The Women's Physical Education Records consists of administrative papers, office files and informational papers concerning the Women's Physical Education Department. These records follow the department from the early twenties through to the P.E. Department merger.
The series administrative files contains curriculum guidelines and forms, academic planning goals, correspondence, and general office materials such as notes, memorandums, and meeting minutes. Also found in the administrative files are annual reports, information on committees and board members, as well as scholarships/assistantships, staff information, and sporting events. These records served to provide information to and from faculty and staff.
The faculty affairs and recruiting series focuses on recruiting efforts to fill vacancies for tenured track faculty positions. This series also includes papers on faculty affairs such as performance evaluations, workload reports, position flow charts, and retreat information. These records served the purpose of searching, locating, and picking faculty members.
Papers kept by Mildred G. Lemen, the chair of the women's physical education department (1963-1981), are also found within this collection. Papers such as meeting minutes, job descriptions, and correspondence are among the types of documents found. These records served to inform staff members of important information concerning the department and meetings.
There are also papers kept concerning the merger for the department of physical education. These papers include items such as correspondences, meetings minutes, and notes on research.
The general department files in this collection have a wide range of files including correspondences, department self studies, curriculum documents, meeting minutes, student surveys, social and academic clubs, enrollment data, newsletters and sports documents that contain scores and lists of participants.
The brochures contain introductory information regarding the Women's Physical Education department and its program requirements.
The posters are meant as means of advertising the program to be potentially placed in high schools in the region and around the state.
The Indiana Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women contains meeting minutes and correspondence between the organization and Indiana State University.
Scorebooks contain listings of various Greek student organizations and their basketball scores and statistics.
The Women's Athletics Association (WAA) membership rolls contain signatures of students who have been inducted or member of the WAA.
Finally, major handbooks contain detailed information regarding the program, class requirements, activities, and organizations that students in the program should know about.