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From the Archives
Female students at the University of Nebraska play soccer in 1924 on the lawn where Love Library now sits.
University Archives and Special Collections

Female students at the University of Nebraska play soccer on a campus lawn in 1924.

About 100 women played WAA field hockey and soccer during the 1923-1924 school year. Games took place on fields located roughly where Love Library stands today.

The image is included in a new exhibition, Opportunity & Opposition: A Century of Women’s Athletics at the University of Nebraska, which is open on the second floor of Love Library South. Featuring historical photos and archival documents, Opportunity & Opposition traces the rich and complex history of women’s athletics, from an 1883 petition for equitable opportunities through the initial impact of Title IX, which was passed in 1972.

Learn more about the exhibition.

“From the Archives” is a weekly feature in Nebraska Today. Images are provided by Traci Robison, outreach archivist and assistant professor of practice with Archives and Special Collections in the University Libraries. Explore the Archives and Special Collections online. For more information, contact Troy Fedderson at or 402-472-8515.

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