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Interview with Emil Parker, 1999 April 12

 Item — Audiocassette Box: 14, Cassette case: Audio 344
Identifier: OHI-0321

Scope and Contents

This interview was conducted by Eileen Dwyer '99 to support her research paper "Women's Athletics at Davidson College: Grassroots Movement and Institutional Support".

Emil Parker was the Director of Sports Information at Davidson College from 1968 to 1999. In this oral history, he describes the early days of coeducation and Title IX at Davidson, including the naming of the first female athletic award at the college, the Rebecca E. Stimson award. Parker also describes the process behind Davidson College changing women’s athletic leagues in 1982 from the AIAW [Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women] to the NCAA [National Collegiate Athletic Association]. He concludes the interview by discussing how women’s athletics has progressed since its inception at Davidson.


  • Creation: 1999 April 12


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1 Audiocassettes (Compact) (Audio 344. The audiocassette contains multiple interviews. )

1 Digital (Sound recordings) (WAV)


From the Sub-Group: English