Athletics and Recreation Department collection, 1933-1995

Emory University

Emory University Archives

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/gjtvh

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Emory University.
Title: Athletics and Recreation Department collection, 1933-1995
Call Number:Series No. 254
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Collection brings together material from the Emory University Athletics and Recreation Department such as calendars, memoranda, and policies. It also contains material from preceding campus organizations including the Physical Education and Athletics Division.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.



Custodial History

Originally kept as subject files in Series 1000.


[after identification of item(s)], Athletics and Recreation Department collection, Emory University Archives, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Emory University Archives Staff.

Collection Description

Administrative History

From its founding until 1945, Emory University banned intercollegiate athletics on campus, instead developing an intramural sports program operating under the informal slogan of “athletics for all.” The University loosened its ban in the 1945 “Statement of Policy on Athletics and Physical Education,” which allowed for teams in soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, and wrestling to compete at the intercollegiate level while continuing to limit intercollegiate play in baseball, basketball, and football. In 1986 the University added intercollegiate basketball, which has since been joined by intercollegiate teams in golf, baseball, softball, and volleyball. The University has maintained its focus on intramural and recreational sports through leagues and classes offered through the Athletics and Recreation Department, which now operates under the Division of Campus Life. The Athletics and Recreation Department was preceded by the Physical Education and Athletics Division.

Scope and Content Note

Collection contains schedules, memoranda, policies, and other emphera related to athletics and recreation at Emory including teams, classes, events, and facilities. The events represented in the collection include conferences, tournaments, banquets, and groundbreakings. Records, primarily schedules and game or match programs, for six teams are also included: basketball, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, and wrestling.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Athletics for All as Others See it, circa 1955 (2 copies)
1 2 Athletics-related conferences at Emory, 1968
1 3 Banquets and dinners, 1962-1979
1 4 Camps, leagues, and programs, 1946-1991
1 5 Departmental and administrative records, 1951-1986
1 6 Facilities, 1952-1992
1 7 Facilities: "A Plan for Improving the Physical Education Facilities at Emory University," 1976
1 8 Groundbreakings and dedications, 1949-1985
1 9 Handbooks, 1933-1935, 1940
1 10 Intercollegiate athletics and intramural sports, 1977-1984
1 11 Intercollegiate athletics: Basketball, 1986-1989
1 12 Intercollegiate athletics: Soccer, 1968-1979
1 13 Intercollegiate athletics: Swimming
1 14 Intercollegiate athletics: Tennis, 1978-1984
1 15 Intercollegiate athletics: Track and Field, 1954-1979
1 16 Intercollegiate athletics: Wrestling, 1958-1963
1 17 Records and Hall of Fame, 1946-1990
1 18 Recreational Services calendars, 1987-1995