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Guide to the Athletic Council Records, 1907 - 1993

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Athletic Council records 1907 - 1993
Creator
Duke University. Athletic Council.
Extent
11 Linear Feet , 9500 Items
Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult University Archives, Duke University.
Language
English.

Collection Overview

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.

Administrative Information

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Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Contents of the Collection

The Trinity College Athletic Council predated the Duke University Athletic Council.

Constitution of 1907
Box 1
Treasurer's Reports, 1908-1920
Box 1
General Correspondence, 1913-1919
Box 1
Correspondence about Equipment, 1913-1920
Box 1
Receipts of Equipment Returned by Players
Box 1
Student Excuses from Gym Class
Box 1
Tickets
Box 1
The Varsity "T": Rules and Regulations
Box 1
Baseball Schedules
Box 1
1916-1917
Box 1
1918-1919
Box 1
1919-1920
Box 1
Correspondence, 1916-1917
Box 1
Correspondence, 1918-1919
Box 1
Schedule, 1915-1916
Box 1
Schedules and Expenses, 1916-1917
Box 1
Schedules and Expenses, 1919-1920
Box 1
Football, 1916, 1918
Box 1
Contracts, 1913-1920
Box 1
Correspondence, 1916-1920
Box 1
Schedules, Participants, 1912-1920
Box 1
Stadium Committee, 1928
Box 1
Correspondence, (1 of 6)
Box 2
Correspondence, (2 of 6)
Box 2
Correspondence, (3 of 6)
Box 2
Correspondence, (4 of 6)
Box 2
Correspondence, (5 of 6)
Box 2
Correspondence, (6 of 6)
Box 2
1971-1978 (2 of 2)
Box 2
Jul. 1, 1976-Jun. 30, 1977
Box 2
Jul. 1, 1977-Jun. 30, 1978
Box 2
Policy 1978-1979
Box 2
1978-1980
Box 2
Jul. 1, 1978-Jun. 30, 1979
Box 2
1980
Box 2
1979-1980 (1 of 2)
Box 2
1979-1980 (2 of 2)
Box 2
Jul. 1, 1979-Jun. 30, 1980
Box 2
1980-1981
Box 2
Jul. 1, 1980-Jun. 30, 1981
Box 2
1981
Box 2
Jul. 1, 1981-Jun. 30, 1982
Box 2
1982 (1 of 2)
Box 2
1982 (2 of 2)
Box 2
1983 (1 of 2)
Box 2
1983 (2 of 2)
Box 2
1983-1984
Box 2
1984 (1 of 2)
Box 2
1984 (2 of 2)
Box 2
1984-1985
Box 2
1985-1986 (1 of 2)
Box 2
1985-1986 (2 of 2)
Box 2
1972
Box 3
1973
Box 3
1974
Box 3
1975 (1 of 2)
Box 3
1975 (2 of 2)
Box 3
1976 (1 of 2)
Box 3
1976 (2 of 2)
Box 3
1977
Box 3
1978
Box 3
1979
Box 3
1980
Box 3
1981
Box 3
1949-1971
Box 3
1972-1985
Box 3
1973-1979
Box 3
Ad Hoc Committee on Women's Athletics, 1974
Box 3
Criteria for Varsity Award, 1983
Box 3
DUAA Policy, 1976-1977
Box 3
Taussig, Edward II - Transfer Exception, Aug. 1978
Box 3
S.S. "Red" Wilson
Box 3
Kornberg Study
Box 3
Subcommittee on Title IX - General Information (1 of 2)
Box 3
Subcommittee on Title IX - General Information (2 of 2)
Box 3
Subcommittee on Title IX - Intercollegiate Athletics Final Report
Box 3
Subcommittee on Title IX - Minutes of Meetings
Box 3
Athletic Report of Ad Hoc Committee of the Academic Council - 1969
Box 3
Athletic Policy Manual, 1987, 1993
Box 4
Athletics Committee, Mar. 1979
Box 4
Responsibilities of Athletics Council, 1984
Box 4
Intercollegiate Status for Club Sports - Recommendations of the Athletic Council
Box 4
Intercollegiate Stats for Club Sports, 1977-1982
Box 4
Clippings (1 of 2)
Box 4
Clippings (2 of 2)
Box 4
Mr. Butters
Box 4
Butters Report
Box 4
Graduation Rate Surveys
Box 4
Club Sports Proposal, 1983-1984
Box 4
DUAA - Women's Softball Application
Box 4
Duke Academic Council Minutes - Athletics, 1971-1973
Box 4
Athletics and P.E. Committee, 1976
Box 4
Class Days Missed by Varsity Athletes, 1978-1979
Box 4
Maximum Awards Legislation, 1985-1986
Box 4
Pye/Cauitt Letters Re: Industrial National Classic
Box 4
Duke University Dept. of Athletics: Self Evaluation, Feb. 1, 1976
Box 4
Technical Violation, 1981
Box 4
Duke/Virginia Tech, 1981
Box 4
Women's Crew, 1980-1981
Box 4
Eligibility and Hardship Forms, 1984
Box 4
Eligibility: East Carolina, 1980
Box 4
Football Report for Chancellor, May 5, 1977
Box 4
Form for Fifth Year of Competition at Duke
Box 4
Head Football Coach Selection Criteria: Pye Letter on Recruiting
Box 4
ICTA Women, 1983
Box 4
Iron Dukes
Box 4
Graduation Rate Survey, 1981
Box 4
Operating Budgets, DUAA - Professor Edwin Cady, 1978-1979
Box 4
Policy on "Redshirting"
Box 4
Provost's Task Force on P.E. and Recreation, Nov. 1974
Box 4
Pye: AM Council on Education
Box 4
Pye Memo on Women's Athletics, Nov. 22, 1976
Box 4
Recommendations of the Athletic Council on Intercollegiate Athletics at Duke, 1982
Box 4
Requirements on New Varsity Sports to Mr. Sanford, Feb. 3, 1983
Box 4
Reports on Athletics at Duke, 1969-1975
Box 4
Smith, Harmon 1977
Box 4
Student Survey Athletics
Box 4
Strengthening Academic Standards in College Athletics: Robert E. Klitgaard, 1983
Box 4
Subcommittee on Title IX: Minutes
Box 4
Subcommittee on Title IX: Report Appendix II A, 1976
Box 4
Subcommittee on Title IX: Report Appendix II B, 1976
Box 4
Subcommittee on Title IX: Report Appendix III, 1976
Box 4
Swimming, 1978
Box 4
Women's Lacrosse, 1979-1981
Box 4
Woodyard, Lorraine
Box 4
College Football Assoc. (1 of 3)
Box 4
College Football Assoc. (2 of 3)
Box 4
College Football ASsoc. (3 of 3)
Box 4
Proposed College Football Assm. from R. James
Box 4
Report on Grant-in-Aid Admission, 1970
Box 4

ACC

(1.5 boxes)
1970
Box 4
1971
Box 4
1972
Box 4
1973
Box 4
1974
Box 5
1975
Box 5
1976
Box 5
1977
Box 5
1978
Box 5
1979
Box 5
Faculty Representatives, Dec. 5, 1979
Box 5
Faculty Representatives, Oct. 26, 1980
Box 5
Cable T.V., 1979
Box 5
1980 (1 of 2)
Box 5
1980 (2 of 2)
Box 5
1981
Box 5
1982 (1 of 2)
Box 5
1982 (2 of 2)
Box 5
1983 (1 of 2)
Box 5
1983 (2 of 2)
Box 5
1984 (1 of 3)
Box 5
1984 (2 of 3)
Box 5
1984 (3 of 3)
Box 5
1985 (1 of 2)
Box 5
1985 (2 of 2)
Box 5
Baseball, 1985
Box 5
Letter to Pye, Dec. 12, 1980
Box 5
Active File, 1982-1983
Box 5
D. Leonard, Women's Basketball
Box 5
North Green Country Club, 1983
Box 5
CFA Television Committee, 1983-1984
Box 5
ACC Officials, 1980
Box 5
Basketball, 1979-1980
Box 5
Budget, 1979
Box 5
Crowd Control, 1979
Box 5
Committees
Box 5
Duke Promotional Material
Box 5
Basketball Tournament 1980-1981
Box 5
Television Committee
Box 5
Review and Preview, Metrosports, 1981-1982
Box 5
Half-Time T.V. Program Committee, 1980-1982
Box 5
Long Range Planning Committee, 1974
Box 5
NCAA Proposals, 1981
Box 5
1972-1973
Box 5
1974-1975 (1 of 3)
Box 5
1974-1975 (2 of 3)
Box 5
1974-1975 (3 of 3)
Box 5
1976-1977
Box 5
Constitution and Bylaws, 1975-1976
Box 5
Television Committee, 1983-1984
Box 5
Long-Range Planning, 1984
Box 5
Financial Reports, 1978-1984
Box 5

NCAA

(.75 boxes)
1973-1977 (1 of 2)
Box 6
1973-1977 (2 of 2)
Box 6
Special Forms
Box 6
BEOG Grants, 1977
Box 6
Division I Football
Box 6
IRS Ruling on Radio/T.V. Income
Box 6
ACT Data
Box 6
Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Box 6
Legislative Amendments, 1980
Box 6
Mailings, 1980-1981
Box 6
CEO of NCAA Briefing for Mr. Sanford, Kansas City, Sept. 27-28, 1982
Box 6
Title IX
Box 6
Memoranda
Box 6
Awards Limitations (Interpretations)
Box 6
Re: Soccer America, 1984-1985
Box 6
Freshman Eligibility Standards, 1984
Box 6
Normal Progress Rule
Box 6
1973
Box 6
1975
Box 6
1976
Box 6
1977
Box 6
1983
Box 6
Convention Jan. 6-9, 1980 (1 of 2)
Box 6
Convention Jan. 6-9, 1980 (2 of 2)
Box 6
Special Convention, 1981
Box 6
Convention Jan. 12-14, 1981
Box 6
Convention 1982
Box 6
Convention 1983
Box 6
1975
Box 6
1976
Box 6
1977-1979
Box 6

AIAW

(3 folders)
AIAW Handbook/Directory
Box 7
Convention, 1980
Box 7
NCAA v. AIAW
Box 7

Restricted

(.5 boxes)
ACC Honor Roll (1 or 2)
Box 3
ACC Honor Roll (2 of 2)
Box 3
Ad Hoc Committee on Athletics (1 of 4)
Box 3
Ad Hoc Committee on Athletics (2 of 4)
Box 3
Ad Hoc Committee on Athletics (3 of 4)
Box 3
Ad Hoc Committee on Athletics (4 of 4)
Box 3
Athletic Admissions Report
Box 3
Athletic Council Guidelines
Box 3
Berquist Report, Duke Athletics
Box 3
Board of Trustees (1 of 2)
Box 3
Board of Trustees (2 of 2)
Box 3
Chaim Arlosoroff, 1982-1983
Box 3
Coach Charles Frangos
Box 3
Kenny Dennard, 1985
Box 3
Duke Trustee Committee on Athletics (1 of 5)
Box 3
Duke Trustee Committee on Athletics (2 of 5)
Box 3
Duke Trustee Committee on Athletics (3 of 5)
Box 3
Duke Trustee Committee on Athletics (4 of 5)
Box 3
Duke Trustee Committee on Athletics (5 of 5)
Box 3
Freshman Football Scholarship - Cahow, 1982
Box 3
Jill Ann Gambling - Field Hockey Exchange Student, 1984
Box 3
1980 Judicial Board Actions vs. Athletes
Box 3
DUAA Forecast Assumptions, 1977
Box 8

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • 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)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Athletic Council Records, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

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).

Processing Information

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.