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Sylvia Moore Oral History Interview. March 31, 2015

Sylvia Moore Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Janice Dilg.

March 31, 2015

Location:  Moore residence, Corvallis, Oregon.

Sylvia Moore (b. 1942) played a vital role in advancing women's athletics over a thirty-three year career as a coach, official, instructor and administrator at OSU. Moore, who at various points coached both the women's basketball and gymnastics teams, also served as Director of Women's Athletics on two different occasions. She is likewise the first woman to have worked as Athletic Director for the entire university, having held that post as an interim appointment in 1985. Moore also volunteered as an unpaid official for five different sports during her OSU career. Her interview focuses on the early years of women's athletics at Oregon State, the implementation and impact of Title IX, and Moore's activities both within the Athletic Department and in service to other areas of the university.