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Records of the Athletic Media Services

 Collection
Identifier: 25/6

  • Staff Only
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

Dates

  • 1871-2002

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

59.00 Boxes

Abstract

The Athletic Media Services office, part of Northwestern University's Athletics and Recreation Department, is responsible for preparing publicity and informational materials about Northwestern University's inter-collegiate sports teams. 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. Each sport's 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.

Arrangement Note

Records are organized alphabetically by the name of the sport, from baseball to wrestling. Within each sport, records are grouped chronologically.

Method of Acquisition

The Records of Athletic Media Services were transferred to the University Archives by Mike Wolf, Assistant Athletic Director, on March 25, 2003 as Accession #03-55.

Separated Materials

The original accession included many boxes of photographs and news clippings. The photographs and clippings were separated and processed as separate series. Approximately 7 cubic feet of duplicate and extraneous materials were separated from this accession and discarded.

Processing Information

Jeremy Pelzer; Summer 2003.
Title
Guide to the Records of the Athletic Media Services
Author
Jeremy Pelzer
Date
01/07/2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
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