Kentucky Women's Intercollegiate Conference (KWIC) Records
In 1967 a committee was appointed by the chair of the Division of Girls and Women's Sports within the Kentucky Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation to study the expanding interest in women's intercollegiate athletics. This committee met for the first time on December 2, 1967, with the purposes to develop state guidelines and policies for the development of intercollegiate programs for college women. Representatives from nine institutions attended this first meeting. In 1970 the first formal operating code was passed and the committee's name was changed to the KWIC (Kentucky Women's Intercollegiate Conference). The first state tournament was held in 1971, and the KWIC participated in the first AIAW (Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women) regional tournament and national tournaments in 1972.
The KWIC Records consists of tournament records, meeting minutes, financial records, member correspondence, photographs, and handbooks. The records cover the entire period the KWIC was organized as a conference. After the organization became a consortium the records become a bit more intermittent. These records are divided into five series: Tournament Records, Coaches/Season Reports, Administrative Records, Awards Records, and Photographs.