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Ellyn Bartges - Family Memories

Growing up in Hinsdale, Illinois, Ellyn Bartges played in the first Illinois State Girls Basketball Tournaments. After graduating college with a degree in history, Ellyn eventually landed an assistant basketball coach position at the University of North Carolina - Charlotte from 1988 through 1994. After challenging the university about violations of Title IX, Ellyn moved to Macomb, Illinois. While working on her master's degree, Ellyn conducted twenty-six oral history interviews with coaches, players, administrators, and referees about the birth of girls' basketball in Illinois and the impact of Title IX.

Interview Links

Feature Excerpt

Ellyn's reaction to the reading of Title IX

Abstract

Interview Session 01 (Audio)

Early life & High School sports & tournament

Interview Session 02 (Audio)

Ellyn's college and coaching career

Transcript

Related Materials

Girls basketball

See also, Girls Basketball for more interviews done by Ellyn Bartges

Picture Captions

Detailed descriptions of the pictures listed below


Photos

Caption:
The girl’s basketball coach Linda Gollan talks to Ellyn Bartges and Cheryl Gallas, Ellyn’s freshman year. Hinsdale has two high schools -Hinsdale South (Hornets) Darien and Hinsdale Central (Red Devils) My brother Kurt is on the far right.

Where:
Hinsdale South High School

When:
February, 1975

Ownership:
Public domain

Caption:
Second Row Seventh from the left.Ellyn Bartges.

Where:
Hinsdale HS girl’s tennis team.

When:
1974

Ownership:
Public domain

Caption:
Ellyn Bartges during her sophomore year at Hinsdale HS talking to Cheryl Bormann.

Where:
Hinsdale HS

When:
1975

Ownership:
Narrator's photo

Caption:
Bartges sets up for a shot during a game against rival Willowbrook High School

Where:
Unknown

When:
1975-76 basketball season.

Ownership:
Public domain

Caption:
Bartges is ready to launch the discus.

Where:
Unknown

When:
1975

Ownership:
Narrator's photo

Caption:
Bartges prepares for the shot put event during her sophomore year at Hinsdale HS.

Where:
Hinsdale HS

When:
Spring 1976

Ownership:
Public Domain

Caption:
Ellyn's father Kent Bartges gets the crowd involved during a Hinsdale South High School basketball game.

Where:
Unknown

When:
1976-1977 season

Ownership:
public domain

Caption:
Hinsdale girl's basketball team. Bartges is a junior. Back Row (second from Right) Ellyn Bartges.

Where:
Unknown

When:
1976-1977

Ownership:
public domain

Caption:
Bartges watches the basketball action from the bench during her junior year.

Where:
Unknown

When:
Unknown

Ownership:
public domain

Caption:
Bartges gets ready to fight for a rebound. Number 22 from Joliet West is Cathy Boswell, future Olympian from Illinois State University. I think Boz knew the FT. was good!

Where:
Unknown

When:
Unknown

Ownership:
public domain

Caption:
Ellyn Bartges during a pre-game warm-up during her junior year at Hinsdale HS.

Where:
Unknown

When:
Unknown

Ownership:
public domain

Caption:
Ellyn and her teammates celebrate after they thought they had won a game in the state's first ever Girl's Basketball tournament.

Where:
Unknown

When:
spring of 1977

Ownership:
public domain

Caption:
Ellyn and her teammates console each other after realizing that they had lost the game, following the referee's decision to wave a last second shot.

Where:
Unknown

When:
Unknown

Ownership:
public domain

Caption:
Ellyn Bartges gets ready to strike the tennis ball during her senior year. She considered tennis her best individual sport. She was a conference champion in tennis but team sport was basketball. She started all four years in both sports.

Where:
Unknown

When:
fall of 1977

Ownership:
Narrator's photo

Caption:
Bartges makes a shot during her senior year on the Hinsdale HS girl’s basketball team.

Where:
Unknown

When:
Unknown

Ownership:
public domain

Caption:
Kent Bartges leads the Hinsdale fans in a cheer during Ellyn's senior year.

Where:
Unknown

When:
1978

Ownership:
public domain

Caption:
Sandra and Kent Bartges escort their daughter onto the floor during Senior night.

Where:
Unknown

When:
1977-1978

Ownership:
public domain

Caption:
Ellyn Bartges and Cheryl Gallas were teammates on the Hinsdale HS Softball team.

Where:
Unknown

When:
spring of 1978

Ownership:
public domain

Caption:
Clara R. Lee, Ellyn Bartges' grandmother, is second from the left German Township (Fayette County Pennsylvania) High School girls' basketball team. Clara was in her senior year. The photo shows that women's teams existed long before Title IX (1972).

Where:
Unknown

When:
1921

Ownership:
Narrator's photo

Caption:
Ellyn Bartges at the time of her interview.

Where:
Unknown

When:
December 2009

Ownership:
Unknown

Caption:
Ellyn Bartges' sterling silver charm bracelet, as discussed in her interview

Where:
Unknown

When:
Unknown

Ownership:
Unknown



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