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Records of the Intercollegiate Chess League of America

 Collection
Identifier: 55/39

Scope and Contents

The records of the Intercollegiate Chess League of America (ICLA) are administrative in nature, and consist of correspondence, the ICLA Bulletins, tournament crosstables, tournament host bids, chess club polls, ICLA Annual Business Meeting reports, ballots and proxies, tournament programs, publicity and financial records.

Most of the correspondence relates to administrative activities, the organizing of clubs and events, and solidifying affiliation. Between 1978 and 1984, ICLA files contain membership, organizational, Pan-Am championship and other game materials arranged in chronological order.

It is worth noting that the ongoing challenge of the organization was continuity; when leaders of vital campus clubs graduated, often the result was the local club foundering. Thus the officers of the ICLA were mostly non-students.

Harold J. Winston, former ICLA president (1972) became official ICLA historian in 1970. Others mentioned in the series are John Reinsberg ICLA Bulletin director 1972 and Joe Sprince treasurer 1972. Peter Meschter was ICLA president in 1971 and former executive director. Other important ICLA figures include Randolph Pacetti and Robert Blaine, membership directors in 1972 and 1973 respectively, Donald Byrne and Seth Hawkins ICLA treasurers in 1967 and 1971, ICLA Guide editor Stephan Dann, and Alan Straub, who was president of the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Chess League (Met-ICL), New York City. Major Edward B. Edwardson, Jr. was president of the United States Chess Federation.

Dates

  • 1963-1984

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

7.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The records of the Intercollegiate Chess League of America (ICLA) are administrative in nature, and consist of correspondence, the ICLA Bulletins, tournament crosstables, tournament host bids, chess club polls, ICLA Annual Business Meeting reports, ballots and proxies, tournament programs, publicity and financial records; the materials covedr the years 1963 through 1984. Most of the correspondence relates to administrative activities, the organizing of clubs and events, and solidifying affiliation. For the years 1978 through 1984, ICLA files contain membership, organizational, Pan-Am championship and other game materials.

Arrangement

The folders in this collections are arranged in chronological order; documents are arranged chronologically within each folder.

Method of Acquisition

These records were donated by Harold J. Winston on February 18, 1985 as Accession No. 85-29, on March 4, 1985 as Accession No. 85-40, on November 11, 1986 as Accession No. 86-230, on March 29, 1991 as Accession No. 91-49 and on June 3, 1991 as Accession No. 91-76.

Separated Materials

Approximately four and one-half inches of duplicate and extraneous material was discarded.

Processing Information

Peter Gunther October 25, 2000.
Title
Guide to the Records of the Intercollegiate Chess League of America
Author
Peter Gunther
Date
01/10/2002
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
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