Women In Sport : Pre-Confederation Newfoundland
Project Team
The Rooms

Special acknowledgments to sports archivists Linda Murphy and Frances Horwood who conducted the interviews and provided timely advice to the Women in Sports exhibit team.

Linda (Babstock) Murphy, a native of St. John’s, played basketball and volleyball at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) and taught physical education at Holy Heart High School (St. John’s). Linda also coached women’s volleyball at the senior level. She was an executive member of the Newfoundland Volleyball Association and sat on the Selection Committee of the Newfoundland Sports Hall of Fame. Since 1994 Linda has been a volunteer with SANL.

Frances (Goldstein) Horwood, St. John’s, also played basketball and volleyball at MUN. She taught physical education at Bishops College, where she coached volleyball and basketball. Frances was a founding member of the St. John’s Ladies’ Volleyball League and was active as a player, coach and referee in that league for many years. She is a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Volleyball Hall of Fame and has served as a volunteer with SANL since 1997.

Other members of the team included web developer Scott Martin (Triton Data), photographer Mannie Bucheit, and The Rooms Provincial Archives staff Elizabeth Fewer, Sandra Ronayne, and Jessie Chisholm.


This project was made possible in part through the Canadian Culture Online Program of Canadian Heritage, the
National Archives of Canada and the Canadian Council of Archives.