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Athletics and Recreation Department records

 Series
Identifier: RG0054

Collection Scope and Content

Materials in this collection include media guides, films, brochures, videotapes, uniforms, artifacts, football programs, statistics, magazines, photographs, trophies, newsletters, and news releases. They range in date from 1907-2011, and were transferred to the University Archives by the Director of the Department of Athletics.

Formerly RG 6.4.2; there is no series 15.

Dates

  • 1890-2011

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical or Biographical Note

Organized athletics have been a part of The George Washington University since the late nineteenth century. The Department of Athletics and Recreation is headed by a Director of Athletics, who oversees the following units: Administration, Academic Support, Recreational Sports, Athletics Communications (sports information and community outreach), Sports Medicine, Baseball, Basketball (men's and women's), Rowing (crew), Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse (women's), Soccer (men's and women's), Softball (women's), Squash (men's and women's), Swimming & Diving, Tennis (men's and women's), Volleyball, Water Polo (men's and women's). Before 1988 their were separate Departments for men and women's athletics. The Director of Athletics reports to the Vice President for Student and Academic Support Services. The Department publishes annual media guides for varsity sports.

N.B. This history note was written in 2005

Extent

133.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Materials in this collection include media guides, films, brochures, videotapes, uniforms, artifacts, football programs, statistics, magazines, photographs, trophies, newsletters, and news releases. They range in date from 1907-2005, and were transferred to the University Archives by the Director of the Department of Athletics.

Collection Organization

Organized into forty-three series: George Washington sports information collection; Basketball films; Guides, programs, notebooks, and Hatchets; Newspaper clippings; Videotapes; Uniforms; Certificate and photograph; Newspaper clippings; Programs, guides, posters, profiles, and shirt; Football team photographs; Women's rifle club collection; Trophies; Program and ticket; Jump rope; William Reinhart, papers; Banners; Cheerleader uniforms; Bill Ryan football memorabilia; Letterman's sweaters; Basketball ephemera; Football ponchos; Colonials Sports News; Intramural sports handbooks; Colonial Cager newspaper; Athletic uniforms and George mascot costume; George mascot heads and costumes; Athletic uniforms and artifacts; Blanket, sweater, and jersey; Sports media guides; Football programs; Basketball memorabilia; Shirts; Basketball memorabilia; Women's volleyball videotapes; Basketball memorabilia; Jerseys, programs, letter, and magazine; Departmental files; videotapes; athletic uniforms and memorabilia; basketball game programs and media guides; sports media guides, posters, basketball programs and jerseys.

Acquisition Information

Materials acquired through transfers from the Athletics and Recreation Department.
Title
Guide to the Athletics and Recreation Department records, 1890-2009
Status
Partially Processed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
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