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Athletics Department

 Collection
Identifier: CA13.01

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains records of the Athletics Department at Bates College. The records include correspondence, brochures, programs, schedules, guidebooks, and reports. Included are also some of the "Saturday Night Letters" from football coach Dave Morey.

Many of these records pre-date the official formation of the Athletics Department, but are included here for ease of description and research. For a more complete picture of athletics at Bates, particularly the early decades, researchers should also consult the following collections: CA 05.04, Sports Information Office; CA 09.14, Physical Education Department; and CA 12.02, Student Organizations (Series 1a, Athletic Association).

Dates

  • 1897-[ongoing]

Creator

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

Historical Note

The first intercollegiate athletic contest involving Bates College was a baseball game against Bowdoin in 1872. Football followed in 1875, although it did not become officially sanctioned by the College until 1889. Track and field, and numerous other sports followed into the twentieth century.

Women's athletics has a long history at Bates, but only at the intramural level until the creation of a varsity field hockey team in 1966. Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, the Women's Athletic Association organized athletic events for campus women, but discouraged outright competition.

Extent

5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains records of the Athletics Department at Bates College. The records include correspondence, brochures, programs, schedules, guidebooks, and reports.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series: I. Administrative records; II. Guidebooks; III. Programs; IV. Schedules. See individual series notes for more information.
Title
Guide to the Athletics Department, 1897-[ongoing]
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Pat Webber
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in: English
Edition statement
©2012

Repository Details

Part of the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library Repository

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