University of Kentucky Athletic Association records

Abstract

The University of Kentucky Athletic Association records (5.6 cubic feet, 15 document boxes, 1 slim document box, 1 folder; dated 1899-1976, bulk dates 1914-1952) primarily comprise correspondence, Southern Conference elligibility certificates, and financial records documenting athletic programs and their administration at the University of Kentucky from 1914 to 1931 and 1942-1947.

Descriptive Summary

Title
University of Kentucky Athletic Association records
Extent
5.6 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Athletics -- United States
College athletes -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged in the order in which it was received.
Finding Aid Author
Ruth E. Bryan
Preferred Citation
0000ua247: [identification of item], University of Kentucky Athletic Association records, 1899-1976, bulk 1914-1952, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
A University of Kentucky Athletic Association was incorporated at the instigation of University president Herman L. Donovan in 1945. However, the Association had existed in one form or another at least as far back as 1914, having apparently been comprised of coaches and University officials, including the Athletic Director. A University Athletic Council, established in 1920, was to have included in its membership, in addition to the university president and the athletic director, the treasurer of the Athletic Association. Henry E. Curtis, whose correspondence is present here, was treasurer of the Council from 1891-1930.
Scope and Content
The University of Kentucky Athletic Association records (5.6 cubic feet, 15 document boxes, 1 slim document box, 1 folder; dated 1899-1976, bulk dates 1914-1952) primarily comprise correspondence, Southern Conference elligibility certificates, and financial records documenting athletic programs and their administration at the University of Kentucky from 1914 to 1931 and 1942-1947. The correspondence and financial records detail the scheduling of athletic events, purchase of equipment, selection of coaches, and the University's membership in athletic conferences, among other topics. Also included is a file of Adolph Rupp speeches with a collection of humorous remarks; basketball game and player statistics and charts from 1946-1952; Athletic Association student tickets/coupons (1913-1924); and printed material including various conference and athletic association constitutions and by-laws.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.

Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, including Southern Conference eligibility applications, 1914-1931

  • Box 1-5
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Minutes, 1920-1924

  • Box 1
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Recommendations of men for varsity letters, 1922-1923

  • Box 1
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Lists of box seat holders for games, Undated

  • Box 1
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Various records including rain policies, 1923-1924, undated

  • Box 1
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Game statistics, 1913-1915

  • Box UA-3, folder 1
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Rough drafts of receipts and expenditures, 1918-1923

  • Box 6
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Financial reports, 1911-1914, 1916-1925

  • Box 6
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Bills and invoices, 1910-1914

  • Box 6-8
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Baseball (financials), 1913-1924

  • Box 9
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Basketball, girls (financials), 1915-1924

  • Box 9
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Basketball, mens (financials), 1915-1925

  • Box 9-10
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Football (financials), 1914-1924

  • Box 10-11
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Interscholastic track (high school), 1913, 1921, 1923-1924

  • Box 11
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Varsity track (financials), 1913, 1916, 1919, 1920-1924

  • Box 11
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Wrestling (financials), 1921, 1923-1924

  • Box 11
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Correspondence, including Southeastern Conference eligibility certificates, 1942-1947

  • Box 11
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Interscholastic basketball (high school, financials), 1919, 1921-1922, 1924

  • Box 12
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Income and expense ledgers, 1899-1923

  • Box 12-13
Includes one ledger of income and expenses for games (possibly football?), 1911-1912.
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Athletic Association student tickets/coupons (books and loose, 10 items), 1913-1925

  • Box 13
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Football programs, including stadium dedication (3 items), 1924

  • Box 13
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Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the Southern States, Report of the Committee on Athletics, 1921

  • Box 13
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The National Amateur Athletic Federation of America, Constitution and By-Laws, undated

  • Box 13
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Handbook of Southern Intercollegiate Track and Field Athletics, 1894-1924 , 1924

  • Box 13
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Phoenix and Third National Bank pass books (2 items), 1914-1925

  • Box 13
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Football schedules (7 items), 1921-1923

  • Box 13
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Atchison's College Football Record, 1922-1923 , 1922

  • Box 13
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Peek'size 1945-Football Guide Featuring Southeastern Conference , 1945

  • Box 13
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Southeastern Conference Constitution and By-Laws, 1933

  • Box 13
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Southern Conference Constitution and By-Laws, 1924-1925, 1931

  • Box 13
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Southern Intercollegiate Conference Constitution and By-Laws, 1922-1923

  • Box 13
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Southern Intercollegiate Athletics Association Constitution and By-Laws, 1920-1922, 1930

  • Box 13
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SIAA Rules of Field and Track Athletics, 1920

  • Box 13
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The Cat's Pause , 1976 Sept. 1

  • Box 14
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Football or athletics publications from other schools, 1950s

  • Box 14
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Touchdown Club of Columbus awards dinner program, 1964 Jan. 17

  • Box 14
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University of Kentucky Wildcats on the Go , 1958, 1963

  • Box 14
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University of Kentucky Spring Prospectus (football), 1969

  • Box 14
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Sports Illustrated issues featuring Adolph Rupp, 1962 Feb. 19; 1966 Mar. 7

  • Box 14
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Beacon Falls Coaches Digest , 1965-1966

  • Box 14
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Seal-O-Scan Coaches Digest , 1961-1962

  • Box 14
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Amateur Athlete issue, 1962 March

  • Box 14
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Converse Basketball Yearbook , 1952-1966, 1972-1973

  • Box 14
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Southeastern Conference report on basketball results , 1950

  • Box 14
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Adolph Rupp clippings, jokes, quotes, poems, speeches and speaking material, undated

  • Box 14-15
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Basketball game statistics (UK and SEC), players charts, players statistics, 1946-1951

  • Box 15
Includes a black-and-white print of Adolph Rupp with a young man holding a trophy. The folders of game and player statistics have calligraphy and hand-drawn and colored decorations on their fronts.
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