Collection Description (from online finding aid): Anne Johnston was an alderman in the City of Toronto (1972-1985), a Metropolitan Toronto councillor (1988-1997) and a City of Toronto councillor (1998-2003). Anne Murrell Johnston (nee Trick) was born in Swansea, Wales on August 31, 1932, and grew up in Neath, Wales.
H-Sport enables scholars around the world who are engaged in the historical, socio-cultural, and philosophical study of sport, physical education, and physical activity to discuss research and teaching interests, conferences and symposia, current issues, sources of funding, publishing, new data and collections, and other areas of interest to scholars.
Collection Description (from online finding aid): Collection consists of photographs, scrapbooks, programs, newsletters, medals and awards, and other materials relating to the Argonaut Rowing Club from 1872 to 2013. The records were collected by long-time member and club historian George McCauley over a period of about 50 years.
Collection Description (from online finding aid): The Queen City Yacht Club was founded in 1889. The primary activities of the club are centred around sailing. The club's committees ran races, held regattas, and social events not related to the sailing. In later years the social events were held in the clubhouse's Great Hall or Dinner Room. The club was involved with many yachting associations including the Lake Yacht Racing Association, the Lake Skiff Sailing Association, and the North American Yacht Racing Union.
Collection Description: The Houston Comets were a women's professional basketball team who played in the WNBA from 1997 through 2008. The Comets were the WNBA's first dynasty, winning the league's first four championships. The club encountered financial problems in 2007, which led to a sale to a local businessmen and ultimately the WNBA itself taking over franchise operations. This collection is housed in 9 boxes and organized into 5 series.
The GLOBALSPORT project (http://global-sport.eu/), run out of the University of Amsterdam by Dr. Niko Besnier and funded by the European Research Council, has important and interesting material on the impact of sport within the spheres of gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in sport.