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Anna Hiss Collection
Anna Hiss

University of Texas

Anna Hiss was an instructor of physical education at The University of Texas at Austin from 1918 until her retirement in 1957. She revolutionized the role of women’s athletics in Texas through her leadership in the Women’s Athletic Association (later named the University of Texas Sports Association), the University’s intramural and club sports, the completion of a groundbreaking athletic facility, and her overall attitude towards female athletics. In addition to Hiss’ work with UT Sports Association, she was involved with the Campus League of Women Voters, which has a small presence in this collection. The collection includes documents from Rosemary Slacks, who worked to save the Anna Hiss Gym from demolition in the 1980s. This collection contains an extensive amount of correspondence, photographs of athletic groups, scrapbooks, agendas of club meetings, rolls taken, pamphlets, posters, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials.