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Luell W. Guthrie papers, 1934-1987.



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Guthrie, Luell W.
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Guthrie's professional papers pertain to her teaching and administrative duties, her professional associations, and her interests in women's sports, particularly tennis; included are correspondence, minutes, memoranda, reports, newsletters, brochures, and other printed items. Of note is correspondence concerning the issue of competition in women's sports; the issue of physical education becoming co-educational at Stanford; and the minutebook of the Stanford Women's Tennis Club. Her personal papers include a paper she wrote while a student at the University of Washington; itineraries and other records from her travels; materials relevant to her year of service with the American Red Cross, including her letters to her parents; and photographs.
Luell Weed Guthrie, a leader in women's intercollegiate tennis, taught physical education classes at Stanford University from 1936 until her retirement in 1972 and served as director of the Women's Physical Education Department from 1956 to 1968. She received her a.b. in physical education from the University of Washington in 1931 and her M.A. from the Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1936. During World War II, she took a year's leave of absence from Stanford to assist the director of personnel for the American Red Cross.
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Gifts of Luell Weed Guthrie, 1979-1987.

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