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Lorena Porter Papers

Identifier: MSS 0072

Scope and Contents

The Lorena Porter Papers date from 1958 to 1985 and contain textbooks, photographs, articles, correspondence, meeting minutes and motion picture films.


  • 1958 - 1985


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.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Lorena Porter was on the faculty at the State University of Iowa when she published her first edition of Physical Education for Children: a Developmental Program in 1958. The book explores the relatively new concept of "movement exploration," a concept Ms. Porter further developed during her tenure at Northern Illinois University. There, she developed a program of movement education in conjunction with Littlejohn Elementary School in De Kalb, Illinois that gained national recognition. Ms. Porter was on the Implementation Committee of the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (AAHPER) and served as chair of the Council on Physical Education for Children (COPEC) from 1964-1968.


1.28 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

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Lorena Porter was a professor of physical education and a leader in the field of movement exploration for children. The Lorena Porter Papers date from 1958 to 1985 and contain textbooks, photographs, articles, correspondence, meeting minutes and motion picture films.

Arrangement Note

Collection is arranged in two series: 1. Publications, scrapbooks, and records; and 2. Audiovisual materials

Method of Acquisition

Gifts of Lorena Porter, 1984 and 1985.

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Repository Details

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

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US