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Records of the Athletic Policy Committee

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 31-0-225


  • 1925-1961
  • Bulk: Majority of material found within 1934-1961


Terms of Access and Use

The Records of the Athletic Policy Committee, 1925-1961 [bulk 1934-1961], is open to researchers.


Copyright is held by The State University of New York at Buffalo, University Archives. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Historical Note

In June 1934, the Committee on General Administration of the University of Buffalo Council created a Division of Student Health, Physical Education and Intercollegiate Athletics. To coordinate the departments within this division and to determine general policy, a Faculty Committee on Policy and Coordination was established. At the same time the by-laws of the Athletic Council were amended so that the Faculty Committee on Policy would assume the duties of the old Faculty Committee on Student Activities pertaining to athletic eligibility and discipline.

The Faculty Committee on Policy and Coordination was responsible for athletic schedules, discipline, eligibility and equipment. Its members were appointed by the chancellor.

After W.W. II, the Faculty Committee on Policy and Coordination was called the “Faculty Committee on the Administrative Direction of Student Health, Physical Education and Intercollegiate Athletics.” by 1950, this committee came to be called the “Athletic Policy Committee.”

Whatever the name of the committee, its duties were essentially the same, overseeing the athletic program at the University of Buffalo. In spite of the authority the committee had over Student Health and Physical Education, there is little material in the records to indicate that the committee exercised its authority.


1.668 Linear Feet (4 manuscript boxes)

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The collection is arranged into four manuscript boxes in rough chronological order.

Acquisition Information

The Archives located these records in a University storeroom and had them transferred to its custody on August 12, 1974, with other papers associated with faculty members of the School of Business Administration. A bound handwritten copy of the minutes of the Athletic Council [1925-1936] was donated by Yvette Daniels in June of 1998.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Finding aid for the Records of the Athletic Policy Committee
Finding aid prepared by Archives Staff
11 September 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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