  • Laura Thornhill-Champion skateboarder during Competition at Nassau Coliseum, NY
  • Olympic athlete Wilma Rudolph
  • Gymnast Olga Korbut at Madison Square Gardens
  • Billie Jean King at Women's Sports Magazine press conference
  • Champion long distance swimmer Diana Nyad
  • Dorothy Hamill
  • Tracy Austin
  • US women's Olympic swimming team
  • Shirley Babashoff
  • Canadian gymnast Sherry Hawco at Madison Square Garden
  • Karate