Guide to the Department of Athletics Records, 1952-1999

Summary Information

Title: Department of Athletics Records, 1952-1999
Collection: UA.5022
Extent: 14.04 linear feet (23 boxes, 1 half-sized manuscript box, 2 records cartons, 29 folders)

The Department of Athletics oversees all intercollegiate athletic programs at Appalachian State University (ASU) under the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). These records contain administrative files as well as files relating to athletics programs, the Southern Conference, the Athletics Council, and other ephemeral material, dating 1952-1999.

Creator: Department of Athletics

Biographical/Historical Note

The Department of Athletics oversees all intercollegiate athletic programs at Appalachian State University (ASU) under the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). The athletics administration, the faculty athlet¬ics representative and the Athletics Council work together to insure that all teams and coaches follow the rules and regulations governing this division. ASU has been a member of the Southern Conference since 1971, and has had a long history of athletics success, including as Appalachian State Teachers College.

Scope and Contents

The Department of Athletics Records contain a variety of information dating between 1952 and 1999. Some of the files are administrative in nature, containing correspondence, meeting minutes, reports and memoranda concerning the department, the Southern Conference and the Athletics Council. Other materials relate to the athletics and publicity, such as news releases, programs, press guides and ephemera.


This collection has not yet been fully processed.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. Individual accessions may have access restrictions due to the presence of confidential information. Restrictions are noted in the Accessions List, where applicable.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Archives in multiple accessions.

Processing Information

This record group has been minimally arranged and described in summary but has not yet been merged into a single collection. The record group currently consists of numerous individual accessions listed below.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA.5022: Department of Athletics Records, University Archives, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., USA.

Container List

The following accession list links to inventories of records received and added to this record group.

UA.2003.036: Football Press Guides, 1986-1991

UA.2003.037: Appalachian Football Programs, 1986-1987

UA.2003.038: Men's Basketball Press Guides, 1985-1992

UA.2003.039: Women's Basketball Press Guides, 1985-1988

UA.2003.040: Press Guides for Women's Cross Country, Indoor Track and Outdoor Track, 1985-1986

UA.2003.041: Southern Conference Tournament Program, March 6-8, 1986

UA.2003.049: Athletic Department News Releases, 1986-1987

UA.2003.050: Athletics Program Files, 1987-1991

UA.2003.066: Athletics Publicity Items, 1986

UA.2004.102: Appalachian Basketball: Farewell to Varsity Gym, 1999

UA.2004.126: NCAA Volunteers for Youth File, 1984-1986

UA.2004.127: Athletic Department Administrative File, 1987-1991

UA.2004.128: Athletic Department Correspondence File, 1972-1989

UA.2004.129: Athletics Clubs-Associations File, 1970-1989

UA.2004.130: NCAA Reorganization File, 1973-1978

UA.2004.131: Athletic Council File, 1968-1990

UA.2004.132: Athletic Department Memorandums File, 1970-1982

UA.2004.136: Southern Conference Basketball Tournament File, 1975-1987

UA.2004.137: Southern Conference Athletics Directors File, 1972-1980

UA.2004.138: Southern Conference Correspondence File, 1975-1979

UA.2004.139: Southern Conference Committees File, 1975-1978

UA.2004.141: Southern Conference Meetings File, 1971-1980

UA.2004.142: Southern Conference Rouser File, 1973-1987

UA.2006.312: Bob Light on Tennis Parts 1 and 2 (Video Recording), 1975

UA.2007.032: ASU Football Game Programs, 1952-1953

UA.2008.014: Athletic Department: ASU Tennis Files, 1957-1984

UA.2011.061: Athletic Council Records, 1960s-1970s