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Guide to the Edmund M. Cameron Records, 1929 - 1972

Abstract

Edmund "Eddie" McCullough Cameron (1902-1988) served as head basketball coach, head football coach, and Athletic Director during his 46 year career at Duke University. He was known for enhancing Duke athletics and the Department of Physical Education by improving and adding facilities and expanding athletic programs. The Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke was named in his honor. The Cameron papers include correspondence, reports, memoranda, scrapbooks, and other printed materials. Among the major subjects of the collection are the Duke basketball and football teams, the Duke athletic department, the Duke Department of Physical Education, collegiate athletics, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Edmund M. Cameron records 1929 - 1972
Creator
Cameron, Edmund McCullough, 1902-1988.
Extent
13.5 Linear Feet , 10,000 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, scrapbooks, and other materials related to Cameron's career at Duke University. The first series, Subject Files, consists of office files, primarily correspondence, from the 1950s to the early 1970s, during Cameron's term as Athletic Director. The second series, Correspondence, also consists of some professional correspondence, but includes a number of personal letters and dates from the 1940s to the 1970s. The Clippings series is a brief collection of articles saved by Cameron. The Manuals and Printed Materials series includes reports and guides published by the NCAA and the ACC during the 1950s through the 1970s. The Scrapbooks series consists of three disassembled scrapbooks dating from the 1920s through the 1970s. These books include correspondence, photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, game programs, and tickets and other memorabilia.

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Contents of the Collection

These materials came from accession numbers A72-30, A73-74, and A73-122, and were the office files of Cameron. Minutes of the Academic Council were removed to the Academic Council collection. Discarded materials include: routine applications for administrative assistant positions; most applications for Sports Information Director's position (representative sample retained); detailed monthly financial statements, receipts, IRI forms, and travel vouchers; most financial statements prepared by Peat, Marwick and Mitchell for individual football games (representative sample retained); most football game trip itineraries (representative sample retained); and golf course auxiliary expense forms.

Admissions Policy
Box 1
Baseball
Box 1
Basketball
[2 folders]
Box 1
Football
[4 folders]
Box 1
Gymnastics
Box 1
Lacrosse
Box 1
General, P.E.
[2 folders]
Box 1
Soccer
Box 1
Sports Publicity
Box 1
Swimming
Box 1
Tennis
Box 1
Track and Cross Country
Box 1
Wrestling
Box 1
1967-1968
Box 1
1968-1969
Box 1
1969-1970
Box 1
Financial Reports, 1964-1968
Box 1
Athletic Equipment Room Inventory, 1965-1966
Box 1
Aquatic Center
[2 folders]
Box 1
Card Gymnasium
Box 1
Construction, Policy
Box 1
Golf, Women's Driving Range on East
Box 1
Construction
Box 1
Shop and Storage Construction
Box 1
Corrections and Improvements
Box 1
Highway Problems
Box 1
Grounds Keeper's House
Box 1
Maintenance
Box 1
Locker Room Renovation, 1967-1968
Box 1
Football Offices
Box 1
Flooring
Box 1
Improvements
Box 1
Space Allocations
Box 1
Reservations
Box 1
Intramural Building
Box 1
Laundry
Box 1
"Limited Life" Building (football)
Box 1
Maintenance and Improvements
Box 1
Overcrowding of Facilities for P.E.
Box 1
General Committee on West Campus Athletic Educational Facilities
Box 1
Scheduling
Box 1
Squash Courts
Box 1
Tennis Courts
Box 1
Track
Box 1
Expansion and Fundraising
Box 1
Painting
Box 1
Management
Box 1
Lighting, 1966-1967
Box 1
Athletic Fund
Box 1
Athletic Program
Box 1
Athletic Program, Faculty Committee Report, 1969-1970
Box 1
Athletics and Academics
Box 1
Athletics and P.E. Organization
Box 1
Annual Report, 1969
Box 2
Beauty Contest
Box 2
Basketball Committee, 1959-1972
[5 folders]
Box 2
Basketball Tournament
Box 2
General, 1961-1972
[5 folders]
Box 2
General Representative Audits
Box 2
Basketball - Television Report
Box 2
Baseball
Box 2
Baseball, Summer League, 1968
Box 2
Clinic for Boys
Box 2
Big Four Freshman Tournament
Box 2
Crowd Behavior
Box 2
Financial Report, 1951-1970
Box 2
Hall of Fame
Box 2
National Invitation Tournament
Box 2
Newspaper Coverage, Duke vs. UNC, 1966-1967
Box 2
N.C. High School Association
Box 2
Southern Conference, 1947
Box 2
Southern Conference, Tournament Program, 1934
Box 2
U.S.C./McGuire Controversy
Box 2
Big Four Athletic Directors, 1968-1971
Box 2
Black Athletes
Box 2
Blue Devils Club
Box 2
Blue Trident
Box 2
Brusie, Dick (SID)
Box 2
Bubas, Vic
Box 2
Budget
Box 2
Budget, Minor Sports
Box 2
Carmichael Cup
Box 2
Carpenter, R.M.M.
Box 2
Cheating Scandal - RESTRICTED [Personnel Information]
Box 2
Coaching Problems - Basketball and Football - RESTRICTED [Personnel Information]
Box 2
Correspondence, 1952-1971 and no date
[3 folders]
Box 2
Cross Country
Box 2
Development, Fifth Decade
Box 2
Development Office, 1970-1971
Box 2
Dixie Classic, 1966-1967
Box 2
Durham High School Track Day, 1967
Box 2
Durham Sports Club
Box 2
Fencing, 1962-1972
Box 3
Film Library
Box 3
Academic Performance Forecast
Box 3
ACC Contracts
Box 3
Games, State-Duke, 1967
Box 3
Game Financial Statements
Box 3
Game trips
Box 3
Gator Bowl (University of Florida), 1970
Box 3
Injury Reports
Box 3
Oyster Bowl, 1967-1969
Box 3
Photographer's Agreement, 1966
Box 3
Sam Barton
Box 3
Bruce Campbell
Box 3
Charles Guy
Box 3
Robert Henry
Box 3
Patrick Martin
Box 3
Bruce Reynolds
Box 3
Peter Schafer
Box 3
Al Woodall
Box 3
Profiles
Box 3
Releases
Box 3
Signees, 1971
Box 3
Policy, 1961-1965
Box 3
Recruiting Problems, National, 1967
Box 3
Contract, 1941
Box 3
Team List, 1941
Box 3
1941-1942
[3 folders]
Box 3
Schedule
Box 3
Staff Changes, 1966
Box 3
Sugar Bowl, 1945
Box 3
Fundraising
Box 3
Bly-Persons Field House, 1968-1969
Box 3
Swimming Pool Contributors, 1969-1971
Box 3
Golf
Box 3
Golf Course, Use of Course
Box 3
Golf Course Committee, 1967-1971
[2 folders]
Box 3
Golf Course Scheduling - Tournaments
Box 3
Golf Shop Sales
Box 3
Graduate Student Protests
Box 3
Hall of Fame Recommendations
Box 3
Huestis, Charles
Box 3
Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A)
Box 3
Internal Development and Alumni Relations Council
Box 3
Intramural Board Minutes, 1964-1971
Box 3
Intramural Program - Correspondence, Flyers - RESTRICTED [Personnel Information]
Box 3
Knight, Douglas M.
Box 3
Lacrosse, 1966-1968
Box 3
Liability for Transporting Athletes
Box 3
Long Range Planning Committee, Subcommittee for Facilities
Box 3
Managerial Program, 1966-1967
Box 3
Mann, Glenn E ("Ted"), 1966-1967
Box 3
Marching Band, Videotape
Box 3
McGee, Mike
Box 3
Morehead Scholarship Information, 1962-1967
Box 3
Cost of Intercollegiate Athletic Programs
Box 3
1.600 Rule
Box 3
Delegate
Box 3
1957-1963
Box 3
1963-1965
Box 3
1965-1967
Box 3
1967-1970
Box 3
Printed Material, 1970-1971
Box 3
National Association of Athletic Directors
Box 3
National Football Foundation
[4 folders]
Box 4
National Football Foundation Hall of Fame
Box 4
Officials - Ranking Lists
Box 4
Pan-African - USA Track Meet
Box 4
Resignations from Physical Education and Athletics
Box 4
Promotions, Recommendations, Appointments
Box 4
Duties, 1965-1970
Box 4
Athletic Staff Benefits
Box 4
Directory, 1963-1964
Box 4
Parker, Ace - Resignation
Box 4
Program, 1961-1969
Box 4
Sabbaticals
Box 4
Proposed Major
Box 4
Requirements, 1967
Box 4
Curricular Changes, 1968-1970
Box 4
Manual, rev. 1967
Box 4
Reports, presented by John Friedrich
Box 4
Annual Reports (Men's), 1964, 1967-1969
Box 4
Pamphlets
Box 4
Requirements, 1968
Box 4
Budget, 1967-1972
Box 4
Staff Meeting Minutes, 1964-1971
Box 4
Policy and Procedures
Box 4
Price, James L., 1965-1966
Box 4
Public Relations
Box 4
Purchasing Procedures
Box 4
Pye, Kenneth (Chancellor)
Box 4
Radio - Basketball and Football, 1965-1970
Box 4
Radio/TV Survey of University Athletics, 1968
Box 4
Rauch, Henry
Box 4
Recommendations
Box 4
Recreation and Intramurals Facilities Committee, 1965-1966
Box 4
Recruiting Infractions
Box 4
Recruiting
Box 4
Reising, Robert W.
Box 4
1959-1963
Box 4
1963-1972
Box 4
Rugby Club, 1967-1969
Box 4
Sanford, Terry
Box 4
1968-1971
Box 4
Hanes Lassiter
Box 4
Glenn E. Mann, Jr., Memorial Fund
Box 4
Cameron
Box 4
Robert L. Chambers
Box 4
N. E. Edgerton
Box 4
Score-tron, 1964-1968
Box 4
Self-Study Report on Athletics
Box 4
William Senhauser Award - Intramural, 1965
Box 4
Soccer Club - Graduate, 1967-1968
Box 4
Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association
Box 4
N.C. Soccer League
Box 4
Speeches
Box 4
Sports Hall of Fame Interview, c. 1969
Box 4
Sports Illustrated - Silver Anniversary Team, 1966
Box 4
Staff Manual, 1967-1968
Box 4
Student Athletic Fees
Box 4
Student Health, 1964
Box 4
Summer Recreation Fitness Program, 1966
Box 4
Summer Session, 1967
Box 4
Football, 1963-1965
Box 4
National and Regional, 1963-1970
Box 4
Show for Coaches
Box 4
Television/Radio and Microwave Center, 1966-1969
Box 5
Together Magazine
Box 5
Tuition Problems - Grant-in-Aid Costs and ACC Limits, 1965-1968
Box 5
Tickets - Changes for Season Tickets
Box 5
Coaches
Box 5
Program
Box 5
Tutoring Policy, 1968 - RESTRICTED [Student Information]
Box 5
U.S. Golf Association Membership
Box 5
U.S. Olympic Committee
[3 folders]
Box 5
Wade, Wallace - Benefit Dinner
Box 5
Waters, Bucky
Box 5
Werber, William
Box 5
World War II Correspondence from Servicemen-Athletes
Box 5
Wrestling Program
Box 5
WTVD Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships, 1967
Box 5
The "X" Files [Complaints and comments about Duke athletics]
[2 folders]
Box 5
Yacht Racing Association, 1962-1963
Box 5
Youth Camps, Inc., 1968-1969
Box 5
Zwirko, Bob
Box 5
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
[no date]
Cameron Boulevard (N.C. 751), July 31, 1969-August 22, 1969
Box 6
Cameron Stadium, January 1972
[3 folders]
Box 6
Ex-Players April 1972 and May 1972
Box 6
January 21, 1938-June 18, 1969
Box 6
June 17, 1969-June 18, 1969
Box 6
June 19, 1969-October 23, 1969
Box 6
November 5, 1969-December 2, 1969
Box 6
December 2, 1969-December 8, 1969
Box 6
December 8, 1969
Box 6
December 8, 1969-December 18, 1969
Box 6
December 29, 1971-May 25, 1972
Box 6
January 1972
[5 folders]
Box 6
January 1972-February 1972
Box 6
February 3, 1972-April 10, 1972
Box 6
April 1972-May 1972
Box 6
May 1972
[3 folders]
Box 6
May 1972-June 1972
[2 folders]
Box 6
June 1972-July 1972
Box 6
July 1972-September 1972
Box 6
1973, [no date]
Box 6
Mrs. W.P. Few, [no date]
Box 6
[no date]
1965-1970
Tarheel
NCAA Official Rules (Basketball) Handbook, 1965
NCAA Manual (Constitution and Bylaws), 1968
Report of the 1963 NCAA Television Committee
Procedure Manual for Implementation of the 1.600 Rule [2 versions]
Recommended 1972-1973 NCAA Television Plan
NCAA National Collegiate Basketball Championship Handbook
NCAA National Collegiate Lacrosse Championship Handbook
NCAA National Collegiate Soccer Championship Handbook
NCAA Annual Reports, 1970-1971
64th Annual Convention Program, 1970
ACC Constitution and Bylaws, 1953
ACC Constitution and Bylaws, 1954
1929-1972
Box 7
Sugar Bowl, 1945
Box 8
Rose Bowl, 1939-1942
Box 9

Historical Note

Edmund "Eddie" McCullough Cameron was born on April 22, 1902, in Manor, Pennsylvania. An excellent student, Cameron also won acclaim for his athletic talents at the Culver Military Academy and Washington and Lee University. He joined Duke University in 1926 as the freshmen football, basketball, and baseball coach. In 1929, Cameron was named head basketball coach. He also assisted in coaching football with head coach Wallace Wade. In 1942, Cameron became head football coach, and in 1946 he again served as assistant coach with Wade. Both the basketball and football teams experienced record successes under Cameron's leadership.

In 1951, Cameron was named Athletic Director, and also directed the Department of Physical Education. He expanded the range and quality of athletic facilities at Duke. In 1953, he helped found the Atlantic Coast Conference and served as chairman of the ACC Basketball Committee for 19 years. He also chaired the basketball committee in the Southern Conference for 20 years.

Cameron was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1969. In 1972, the Duke Indoor Stadium was renamed the Cameron Indoor Stadium. Cameron retired on August 31 of that same year. He died on November 25, 1988, at the age of 86. He was survived by his wife of over 50 years, Mary Toms Cameron, and four children.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Department of Athletics Records (Duke University Archives)
  • Office of Sports Information and Promotion Records (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

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

Provenance

The Edmund M. Cameron Records were received by the University Archives as a gift in 1972 (A72-30), 1973 (A73-74, A73-122), 1989 (A89-0052), and 1990 (A90-99).

Processing Information

Processed by University Archives Staff

Completed 1990

Encoded by Valerie Gillispie, July 8, 2003

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.