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Movement Education Collection

Identifier: MSS 0080

Content Description

Movement education projects created by Chappelle Arnett, Martha Owens, and Nettie Wilson. Also included are publications, correspondence, project outlines, and order forms.


  • Other: 1969 - 1983

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Collection is open for research.

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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 / Historical

Chappelle Arnett (d. 2019) was born and raised in Louisiana. She studied elementary education with a focus on physical education and sports for girls. She received an undergraduate education degree at Centenary College and graduate degrees at Purdue (M.S.) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (Ed.D.). Dr. Arnett taught at Western Washington State College from 1960 to 1990. Throughout her career, she helped initiate significant changes for women and girls in sports and physical education, such as Title IX. She is credited with being a driving force behind Western's Exercise Science programs. In the collection is a copy of Dr. Arnett's Project A.C.T.I.V.E. Developing Sex Equity in Elementary School Physical Education.

Martha Louise Fuller Owens, (1932-2014), was born in Ocilla, Georgia. She graduated from Ocilla High School in 1949 and matriculated to Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri where she was awarded an Associate's Degree. In 1953, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation from the University of Florida. She received a Master of Education degree from Valdosta State College in 1973. Owens was founder and director of Every Child a Winner, a U.S. Department of Education elementary physical education model program, which was disseminated nationally. She wrote seven books and a film about the program and received numerous awards. Included in the collection are various correspondence and publications related to Every Child a Winner.

Nettie Wilson (n.d.) went to Clarksville High School in Clarksville, Tennessee, then matriculated to Austin Peay State University. She received a Master of Education degree from the University of Georgia in 1975. Wilson was Physical Education Director at St. Bethlehem Elementary School in Clarksville and her project included in the collection is a movement education guide for elementary teachers.


0.30 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Processed by Suzanne Sawyer, January 2022.


Movement Education Collection
Suzanne Sawyer
January 2022
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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