Athletic Department (University of Michigan) records, 1860-2017
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- University of Michigan. Athletic Dept.
- Manages the University of Michigan's participation in intercollegiate athletic competition. Governed by the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics and headed by the Athletic Director. Since 1973 has managed women's intercollegiate athletics. Sub-units include Sports Information, Athletic Director, Football Office and various administrative and support offices. The records, primarily from the Sports Information Office, include team rosters, press releases and news clipping scrapbooks, media guides, game programs, and team, individual, and game action photos for all varsity sports and game films of football and basketball. Other material includes scouting reports, 1938-1963, and administrative records from the football office, records of the NCAA baseball investigation, 1988-1990, and miscellaneous publications and promotional material.
332 linear feet (in 340 boxes, approximate)
35 oversize boxes
9 oversize folders
2000 films and videotapes
22 oversize volumes
434 digital audiovisual files
- Call Number:
- 943 Bimu 2
- Finding aid prepared by: Greg Kinney, (last updated 10/29/2021)
- Scope and Content:
The records of the University of Michigan Athletic Department document the participation of University of Michigan Athletic teams in intercollegiate competition, 1864 to the present. The records include media guides, game programs and other printed material; press releases; team and individual statistics; photographs, films and videotapes; development and Fund-raising material, and a variety of accounts, audits and other administrative The records are organized into several sub-groups based on the administrative structure of the department. The subgroups are: Sports Information Office, Football Office, Athletic Director's Office, Development Office, Ticket Office and Business Office. The Sports Information Office sub-group constitutes by far the largest portion of the Athletic Department records and includes series for each of the varsity sports.
- Biographical / Historical:
The University of Michigan Athletic Department manages the university's participation in intercollegiate athletic competition. The department is governed by the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics and headed by the Athletic Director. Since 1973 the department has managed women's intercollegiate athletics. Sub-units of the department include offices for each varsity sport, Sports Information, and various administrative and support offices.
The first organized athletic activity at the University of Michigan was sponsored by the "Pioneer Cricket Club" formed by students in 1860. In 1865, the university appropriated fifty dollars for the maintenance of a playing field, the first official recognition and support for student athletics. Prior to 1873 athletic competition was managed by informal student clubs that had no official standing with the university. Baseball, football, and boating clubs organized occasional competitions with the local high school or area community teams. In 1873 a Football Association was formed and a Baseball Association in 1876. The two merged in 1878 to form the first Athletic Association. This was a completely student controlled organization seeking to direct the activities of the university athletic teams with the aim of raising funds for construction of a gymnasium. In addition to modest gate receipts from games, the Athletic Association sponsored dances and other social events as fund-raisers. The Athletic Association dissolved in 1884 and the management of athletics reverted to the individual sports clubs, including a track club originally formed in 1874.
In 1890/91 the University of Michigan Athletic Association was formed. According to its constitution, any student could become a member by paying the annual fee of three dollars, making him a participant in the management of university athletics. The Association elected managers for each sport who were scheduled games an handled other administrative matters. In 1891 the Athletic Association hired Frank Crawford as the first football coach.
The Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics was formed in 1893 to assert a measure of faculty control over athletics. It assumed overall responsibility for athletic policy and financial management, but the student Athletic Association continued to play a role in athletics until 1920. The board originally consisted of nine members; five chosen from the faculty senate by President Angell and four undergraduates, at first selected by the Board of Directors of the Athletic Association but later chosen by the student body.
A desire to regularize competition with other Midwestern universities led the Athletic Association to join Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Northwestern in forming the Northwestern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1893. The league sponsored competition in baseball and track but folded after one year. The Western Intercollegiate Athletic Association was formed in the fall of 1894 and sponsored a track meet the following spring. In 1896 Dr. C.B.G. de Nancrede and Professor Albert Pattengill joined representatives of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Chicago, Illinois and Northwestern who met in Chicago to form the Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives, commonly referred to then as the "Western Conference" and now as the Big Ten. Indiana and Iowa joined the conference in 1899 and Ohio State in 1912. The University of Chicago left the conference in 1939/40 and Michigan State joined in 1950.
Charles Baird was appointed "Director of Outdoor Athletics" under the Board in Control in 1899. Baird had been an officer of the Athletic Association as an undergraduate and later held the title of "Graduate Director of Athletics." Baird is considered to be the first Athletic Director. He was responsible for hiring Fielding Yost as football coach in 1901. Baird served as Director of Outdoor Athletics until 1908. He was succeeded by Philip Bartelme, who had attended the university in 1855-96 and 1897-98. He held the post through 1920.
In 1907 Michigan withdrew from the Western Conference over a dispute on reform measures originally proposed by President Angell. Michigan remained outside the conference until 1918. During this period the Board in Control was reorganized several times as different factions of the faculty, student body, administration, and alumni sought influence on the question of rejoining the conference.
Fielding Yost was appointed Director of Intercollegiate Athletics in 1921. At the same time Dr. John Sundwall was named chairman of the Department of Physical Education, Athletics and School Health leading to conflict with Yost over control of athletic administration. In 1926 acting university president Alfred Lloyd appointed Edmund Day, dean of the Business School, to head a Senate committee to investigate the athletic situation on campus. The resulting "Day Report" was a far ranging document that led to significant changes in athletic administration, programs and facilities. Considered the foundation document of the modern athletic department, the "Day Report" adopted much of Yost's program of "Athletics For All" and resulted in the construction of Michigan Stadium, the Intramural Sports Building, the University Golf Course, and facilities for women's athletics at Palmer Field.
In 1925 Yost hired Philip C. Pack as the department's first "publicity agent" laying the groundwork for the modern Sports Information Office. Pack was succeeded by Frank DeLano in 1940 and Les Etter in 1943. Yost retired as Athletic Director in 1941 and was succeeded by football coach Herbert. O. "Fritz" Crisler, who also assumed responsibility for the intramural and physical education programs. Crisler retired as football coach following the 1947 season, but continued as Athletic Director until 1968. Crisler oversaw a further expansion of the athletic department's physical plant, including two expansions of Michigan Stadium, a varsity pool, a women's swimming pool, the Athletic Office Building (now Weidenbach Hall), modern baseball stands, and the University Events Building - later named Crisler Arena.
Crisler was succeeded by track coach Don Canham who initiated aggressive marketing and promotional campaigns that made Michigan a pioneer in the development of merchandising and licensing agreements as sources of revenue. Canham's tenure saw the inauguration of varsity competition for women. In 1972 Congress passed Title IX of the Education Amendment Act prohibiting sexual discrimination in education programs which received federal funding. The Department of Health Education and Welfare and the courts interpreted this to mean schools must provide equal athletic opportunities for men and women students. In response to Title IX and complaints from women students, university president Robben Fleming created a Committee to Study Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, headed by Eunice Burns, an Ann Arbor political and social activist and later assistant dean in the School of Education. On the basis of the "Burns Committee" report, varsity level competition in seven sports was instituted in 1973/74. Marie Hartwig was appointed Associate Director of Women's Intercollegiate Athletics, reporting to the Athletic Director. Hartwig retired in 1976 and was succeeded by Virginia Hunt who served less than one year. Phyllis Ocker assumed the post in 1977. Ocker was succeeded by Peggy Bradley-Doppes in 1991. In the course of several reorganizations of the department in the 1990s aimed at fully integrating administration of the men's and women's programs the separate position of Director of Women's Intercollegiate Athletics was eliminated.
From 1973 to 1981 women's sports at Michigan operated under the rules of the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), a national association that tried to provide women's athletics an alternative to the National Collegiate Athletic Association which governed men's sports. Michigan's women's teams competed in two associations affiliated with the AIAW; the Midwest Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women and the State of Michigan Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. In 1981 women's sports left the governing structure of the AIAW to join the NCAA and began competing in the Big Ten conference.
Canham retired in 1989 and was succeeded by football coach Glen E. "Bo" Schembechler, 1989-1990; Jack Weidenbach, 1990-1994; and Joe Roberson, 1994-1997. Thomas Goss was named athletic director in Sept. 1997 and was succeeded by Bill Martin in 2000.
Michigan now offers varsity competition in 26 sports. The recent media guides contain capsule histories for each sport. The first years of varsity level intercollegiate for UM sports are :
- Men's Sports:
- Baseball - 1866
- Basketball - 1909, 1917 (basketball was dropped after initial the season then resumed when Michigan rejoined the Western Conference)
- Cross Country - 1920-1932, 1972 (cross country was dropped in 1932 and reinstated as a varsity sport in 1972)
- Fencing - 1928-1932 (fencing was dropped as varsity sport in 1932)
- Football - 1879
- Golf - 1922
- Gymnastics - 1926
- Hockey - 1923
- Lacrosse - 2012
- Soccer - 2000
- Swimming - 1922
- Tennis - 1892
- Track - 1893
- Wrestling - 1922
- Women's Sports
- Basketball - 1973/74
- Cross Country 1978/79
- Crew - 1996
- Field Hockey - 1974
- Golf - 1979
- Gymnastics - 1975/76
- Rowing - 1996
- Soccer - 1994
- Softball - 1979
- Swimming/Diving - 1973/74
- Synchronized Swimming - 1973/74-1982 (dropped as varsity sport in 1982)
- Tennis - 1974
- Track - 1974
- Volleyball - 1973/74
- Water Polo - 2000/01
The Athletic Department now manages an extensive complex of indoor and outdoor facilities. The first athletic competitions and practices were held on central campus, approximately where the Chemistry building now stands, and at the Fair Grounds (now Burns Park). In 1890 the Board of Regents appropriated $3000 for the purchase of land on South State Street for use as a playing field for football, baseball, and track. Regents Field opened in 1893 with a single covered bleacher accommodating 400. The original bleachers, which stood approximately where Schembechler Hall is today, burned in 1895 and were replaced with covered bleachers seating 800. Later additions of permanent bleachers and temporary stands increased capacity to 17,000. Regents Field was the site of UM football games through the 1906 season.
In 1902 Dexter Ferry donated a tract of land north of Regents Field for development of new athletic facilities. The entire athletic complex was renamed Ferry Field. Construction of a new football field, on the site of the current running track, was completed in 1906. The new Ferry Field seated 18,000 fans. Replacement of the south stands with concrete bleachers in 1914 increased capacity to 25,000. Construction of permanent wooden bleachers in the end zones expanded seating to 41,000.
A "club house" was built at the east end of Ferry Field in 1912, providing a locker room for the football team and offices for the coaches. (It now houses the ticket office, Sports Information, and administrative offices.)
Michigan Stadium was completed in 1927 with permanent seating of 72,000 and temporary wooden bleachers for a total capacity of 84,400. In 1949 the wooden bleachers were replaced with permanent steel bleachers, raising capacity to 97,239. Additional bleachers were added in 1956 increasing seating to 101,000. Artificial Tartan Turf was installed in 1969 and replaced with All Pro artificial turf in 1983. A grass playing surface was reinstalled in 1991. The replacement of the remaining original redwood seats with metal and reconfiguring of seat numbers in 1992 added 800 seats bringing the official capacity to 102,501. The addition of five rows of seats to the top of the stadium in 1998 raised capacity to 107,501
Football facilities also include Oosterbaan Field House, an indoor practice area and Schembechler Hall, with locker room, weight training, and physical therapy facilities, as well as coaches' and administrative offices. Schembechler Hall also houses the Margaret Dow Towsley Museum featuring historical displays and sports memorabilia.
Waterman Gymnasium (now the site of the Chemistry Building) was completed in 1894. In addition to serving as the site for all physical education courses and intramural sports, Waterman was home for the varsity basketball and indoor track team until the opening of Yost Arena in 1922. Wrestling and gymnastics teams also used Waterman gym.
Yost Field House, completed in 1923, was the nation's first multi-purpose field house. It was designed for indoor track and basketball, but also served as a practice and training facility for baseball, football and other sports. Yost was home for the UM basketball team until 1967. In 1973 Yost Field House was converted for use by the hockey team and renamed Yost Arena. The hockey team had previously played at the Coliseum Building (located at the corner of South Fifth Avenue and Hoover St.) which the university had purchased in 1925. The Sports Coliseum now houses practice and training facilities for gymnastics.
Baseball had originally been played at the old Regents Field. The current university baseball field was laid out in 1923. The grandstands were built in 1948 and remodeled in 1973. Wooden bleachers were added in 1983. The field was named Ray Fisher Stadium in 1967 in honor of Ray Fisher, who coached Michigan baseball teams from 1921-1958.
The first facility for the swimming team was the pool in the Michigan Union which opened in 1921. In 1928 swimming events moved to the pool in the new Intramural Sports Building. In 1957 a new pool was constructed on the east end of the I-M Building. The largest collegiate pool in the nation at the time, it was named for Matt Mann, UM swimming coach from 1924-1954. The Don Canham Natatorium opened in 1989.
The wrestling team originally trained in Waterman Gymnasium then moved to facilities in the Intramural Sports Building. It now competes in Cliff Keen Arena on the site of the former Matt Mann Pool. Keen Arena also hosts women's and men's gymnastics and women's volleyball.
In recent years facilities have been added for women's softball, field hockey and soccer; all located at the southern end of Ferry Field. The Tisch Tennis Complex, located on South State St. just beyond the UM Golf Course, opened in 1997.
For additional information about current Athletic department facilities consult the Athletic Department home page at: http://www.umich.edu/~mgoblue/CampusInfo/map.html
- Men's Sports:
- Acquisition Information:
- The records were acquired in several accessions, 1990 and ongoing, primarily through Bruce Madej and later through the Media Relations Office (donor no. 1776 ).
- Processing information:
Select films with advanced vinegar syndrome were discarded after digitization in October 2020 and October 2021.
Summary Contents List
- Sports Information Office, 1860-
- Official Rosters of Letter Winners (Dope Books), 1860-- box 54
- Scrapbooks (Microfilm
- Athletic Dept., Main Series, 1902-1996 -- box 1-2
- Fan's Football Scrapbooks, 1942-1950 -- box 2
- Jay Kleinert Scrapbooks -- box 2
- Women's Athletic Scrapbooks, 1982-1996 -- box 2
- Ben Friedman Scrapbooks
- Inter-Library Loan Copy (Main Series) -- boxes 100-101
- Athletic Dept. Scrapbooks (Originals)
- Main Series
- Volumes 1-104, 1902-1996 Box 17-35 outsize, Closed-use microfilm)
- Volumes 105-110, 1996-2000
- Fans Scrapbooks (Football)
- Volumes 1-9 , 1942-1950 (Box 35-37 outsize, Closed, use microfilm)
- Women's Athletics Scrapbooks
- Volumes, 1-12 outsize, 1976-1997
- Jay Kleinert Scrapbooks
- Volumes 1-20, 1921-1989
- Main Series
- Press Releases, 1943 -- box 4-7, 56
- Photographs, 1879
- Team Photos -- boxes 1-2 outsize and boxes 9-11, 72-73, 254
- Portraits and Action Photos 1892 -- boxes 8-11, 72-73, 254, 264, 280-282, 313, and boxes 3 and 9 outsize
- Digital Images, 1999-2008 (game action) -- box 272-279
- All-American portraits, coaches -- box 12
- Facilities-Stadiums -- box 12A
- Miscellaneous -- box 12B, 82
- Media Guides, 1931-- box 13, 107-108
- Bowl Game Media Guides -- box 14, 79
- Game Rundowns (play by plays) 1930-- box 249-253
- Game Programs, 1894-- box 16A-23B, 55A-55B, 98-99, 244-248, 305-309
- Game Reports, 1997-- boxes 94-97, 105, 123
- Game Films 1904, 1926, 1933-1992) (cube 4)
- Photographs, 1879
- Media Guides, 1945 -- box 24-A
- Team Photographs, -- box 25 and box 5 outsize
- Portraits and Action Photos -- box 25, 197
- Results, Statistics -- box 195-196
- Scorebooks -- box 93
- Media Guides, 1961/62 -- box 26A-26B, 55-A, 124
- Tournament Media Guides -- box 55-B. 124-A, 294
- Photographs, 1918 -- box 27-28., 242-243, 300-303 and box 6 outsize
- Game Programs -- box 29-30, 103, 304
- Box Scores - box 134-139
- Fab Five -- box 139-140
- Bound articles and stats, 162-163, 265-271
- Cross Country, 1974 -- box 31, 215
- Media Guides -- box 31
- Photos -- box 31, 260
- Results -- box 31, 215
- Media Guides 1938 -- box 32
- Photos -- box 32, 298 14 out.
- Results -- box 106, 202-203
- Gymnastics, 1948-1986
- Media Guides -- box 109
- Programs/Results -- box 110-111, 200-201
- Photos -- box 74, 7 out., 108, 232
- Media Guides, 1937 -- box 33A-33B, 125-126
- Photographs 1911, 1920 -- box 34-35, 164-166, 239, 240, 10 out., 15 out.
- Game Programs, 1945 -- box 36-37, 102
- Game results, 1990-1991 -- Box 167-175
- Articles, 1992-- box 176-177, Folder 8 out
- Releases, 1992-2003 -- box 178
- Soccer -- Box 213-214, 142, 228, 284
- Media Guides -- box 42
- Programs/Results -- box 42, 120-121, 179, 219, 315
- Photos -- box 43, 14 out., 161, 219
- Tennis, 1938
- Media Guides -- box 38
- Photos -- box 38, 161, 255
- Results -- box 117-118, 220
- Media Guides, 1937 -- box 39
- Meet Results -- box 40, 75, 216-217, 314
- Photographs, 1885 -- box 41, 77, 261 and box 7 outsize
- Wrestling, 1926
- Media Guides -- box 44
- Compiled Season results -- box 44
- Meet programs/results -- box 204-208, 310-311
- Scorebooks -- box 312
- Photos -- box 45, 76, 297
- Minor Sports Media Guides, 1968-1972 -- box 81A
- Media Guides -- box 61A-60C
- Results -- 186-190
- Photos -- 190-191
- Photos-digital, 235-237
- Articles and Releases -- 192-194
- Cross Country-women -- box 62-63, 260
- Media Guides, articles -- box 62
- Photos -- Box 62, 260
- Results -- Box 63
- Field Hockey-women
- Media Guides, articles -- box 59
- Photos -- Box 153, 263
- Results -- Box 154
- Golf -women
- Media Guides, photos, releases -- box 112
- Met results -- box 148-149, 218
- Programs and post-season guides -- 181
- Photos -- 112, 299
- Media Guides -- box 64B
- Meet results -- 65, 180-181, 13 out.
- Photos ---182-183, 256-257
- Articles and Releases -- 184-185
- Rowing-women -
- Media Guides -- box 198
- Results and Releases -- box 198
- Photos -- box 199
- Media Guides -- box 150
- Photos -- box 150, 229
- Results and Releases -- box 151
- Media Guides -- box 141
- Programs -- box 142
- Photos -- box 143, 258-259
- Clippings and Releases -- box 144-147
- Media Guides -- box 66-B
- Photos -- box 67
- Meet Results -- box 68-69, 116, 179, 240
- Photos-digital -- box 238
- Media Guides -- box 113
- Photos -- box 113, 234, 261- 262, 286
- Results -- box 114-115, 209
- Statistics, Clippings -- box 210
- Media Guides -- box 117
- Photos -- box 117, 241, 262,285
- Results -- box 71, 119, 211- 212, 241
- Volleyball-women -- 155-159, 230-232
- Media Guides -- box 155
- Photos -- box 156-157, 230-231, 316
- Programs -- box 155
- Results -- box 158-159
- Water Polo -- box 64A, 222, 223
- Media Guides -- box 222
- Photos -- box 65A, 223,
- Programs -- box 222
- Results -- box 222
- All-Sports, programs -- box 81A
- Publications and Brochures -- box 46
- Les Etter files, 1922-1964 -- box 46
- Photographs, Facilities -- box 80
- Photographs, Coach and Staff portraits, ca. 1970ca. 1980 -- box 80
- Football Office
- Football Scouting Reports/Playbooks, 1938-1963 -- box 47-50
- Schembechler Topical Files, 1965-1990 -- box 51
- Athletic Director's Office
- NCAA and Big Ten Investigation -- box 52-53, 78, 221
- Weidenbach Files -- box 85-88
- Roberson Files -- box 88-90
- Board in Control -- box 91-92
- Martin files, -- 92, 225
- Development Office
- Fund-raising/Building Dedication Publications -- box 57, 59A
- Business Office
- Accounts, Audits, etc. -- box 58, Box 55-A
- Ticket Office -- box 82
- Compliance Office -- box 104
Box order listing of Athletic Department Records
Box No. Contents 1-2 Microfilm (ILL copy in 100-101) 3-7 Press Releases 8-12B Football Photos 13 Football Media Guides 14 Football Bowl Game Media Guides 15 eliminated 16A-23E Football Game programs 24A-25 Baseball 26A-30 Basketball 31 Cross Country 32 Golf, men 33A-33B Hockey Media Guides 34-35 Hockey Photos 36-37 Hockey Programs 38 Tennis Media Guides, Photos 39-40 Track, Media Guides, Results 41 Track Photos 42 Swimming Media Guides, Results 43 Swimming Photos 44 Wrestling Media Guides, Results 45 Wrestling Photos 46 Miscellaneous Publications 47-51 Football Office 52-53 Athletic Director-NCAA investigations 54A-54C "Dope Books" Roster of letterwinners 55A-55B Basketball Media Guides 56 Press releases 57 Development Office 58 Business Office 59 Women's Field Hockey, Media Guides, Articles, Programs 60 Development Office, Building Dedications 61A-61C Women's Basketball 62-63 Women's Cross Country 64A Women's Water Polo 64B Women's Gymnastics 65 Woman's Gymnastics - Results, 1976-1995 66-A Miscellaneous Accounts 66-B Women's Swimming, Media guides 67-69 Women's Swimming, Photos, Results 70-71 Women's Track 72-73 Football photos 74 Men's Gymnastics photos 75 Men's Track meet results 76 Wrestling photos 77 Men's Track photos 78 Ath. Director-NCAA Investigation 79 Football Bowl Game Media Guides 80 Miscellaneous-Pocket Schedules, Facilities and Staff Photos 81-A Minor Sports Media guides, 1969-1972, M Magazine 81-B Basketball-Cazzie Russell photos 82 Football photos 83 Ticket Office 84 Ath. Director - Big Ten, Faculty rep. 85-87 Ath. Director - Weidenbach 88-91 Ath. Director - Roberson 91-92 Board in Control 93 Baseball - Scorebooks 94-97 Football - game reports 98-99 Football game programs 100-101 Microfilm - Loan set 102 Hockey Programs 103 Basketball Programs 104 Compliance Office 105 Football Season Final Statistics and game rundowns 106 Golf -- meet results, 1947-1986/97 107 Hockey Media Guides 108 Gymnastic -- Photos- digital 109 Gymnastics -- Media Guides 110-111 Gymnastics -- meet results 112 Women's Golf 113 Women's Tennis -- Media Guides, Photos 114-115 Women's Tennis -- Results 116 Women's Swimming, results 117-118 Men's Tennis, results 119 Women's Track - results 120-121 Men's Swimming 122-123 Football - press clippings /game reports 124A Basketball Media Guides 125-126-B Hockey Media Guides 127-130 Football programs, 2004-2007 131-133 Football Media Guides, 199-2007 134-138 Basketball Box Scores 139-140 Basketball-Fab Five 141-147 Softball 148-149 Women's Golf results 150-152 Women's Soccer photos, results 153-154 Women's Field Hockey, Photos, Results 155-159 Women's Volleyball 160 Videotapes 161 CDs / DVDs / Computer Disks, Men's sports 162-163 Basketball Season Summaries 164-166 Hockey Photos 167-175 Hockey Game Results and Statistics 176-178 Hockey articles 179 Swimming results, 1998/99-2002/03 180-185 Women's Gymnastics, results 1992-, Photos 186-194 Women's Basketball 195-197 Baseball, Statistics, Photos 198-199 Women's Rowing 2000-201 Men's Gymnastics, results, 2000/01- 202-203 Golf, meet results, 1997/98-2006/06 204-208 Wrestling, meet results, 1934-2006 209-210 Women's Tennis 211-212 Women's Track, results 213-214 Men's Soccer 215 Men's Cross Country - results, releases 216-217 Men's Track, results, 1991-2001 218 Women's Golf -results, 2005/06- 219 Swimming-men, results, photos 220 Tennis-Men. Results, 2000- 2004 221 Ath. Director-NCAA Investigation 222 Women's Water Polo 223 Women's Water Polo, photos 224 Baseball Photos, 1997-2006 225 Ath. Dir. - Bill Martin 226 Baseball 227 Baseball 228 Men's soccer - photos-digital 229 Women's Soccer - photos - digital 230 Women's Volleyball, photos 231 Women's Volleyball, photos- digital 232 Men's Gymnastics, photos- digital 233 Men's soccer - photos-digital 234 Women's Tennis - photos-digital 235-237 Women's Basketball, photos, digital 238 Women's Swimming, photos digital 239-240 Hockey, photos digital 241 Women's track, results 243 Men's Basketball, photos, 2003/04-2006/07 244-248 Football game Programs 249-253 Football Game Rundowns 254 Football Photos, 1987-2006 255 Men's Tennis photos, 2004/05-2007/08 256-257 Women's Gymnastics - photos-digital 258-259 Women's Softball - photos-digital 260 Development Office, Topical 261 Men's Track(some Women's track)- photos-digital 262 Women's Track(some Men's track)- photos-digital 263 Women's Field Hockey - photos-digital 264 Football Photos, 1991-2006 265-271 Men's Basketball, newspaper clippings 272-279 Football, digital images, 1999-2008 280-282 Football, Photos, 1996-2006 283 Women's Water Polo 284 Men's Soccer 285 Women's Track, Photos, 1996-2006 286 Women's Tennis -photos 287-296 Basketball-Men 297 Wrestling, photos 298 Golf-Men photos 299 Golf-Women, photos 300-303 Basketball-Men, photos 304 Basketball-Men, programs 305-309 Football, programs 310-311 Wrestling results 312 Wrestling scorebooks 313 Football game action slides and photos 314 Men's Track results 315 Men's Swimming results 316 Volleyball - photos 317-328 Ice Hockey - Videotpapes and DVDs
- Sports Information Office, 1860-
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The Bentley Historical Library hold numerous collections of personal papers and University of Michigan record groups which contain material relating to Michigan Athletics. These include papers of former coaches and athletic administrators; records of various university administrative offices which dealt with athletic matters; personal papers of U of M students which frequently include scrapbooks photographs and memorabilia; and collections of several photo studios. The library has a complete set of The Michiganensian, the school yearbook and it predecessors and an extensive collection of publications about University of Michigan athletics. Consult MIRLYN, the university's on-line catalog for a comprehensive listing. Among the more significant manuscript collections and record groups are:
- Athletic Managers Club records, 1922-1969.
- Bennie Gaylord Oosterbaan papers, 1921-1981.
- Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics (University of Michigan) records, 1879 and 1891-1988.
- Charles Baird papers, 1892-1933.
- Clifford Keen papers, 1925-1985.
- Dept. of Physical Education for Women (University of Michigan) records, 1878-1972.
- Don Canham papers, 1968-1988.
- Eunice L. Burns papers, 1960-1990.
- Fielding Harris Yost papers, ca. 1900-1971.
- H. O. Crisler papers, 1922-1978.
- Harry G. Kipke papers, 1917-1938.
- Ivory Photo photograph collection.
- James Orin Murfin papers, 1896-1940.
- John R. Behee sound recordings.
- Joyce Lindeman papers, 1955-1984.
- Marie D. Hartwig papers, 1927-1988.
- Michigan Daily photograph series. (1963-1995)
- News and Information Services (University of Michigan) photograph series.
- Ralph Stone papers, 1882-1956.
- Rentschler's Studio photograph collection.
- University of Michigan photographs vertical file.
- Walter DeWitt Graham scrapbooks, 1900-1908.
- Wilfred Byron Shaw visual materials series.
- Women's Athletic Association (University of Michigan) records, 1905-1962.
- Women's Athletics (University of Michigan) records, 1972-[ongoing].
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