Scope and Contents
The Records of the Department of Athletic Media Services span the years 1871 to 2002, with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1950s through the 1990s. Records are organized alphabetically by the name of the sport, from baseball to wrestling. Within each sport, records are grouped chronologically; each season will have folders containing programs, statistics, and press releases, as well as other information generated during the season (such as box scores, recruiting records, rosters, and miscellaneous material). For most sports there is also a history file and/or an “all-time” statistics file to provide background information on the sport.
For sports such as tennis or swimming, where there are both a men's and a women's team, records are organized alphabetically by the name of the sport, then divided into men's and women's team records. In addition, two folders (box 52 folder 18, box 53 folder 1) contain the results of various women's sports at Northwestern University, 1975-1990.
One card-file box contains 3x5 index cards, organized alphabetically by sport, listing scores from sports events dating between 1871 and 1989/1990. Not every sport is represented in the index card file, but there are cards for two sports—water basketball and water polo—that are not otherwise documented in the rest of the series.
Other resources for the history of athletics at Northwestern University include:
Walter Paulison, The Tale of the Wildcats, A Centennial History of Northwestern University Athletics([Evanston?] N Men's Club, Northwestern University Alumni Association, 1951).
Northwestern University's official athletics site: http://nusports.ocsn.com/index-main.html (the page for each sport includes an “archives” link that lists letter winners and team results).
The University Archives' virtual exhibit on Football at NU: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives/exhibits/football/home.htm
- From the Collection: Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of Athletics and Recreation (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.
From the Collection: 59.00 Boxes
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US