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Dartmouth College, Athletic Department records May Be Restricted

Identifier: DA-169

  • Staff Only


The Dartmouth College Athletic Department Records contain scheduling and financial correspondence, annual reports, treasurers’ accounts, budgets, meeting minutes, suject files, sports schedules, team rosters, press guides, facilities plans, and photogrpahs.

The bulk of the Athletic Council correspondence is that of the second and third athletic directors, William Hill McCarter and Robert "Red" Rolfe, and documents the administration and development of the intercollegiate athletics program.

The Althletic Dept. subject files contain correspondence, meeting minutes, rule books, announcements, mailings, flyers, sports information releases, and materials relating to athletic facilities' operations and design, including architectural drawings. The largest portion of these files pertains to collegiate leagues, conferences, and athletic associations, such as the Ivy League, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Files cover a wide range of subjects such as DCAC members, cheerleading, insurance, Sports Information releases, publicity, undergraduate managers, and referees and officials, and correspondence with College offices, such as Business Manager, Secretary, Treasurer, Dean, Bursar/Comptroller, Admissions, Personnel, and the President's Office. Also included are Joseph Gilman’s Athletic Council files, as an alumni member of the Council, reports of Trustee Planning Committee on Athletics, and soccer scrapbooks.

Also contained are the photographic records, primarily 35mm contact sheets and negatives, from the Office of Sports Information.


  • 1893 - 2004


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.


170 linear ft. (121 boxes)

22 Volumes

Language of Materials


Additional Description


Evolving from the 1893 Alumni Association on Committee Athletics, the Dartmouth Athletic Council managed College athletics activities and facilities starting in 1899, until the name change to Athletic Department ca. 1990. The records primarily consist of the files of the Athletic Supervisors and Directors, an executive position which began in 1926, and include scheduling correspondence and topical files, but also team rosters, press guides, and the photographic collection of the Office of Sports information.

Part of the Rauner Library Archives and Manuscripts Repository

6065 Webster Hall
Hanover NH 03755 USA

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