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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
University Archives
University Athletics. Collection, 1925-Ongoing.
MSU Archives Collection 26



University Athletics. Collection, 1925-Ongoing. MSU Archives Collection 26. 6 records center cartons.

Abstract:

The University Athletics collection consists of materials produced by the Minnesota State University athletics programs and the university's predecessor institutions since 1925. Included are documents concerning the men's and women's athletics programs, and discussion over combining the two programs. The collection includes sports schedules, office correspondence, and official athletic organizational policies. The majority of this collection dates from the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Historical Note:

Intercollegiate athletics at MSU have evolved over the years to its current structure. The sports, activities, and changes have been affected by coaches, faculty, athletic directors, and national athletic associations.

Athletics at MSU began in the 1890s with inter-institutional competition in football and baseball for men. In 1928, homecoming was celebrated with a football game. Ice hockey was approved as a college sport in 1939, though it was later canceled. During the Second World War, football and hockey were suspended for lack of athletes, coaches and finances. In 1967, the men's intercollegiate athletic program consisted of ten total sports. The Mankato Normal School catalogs for the year 1900-1907 state that basketball and indoor baseball were provided for women, in the form of modern-day intramurals. Volleyball for women was added in 1917. In 1921 women played soccer games against outside teams. The first intercollegiate sport for women was bowling, which started in 1964. Swimming, gymnastics, and track and field were started in 1965.

Women's athletics grew out of the intramural sports program operated by the Women's Physical Education Department. The women's department maintained ties with other colleges through state and national professional organizations, one of which was the Minnesota Extra-mural Sports Association for College Women. That organization gave the framework for women's intercollegiate athletics.

Prior to the 1970s, faculty from the Women's Physical Education Department managed women's sports programs. Georgene Brock served as a coach and women's athletics director from 1964 to 1998. Ruth Schellberg, chairperson of the women's physical education department for 22 years until her retirement in 1974, guided the women's program from intra-mural to full intercollegiate status.

Roy B. Moore had been the athletic director from 1952-1964. The men's athletic program had its own athletic director. Two long-time Men's Athletic Directors were Roy B. Moore from 1952-1964 and James Robert Otto, who served 1970 until 1983.

The federal enactment of Title IX in 1972 changed sports at MSU. It required that public institutions receiving funds from the federal government to give equal opportunity to all students attending the institution. Support for women's athletics had to approach that of men's athletics budgets, facilities, scholarships, and personnel. In 1974 the men's and women's athletic programs were merged.

The university changed its athletic conference affiliation several times over the years. In 1967 MSU was part of the Northern Intercollegiate Conference (NIC) as well as the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In 1968 MSU was accepted to the North Central Conference (NCC) in order to resolve schedule, financial, and other problems. All members of the NCC were part of the NCAA.

From 1935 to 1971, the mascot and logo of MSU were the "Indians," in recognition of early people who inhabited the area of what today is Mankato. In 1971 the logo was dropped, and in 1977 the new mascot and logo became the MSU Mavericks. In 2004, the Men's and Women's Athletics each included 10 sports. For Men's Athletics, fall sports are golf, football, and cross country. Winter sports include: indoor track and field, basketball, hockey, wrestling and swimming. Spring sports are: baseball, golf, tennis, and outdoor track and field. Women's fall sports include volleyball, soccer, golf, and cross country. Winter sports are: swimming, basketball, hockey, and indoor track and field. Spring sports are softball, tennis, golf and outdoor track and field.

Information for this finding aid was obtained from:
Chronicle of Athletics Control: A History of Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics at Mankato State University 1890s-1980s by Roy Benjamin Moore.
Mankato State University the Second Century: The First Twenty-Five Years 1968-1992 by Claire E. Faust.

Scope and Content:

The Athletics collection has been divided into three series. Items in each section have been arranged alphabetically and by topic. The series are: Combined Men's and Women's Athletics, Women's Athletics, Men's Athletics, and Men's and Women's Media Guides.

The University Athletics collection contains materials produced by the Minnesota State University athletics programs and the university's predecessor institutions since 1925. Included are documents concerning the men's and women's athletics programs, and discussion over combining the two programs. The collection includes sports schedules, budgets and financial documents, office correspondence, and official athletic organizational policies.

Combined Men's and Women's Athletics: 1944-Ongoing: This series contains a large amount of correspondence, as well as financial reports, Title IX information, and minutes of meetings.

Women's Athletics, 1925-Ongoing: Contained in this series are documents about women's sports, in addition to the impact of the federal enactment of Title IX on the administration of sports.

Men's Athletics, c. 1926-Ongoing: These items are mainly information about specific men's athletics sports, as well as correspondence from the men's athletics department when it was separate from the joint men's and women's program.

Men's and Women's Athletic Media Guides: 1986-Ongoing: This series consists of the guided that were released for different sports that contained information about the players, which radio and television stations covered the games, past statistics of the player and the season schedule.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

This collection should be cited as:
University Athletics. Collection, 1925-Ongoing. MSU Archives Collection 26, University Archives, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Processed By:

Jeffrey Desannoy processed the collection and developed the finding aid in April 2004.
Additions added by Heather Harren in October 2010.

Related Collections:

After checking the OCLC and RLIN national databases in April 2003, it has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about University Athletics available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Athletics--History
Brock, Georgene
College Sports--Minnesota--Mankato
Football
Mankato State Normal School--Records and correspondence.
Mankato State Teachers College--Records and correspondence.
Mankato State College--Records and correspondence
Mankato State University--Athletics--History
Mankato State University--Intercollegiate Athletics
Minnesota State University--Mankato
More, Roy B.
Otto, James Robert
Schellberg, Ruth M., 1912-.
Sports for Women--Minnesota--Mankato
Taylor, Jack
Track and Field
Wrestling

MSU Archives Collection 26

Box

Folder

Combined Men’s and Women’s Athletics

 

 

Assistant Athletic Director, correspondence, 1969, 1972

1

1

Athletic director, correspondence, (Otto)1967-1970

1

2

Athletic director, correspondence, (Koppenhaver) 1968-1970

1

3

Athletic director, correspondence, (Otto) 1971

1

4

Athletic director, correspondence, (Otto) 1972-1978

1

5

Athletics Department, alumni room, 1980-1989

1

6

Athletics Department, audit reports, 1986-1987

1

7

Athletics Department, audit reports, 1987-1988

1

8

Athletics Department, correspondence and memos, 1975-1980

1

9

Athletics Department, correspondence and memos, 1980-1981

1

10

Athletics Department, correspondence and memos, 1981-1982

1

11

Athletics Department, correspondence and memos, 1982-1983

1

12

Athletics Department, correspondence and memos, 1983-1984

1

13

Athletics Department, correspondence and memos, 1984-1985

1

14

Athletics Department, correspondence and memos, 1985-1986

1

15

Athletics Department, correspondence and memos, 1986-1987

1

16

Athletics Department, correspondence and memos, 1987-1988

1

17

Athletics Department, correspondence and memos, 1988-1989

1

18

Athletics Department, correspondence and memos, 1989-1990

1

19

Athletics Department, equity reports, 1981-1982, 1982-1983

3

1

Athletics Department, equity reports, 1983-1984

3

2

Athletics Department, equity reports, 1984-1985

3

3

Athletics Department, equity reports, 1985-1986, 1986-1987

3

4

Athletics Department, equity reports, 1987-1988, 1988-1989

3

5

Athletics Department, financial materials, 1976-1979

3

6

Athletics Department, financial materials, 1980-1981

3

7

Athletics Department, financial materials, 1981-1982

3

8

Athletics Department, financial materials, 1982-1983

3

9

Athletics Department, financial materials, 1983-1984

3

10

Athletics Department, financial materials, 1984-1985

3

11

Athletics Department, financial materials, 1985-1986

3

12

Athletics Department, financial materials, 1986-1987

3

13

Athletics Department, financial materials, 1987-1988

3

14

Athletics Department, financial materials, 1988-1989

3

15

Athletics Department, financial materials, 1989-1990

3

16

Athletics Department, financial materials, 1989-1990

3

17

Athletics Department, golf classics, 1985-1988

1

20

Athletics Department, miscellaneous brochures, 1965-1968

1

21

Athletics Department, phone-a-thon, 1986-1989

1

22

Athletics Department, policies, 1981-1982

1

23

Athletics Department, policies, 1982-1983

1

24

Athletics Department, policies, 1984-1985

1

25

Athletics Department, policies, 1985-1986

1

26

Athletics Department, policies,1986-1987

1

27

Athletics Department, policies, 1987-1988

1

28

Athletics Department, policies, 1989-1990

1

29

Athletics Department, program offerings and brochures, 1982

1

30

Athletics Department, program reviews, 1973-1974

1

31

Athletics Department, publicity brochures, 1972, 1974, and undated

1

32

Athletics Department, report on workload, compensation, teaching, and coaching, undated

1

33

Athletics Department, reports, 1975-1979

3

18

Athletics Department, reports, 1980-1981

3

19

Athletics Department, reports, 1981-1982

3

20

Athletics Department, reports, 1982-1983

3

21

Athletics Department, reports, 1983-1984

3

22

Athletics Department, reports, 1984-1985

3

23

Athletics Department, reports, 1985-1986

3

24

Athletics Department, reports, 1986-1987

3

25

Athletics Department, reports, 1987-1988

3

26

Athletics Department, reports, 1988-1989

3

27

Athletics Department, reports, 1989-1990

3

28

Athletics Department, schedule and media guides, 1980-1981

1

34

Athletics Department, Task Force report, 1975-1976

1

35

Athletics Department, teaching load, 1974-1977

3

29

Athletics history, Mankato State College, 1953-1985 and undated

1

36

Athletics Publications, 1967-1968, 1987-1988

1

37

Athletics Scholarships, 1979

1

38

Coaches Meetings, minutes, 1964-1976

1

39

Coaching clinics, correspondence, 1967-1976

1

40

Ice arena, contracts, notes and development study, 1979-1986

2

1

Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee, minutes, 1970

2

2

Intercollegiate Athletics, administrative, 1971-1990

2

3

Intercollegiate Athletics, behavior review panel and conduct standards, 1986-1987

2

4

Intercollegiate Athletics, budget, 1977-1978

5

1

Intercollegiate Athletics, correspondence, Moore, Roy B., 1976

2

5

Intercollegiate Athletics, correspondence and reports, 1975-1976

2

6

Intercollegiate Athletics, correspondence and reports, 1977-1979

2

7

Intercollegiate Athletics, correspondence and reports, 1980-1981

2

8

Intercollegiate Athletics, correspondence and financial reports, 1975-1979

5

2

Intercollegiate Athletics, miscellaneous, 1965-1976

2

9

Intercollegiate Athletics, program analysis, 1980

2

10

Intercollegiate Athletics, Title IX, compliance report, 1980

5

3

Intercollegiate Athletics, Title IX, correspondence and compliance, 1975-1984

5

4

Intercollegiate Athletics, Title IX, reports, 1979-1980

5

5

Intercollegiate sports newspaper clippings, 1988-1996

2

11

Maverick Stampede jog-a-thon, reports, 1984-1990

2

12

Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Schedule 1980-1981

7

1

Men’s and Women’s sports schedules, 1978

2

13

Minnesota State College Conference, constitution, undated

2

14

Minnesota State Teacher’s College Conference, Board of Control, minutes, 1944-1958

2

15

MSU Sports Equity, newspaper clippings and correspondence, 1973-1997

2

16

National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education, 1974-1997

2

17

NCAA, Constitutional Amendment, 1975

2

18

NCAA, correspondence, 1967, 1974

2

19

NCAA, correspondence and reports about Title IX, 1975-1979

2

20

NCAA, questionnaire, 1986

2

21

NCC, correspondence, 1968-1976

2

22

NCC, correspondence and reports, 1976-1981

5

6

NCC, correspondence, 1976-1981

2

23

NCC, financial statements and budget reports, 1971-1975

5

7

NCC, president’s meeting minutes, 1965

2

24

NCC, sports information, director’s meeting minutes, 1971-1973

2

25

Northern State College Conference, board of control, minutes, 1940-1967

2

26

Salary adjustments, 1971-1974

2

27

Schedules and Miscellaneous Sports Items, 2003, 2004-2005, 2007, 2008, 2009-2010 and Undated

6

26

Sports Information, news releases, 1967, 1972

2

28

Sports Information, Publicity Handbooks, 1948-1952

2

29

Student Allocations Committee, agreements, 1982-1987

2

30

Summer high school camps, correspondence and notes, 1971

2

31

Title IX, compliance, miscellaneous materials, 1976

2

32

Title IX, Women’s sports, 1992-1998

2

33

Training room statistics, 1965-1967

2

34

Vikings summer training camp, correspondence, financial records, contracts, 1966-1974, 1985-1990

2

35

Women in Higher Education, 1979-1997

2

36

Women’s Athletics

 

 

Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, correspondence, 1976-1981

4

1

Central Association for Physical Education of College Women, undated

4

2

Danish exchange, Mette, 1969-1979

4

3

EEOC and back pay suit, 1973-1976

4

4

EEOC complaint, 1974-1976, 1984

4

5

Faculty Women’s Association, minutes and reports, 1951-1964 and undated

4

6

Mankato Free Press Women's Basketball National Championship March 30, 2009

7

5

MSU Reporter Women's Basketball National Championship March 31, 2009

7

6

Officiating services correspondence, 1953-1971

4

7

Softball Season Poster, 2004

7

8

Women’s Athletic and Recreation Association calendars, 1953-1974

4

8

Women’s Athletic and Recreation Association, 1953-1954, 1964-1967

4

9

Women’s Athletics Association, programs, 1925-1929

4

10

Women’s Athletics, correspondence, 1976-1981

4

11

Women’s Athletics, miscellaneous materials, 1960-1976

4

12

Women’s Athletics, newspaper clippings, 1971-1979

4

13

Women's Basketball National Champions Autographed Poster, 2009

7

7

Women's Basketball Poster 1993-1994

7

3

Women’s Basketball, rosters and schedules, 1973-1995

4

14

Women’s Equity Action League, publications, 1978-1995

4

15

Women’s Equity Action League, stationary, undated

4

16

Women’s Intercollegiate Athletic Association, 1966-1974

4

17

Women’s Soccer, newspaper clippings, 1995

4

18

Women’s Tennis, roster and schedule, 1978

4

19

Women’s Track and Field, 1970, 1972

4

20

Women’s Track and Field, 1995

4

21

Women’s Volleyball, rosters and schedules, 1978-1996

4

22

Athletic all-Americans, 1951-1981

4

23

Athletic Committee, correspondence, 1940-1966, 1972

4

24

Athletic Committee, minutes, 1940-1957

4

25

Athletic Committee, minutes, 1958-1964

4

26

Athletic Committee, minutes, 1965-1972

4

27

Baseball, coaches meetings, 1974

4

28

Baseball, miscellaneous, 1968-1972

4

29

Basketball, coaches meeting minutes, 1968

4

30

Basketball, miscellaneous and statistics, 1967-1977

4

31

Cross County and track, coaches meetings, 1972-1974

4

32

Financial aid, reports, 1968-1972

4

33

Football Schedule, 2003

7

4

Football, game program, 1949

4

34

Football, miscellaneous and statistics, 1967-1970

4

35

Football, program records, 1976-1981

4

36

Gymnastics, coaches meeting minutes, 1969, 1970, 1974

4

37

Gymnastics, miscellaneous, 1969

4

38

Hockey, conference proposal, 1975-1976

4

39

Hockey, miscellaneous, 1970

4

40

Indian scholarship monies, 1966-1968

4

41

M Club, correspondence, committee minutes, and financial statements, 1949-1964

4

42

M Club, miscellaneous, 1963-1964 and undated

4

43

Men’s Athletics Commission, meeting minutes, 1976

4

44

Men’s Athletics Department, minutes, 1963

4

45

Men’s Athletics Department, miscellaneous, 1974-1975

4

46

Men’s Athletics Department, publications, 1965-1968

4

47

Men's Basketball Poster, 1993-1994

7

2

NCAA, Baseball program, 1977

4

48

NCAA, Midwest regional baseball tournament, 1967-1976

4

49

NCC, All-sports statistics, 1973-1974

4

50

NCC, annual meeting reports, 1967-1975

4

51

NCC, Athletic aid report, 1971-1973

4

52

NCC, Athletic directors’ meeting minutes, 1967, 1969

4

53

NCC, Athletic trainers meeting minutes, 1972

4

54

NCC, Basketball, tournament, financial study, 1966-1970

4

55

NCC, Golf tournament results, 1970

4

56

NCC, Gymnastics championships, program and results, 1970

4

57

NCC, Swimming championships, program, 1970

4

58

NCC, Wrestling tournament, 1970, 1972

4

59

Osborne, E. scholarship, 1951, 1954

4

60

Reports of ticket sales, football and basketball, 1941-1954

4

61

Scholarships, 1966-1968

4

62

Swimming, coaches meeting minutes, 1970, 1974

4

63

Tennis, roster and schedules,1970

4

64

Track and field, meet statistics and programs, 1970-1974

4

65

Track and field, miscellaneous, 1968-1970

4

66

Wrestling, coaches meeting minutes, 1969-1970

4

67

Men’s and Woman’s Athletic Media Guides

 

 

Baseball Media Guides, 1987, 1988, 1992-1194, 2006-2007

6

14

Football Media Guides, 1930, 1986, 1993

6

24

Football Media Guides, 1994, 1995, 1996

6

25

Football Media Guides, 2005, 2007

6

27

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Media Guides, 1994, 1996-1997

6

20

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Media Guides, 1994-1195

6

7

Men’s and Women’s Golf Media Guides, 1994-1995, 2002-2003

6

10

Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Media Guide, 2007

6

2

Men’s and Women’s Tennis Media Guide, 1994-1995

6

4

Men’s Basketball Media Guides, 1986-1978

6

18

Men’s Basketball Media Guides, 1991-1992, 1993-1996

6

19

Men’s Cross Country Media Guides, 1989, 1992, 1993

6

6

Men’s Hockey Media Guides, 1986-1987

6

21

Men’s Hockey Media Guides, 1988-1989, 1993-1997, 2005-2006

6

22

Men’s Track and Field Media Guides, 1992-1993

6

8

Minnesota Viking’s Training Camp Media Guide, 2004

6

1

Soccer Media Guides, 1996, 2003, 2005, 2007

6

16

Softball Media Guides, 1978, 1992, 1993, 2003

6

15

Volleyball Media Guides, 1989, 1993-1996

6

12

Volleyball Media Guides, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007

6

13

Women’s Basketball Media Guides, 1986-1978, 1991-1997, 2006-2007

6

17

Women’s Cross Country Media Guides, 1989, 1992

6

5

Women’s Hockey Media Guides, 2003-2004, 2006-2007

6

23

Women’s Tennis Media Guide, 1990

6

3

Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Media Guides 2002-2003, 2006-2007

6

9

Wrestling Media Guides, 1989-1992, 2006-2007

6

11