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A Selection of Records and Manuscript Collections
Relating to University of Michigan Athletics

The archival records and manuscript collections listed below are a small sample of the materials documenting U-M Athletics held by the Bentley Historical Library. The links following each description lead to a detailed listing of the contents of each collection. (The actual documents are not available on-line.)  Additional material can be found bound searching the Bentley's on-line card catalog--MIRLYN or the finding aid database.

Title: Athletic Department (University of Michigan) records, 1860-[ongoing]
Creator: University of Michigan. Athletic Dept.
Extent: ca. 100 linear ft and, 9 outsize boxes, ca. 100 reels of film and videotape.
Abstract: 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 newsclipping 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.
Finding Aid for University of Michigan. Athletic Dept., records

Title: Women's Athletics (University of Michigan) records, 1972-1990
Creator: University of Michigan. Women's Athletics.
Extent: 8 linear ft.
Abstract: Administrative unit of the University of Michigan Athletic Department responsible for management of women's varsity sports. Records, including topical files, committee minutes, administrative files, and materials on Title IX, document the period when Womens Athletics operated as a semi-autonomous unit under a Director of Women's Athletics.
Finding Aid for University of Michigan. Women's Athletics, records

Title: Women's Athletic Association (University of Michigan) records, 1905-1962
Creator: University of Michigan. Women's Athletic Association.
Extent: 6 linear feet
Abstract: Records, 1905-1962, of the Women's Athletic Association of the University of Michigan. Include constitution, minutes, reports, and other materials; also record books detailing administration of Michigras and Spring Weekend=social and fund-raising activities jointly sponsored with the Michigan Union.
Finding aid for Women's Athletic Association (University of Michigan) records, 1905-1962

Title: Charles Baird Papers, 1892-1933
Creator: Baird, Charles, 1870-1944.
Extent: 2 linear ft. and 1 oversize folder
Abstract: Kansas City, Missouri, banker, first director of athletics, and secretary of the University of Michigan Athletic Association. Correspondence relating to his association with the University of Michigan and its athletic program.
Finding Aid for Charles Baird papers

Title: H. O. Crisler papers, 1922-1978
Creator: Crisler, H. O. (Herbert Orin), 1899-1982
Extent: 8 linear ft., 7 v. [outsize], 1 outsize folder, and 2 outsize films.
Abstract: Football coach, 1938-1948, ad Athetic Director at the University of Michigan, 1941-1968. Papers include correspondence and other papers concerning his career at the University of Chicago, the University of Minnesota, Princeton University, and the University of Michigan; materials concerning his work and association with the National Collegiate Athletic Association rules committee, 1942-1977, the Intercollegiate (Big Ten) Conference, and the University's Board in Control of Intercollegiate Activities; also include materials relating to University of Chicago football coach, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Ralph Young, athletic director at Michigan State University, and the founding and first years of the American Football League; and photographs.
Finding Aid for Herbert (Orin) Crisler, papers

Title: Marie D. Hartwig Papers,1927-1988
Creator: Hartwig, Marie Dorothy, 1906-
6 linear ft. and 1 oversize volume
Abstract: Instructor and professor of physical education, 1930-1977, and first director of women's athletics, 1972-1976, at the University of Michigan. Papers document the history of physical education and recreational sports for women and the development of women's varsity athletics at the university as well as Hartwig's involvement in various professional associations and her work with recreation programs at Interlochen Music Camp.
Finding Aid for Marie Dorothy Hartwig, papers

Title: Joyce Lindeman papers, 1955-1984
Creator: Lindeman, Joyce
Abstract: Associate professor of kinesiology and coach of the synchronized swimming team at the University of Michigan. Material relating to the Michifish Swim Club and the synchronized swimming team both as a club sport and varsity sport. Documentation includes individual and team scores, meet results, training material, rosters, correspondence, and audio-visual material.
Finding Aid for Joyce Lindeman, papers

Title: Clifford Keen Papers 192-198
Creator: Keen, Clifford, 1901-
Extent: 1 linear ft. and 2 oversize volumes
Abstract: University of Michigan wrestling coach. Correspondence, wrestling meet rosters and rules, scrapbooks and clippings, biographical and personal material, and photographs.
Finding Aid for Clifford Keen, papers

Title:Fielding Harris Yost Papers, ca. 1898-1971
Creator: Yost, Fielding Harris, 1871-1946.
Abstract:Extent: 8 linear ft. (in 9 boxes), 4 oversize volumes, and 1 outsize folder.
Football coach and athletic director of University of Michigan, 1901-1940. Correspondence, addresses, scrapbooks, photographs and other papers relating to his interest in sports and family affairs; also papers of his wife Eunice Josephine (Fite) Yost.
Finding Aid for Fielding Yost, papers