Guide to the Athletic Council Records, 1907 - 1993
The Duke University Athletic Council began in 1907 as the Trinity College Athletic Council. Since that time, it has offered advice and recommendations on the administration of athletics at Duke. The collection includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes, athletic contracts, schedules, statistics, handbooks, newsletters, financial information, and other materials. Major topics include athletics at Duke University, especially football and basketball; Duke's relationship to intercollegiate athletics associations like the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference), NCAA (National Collegiate Athletics Association), AIAW (Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women), and CFA (College Football Association); the financing of college athletics; the management of college athletics; college athletes; and Title IX.
- Athletic Council Records, 1907 - 1993.
- Duke University. Athletic Council.
- 11 Linear Feet, , 9500 Items
- University Archives, Duke University
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
The collection includes correspondence, reports, memoranda, minutes, athletic contracts, schedules, statistics, handbooks, newsletters, financial information, and other materials related to the Athletic Council. The first series, Trinity College Athletic Council, contains materials related to the earliest form of the organization. The other materials in the collection derive from the later Duke University Athletic Council. The second series, Duke Athletic Council, contains meetings, minutes, and general files of the Duke Athletic Council. The sixth series, Restricted, contains restricted materials such as student information and Board of Trustee materials. The third series, ACC contains material related to intercollegiate athletics in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The fourth series, NCAA contains minutes, convention proceedings, correspondence, reports and other materials related to intercollegiate athletics in the National Collegiate Athletics Association. The sixth series AIAW contains information about intercollegiate athletics for women. The last series, Oversized Material, contains one folder from the Duke Athletic Council Series.
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Records of the University's Board of Trustees which have been in existence for at least fifty years are available for scholarly research with the permission of the University Archivist. Access to records which have been in existence for less than fifty years shall be granted only by special permission, in writing, from the Board of Trustees.
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The Trinity College Athletic Council predated the Duke University Athletic Council.
The Duke University Athletic Council began as the Trinity College Athletic Council in 1907. The Council was reorganized in 1949, 1971, and 1983. Its duties are to serve as an advisory body to the athletics department. Among its duties, the Athletic Council ensures compliance with NCAA and ACC regulations; reviews the budget and advises the Athletic Director on expenditures; makes recommendations on coaching and administrative positions within the Athletics Department; recommends appropriate changes to the athletics program; advises the Athletic Director on scheduling and the adoption of new sports; and makes recommendations to the President and administrative and faculty bodies regarding the status of athletics at Duke.
- Atlantic Coast Conference.
- College athletes.
- College sports--Economic aspects--United States.
- College sports--United States--Management.
- Duke University. Athletic Council.
- Duke University. Athletic Dept.
- Duke University--Basketball.
- Duke University--Football.
- National Collegiate Athletic Association.
- Sex discrimination in sports--United States.
- Trinity College (Durham, N.C.)
- Title IX.
- Department of Athletics Records (Duke University Archives)
- Office of Sports Information and Promotion Records (Duke University Archives)
- Trinity College (Durham, N.C.) Athletic Association Records (Duke University Archives)
[Identification of item], Athletic Council Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Athletic Council Records was received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1975 (A75-45), 1979 (A79-11, A79-112), 1982 (A82-65), 1989 (A89-12), 1992 (A92-98, A92-110), 1993 (A93-123), and 1995 (A95-121).
Lightly Processed by Valerie Gillispie, 2003, Fully Processed by Matthew Shangler
Completed July 2009
Encoded by Valerie Gillispie, 2003, Matthew Shangler July, 2009
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.