Records of the Board in Control of Athletics
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Scope and Contents
The Records of the Board in Control of Athletics consist of three series: Financial Records, Minutes, and Administrative. The Minutes series is the most complete portion of the collection, documenting the Board's activity nearly continuously since its inception in 1902.
The Board in Control of Athletics, later renamed the Presidential Committee on Athletics, was established in 1902 as a means to govern the University of Iowa's participation in intercollegiate athletics. According to its charter, it is the advisory committee for the University President and the Director of Athletics on policies governing the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consistent with the rules of the Big Ten Conference and the National Collegiate Athletics Association and consistent with the policies of the University, the Board of Regents, and the State of Iowa. In addition to its duty to advise and recommend policies to the University President and Athletics Director, the Committee periodically apprises the faculty, staff, and student constituency organizations of the status of athletics at the University and nationally.
Gilson, James Edward. "Changing Student Lifestyle at the University of Iowa, 1880-1900." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Iowa, 1980. 392 pp. Dissertation Abstracts International 41: 1664-A.
Gimbel, John. "A History of the State University of Iowa: Physical Education and Athletics for Men." M.A. thesis, University of Iowa, 1951. 458 pp. Discusses the 1920-1950 period.
Meinhard, Robert Wilson. "History of the State University of Iowa: Physical Education and Athletics for Men." M.A. thesis, University of Iowa, 1947. 194 pp. Discusses the 1860-1920 period.
Subject Vertical Files, Athletics category, "Board in Control of Athletics" folder. RG 01.15.05.
Voltmer, Carl D. A Brief History of the Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives, with a Special Consideration of Athletic Problems. New York, 1935.
Box Contents List
Series I: Financial Records
Oversize Box 1:
1907-1910, 1914-1917, 1922.
June 30, 1922-June 30, 1959.
June 30, 1960-June 30, 1976.
Series II: Minutes
Series III: Administrative
Annual reports, 1994 - (incomplete)
Articles of Incorporation, studies, and reports.
Reports, policies, and member notes.