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Guide to the Calla Raynor papers, circa 1950s-1970s

Summary

Calla Raynor began her career at Duke in the Physical Education department in 1962 and served as the women’s varsity tennis coach from 1967 to 1973. Raynor was instrumental in co-founding Duke University's women's basketball program. This collection contains correspondence, teaching materials, materials related to Ms. Raynor’s education at the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now UNC-Greensboro), UNC-Chapel Hill, and Duke University. The collection also includes sporting event materials, student athlete records, tournament materials, newspaper clippings, audiovisual materials, collegiate sports institutions and organizations for women, and other records from Raynor’s career at Duke.

Collection Details

Record Group
UA.29.02.0242
Title
Calla Raynor papers
Date
1952-1980
Creator
Raynor, Calla
Extent
6 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

This collection contains correspondence, teaching materials, materials related to Ms. Raynor’s undergraduate coursework at the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now UNC-Greensboro) and graduate coursework at UNC-Chapel Hill, sporting event materials, student athlete records, tournament materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other records. Materials are related to Duke University’s sports program, as well as materials from other universities and colleges. The collection includes articles and publications related to physical education instruction, primarily from outside sources. Although Raynor's teaching files are included, such as quizzes and exams, most of the published articles were authored by individuals outside of Duke University.

Sports association materials include materials from the early 1970s to the early 1980s -- these materials include records from the Division of Girls’ and Women’s Sports (DGWS), which became the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women in 1971.

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[Identification of item], in the Calla Raynor papers, circa 1950s-1970s, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Teaching materials, early 1960s - 1974 and undated

Series includes materials related to Calla Raynor’s teaching career at Duke for a variety of physical education courses, including: syllabi, exams, quizzes, grading rubrics and answer keys, copies of articles, and drawings/diagrams of various sports.

American Heart Association life Support test
Box 1
Folder 1
Anatomy and Biology test sheets
Box 1
Folder 2
Archery
Box 1
Folder 3
Arts and Crafts, 1966
Box 1
Folder 4
Assorted Sports
Box 1
Folder 5
Badminton
Box 1
Folder 6
Basketball
Box 1
Folder 7
Bibliographies
Box 1
Folder 8
Bowling
Box 1
Folder 9
Conditioning
Box 1
Folder 10
Dance
Box 1
Folder 11
Fencing
Box 1
Folder 12
General papers
Box 1
Folder 13
Golf
Box 1
Folder 14
Gymnastics
Box 1
Folder 15
Hockey
Box 1
Folder 16
Posture
Box 1
Folder 17
Soccer
Box 1
Folder 18
Softball
Box 1
Folder 19
Square Dance
Box 1
Folder 20
Student papers
Box 1
Folder 21
Stunts
Box 1
Folder 22
Swimming
Box 1
Folder 23
Table Tennis
Box 1
Folder 24
Tennis
Box 1
Folder 25
Tennis
Box 1
Folder 26
Track and Field
Box 1
Folder 27
Various tests
Box 1
Folder 28
Volleyball
Box 1
Folder 29

2. Student materials, 1952-1966 and undated

Series includes materials related to Calla Raynor’s academic career, primarily at the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now UNC-Greensboro), and related to instruction in teaching and physical education. Materials from UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University are also included. The series also includes audiovisual materials – including personal slides from Ms. Raynor’s academic career at the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now UNC-Greensboro), primarily reflecting her dorm life.

Anatomy 22
Box 1
Folder 30
Biology 102, 1958
Box 1
Folder 31
Biology 271, 1953
Box 1
Folder 32
Conditioning Notebooks
Box 1
Folder 33
Conduct of U.S. Physical Education Programs
Box 1
Folder 34
Education 135, 1964
Box 1
Folder 35
Education 202
Box 1
Folder 36
Education 317, 1960
Box 1
Folder 37
Education 350
Box 1
Folder 38
Folk Dance
Box 1
Folder 39
Golf, lesson plans
Box 1
Folder 40
The Good Ship, C.B., undated
Box 1
Folder 41
General student notebooks, undated
Box 1
Folder 42
Greensboro Parks and Recreation field trip
Box 1
Folder 43
Health 123
Box 1
Folder 44
Health 367, 1960
Box 1
Folder 45
History 102, 1959
Box 2
Folder 46
Health and Physical Education -- Greensboro Public Schools
Box 2
Folder 47
Intramurals term papers, 1966
Box 2
Folder 48
Kinesiology
Box 2
Folder 49
Lesson plans and student teaching materials, 1961
Box 2
Folder 50
Miscellaneous essays, 1961
Box 2
Folder 51
Modern Dance
Box 2
Folder 52
Physical Education 121
Box 2
Folder 53
Physical Education 126
Box 2
Folder 54
Physical Education 127
Box 2
Folder 55
Physical Education 221
Box 2
Folder 56
Physical Education 241
Box 2
Folder 57
Physical Education 351
Box 2
Folder 58
Physical Education 352
Box 2
Folder 59
Physical Education 360
Box 2
Folder 60
Physical Education 461
Box 2
Folder 61
Physical Education 464
Box 2
Folder 62
Physical Education 465
Box 2
Folder 63
Physical Education 469
Box 2
Folder 64
Physical Education 523
Box 2
Folder 65
Physical Education, N.C. Public Schools, 1952
Box 2
Folder 66
Physiology 1L
Box 2
Folder 67
Recreation 176-177
Box 2
Folder 68
Red Cross, Canoe Storage
Box 2
Folder 69
Sociology 212
Box 2
Folder 70
Sociology 335
Box 2
Folder 71
Softball 360
Box 2
Folder 72
Student teaching materials -- various
Box 2
Folder 73
Student notebook, 1
Box 5
Folder 74
Student notebook, 2
Box 5
Folder 75
Student's workbook -- Introduction to Psychology
Box 2
Folder 76
Tests and measurements
Box 2
Folder 77
Track and Field
Box 2
Folder 78
UNCG Woman's College, Intramural activities
Box 2
Folder 79
UNCG Woman's College, notebook 1
Box 2
Folder 80
UNCG Woman's College, notebook 2
Box 2
Folder 81
UNCG Woman's College, Tennis Club constitution
Box 2
Folder 82
Volleyball officials, 1961
Box 2
Folder 83
Slides, 1961
Box 4
Folder 157

3. Correspondence, 1962-1980 and undated

Series includes ingoing and outgoing correspondence from 1962-1980. Correspondence is primarily related to athletics -- including correspondence with tennis players, other university coaches, and athletic departments to organize tennis tournaments.

Coaches, 1978-1979
Box 2
Folder 84
General correspondence, 1962-1975
Box 2
Folder 85
General correspondence, 1976-1980
Box 2
Folder 86
Players, 1965-1975
Box 3
Folder 87
Players, 1976-1977
Box 3
Folder 88

4. Events, 1964-1980 and undated

Series includes correspondence, publicity materials and event pamphlets, tournament scoring sheets and brackets, and travel information. The majority of events are from national or regional tennis tournaments in which Duke University participated, including NCAA tournaments, NCAIAW and AIAW tournaments, and regional tournaments such as the Lady Seminole Invitational Tournament, among others.

ACC Women's Tennis Tournament, 1977
Box 3
Folder 89
ACC Women's Tennis Tournament, 1978
Box 3
Folder 90
ACC Women's Tennis Tournament, 1979
Box 3
Folder 91
AIAW Natinal Small College Invitational Tennis Tournament, 1977
Box 3
Folder 92
AIAW National Tennis Championships, 1977
Box 3
Folder 93
AIAW National Tennis Championships, 1978
Box 3
Folder 94
AIAW Southern Region II Tournament, 1977
Box 3
Folder 95
AIAW Southern Region II Tournament, 1978
Box 3
Folder 96
Carolina's AAU Championships, 1964
Box 3
Folder 97
Lady Seminole 12th Annual Invitational, 1975
Box 3
Folder 98
Lady Seminole 13th Annual Invitational, 1976
Box 3
Folder 99
Lady Seminole 14th Annual Invitational, 1977
Box 3
Folder 100
Lady Seminole 16th Annual Invitational, 1979
Box 3
Folder 101
Lady Seminole 17th Annual Invitational, 1980
Box 3
Folder 102
NCAIAW Tennis Tournament, 1974
Box 3
Folder 103
NCAIAW Tennis Tournament, 1975
Box 3
Folder 104
NCAIAW Tennis Tournament, 1976
Box 3
Folder 105
NCAIAW Tennis Tournament, 1977
Box 3
Folder 106
NCAIAW Tennis Tournament, 1979
Box 3
Folder 107
NCAIAW Tennis Tournament, 1980
Box 3
Folder 108
NCAIAW Volleyball Tournament, 1976
Box 3
Folder 109
NCAIAW Volleyball Tournament, 1977
Box 3
Folder 110
University of Virginia Invitational Tennis Tournament, 1976
Box 3
Folder 111
USTA Women's National Tennis Championships, 1975
Box 3
Folder 112
USTA Women's National Tennis Championships, 1976
Box 3
Folder 113

5. Articles and publications, 1958-1978 and undated

Series includes materials related to athletics -- including pamphlets from Duke University and other institutions, newspaper and article clippings, press releases, and newsletters. Included are publications from the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (UNC-Greensboro), such as The Major’s Voice, a publication of the Physical Education Department.

The majority of publications are not authored by Raynor -- many are scholarly publications designed to help in physical education instruction, as well as publications of Duke University. The series also includes materials from UNC-Greensboro's Physical Education Department, to which Raynor contributed.

Articles and newspaper clippings, 1958-1975 and undated
Box 3
Folder 114
Humorous materials, undated
Box 3
Folder 115
Journal of National Institute on Girls Sports, 1965
Box 3
Folder 116
The Major's Voice, 1958-1960
Box 3
Folder 117
Newsletters, 1975-1977
Box 3
Folder 118
Pamphlets, 1964-1976 and undated
Box 3
Folder 119
Press releases, 1978
Box 3
Folder 120
Unpublished materials
Box 3
Folder 121
Woman's Day, May 1964
Box 3
Folder 122

6. Committees and organizations, 1964-1980 and undated

Series includes correspondence, meeting minutes, convention materials, and handbooks and other publications related to both national and regional sports organizations. Major bodies include the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), which was preceded by the Division for Girls’ and Women’s Sports (DGWS). Materials are primarily from the mid-1960s to the 1980s.

Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) administrative files
Box 3
Folder 123
AIAW Delegate Assembly, 1973
Box 3
Folder 124
AIAW Delegate Assembly, 1977
Box 3
Folder 125
AIAW Delegate Assembly, 1978
Box 3
Folder 126
AIAW Delegate Assembly, 1980
Box 3
Folder 127
AIAW directory, 1977-1978
Box 3
Folder 128
AIAW handbook, 1977-1978
Box 3
Folder 129
AIAW Letters of Intent, 1977-1978
Box 3
Folder 130
AIAW membership reports and rosters, 1977-1978
Box 4
Folder 131
Athletic and Recreation Fedration of College Women (ARFCW) materials, 1965-1967 and undated
Box 4
Folder 132
DGWS National Coaches Conference, 1973
Box 4
Folder 133
NCAA 73rd Annual Convention, 1979
Box 4
Folder 134
North Carolina Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (NCAHPER) Convention, 1965
Box 4
Folder 135
NCAHPER meeting, 1958
Box 4
Folder 136
NCAIAW Executive Council, 1973-1975
Box 4
Folder 137
NCAIAW general session, 1977
Box 4
Folder 138
NCAIAW state handbook, 1976-1977
Box 4
Folder 139
Various summer camp materials, 1964-1967 and undated
Box 4
Folder 140

7. Administrative files, 1962-1980 and undated

Series includes materials related to Calla Raynor’s personal administration of athletics at Duke University, Duke University administration and Duke Athletics administration, and various tennis forms and reports.

Admissions tracking reports, 1976
Box 4
Folder 141
Athletic awards, 1976 and undated
Box 4
Folder 142
Calendars and planners, 1978-1979
Box 4
Folder 143
Duke Athletics, circa 1975-1979
Box 4
Folder 144
Duke University administration files, 1973-1977 and undated
Box 4
Folder 145
Physical Education class schedules, 1962-1968
Box 4
Folder 146
Resumes, Calla Raynor, 1962-1979
Box 4
Folder 147
Tennis budgets, 1977-1981
Box 4
Folder 148
Tennis eligibility forms, 1975-1980
Box 4
Folder 149
Tennis match agreements, 1975-1980
Box 4
Folder 150
Tennis player match records, 1977
Box 4
Folder 151
Tennis report, 1974-1975
Box 4
Folder 152
Tennis rosters, 1976-1978
Box 4
Folder 153
Tennis schedules, 1971-1979 and undated
Box 4
Folder 154
Travel forms, 1975 and undated
Box 4
Folder 155
WRA bicycle rental, 1971-1979 and undated
Box 4
Folder 156
 

Historical Note

Calla Raynor was instrumental in Duke University's physical education program, working as an instructor, a head tennis coach, and co-founder of the women's basketball program.

Calla “Harvey” Raynor attended the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now UNC-Greensboro) during her undergraduate career and studied physical education. She later completed additional coursework at UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University to expand her knowledge of teaching and physical education.

Raynor began her career at Duke in the Physical Education department in 1962 and served as the women’s varsity tennis coach from 1967 to 1973. Raynor was broadly involved in the athletic department, teaching courses on various physical education, health, and sports subjects. Lorraine Woodyard, the who served as the Head of Women's Athletics beginning in 1972 and eventually in other high-ranking positions, encouraged Raynor to participate and teach in a variety of different sports. Raynor, working with co-coach Lorraine Woodyard, helped found the Duke women’s basketball program in 1968 and held her position as a basketball co-coach until 1973. She became the head of the tennis program in 1973 and led the university to victory in numerous regional and national tournaments. She retired in 2002 and was honored by the Atlantic Coast conference in 2008 as an ACC Women’s Basketball Legend.

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Provenance

Transfer, 2014

Processing Information

Processed by: Patrick Dollar, November 2014.

Finding aid derived from MARC record, November 2014.

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