Athletics Committee Chairman and Faculty Representative's File, 1907-68
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Brief Description:

File of the University's representative to the Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives or Big 10 and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Athletics (Frank E. Richart, 1936-50 and Robert B. Browne, 1950-59), including correspondence, memoranda, minutes and proceedings, rules and handbooks, committee reports, financial statements and budgets, intercollegiate athletic association publications, press releases, clippings, eligibility lists and team travel authorizations, athletic and statistical record books and programs relating to intercollegiate athletics policies and practices considered by the Senate Committee; the Big 10 and its committees on infractions of regulations, eligibility, handbook and rules revision and television; the Council of Ten (University presidents) and the NCAA. The file contains significant material on faculty control of athletics, financial aid to athletes, investigations of reported rules violations, the Rose Bowl, eligibility, the Illinois slush fund scandal and the NCAA-AAU dispute and includes correspondence with John L. Griffith, Kenneth L. Wilson, William R. Reed, Wendell S. Wilson, Douglas R. Mills, Ralph W. Aigler, Marcus L. Plant and Henry Rottschaefer.


Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 4/2/12
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Committee on Athletics and Recreation
Volume: 9.3 cubic feet
Acquired: January 6, 1968
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Arrangement: By type of material (publications and files) and chronologically (1936-59 files) thereunder.
Subject Index
Athletics, Committee on
Big Ten (Intercollegiate Conference of Faculty Representatives)
Intercollegiate Athletics
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Rose Bowl
Slush Fund
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]