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.
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.
Processed by: Patrick Dollar, November 2014.
Finding aid derived from MARC record, November 2014.
Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.