1975 Sexist OSU Newsletter
The Old Man, the newsletter of the Ohio State University Men’s Rugby club announced the formation of the Ohio State women’s team. Note the graphic illustration of a female player.
1977 The Pitch
The Tube and the Pitch, two different Ohio State Women’s team newsletters from 1977 show the grassroots organizing, bawdy nature of women’s rugby at the time.
WELCOME TO THE
U.S. WOMEN'S RUGBY HISTORY MUSEUM
Celebrate the past. champion the future
The history of women’s rugby in the United States is a fascinating, complex history that intersects with decades of social, cultural and economic history.
But when pouring through the artifacts of the past 50 years I am struck by the simple realization that the history of women’s rugby is the history of women’s friendships. It is the history of a sisterhood; young women working together to overcome great odds and to live as they play - with courage, passion and tenacity.
The USWRF Women’s History Museum provides a brief, representational, overview of women’s rugby in the United States. Visitors may enter 5 different halls, each displaying images, texts, links, videos, and audio from a decade of women’s rugby history.
In each hall we have tried to represent diverse geographic regions, teams, important events and individuals but in a project of this scale we are bound to have gaps. We hope you’ll help us fill in those gaps by sending materials we can digitize, archive and display.