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Guide to the Director of Athletics Records, 1939-1999 (bulk 1968-1996)

Abstract

The Athletic Director plans, administers, and directs intercollegiate athletic activities at Duke University including staff, publicity, promotion, ticket sales, and assures the University's adherence to appropriate rules, regulations, and guidelines.

Collection contains records relating to the operations and activities of the Duke University Athletic Director, 1939-1999, bulk 1968-1996. A majority of the material was accumulated during Tom Butters' tenure as Athletic Director. Materials present include general correspondence, seven subject files arranged by accession, and contracts and schedules. Major subjects include National Collegiate Athletic Association, Atlantic Coast Conference, Duke University team sports, scholarships, fundraising, Iron Dukes, Athletic Council, and facilities and grounds.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke University. Athletics Dept. Vice President and Director of Athletics.
Title
Director of Athletics records 1939-1999 (bulk 1968-1996)
Language of Material
English
Extent
23.75 Linear Feet, Approx. 16,525 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Contains material pertaining to the daily activities of the Duke University Athletic Director. The collection is divided into nine series: general correspondence, contracts and schedules and seven subject series arranged in accession order. A majority of the material was accumulated by Tom Butters as Assistant Director of Athletics (1972-1975), Associate Athletic Director (1976), and Athletic Director (1977-1998). However, a small amount of material was created by Butters' predecessors, Carl James (1972-1976) and Eddie Cameron (1942-1972).

General correspondence is divided into two subseries: alphabetical and chronological. Alphabetical correspondence documents communication with other university offices, faculty, staff, alumni, and students; colleagues at other educational institutions and professional organizations; and various fundraising and promotional campaigns and events. Chronological correspondence contains primarily outgoing correspondence concerning similar topics.

Subject files contain material relating to Butters' work with the University and various regional and national athletics organizations. Prominent subjects throughout include the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). NCAA material includes correspondence, memoranda, and minutes concerning rules and regulations; annual conventions and special meetings; various committees including Division I Basketball Committee and Television Committee; and printed material. ACC material includes correspondence, memoranda, and minutes concerning annual meetings, workshops, and clinics; news and press releases; tournaments and bowl games; legislative proposals; and several committees including Television Committee and Restructuring Committee. Also present are materials relating to Butters' fundraising activities; work with the Iron Dukes and Alumni Association; Duke University Sports Hall of Fame nominees, inductees, and speeches; Athletics Council minutes and memoranda; and athletic facilities maintenance and upgrade projects including several made to Wallace Wade Stadium and Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Other material relating directly to Duke University athletics are sports files and scholarship athletes. Sports files contain rosters, stats, and contest reports for numerous men's and women's revenue and non-revenue sports. Scholarship material contains letters of intent, and correspondence concerning scholarship renewal and terms and conditions of acceptance. Additional noteworthy subjects include Title IX, College Football Association (CFA), Raycom, North Carolina Amateur Sports, National Association of College Athletic Directors (NACAD), and National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NAIAW).

The Contracts and Schedules series contains contracts and agreements between Duke University and other colleges, universities, and academies, travel itineraries for road contests, game schedules, and lists of lettering athletes for several revenue and nonrevenue sports.

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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.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

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Portions of these materials are restricted by donor request.

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Contents of the Collection

Contains correspondence documenting the daily activities of the Athletic Director and includes communication with other university offices; faculty, staff, alumni, and students; colleagues at other educational institutions and professional organizations; promotional campaigns; and various social and fundraising events. Correspondence is divided into two subseries: alphabetical and chronological. Chronological correspondence contains primarily outgoing correspondence.

A, 1970-1978
Box 1
B, 1971-1980 June
(5 folders)
Box 1
C, 1968-1980 July
(4 folders)
Box 1
D, 1970 Dec.-1980 May
(2 folders)
Box 1
E, 1971 July-1978 May
Box 1
F, 1972 Sept.-1980 March
(2 folders)
Box 1
G, 1971 July-1980 June
(2 folders)
Box 1
H, 1971 Feb.-1976
(2 folders)
Box 1
H, 1977-1980 July
Box 2
I, 1972-1980 Feb.
Box 2
J, 1973, 1975-1979
Box 2
K, 1971 May-1980 June
(2 folders)
Box 2
L, 1972 March-1980 July
(2 folders)
Box 2
M, 1973 Feb.-1980 July
(2 folders)
Box 2
Mc, 1969, 1971-1979
(2 folders)
Box 2
McGee, Mike, 1977-1978
(2 folders)
Box 2
N, 1971-1980
Box 2
O, 1971 Oct.-1980 May
Box 2
P, 1970 Nov.-1980 July
(2 folders)
Box 2
Q, 1979
Box 2
R, 1971 Oct.-1980 June
(2 folders)
Box 2
Ross, J. David, 1971 May-1979 Jan.
Box 2
S, 1971 Feb.-1980 May
(3 folders)
Box 3
T, 1970 June-1980 June
Box 3
U, V, 1970-1980 June
Box 3
W, 1970 Nov.-1980 July
(3 folders)
Box 3
X, Y, Z, 1971 Sept.-1980 Aug.
Box 3
1980
(3 folders)
Box 3
1981
(4 folders)
Box 3
1982
(4 folders)
Box 3
1983, Jan.-April
Box 3
1983, May-Dec.
(2 folders)
Box 4
1984
(3 folders)
Box 4
1985
(3 folders)
Box 4
1986
(4 folders)
Box 4
1987, Jan.-April
(2 folders)
Box 4
1987 Dec.-1988 July
Box 4
1988 Aug.-1989 May
Box 4
1989 June-1990 Aug.
Box 4
1990 Sept.-1994 April
Box 4

Accession contains bulletins, minutes, statistics, and correspondence pertaining to the Atlantic Coast Conference; contracts and schedules for non-revenue sports; and policies, minutes, and general information concerning Title IX. Additional subjects include NCAA and North Carolina Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NCAIAW).

1953-1965
(4 folders)
ACC-bulletins, stats, audits, 1960-1966
(2 folders)
ACC minutes, 1963-1971 Oct.
(4 folders)
Box 5
ACC, 1972 Sept.-1980
(12 folders)
Box 5
Minor Sports (Baseball-Golf)-contracts, schedules, 1975-1976
Box 5
Minor Sports (Lacrosse-Wrestling)-contracts, schedules, 1975-1976
Box 5
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and ACC Regulations-letters & Memoranda, 1974-1979
(2 folders)
Box 5
North Carolina Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NCAIAW)- handbook and miscellaneous, 1974-1975
Box 5
Evaluation of current policies effecting, 1976
Box 6
Minutes, findings, and recommendations, 1974-1976
Box 6
State and national information, 1972-1976
(2 folders)
Box 6
Committee information and collective data, 1975-1976
Box 6

Accession contains memoranda and correspondence with university administrators and faculty; council and committee reports and minutes; as well as newspaper clippings and printed material. Prominent subjects include Athletic Council, ACC, NCAA, Iron Dukes, and women's sports.

A.Kenneth Pye, 1972, 1976-1980
(2 folders)
Advertising Letters, 1975
Associate Athletic Director applicant, 1980 Jan.-Feb.
Athletic Council, 1963-1980
(17 folders)
Athletic Financing, 1978-1979
1963-1967
(5 folders)
1967-1971
(4 folders)
Box 7
ACC 1.6 Material, 1965-1967
Box 7
Operation Basketball, 1975 Nov.
Box 7
Press and news releases, 1963-1971
(3 folders)
Box 7
Award Winners, 1968-1972
Box 7
Award List, 1967-1969
(2 folders)
Box 7
Baseball Committee, 1979-1980
(2 folders)
Box 7
Baseball scheduling, 1973
Box 7
Bill Foster, 1978-1980
Box 7
Board Meeting, 1979 Feb., 1979 May
(2 folders)
Box 7
Boy Scouts of America (BSA), 1977-1979
Box 7
BSA, Occoneechee Chapter (Raleigh) Report, 1978-1979
Box 7
Chairman ACC, Athletic Director, 1975
Box 7
Coaches Meetings, 1979-1980
Box 7
Correspondence and newspapers (Miscellaneous Bad), 1969-1980
Box 7
Correspondence and newspapers (Miscellaneous Good), 1966-1980
(2 folders)
Box 7
Departmental meeting, 1975 October
Box 7
Exhibition game, Russia-U.S.A. Volleyball, 1975 March-May
Box 7
Fan Appreciation Day, 1978
Box 7
General Athletic Information, 1975-1977
Box 7
Hall of Fame, 1979-1980
Box 7
Home Insurance Agency, 1975
Box 7
Iron Duke Classic, 1979-1980
Box 7
Jim Friedrich (Dept. of Health, Phys. Ed., and Recreation), 1976-1980
Box 7
Lacrosse, Fencing, and Tennis, 1975-1976
Box 7
Letter from Dr. Robert Rankin, undated
Box 7
Letters on Football scholarship request, 1975-1976
Box 7
Lion's Club, Raleigh-"A Brief History," 1963
Box 8
Meeting-men and women, 1975 Sept.
Box 8
Mike Grosso, 1966-1967
Box 8
NCAA, 1964-1969
(6 folders)
Box 8
Newspaper clippings, 1972-1976
Box 8
Non-revenue Sports, 1979-1980
Box 8
Paul Detomo (Business Director), 1975-1980
Box 8
Policy, 1975-1979
Box 8
President Sanford, Terry, 1970-1980
Box 8
Promotion meeting, 1977-1979
Box 8
Robert E. Lee Prize, 1965-1976
Box 8
Scoreboard, 1979
Box 8
Staff meeting, notes, 1975 Feb.
Box 8
Staff meeting, 1976
Box 8
Summer School, 1976
Box 8
Supervisor of Tutoring for Athletes-functions, 1975
Box 8
Travel roster, 1975 Sept.-Nov.
Box 8
United States Track Coaches Association, 1966-1967
Box 8
Women's Sports Liaison Committee, 1980
Box 8
Women's Sports Summary, 1977-1980
Box 8
YMCA (Durham), 1977-1979
Box 8

Accession contains correspondence and memoranda, council minutes and reports, surveys, various committee records, men's and women's athletic scholarship information; and football bulletins, correspondence, and schedules. Also present are sports files that contain rosters, stats, and contest reports. Additional subjects include athletic facilities, promotions, radio and television, and ACC and NCAA.

Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee, 1980-1981
Box 9
Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), Steve Vacendek, 1980- 1982
Box 9
Athletic Council, 1981
Box 9
Bulletin, 1981 Jan.
Box 9
Correspondence, 1980-1981
(2 folders)
Box 9
General, 1978-1980
Box 9
ACC meeting, 1979 July
Box 9
ACC meeting, 1980 May
Box 9
ACC meeting, 1981 May
Box 9
ACC meeting, 1982 April-May
Box 9
Steve Vacendek, 1980-1981
Box 9
ACC workshop, 1981 July-Aug.
Box 9
Basketball correspondence, 1980 Aug.-1981 Aug.
Box 9
Basketball Bulletin, 1981-1982
Box 9
Budget information, 1980-1981
(2 folders)
Box 9
Budget meetings, 1981
Box 9
Building (Wallace Wade), Andy Wallace, 1980-1981
Box 9
Butters, NCAA correspondence, 1980 July-1981 July
Box 9
Butters, personal file, 1980 July-1981 July
(2 folders)
Box 9
Cameron Indoor Stadium (Steve Vacendek), 1980
Box 9
A. Kenneth Pye, 1978-1981
(3 folders)
Box 9
Children's Classic, 1980-1981
Box 9
Chuck Ramsey, South Swim, 1978
Box 9
Coke, 1977-1980
Box 9
Contributions, Wallace Wade Stadium, 1980-1981
Box 9
Correspondence, Charles Huestis, 1979-1981
Box 9
Correspondence to Coaches, 1981-1982
Box 9
Correspondence with Jack Adcock, 1977-1981
Box 9
Daniel F. Tulley Associates, 1981-1982
Box 9
Development Office, 1981
Box 9
Duke Sports, 1980-1981
Box 9
Duke University Preventative Approach to Cardiovascular Disease (DUPAC), 1981
Box 10
Duke University Athletic Association staff, 1980-1981
Box 10
EEO, 1981
Box 10
Buehler, Al, 1977-1982
Box 10
Brown, Larry, 1980-1981
Box 10
D'Armi, Tom, 1980-1981
Box 10
Krzyzewski, Mike, 1980-1981
Box 10
Woodyard, Lorraine, 1978-1981
Box 10
all others, 1980-1981
Box 10
Equipment room, 1980-1981
Box 10
Facility, 1980-1981
Box 10
Finch-Yeager Building, 1980-1981
Box 10
1981-1982
Box 10
Football Bulletins, 1980-1981, 1981 season
(2 folders)
Box 10
Comments on Duke/East Carolina game, 1980
Box 10
Contracts, 1980-1982
(2 folders)
Box 10
Correspondence, 1980 Aug.-1981 Aug.
Box 10
Football Schedule, 1980-1981
Box 10
General correspondence, 1980
Box 10
Hall of Fame, 1975, 1981
Box 10
Housing, 1980-1981
Box 10
Insurance, 1980-1981
Box 10
Iron Duke/Alumni Correspondence, 1980-1982
Box 10
Jeff Simons Sports Company, 1980-1981
Box 10
Jerry Miles, NCAA, 1978 Sept.
Box 10
Jim's ACC Meeting, 1981, Feb., May
(2 folders)
Box 10
Jim's ACC Television Meeting, 1981 June
Box 10
Jim's ACC Workshop, 1981 Aug.
Box 10
Dawn London/Millard Freeman, NCAA Volunteer for Youth, 1979
Box 10
Letters of recommendation, 1980-1981
Box 10
Tara McCarthy, 1980
Box 10
Mike Meads, 1978 Oct.
Box 10
Memoranda, 1978-1981
(2 folders)
Box 10
Metrosports, 1981-1982
Box 10
Metrosports/ACC, Outing at "The Greenbrier," 1981 July
Box 10
Miscellaneous, 1978-1982
(3 folders)
Box 10
1980 April-1981 Aug.
Box 11
Eligibility form for NCAA Championships, 1979-1980
Box 11
Handbooks, 1981
(2 folders)
Box 11
Institutional information and Sports Sponsorship form, 1979
Box 11
News, 1980 July-1981 Dec.
Box 11
Office, Kansas, 1979-1980
Box 11
Signatures of coaches, 1978 Sept.
Box 11
Other University personnel, 1980-1981
Box 11
Edward Phillips, Pembroke Reality and Insurance, 1978 Aug.-Sept.
Box 11
Ella Pratt, Cultural Affairs, 1978 June-July
Box 11
Promotions, 1980-1981
Box 11
Radio, 1980-1981
Box 11
Racquet Ball, 1979
Box 11
Raycom, 1981
Box 11
Resumes, 1981, 1983
(4 folders)
Box 11
Terry Sanford, 1978, 1981-1982
Box 11
Baseball, 1975-1978
(2 folders)
Box 11
Basketball, 1975-1978
(2 folders)
Box 11
Football, 1975-1978
(2 folders)
Box 11
Golf, 1975-1978
(2 folders)
Box 11
Lacrosse, 1975-1978
(2 folders)
Box 11
Soccer, 1975-1978
(2 folders)
Box 11
Swimming, , 1975-1978
(2 folders)
Box 11
Tennis, 1975-1978
(2 folders)
Box 11
Track, 1975-1978
(2 folders)
Box 11
Women's Sports, 1976-1978
Box 11
Wrestling, 1975-1978
(2 folders)
Box 11
Miscellaneous, 1970s
Box 11
Termination Letters, 1975
Box 11
Shrine Club, 1981
Box 11
Baseball, 1975-1979
(4 folders)
Box 11
Baseball, 1980-1981
Box 12
Basketball, 1975-1979
(4 folders)
Box 12
Basketball-Women, 1980-1981
Box 12
Club Sports, 1980-1981
Box 12
Cross-Country, 1975-1979
(4 folders)
Box 12
Fencing, 1975-1981
(5 folders)
Box 12
Field Hockey, 1980-1981
Box 12
Football, 1975-1979
(5 folders)
Box 12
Golf, 1975-1979
(4 folders)
Box 12
Golf-Men and Women, 1981-1982
Box 12
Gymnastics, 1980-1981
Box 12
Lacrosse, 1975-1981
(5 folders)
Box 12
Soccer, 1975-1981
(5 folders)
Box 12
Swimming, 1975-1981
(5 folders)
Box 12
Tennis, 1975-1976
Box 12
Tennis, 1976-1979
(3 folders)
Box 13
Tennis-Men and Women, 1981
Box 13
Indoor/Outdoor Track, 1975-1976
Box 13
Indoor Track, 1976-1979
(3 folders)
Box 13
Outdoor Track, 1978-1979
Box 13
Track, 1981
Box 13
Volleyball, 1980-1981
Box 13
Wrestling, 1975-1979, 1981
(5 folders)
Box 13
Sports schedules, 1978-1979
Box 13
Staff meeting minutes, 1978 Sept.-Nov.
Box 13
Summer Camps, 1980-1981
Box 13
Surveys, 1980-1981
Box 13
Television Rights Information, 1980-1981
Box 13
Title IX, 1981
Box 13
Title IX report, 1976-1978
Box 13
Track and Field Committee, 1979
Box 13
University information, 1980-1981
Box 13
Steve Vacendek correspondence, 1980-1981
Box 13
Varsity Award letters, 1980-1983
Box 13
Volunteers for Youth, 1980-1981
Box 13

Accession contains material pertaining to Duke's football coaching vacancy in 1982; correspondence, memoranda, and minutes of the Athletic Council; subject correspondence including NCAA, Iron Dukes, and letters from students, staff, and alumni concerning the hiring of Steve Sloan as new head football coach; and material pertaining to various facility improvement projects.

Applicants, football coach, 1982 Nov.-Dec.
( 2 folders)
Recommendations, Football Coach, 1982
Correspondence, 1981-1982
Information, 1982
Information, Butters, 1980
Minutes, 1977-1979, 1981
Athletic Directors meeting, 1982 Sept.
Basketball Officials Clinic, 1982 Oct.
Butters correspondence, 1982
Spring meeting, 1982 April-May
Television Committee meeting, 1982 June
Basketball applicants, 1980 March
CFA Meeting, 1981 July-Aug.
Football (negative), 1982 Nov.-Dec.
Football (positive/general), 1982 Nov.-Dec.
Iron Dukes, 1980 Aug.-1982
(2 folders)
Miscellaneous, 1980 Sept.-1983 June
(4 folders)
NCAA, 1981 Aug.-1982 Nov.
Northgreen Country Club, 1982-1983
Jimmy Earle, College Basketball Officiating Service Agency, 1980-1981
Cameron, North Lobby renovations, 1981-1982
Cameron, concourse, 1983
Cameron, lights, 1983
Football Stadium, paving of concourse, 1982 July-Aug.
Lacrosse field, 1982
Soccer field, 1983
Information on Cameron preservation, 1981-1982
Information on Coaches, 1982 Dec.
Information on naming building (Dr. Powell), 1982
Information on press box facility, 1981-1982
NCAA meeting [St. Louis, MO.], 1981 Dec.
NCAA meeting [Houston, TX], 1982 Jan.
NCAA news, 1982-1983
(2 folders)
NCAA [Vacendak's information], 1981-1982
Box 15
Personal [other], 1980-1982
Box 15
Raycom, 1982
Box 15
Fencing, 1982
Box 15
Lacrosse, 1981
Box 15
Soccer, 1982-1983
Box 15
Swimming [information Re:eliminating], 1982
Box 15
Tennis, 1982
Box 15
Tennis-women, 1983-1984
Box 15
Track, 1982-1983
Box 15
Wrestling, 1982
Box 15
Staff correspondence, 1982-1983
Box 15
Surveys, 1982-1983
Box 15
TV rights, 1982
Box 15
Title IX, 1978 Nov.-1980
(4 folders)
Box 15
ACC correspondence, 1982
Box 15
Basketball and baseball, 1982
Box 15
College Football Association, 1980-1982
Box 15
Football, 1980-1982
Box 15

Accession contains correspondence and memoranda, reports, sports files, and scholarship athletes material. Sports files contain eligibility lists, rosters, statistics, contest reports, and player statements. Scholarship athlete material includes men's and women's sports, consisting of correspondence and memoranda concerning scholarship renewal and terms and conditions of acceptance. NCAA and ACC material is also present. Accession UA89-48 is at the end of box 17.

Baseball, 1979-1982
(3 folders)
Box 16
Basketball, 1979-1982
(3 folders)
Box 16
Cross-Country, 1979-1982
(3 folders)
Box 16
Fencing, 1979-1982
(3 folders)
Box 16
Football, 1979-1982
(3 folders)
Box 16
Golf, 1979-1982
(3 folders)
Box 16
Lacrosse, 1979-1982
(3 folders)
Box 16
Soccer, 1979-1982
(3 folders)
Box 16
Swimming, 1979-1982
(3 folders)
Box 16
Tennis, 1979-1982
(3 folders)
Box 16
Indoor Track, 1979-1982
(3 folders)
Box 16
Outdoor Track, 1979-1982
(3 folders)
Box 16
Wrestling, 1979-1982
(3 folders)
Box 16
Armstrong, Mike, 1978-1981
Box 16
Bacon, Paul, 1978-1981
Box 16
Baldinger, Brain, 1978-1981
Box 16
Bamberger, Greg, 1978-1981
Box 16
Bellan, Larry, 1982-1983
Box 16
Bowser, Charles, 1978-1981
Box 16
Brinkman, John, 1978-1981
Box 16
Brower, Bobby, 1978-1981
Box 16
Brown, Craig, 1979-1980
Box 16
Brown, Edward P., 1978-1981
Box 16
Brown, Marvin L., 1978-1980
Box 16
Browning, Chandler Craig, 1978-1981
Box 16
Brummitt, Richard, 1978-1981
Box 16
Cerone, James R., 1980-1981
Box 16
Churm, Michael, 1978-1981
Box 16
Colantuoni, James A., 1978-1981
Box 16
Collins, William, 1979-1980
Box 16
Crenshaw, Keith, 1979-1981
Box 16
Dowell, Dwayne, 1978-1981
Box 17
Eisenberg, Judd, 1978-1981
Box 17
Fredrick, Ron, 1980-1981
Box 17
Fuqua, Michael G., 1978-1981
Box 17
Garstkiewicz, Gary, 1978-1981
Box 17
Harper, Tracy, 1978-1981
Box 17
Heinsohn, Paul, 1978-1981
Box 17
Jenkins, Robert, 1978-1981
Box 17
Jones, Cedric, 1978-1981
Box 17
Lenoir, Larry, 1978-1981
Box 17
Long, James, 1982-1983
Box 17
Mancini, Anthony, 1978-1981
Box 17
Martin, Fletcher, 1978-1981
Box 17
McIver, James, 1978-1981
Box 17
McKinney, Scott, 1978-1981
Box 17
Pacitti, David C., 1984-1985
Box 17
Patterson, Robert B., 1979-1980
Box 17
Pelosky, Robert J., 1978-1981
Box 17
Rhinesmith, Michael, 1979-1980
Box 17
Price, Zac, 1978-1982
Box 17
Rowe, Joseph C., 1978-1981
Box 17
Ryan, Micheal, 1979-1980
Box 17
Schoettmer, Mark, 1978-1981
Box 17
Snow, David, 1979-1982
Box 17
Spiers, John, 1982-1983
Box 17
Stopper, Michael, 1978-1981
Box 17
Tabron, Dennis, 1978-1981
Box 17
Thielemann, Dave, 1978-1980
Box 17
Tyson, Jimmy, 1978-1982
Box 17
Welsh, Dan, 1978-1982
Box 17
Yellott, Dan, 1978-1981
Box 17
Banks, Eugene, 1977-1980
Box 17
Dennard, Kenneth, 1977-1981
Box 17
Jackman, Bill, 1982-1983
Box 17
Suddath, James E. 1977-1981
Box 17
Taylor, Vince, 1978-1982
Box 17
Wendt, Greg, 1982-1983
Box 17
Williams, Allen, 1979-1983
Box 17
Brassill, Tom, 1980-1981
Box 17
Nolan, Ed, 1979
Box 17
Pruett, Don, 1979-1981
Box 17
Rigby, Kevin, 1979
Box 17
Goettman, Jeffrey, 1977-1981
Box 17
Ryan, John, 1980-1982
Box 17
Hagler, Dave, 1978-1982
Box 17
Megale, Joseph, 1977-1980
Box 17
Soccer, Farran, Thomas, 1981-1982
Box 17
Track, McCallister, Mark, 1978-1981
Box 17
Wrestling, Nadzak, Walter, 1980-1981
Box 17
Basketball, McCarthy, Tara, 1977-1981
Box 17
Golf, Rogan, Susan, 1980-1981
Box 17
ACC correspondence, 1972 Dec.-1983
Box 17
ACC meeting [Myrtle Beach, SC], 1983 May
Box 17
ACC spring meeting [Myrtle Beach, SC], 1984 May
Box 17
Business operations [Paul Detomo], 1973-1975
Box 17
College Football Association (CFA), 1983
Box 17
Equipment room, 1982-1983
Box 17
Carl James [associate director], 1969-1976
Box 17
1972 July-1976
Box 17
1977-1979 June
Box 17
Correspondence, 1983 Jan.-1985 March
(2 folders)
Box 17
Meeting, Jan. 1982 [San Diego, CA], 1981 Nov.-1982 Jan.
Box 17
CFA, 1978
Box 17
National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics-proceedings, 1978
Box 17
Raycom, 1983
Box 17
Report, [1972?]
Box 17

Accession contains correspondence, recommendations, minutes, budget material, and material pertaining to the maintenance and improvement of various athletic facilities. Prominent subjects include Athletic Council, ACC, College Football Association, and NCAA.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist. Please consult reference archivist in to determine which materials are effected by the restriction.

Athletic Council, 1985 Aug.-Nov.
Box 18
Athletic Council meeting, 1985 Dec.
Box 18
Athletic Council, William Bradford [chair], 1983 June-1985
(2 folders)
Box 18
1983-1984
Box 18
Meeting [Myrtle Beach, SC], 1985 May
Box 18
Meeting [Greensboro, NC], 1985 Dec.
Box 18
ACC workshop [Greensboro, NC], 1985 May
Box 18
Women's Basketball Tournament, 1985
Box 18
Basketball bulletins, 1984-1985
Box 18
Athletic Facility (proposed), 1983-1985
Box 18
Coombs Field, 1982-1984
Box 18
Finch-Yeager building, 1983
Box 18
Football building (proposed), 1984-1985
Box 18
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Athletics Sports Medicine, 1984 Jan.-Feb.
Box 18
Indoor tennis, 1983 Oct.-1984 Feb
Box 18
Information on renovations, Cameron/Half Time House, 1985
Box 18
Miscellaneous improvements, 1982-1985
Box 18
Information on lighting, 1981-1983
Box 18
Wallace Wade Stadium, lighting, 1982-1984
Box 18
Children's Classic (Jerry Neville), 1982-1985
Box 18
1984
Box 18
Board of Directors correspondence, 1984
Box 18
Meeting [Dallas, TX], 1984 April-July
Box 18
Board of Directors meeting [New Orleans, LA], 1985 July-Oct.
Box 18
Board of Directors, 1985
Box 18
1985
(3 folders)
Box 18
Ad-Hoc Committee on College Football Television, 1983-1984
Box 18
Steve Sloan (correspondence received), 1982
Box 18
Correspondence, budget, 1983-1985
Box 18
Letters of recommendation, 1982-1985
Box 18
Charles B. Heustis, 1982-1984
Box 18
Dr. H. Keith H. Brodie's staff meeting, 1985
Box 19
Dr. Brodie, 1982-1985
Box 19
Kenneth Pye, 1983-1985
Box 19
Terry Sanford, 1983-1985
(2 folders)
Box 19
Hall of Fame, 1985 April
Box 19
IRS ruling, 1984-1985
Box 19
Iron Dukes, 1985
Box 19
LIFE, 1984-1985
Box 19
Annual Convention [Dallas, TX], 1983 Sept.-1984 Jan.
Box 19
Meeting [Chicago, IL], 1984 June
Box 19
Special Convention [New Orleans, LA], 1985 May-June
Box 19
1985
Box 19

Accession contains correspondence and memoranda, reports, proposals, surveys, committee records, and budget material. Records pertain to various NCAA and ACC meetings, committees, and tournaments; Alumni affairs, the Athletic Council, television agreements, Iron Dukes, and facilities projects. Accession 2001-44, located in box 26, contains photocopies of 1939-1940 correspondence between Wallace Wade and Duke Football player, Charles Hipp.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist. Please consult reference archivist in to determine which materials are effected by the restriction.

Also present in this series are records of the Board of Trustees. 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.

1986
Letters of intent, 1986
ACC basketball bulletins, 1986-1987
(2 folders)
Meetings, 1986 March-April
[general], 1986
ACC Meeting [Myrtle Beach, SC], 1986 March-May
Agent Information, 1985-1986
(2 folders)
Admissions, 1986
Audits, 1986
Alumni Affairs, 1983-1986
Athletic Council, 1985 Dec.-1986
Athletic Council meeting, 1986 Dec.
Athletic Council Report for 1985-1986
Banquets, 1984-1985
Board of Trustees, 1985-1986
Journal vouchers, 1986
Campaign for Arts and Sciences, 1984-1986
Children's Classic, 1986
Clemson's NCAA situation, correspondence, 1983-1984
Correspondence [budget], 1986-1987 Jan.
College Football Association, 1986
(2 folders)
Questionnaires, 1982-1986
Box 20
Revenue management plan, 1988
Box 20
National Association of College Directors of Athletics, 1988
Box 20
Legislation, 1986
Box 20
1987-1988
Box 20
President's Commission National Forum [Orlando, FL.], 1988 June
Box 20
Convention [Nashville, TN], 1987 Oct.-1988 Jan.
Box 20
Division I Basketball Committee, 1987-1988
Box 20
Division I Basketball Committee meeting [Dallas, TX], 1988 June-Aug.
Box 20
Division IA Television Committee [football], 1988
(4 folders)
Box 20
Division IA Television Committee meeting [Chicago, IL], 1988 May-Sept.
Box 20
Division IA Television Committee, 1988 Jan.-Feb.
Box 20
Television Committee meeting [Kansan City, MO], 1988 April
Box 20
Questionnaires, 1987-1988
Box 20
Management Board meeting, 1988 August 11
Box 20
Miscellaneous [Management Board], 1988
Box 20
E.J. McDonald's staff meeting, 1988 Aug.-Nov.
Box 20
5th year eligibilities, 1984-1988
Box 20
Raycom, 1987
Box 20
North Carolina Amateur Sports, 1986
Box 20
North Carolina Amateur Sports, Board of Directors meeting, 1986 Dec.
Box 20
1987
Box 20
ACC Tournament [Landover, MD], 1987 March
Box 20
May meeting [Myrtle Beach, SC], 1987 March-May 1987
Box 20
April workshop, 1987
Box 20
Agents, 1987
Box 20
Athletic Council meeting, 1987 April
Box 20
Admissions, 1987
Box 20
CFA meeting [Dallas, TX], 1986 May-June
Box 21
Board of Directors [CFA], 1986
Box 21
Complimentary ticket lists, 1985
Box 21
Conflict of interest letters, 1982-1983
Box 21
Jefferson-Pilot football television contract, 1984-1985
Box 21
CBS, 1982-1983
Box 21
NBC, 1981-1982
Box 21
ABC, 1981-1983
Box 21
Raycom, 1982-1984
Box 21
Other television agreements/contracts, 1983-1987
Box 21
Dataflow contract, 1985
Box 21
Cameron, expanding seating, 1985
Box 21
Home Team Sports (HTS), soccer, 1985
Box 21
Adcock, Jack, 1985-86
Box 21
Dr. Brodie, 1985-1986
Box 21
E.J. McDonald, 1986
Box 21
A. Kenneth Pye, 1986
Box 21
Miscellaneous, 1983-1986
Box 21
Development Office, 1983-1986
Box 21
Drug Education and Awareness Program, 1985-1986
Box 21
Hall of Fame, 1982-1985
Box 21
Health, Phys. Ed., and Recreation/DUAA, 1986
Box 21
Grounds information, 1986
Box 21
Skybox, 1986
Box 21
Insurance, 1982-1986
Box 21
New football building [weight room, training room, equipment room], 1986
Box 21
Iron Dukes, 1986
(2 folders)
Box 21
Safrit, R.W., 1986
Box 21
Trips, 1986
Box 21
Miscellaneous, 1985 Dec.-1986
(3 folders)
Box 21
NCAA, 1986
Box 21
NCAA Division I Directors meeting [Chicago, IL], 1986 June-Aug.
Box 21
Athletic Council, 1987
Box 22
Alumni Affairs, 1987 Feb.-April
Box 22
Board of Trustees, 1987
Box 22
Correspondence [budget], 1987
Box 22
CFA, 1987
(2 folders)
Box 22
CFA meeting [Dallas Hyatt Regency], 1987 May
Box 22
Dr. Brodie, 1987
Box 22
Mr. McDonald, 1987
Box 22
Mr. Pye, 1987
Box 22
Mr. A.E. Finley, 1984-1987
Box 22
Hall of Fame, 1986-1987
Box 22
Hall of Fame inductees, 1987
Box 22
Iron Duke correspondence, 1987
Box 22
Miscellaneous, 1987
Box 22
Tax rulings, 1986-1987
Box 22
NACDA, 1987
Box 22
NACDA meeting, 1987 October
Box 22
NCAA, 1987
Box 22
NCAA conventions, 1987
Box 22
Club development interests (Advisory Board for University Clubs), 1987
Box 22
Administrative Services Management Board, 1986-1987
Box 22
Sports Festival, 1987
Box 22
Baseball, 1985-1986
Box 22
Basketball, 1986
Box 22
Club sports, 1985-1986
Box 22
Football coaching change, 1986-1987
Box 22
Student behavior, 1983-1984
Box 22
Summer camps, 1982-1986
Box 22
Television rights, 1983-1986
Box 22
Correspondence regarding ticket office, 1981-1986
Box 22
Title IX, 1982-1986
Box 22
1988
Box 22
Spring meeting [Myrtle Beach, SC], 1988 April-June
Box 22
Legislative proposals, 1987
Box 22
Citrus Bowl, 1988
Box 22
Corporate sponsorship, 1988
Box 22
Meeting [Naples], 1988 Feb.
Box 22
Meeting [Airport Marriott], 1988 April
Box 22
Meeting [Governor's Inn], 1988 Sept.
Box 22
Faculty representatives and Athletic Directors meeting [Greensboro-High-Point Marriott], 1988 Oct.
Box 22
Meeting [Greensboro-High-Point], 1988
Box 23
Alumni Affairs, 1988
Box 23
Athletic Council Meeting, 1987-1988
Box 23
Athletic Council correspondence, 1988
Box 23
Board of Trustees, 1988
Box 23
Campaign for Arts and Sciences, 1987-1988
Box 23
1988
Box 23
Championship Committee meeting [Atlanta, GA], 1988 Aug.-Nov.
Box 23
Football Championship game, 1987-1988
Box 23
Admissions, 1988
Box 23
Parking and Traffic Task Force report, 1988 Aug.
Box 23
Dr. Brodie, 1988
Box 23
Mr. McDonald, 1988
Box 23
Development Office, 1987-1988
Box 23
Drug Program, 1987-1988
Box 23
Hotel Project/golf course, 1987-1988
Box 23
Cameron Stadium scoreboard, 1988
Box 23
Improvements, 1987
Box 23
Cameron Indoor Stadium, 1987-1988
(2 folders)
Box 23
Press Box, 1988 Aug.
Box 23
Grounds, 1988
Box 23
Golf Course, 1988
Box 23
Iron Dukes, 1988
Box 23
Correspondence on fundraising for Cameron renovations, 1987-1988
Box 23
Golf course game plan, etc., 1988-1989
Box 23
Track, 1986-1987
Box 23
Recreational facility, 1986 October
Box 23
I.M. Building, 1986-1987
Box 23
Baseball, 1986-1987
Box 23
EC Racquetball, 1987
Box 23
Tennis improvements, 1987
Box 23
William M. Weber, 1988
Box 23
Individual prospects clearance report, 1988 Feb.
Box 23
Miscellaneous, 1988
(3 folders)
Box 23
National Invitation Tournament (NIT), 1982-1986
Box 23
National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame, 1984-1986
Box 23
Steve Sloan, 1983-1986
Box 23
Football contract letter, 1982 Dec.
Box 23
North Carolina Amateur Sports, 1983-1985
Box 24
1989
Box 24
Meeting [Orlando, FL], 1989 Jan.-Feb.
Box 24
Meeting [Greensboro, NC], 1989 March-April
Box 24
Meeting [Greensboro, NC], 1989 Sept-Dec.
(3 folders)
Box 24
Admissions, 1989
Box 24
Correspondence, Athletic Council, 1989
Box 24
Audits, 1987-1989
Box 24
Budget correspondence, 1989
Box 24
CFA, 1989
Box 24
CFA Football Championship Meeting, 1989 Jan.-May
Box 24
H. Keith H. Brodie, 1989
Box 24
Gene McDonald, 1989
Box 24
Development Office, 1989
Box 24
Improvements, 1989
Box 24
Golf Course, 1988-1989
Box 24
Iron Dukes, 1989
Box 24
Cameron, 1989
Box 24
Grounds, 1989
Box 24
Miscellaneous, 1989
(2 folders)
Box 24
Division I, Television Committee [football], 1989
Box 24
Division I Basketball Committee, 1989
Box 24
Special Television Negotiations Committee, 1989-1990
Box 24
Restructuring Committee, 1988-1989 May
Box 24
Restructuring Committee, 1989 Oct.-Dec.
Box 24
Division I Men's Basketball Championship Press Conference, 1989 March 7
Box 24
Television Negotiating Committee Meeting [Chicago, IL], 1989 October
Box 24
Convention, 1989
Box 24
NCAA, 1989
Box 25
NACDA, 1989
Box 25
Management Board, 1989
Box 25
McDonald's staff meetings, 1989
Box 25
Treyburn, 1988-1989
Box 25
University Club, 1989
Box 25
Miscellaneous, 1989
Box 25
Surveys, 1987
Box 25
Baseball, 1987
Box 25
Basketball, 1987-1989
Box 25
1988
Box 25
Correspondence [re: Spurrier], 1989
Box 25
1989
Box 25
Soccer, 1987-1988
Box 25
ACC, 1990
(2 folders)
Box 25
ACC/Big East, 1988 Oct.
Box 25
Big East [NY], 1989 Jan. 19
Box 25
Florida State University, 1988-1990
Box 25
Cost reduction, 1990
Box 25
Meeting [Marco Island, FL], 1990 Jan.
Box 25
TV Committee meeting [Greensboro, NC], 1990 March
Box 25
Meeting [Washington Duke Inn], 1990 April
Box 25
Meeting [Myrtle Beach, SC], 1990 April-May
Box 25
Miscellaneous [ACC], 1990
Box 25
Meeting [Greensboro, NC], 1990 July
Box 25
Meeting, 1990 Oct.
Box 25
Meeting [Greensboro, NC], 1990 Dec.
Box 25
Alumni Affairs, 1990
Box 25
Terry Sanford/American Dance Festival, 1989
Box 25
Athletic Council, 1990
Box 25
Basketball scheduling information, 1990-1991
Box 25
Budget correspondence, 1990
Box 25
IR's purchase requisition, 1990
Box 25
Coach Murray correspondence, 1987-1988
Box 25
Cameron-Wade Foundation, 1986-1989
Box 25
CFA, 1990
Box 25
Dr. Brodie, 1990
Box 25
Miscellaneous, 1990
Box 25
Mr. McDonald, 1990
Box 25
Development, 1990
Box 26
Hall of Fame, 1988-1990
(2 folders)
Box 26
Aquatic Center, 1988
Box 26
Cameron bust, 1989
Box 26
Murray Building, 1989
Box 26
Wallace Wade Stadium, 1989-1990
Box 26
Golf Course, fundraising, 1989-1990
Box 26
Golf Course, 1989-1990
Box 26
Golf Course/Pro Shop, 1990
Box 26
Recreation Center, 1990
Box 26
Iron Dukes, 1990
Box 26
Miscellaneous, 1990
Box 26
North Carolina Amateur Sports, 1988 Oct.-Nov.
Box 26
NACDA, 1990
Box 26
Committee on Cost Reductions, 1989-1990
Box 26
Division IA Directors of Athletics meeting, 1990 Sept.
Box 26
NCAA, 1990
(3 folders)
Box 26
Restructuring Committee, 1989-1990
Box 26
Convention [Dallas, TX], 1990 Jan.
Box 26
Division I Basketball Committee, 1990
Box 26
Basketball Committee meeting [Chicago, IL], 1990 Jan.-Feb.
Box 26
Committee on Membership Structure, 1990 Feb.
Box 26
Duke Seminar, 1990 Feb.
Box 26
Wallace Wade/Charles Hipp correspondence, 1939-1940
Box 26
Athletic Policy Manual of Duke University, 1999 Nov.
Box 26

Series contains contracts and agreements between Duke University and other colleges, universities, and academies, travel itineraries, game schedules, and lists of lettering athletes for several revenue and nonrevenue sports.

For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.

1990-1991
(2 folders)
1991-1992
(2 folders)
1992-1993
(2 folders)
1993-1994
(2 folders)
Box 27
1994-1995
(2 folders)
Box 27
1995-1996
(2 folders)
Box 27

Historical Note

The Athletic Director plans, administers, and directs intercollegiate athletic activities at Duke University and interprets and participates in formulating extramural athletic policies. The Director employs and discharges coaching staff and other department employees on own initiative or at direction of board in charge of athletics. Additionally, the Director prepares and disseminates publicity to promote athletic events; plans and coordinates activities of coaching staff; prepares budget and authorizes department expenditures; plans and schedules sports events; and oversees ticket sales and income generated by ticket sales. The Athletic Director also works closely with coaches, staff, and University administration to ensure adhesion to University codes of conduct and rules and regulations set forth by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Tom Butters was a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and former pitcher for Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates organization (1962-1964). Butters began his career at Duke in 1967 when he became Director of Special Events. He became Duke University's head baseball coach in 1968, a position he held until 1970. He later became director of the Iron Dukes (1970), Assistant Director of Athletics (1972-1975), and Associate Athletic Director and assistant to the chancellor in 1976. In 1977, Butters became Duke University's fifth Athletic Director, preceded by James DeHart (1926-1930), Wallace Wade (1931-1942, 1946), Eddie Cameron (1942-1972), and Carl James (1972-1976). As Athletic Director Butters was known as an intrepid fundraiser and is credited with upgrading several athletic facilities erected in the 1930s and 1940s. While serving on the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Basketball Committee, Butters was instrumental in negotiating a one billion dollar contract with CBS. Upon his retirement in 1998, Butters had spent thirty years of his professional career involved with Duke University Athletics. He was succeeded by Joe Alleva (1998-2008).

Subject Headings

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Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Director of Athletics records were received by the University Archives as a transfer between 1982-2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Josh Larkin Rowley, February 2009

Encoded by Josh Larkin Rowley, March 2009

Accessions UA82-116, UA83-107, UA84-58, UA86-7, UA86-53, UA89-48, UA90-3, UA94-106, UA99-16, UA2001-44 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.