American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation records, 1927-1991.

Creator: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Collection number: 4095
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Abstract: The American Association (later Alliance) for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, a division of the National Education Association, was formed in 1927 to “awaken a wide and intelligent interest in physical and health education; to acquire and disseminate knowledge concerning it; and to promote such universal physical and health education as will provide well-trained teachers and secure adequate programs throughout the South.” The Southern District includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The records, which are arranged by year, include lists of members, officers, and convention delegates; convention programs; minutes and reports, including financial reports, of the Southern Division organization, its officers, conventions, and constituent boards and committees; correspondence; publications; clippings; and constitutions. Volumes include biographies of Nathan Taylor Dodson, Edward Hitchcock, Jessie Reid Garrison Mehling, Emma W. Plunkett, Jackson Roger Sharman, Mary Ella Soul?, and Solon B. Sudduth, and histories of the individual state associations and of the development of physical education in the South.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Folder 6 contains a copy of an announcement for the Section on Health & Physical Education for Negroes at the 9th annual convention in Knoxville, Tenn.

Folder 70 from the 30th Convention contains a list of African American Physical Educations in the organization.

Folder 73 has correspondence from African American Members of the alliance from the 32nd conference in Jacksonville, Fla. There is also information from the committee on Professional Services to Negro Members in 1965 (see Folder 75).

Folders 76-77 and 95-95 have documents from the Committee to Extend Services to Minorities.