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Bucknell University, Athletic Council Records Edit


Finding Aid Author
Crystal Matjasic
Finding Aid Date
2015 September
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description


  • 1926-1952 (Creation)


  • 0.8 Linear Feet (Whole)
    (2) 5 inch document boxes



  • Language

    Materials are in English.

  • Administrative History

    The Bucknell University Athletic Council was established in the mid-1920s as the successor to the Athletic Association of the University. The Council was formed to promote and regulate all of the competitive athletic activities and interests of Bucknell University and to administer all funds pertaining to these activities and interests. The membership of the Council consisted of the President of the University, three faculty members, two undergraduates, and nine members not officially connected with the University. The Athletic Council had jurisdiction over all intercollegiate, interclass, intermural, and interscholastic sports of the University and formulated the rules under which they were conducted. The Athletic Council was abolished in 1952, as a result of the Board of Trustees adoption of a resolution that the athletic program be administered as a department of the University. The Athletic Council was replaced with the Athletic Advisory Committee.

  • Arrangement

    Records are arranged alphabetically by folder title and chronologically within the folders.

  • Scope and Contents

    The records of the Bucknell University Athletic Council are arranged alphabetically by folder and range from 1926 to 1952. Included in the records are correspondence, the constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, receipts, programs, and athletic schedules. In addition, the records of the Bison Club are included as the club was established in 1940 by the Athletic Council.

  • Separated Materials

    Photographs may be housed with the Special Collections/University Archives Photograph Collection.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research use.

  • Usage Restrictions

    The materials in this collection may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and research purposes. If the intended use is beyond these purposes, it is the responsibility of the user to obtain the appropriate permissions by contacting Special Collections/University Archives at the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Item], Bucknell University Athletic Council Records, Special Collections/University Archives, Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.