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Athletics Council records

Identifier: UA 65

Scope and Contents

These records contain a variety of papers, including memorandums, meeting minutes, policies, and budget information of the Athletics Council. Included are records of the sports: baseball, basketball, bowling, fencing, field hockey, golf, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, and wrestling. Athletic conferences and associations included in the records are the Atlantic Coast Conference, Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the North State Conference. Conference records consist of yearbooks, ranking lists, constitutions, bylaws, and financial statements. The majority of the records date between 1961-1971, with some earlier materials dating from 1948. Box 4, Folder 4 and Box 5, Folder 9 include records dating 1965-1967 of a study conducted by the Council to test the feasibility of intercollegiate athletics for women beginning with basketball, and tennis.


  • 1946-1984


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Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the Appalachian State University assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

The Athletics Council advises the Chancellor and the Athletics Director regarding policies governing Appalachian's program of intercollegiate athletics. It monitors the academic progress of student athletes, assists in long-range planning, provides advice concerning financial matters, promotes a proper balance between men's and women's sports, and gives advice on other relevant matters. Appalachian State University, Faculty Handbook Section 7.5.3.


2.85 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The folder titles are the original names recorded by the Athletics Council.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These records were transferred by Alan Houser, a faculty representative Department of Philosophy and Religion. Houser served on the Athletics Council. The collection was accessioned as 2011.06.14.

Processing Information

Angela Ocuto Howell, 2022

Athletics Council records
Angela Ocuto Howell
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository