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Elizabeth A. Ludwig Papers

Identifier: MSS 0062

Scope and Contents

The Elizabeth A. Ludwig Papers date from 1938 to 1979 and contain articles, workshop material, notes, photographs, correspondence, motion picture films and videotapes. These materials were created and collected by Dr. Ludwig during the years of her professional activity as a teacher of movement and movement education. The motion picture films and photographs illustrate children of different ages engaged in various activities, such as tumbling, climbing, running, and jumping.


  • 1938 - 1979


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Biographical or Historical Information

Elizabeth A. Ludwig received her bachelor's degree in history and sociology at Milwaukee-Downer College in 1930, her master's degree in physical education at the University of California in 1938, and her doctoral degree in physical education at New York University in 1954. While completing her postgraduate work, Ludwig taught at Milwaukee Public Schools, the University of Michigan, the University of Arkansas and New York University. She then taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 1961 until her retirement in 1973.

Dr. Ludwig served on many committees, both at the state and national level, for various organizations concerned with health and physical education; conducted workshops and demonstrations in the areas of elementary school physical education and movement education; and published numerous articles on physical education and women's athletics.


1.68 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials



Dr. Elizabeth A. Ludwig was a leader in the field of physical education. This collection contains papers, notes, photographs, correspondence, and audiovisual material related to her research and teaching in that field.

Arrangement Note

Materials on paper, including correspondence, articles, notes, conference and workshop materials, reports, and photographs, are in boxes 1-2. Motion picture films and video cassettes are in boxes 3-5.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Ludwig, 1981-1984.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
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Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US