Guide to the Betty L. Melton Papers
MSS 1995/02

Summary Information

Repository
California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives
Creator
California Interscholastic Federation.
Creator
Melton, Betty L.
Title
Betty L. Melton papers
ID
MSS 1995/02
Date [inclusive]
1973-1979
Extent
3.0 Linear feet  (6 manuscript boxes)
General Physical Description note
The collection is in good condition.
Language
English
Language of Materials note
English.
Abstract
Betty L. Melton was a physical education teacher and the chair of the department at La Sierra High School in Sacramento. She was instrumental in helping to establish rules and gender equity for California girls' high school athletics through her involvement with the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). This collection consists of by-laws, meeting minutes, schedules, correspondence, progress reports, handbooks and pamphlets.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item, folder title, box number], MSS 1995/02, Betty L. Melton papers, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento.

Return to Table of Contents »


Biographical/Historical note

These boxes contain the personal files of Betty Melton when she was involved in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and more specifically as head of the Girls' Sports Advisory Committee of the CIF. CIF is the parent organization begun by a group of LA area high school principals in 1914. By 1917 the CIF had grown into a statewide organization dedicated to setting standards of conduct, eligibility, and scholastic conduct for school athletes. (Original Article of Incorporation 1939.)

The papers span 1966-1979 and contain materials related to Melton's involvement in CIF in various capacities. She was instrumental in helping to establish rules for California girls' high school athletic competition. Melton also chaired the Physical Education department at La Sierra High School in Sacramento.

1973: Council Member from La Sierra High School. Melton attended meetings as a council member at a time when the CIF was expanding into women's athletics. Member of the Salary and Fees Committee, and the Capital Valley Conference (CVC). Also member of Sacramento Joint Unified School District High School Girls' Athletic Directors group. Chairman of Sac-Joaquin Girls' Athletics.

1974-1975: Representative to CIF of San Joaquin Section of the Girls' Advisory Committee.

1975: Secretary of the State CIF Girls' Sports Advisory Committee.

1976: Member of Board of Directors of CIF Protection Fund (which oversaw insurance)

1976-1977: Chair of the Girls' Sports Advisory Committee of the CIF.

1978-1979: Membership status unclear.

Melton was also a member of DGWS - "Division of Girls and Women in Sport" of the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (AAHPER). DGWS was a separate governing section for girls' sports. In 1974 the CIF started discussing integrating all girls' sports programs under CIF by-laws. Betty Melton gathered federation-wide feedback regarding the proposal.

The Betty Melton papers highlight the growth of women's athletics in high schools after the passage of Title IX prohibited discrimination based on gender. They illustrate the need to establish gender equity in high school sports by setting and enforcing standards for women's participation in interscholastic athletics. While specific Title IX regulations were not worked out until 1975, the CIF and its Girls' Advisory Sports Committee were already grappling with gender equity issues in sports as evidenced in these materials dating from 1973. Also reflects CIF's struggle to improve administrative processes and standards of representational equity within the organization.

Return to Table of Contents »


Scope and Contents note

Collection consists of the personal files of Betty Melton, Federation Council Members, by-laws, meeting minutes, schedules, correspondence, progress reports, handbooks and pamphlets.

Return to Table of Contents »


Administrative Information

Publication Information

California State University, Sacramento Special Collections & University Archives

The Library
2000 State University Drive East
Sacramento, CA, 95819-6039
916-278-6144
scua@csus.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Persmission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Custodial History note

Betty L. Melton assembled these papers over many years. The collection was later given to CSU Sacramento.

Accruals note

No additions are expected.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Betty L. Melton papers were given to CSUS Special Collections and University Archives in 1996.

Processing Information note

Processed by Martha Knight.

Appraisal note

There is no current criteria for records retention.

Return to Table of Contents »


Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • California Interscholastic Federation.

Personal Name(s)

  • Melton, Betty L.
  • Melton, Betty L.

Subject(s)

  • School sports -- United States -- California
  • Schools -- California -- Sacramento County

Return to Table of Contents »


Other Finding Aids note

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Return to Table of Contents »


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

There are no technical restraints to this collection.

Return to Table of Contents »


Collection Inventory

 SERIES I: California Interscholastic Federation 1967-1979 

Series Description

This series consists of general organizational materials of the CIF parent organization from roughly 1967 to 1979. Some materials are undated. Subseries include constitution and by-laws, correspondence, meeting materials, member directories and organizational charts.

CIF Constitution and By-Laws 1967-74 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 1

CIF Constitution and By-Laws 1975-76 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 2

CIF Constitution and By-Laws 1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 3

CIF Constitution and By-Laws 1978-79 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 4

CIF Miscellaneous Correspondence 1974-77 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 5

CIF Meeting Materials 1972-73 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 6

CIF Meeting Materials 1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 7

CIF Meeting Materials 1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 8

CIF Meeting Materials 1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 9

CIF Meeting Materials 1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 10

CIF Meeting Materials 1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 11

CIF Meeting Materials 1979 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 12

CIF Member Directory 1974-75 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 13

CIF Organizational Charts n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 14

Return to Table of Contents »


 SERIES II: California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) 

Series Description

The documents in this series include progress and financial reports, rules and regulations, tournament and season schedules, CIF Protection Fund (insurance) meeting materials, CIF Los Angeles schools schedules and reports, safety guidelines, officiating and related eligibility litigation.

CIF Progress Reports 1973-75 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 1

Miscellaneous Financial 1974-77 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 2

CIF Regulations - Eligibility 1974-78 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 3

CIF Rules and Regulations re: Girls' Sports 1968-76 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 4

CIF Rules and Regulations - Misc. Sports 1974-77 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 5

CIF Tournaments and Season Schedules 1974-78 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 6

CIF Protection Fund (Insurance) Meeting Materials 1974-79 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 7

CIF Los Angeles Schools Schedules and Reports 1973-77 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 8

Safety and Injury Guidelines 1975-78 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 9

CIF Officiating 1968-75 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 1

General note

Restrictions apply.

Eligibility Litigation 1974-79 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 2

Return to Table of Contents »


 SERIES III: CIF Girls' Sports Advisory Committee (GSA) 

Series Description

This series consists of correspondence, meeting materials, surveys, notes, photographs and legal documents related to girls' sports. These documents concern primarily the integration of girls' athletics into the CIF parent organization and early oversight of girls' interscholastic competition in California.

(Pre-) Girls' Sports Advisory Committee Correspondence 1971-72 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 3

CIF Girls' Sports Advisory Committee Correspondence 1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 4

CIF Girls' Sports Advisory Committee Correspondence 1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 5

CIF Girls' Sports Advisory Committee Correspondence January-April 1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 6

CIF Girls' Sports Advisory Committee Correspondence May-December 1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 7

CIF Girls' Sports Advisory Committee Correspondence 1976-78 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 8

GSA Questionnaires and Survey Results 1973-79 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 9

GSA Meeting Materials 1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 10

GSA Meeting Materials 1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 11

GSA Meeting Materials 1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 12

GSA Meeting Materials 1977-79 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 13

Miscellaneous Notes, Photos of GSA Committee 1974-76 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 14

Title IX 1974-75 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 15

Related Legislation 1974-78 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 16

Return to Table of Contents »


 SERIES IV: CIF Sac-Joaquin Section 

Series Description

This container includes constitutions and by-laws, organizational records, meeting materials, correspondence, and tournament and league regulations of the Sac-Joaquin (Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys) Section of CIF.

Sac-Joaquin Section Constitution and By-Laws (Includes Membership Directory 1974-75) 1972-73 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 1

Sac-Joaquin Section Directory 1972-75 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 2

Sac-Joaquin Section Organizational Reports 1972-74 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 3

Sac-Joaquin Section Correspondence 1974-76 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 4

Sac-Joaquin Section Meeting Materials 1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 5

Sac-Joaquin Section Meeting Materials 1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 6

Sac-Joaquin Section Meeting Materials 1975-76 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 7

Sac-Joaquin Section Meeting Materials 1977-79 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 8

Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Basketball 1974-79 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 9

Sac-Joaquin Section Girls Track and Field 1973-79 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 10

Sac-Joaquin Section Volleyball 1974-78 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 11

Sac-Joaquin Section Miscellaneous Undated Sports Schedules and Regulations n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 12

Miscellaneous Sac-Joaquin Section League Organization and Schedules 1972-75 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 13

Return to Table of Contents »


 SERIES V: Division of Girls and Women in Sports (GWS) of the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (AAHPER) 

Series Description

This series consists of correspondence, meeting materials, directories and publications, rules, studies and conference materials from the Organization of GWS State and District Chairpersons annual meeting.

GWS Correspondence 1966-78 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 1

GWS Meeting Materials 1973-74 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 2

GWS Directories and Publications 1975-78 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 3

Rules Studies 1974-79 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 4

OSDC Conference Materials 1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 5

Return to Table of Contents »


 SERIES VI: Southwest District of the American Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (AAHPER) 

Series Description

This series consists of codes of operations, directories, constitutions and by-laws, budgets, correspondence and meeting materials from the Southwest District of the AAHPER before and during Melton's membership.

Code of Operations 1967 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 6

Code of Operations 1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 7

Directories 1977-79 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 8

Constitution and By-Laws 1974-1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 9

Budgets 1977-79 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 10

Correspondence 1977-78 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 11

Meeting Materials 1977-79 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 12

Return to Table of Contents »


 SERIES VII: San Juan Unified School District High School Girls Athletic Directors 

Series Description

This series consists of documents from Athletic Directors within the San Juan Unified School District in Sacramento. They include season reports, meeting materials and a district Athletics Master Plan.

Season Report 1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 13

Meeting Materials 1974-76 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 14

Athletics Master Plan 1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 15

Return to Table of Contents »


 SERIES VIII: Capital Valley Conference 

Series Description

Athletic policies, meeting materials, correspondence and team schedules comprise these documents from interscholastic sports within the Capital Valley Conference (possibly governed by the Sac-Joaquin Section of CIF).

Athletics Policies 1964 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 16

Meeting Materials 1975-78 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 17

Correspondence and Girls' Team Schedules 1976-77 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 1

Miscellaneous Sports Schedules (Girls and Boys) 1975-77 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 2

Return to Table of Contents »


 SERIES IX: Miscellaneous Subject Files 

Series Description

This series contains general articles and publications regarding coaching, Title IX and women athletes. This box also contains publicity files, photographs of volleyball competition, national rule books, and Melton's resume and biography.

Articles, Publications re: Title IX and Girls' Sports 1972-73 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 3

Articles, Publications re: Title IX and Girls' Sports 1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 4

Articles, Publications re: Title IX and Girls' Sports 1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 5

Articles, Publications re: Title IX and Girls' Sports 1976-78 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 6

National Federation of State High School Assoc. Rule Books 1974-79 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 7

Coaching 1973-78 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 8

Publicity 1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 9

Betty Melton Biography and Resume n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 10

Return to Table of Contents »