Athletic Department (University of Michigan) Individual Files, circa 1880s-2013 (majority within 1940-2008)
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The Athletic Department Individual Files consist of three series: Coaches and Staff, Athletes -- Men, and Athletes -- Women. The files in each series contain background information, news articles, and photographs of individual University of Michigan Varsity athletes, coaches, and staff members from the University's athletic department. It should be noted that some files do not contain photographs. Also, some files contain compact discs (CD's) containing digital images. The bulk of the files date from around 1960 to 2002, but included are files from as early as the mid to late 19th century, to as recent as 2005. The files do not include members of the club sports teams. The number and extent of files varies by sport and over time, in part reflects varying degrees of effort by the Media Relations staff. Sometimes referred to by Media Relations staff as the "star files", the Individual Files are most extensive for football and basketball, but all varsity sports are represented. Beginning in the 1970 coverage all sports becomes more extensive. After 1982 when women's sports began competing in the Big Ten and management of publicity efforts became more fully integrated in the Media Relations office, the coverage of women's sports becomes more extensive.
The files in each series are arranged alphabetically. (Files have ben received at various times ad are physically arranged in several alphabetical run, but are listed in a single alphabetical run for coaches/administrators, men, and women athletes.) Each of the athlete entries is followed by a code for the sport(s) in which they participated.
Men's Sports Women's Sports bb – baseball bk – basketball bk—basketball cc – cross country cc -- cross country fho – field hockey fb – football go – golf go – golf gy – gymnastics gy – gymnastics row – rowing iho –ice hockey soc – soccer soc – soccer sb– softball sw - swimming-diving sw – swimming-diving te – tennis sy – synchronized swimming tr – track te – tennis wr -- wrestling tr – track vo – volleyball wp – water polo