Guide to the Athletics Department, 1897-[ongoing] | CA13.01

Summary Information

Repository
Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Creator
Bates College (Lewiston, Me.). Athletics Department
Title
Athletics Department
ID
CA13.01
Date
1897-[ongoing]
Extent
5.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains records of the Athletics Department at Bates College. The records include correspondence, brochures, programs, schedules, guidebooks, and reports.

Preferred Citation

Athletics Department, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.

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Historical Note

The first intercollegiate athletic contest involving Bates College was a baseball game against Bowdoin in 1872. Football followed in 1875, although it did not become officially sanctioned by the College until 1889. Track and field, and numerous other sports followed into the twentieth century.

Women's athletics has a long history at Bates, but only at the intramural level until the creation of a varsity field hockey team in 1966. Throughout the first half of the twentieth century, the Women's Athletic Association organized athletic events for campus women, but discouraged outright competition.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains records of the Athletics Department at Bates College. The records include correspondence, brochures, programs, schedules, guidebooks, and reports. Included are also some of the "Saturday Night Letters" from football coach Dave Morey.

Many of these records pre-date the official formation of the Athletics Department, but are included here for ease of description and research. For a more complete picture of athletics at Bates, particularly the early decades, researchers should also consult the following collections: CA 05.04, Sports Information Office; CA 09.14, Physical Education Department; and CA 12.02, Student Organizations (Series 1a, Athletic Association).

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series: I. Administrative records; II. Guidebooks; III. Programs; IV. Schedules. See individual series notes for more information.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine, 04240
207-786-6354
muskie@bates.edu

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The collection is the physical property of Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library. Bates College holds literary rights only for material created by College personnel working on official behalf of the College, or for material which was given to the College with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication or other purposes that exceed fair use.

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Related Materials

Related Material

CA 05.04, Office of College Advancement, Sports Information Office records, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College, http://abacus.bates.edu/Library/aboutladd/departments/special/EADFindingAids/CA0504.html

CA 09.14, Physical Education Department, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College, http://abacus.bates.edu/muskie-archives/EADFindingAids/CA0914.html

CA 11.01, Admissions Office, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College, http://abacus.bates.edu/muskie-archives/EADFindingAids/CA1101.html

CA 12.02, Student Organizations, Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College, http://abacus.bates.edu/Library/aboutladd/departments/special/EADFindingAids/CA1202.html

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Athletics Department--Archives
  • Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)--Sports--History

Personal Name(s)

  • Morey, David Beale

Subject(s)

  • College sports--United States--History

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Collection Inventory

 CA1301/01 Administrative records 1935-2009   1.0 manuscript box

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence, reports, statistics, and various publications pertaining to the activities of the Bates College Athletics department. The records are not systematic and there are likely large gaps in the material in this series. Researchers looking for more information on particular sports should see the collection-level Scope and Content note, above.

There is also a folder of guidebooks for the East Coast Athletic Conference, containing football information about Bates, as well as all the other schools in the conference.

Box

"Athletics at Bates College" brochure ca. 1935   

1

"Athletics for Bates Men" brochure ca. 1930s   

1

Awards Banquet 1951-2004   

1

Clippings -- Bates athletes in Sports Illustrated 1990, 1999-2004   

1

Coach Morey's Saturday Night Football Letters 1936-1938   

1

"Collaborating for Success: a Guide for Students, Faculty and Coaches" brochure [2012] 

1

Complimentary event passes 1957-1965, 1982   

1

Correspondence -- early records of Bates football teams [1875-1927] 1940   

1

Correspondence -- Albert F. Fowler (non-1905) [1898 football team] 1947   

1

Equity in Athletics Summary Report 1997-1998   

1

Friends of Bates Athletics brochure 2007-2009   

1

Governor Barrows Trophy citation [Maine state football championship] ca. 1940   

1

Lettermen, list [1898-1944] 1946   

1

Lindholm Scholar-Athlete Award Winners 1997   

1

Memoranda -- Athletic Director to Bates community 2008-2009   

1

National Bates Night Rally 1940-1948   

1

NCAA [National Collegiate Athletic Association] booklets 1955, 1962   

1

News Releases re: staff changes 1973-1974   

1

Pep rally posters -- Maine football state championship 1937   

1

Pep rally script -- Bates vs. Maine football game 1956   

1

Sabbatical report to President Reynolds from Robert Hatch [departmental reorganization] 1973   

1

Track -- Coach Walter Slovenski's binder 1979-1996   

1

Track -- team admin files 1967-1985   

1

Track -- team admin files 1986-1994   

1

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 CA1301/02 Guidebooks 1940-1962   1.0 manuscript box

Scope and Content Note

This series contains guidebooks to individual sports and to sports grouped by season. Each guidebook contains statistics, rosters, schedules, and articles on Bates sports teams. In addition, there is a guidebook in the "Bates Winter Sports" folder which served as a guide to the winter sports for Bates, Bowdoin, and Colby for the 1957-58 season, and was put out by the Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Box

Basketball 1941/42 - 1953/54   

1

Bates Fall Sports 1950-1957   

1

Bates Spring Sports 1951-1958   

1

Bates Winter Sports 1950/51 - 1959/60   

1

ECAC football [East Coast Athletic Conference] 1960-1962   

1

Football 1940-1955   

1

Maine State Series [football] 1958   

1

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 CA1301/03 Programs 1897-2009   7.0 manuscript boxes

Scope and Content Note

This series contains game and event programs for various individual sports in which Bates, its teams, or players were involved. Some of the programs in the "Track" folders are for events at which many schools competed, as well as programs for regional and national championships, some of which were held at Bates.

The folders labeled "Weekend" contain information on all Bates sporting events played that weekend, usually including football, men's and women's soccer, and field hockey.

There are also folders for several high school-level ("interscholastic") tournaments that Bates hosted.

Box

Basketball, men's 1938-1941, 1944-1949   

1

Basketball -- interscholastic tournament (Maine Western Division) 1932-1935   

1

Basketball, women's 2000-2003   

1

Cross-Country -- NESCAC Championships 1997   

1

Field Hockey 1993   

1

Football 1922   

1

Football 1927   

1

Football 1928   

1

Football 1929   

1

Football 1931   

1

Football 1932   

1

Football 1933   

1

Football 1934   

1

Football 1935   

1

Football 1936   

1

Football 1937   

1

Football 1938   

1

Football 1939   

1

Football 1940   

1

Football 1941   

1

Football 1942   

1

Football 1943   

1

Football 1946   

1

Football 1947   

2

Football 1948   

2

Football 1949   

2

Football 1950   

2

Football 1951   

2

Football 1952   

2

Football 1953   

2

Football 1954   

2

Football 1955   

2

Football 1956   

2

Football 1957   

2

Football 1958   

2

Football 1959   

2

Football 1960   

2

Football 1961   

2

Football 1962   

2

Football 1963   

2

Football 1964   

2

Football 1965   

3

Football 1966   

3

Football 1967   

3

Football 1968   

3

Football 1969   

3

Football 1970   

3

Football 1971   

3

Football 1972   

3

Football 1973   

3

Football 1974   

3

Football 1975   

3

Football 1976   

3

Football 1977   

3

Football 1978   

3

Football 1979   

3

Football 1980   

4

Football 1981   

4

Football 1982   

4

Football 1983   

4

Football 1984   

4

Football 1985   

4

Football 1986   

4

Football 1987   

4

Football 1988   

4

Football 1989   

4

Football 1990   

4

Football 1991   

4

Football 1992   

4

Football 1993   

4

Football 1994   

4

Football 1995   

4

Football 1996   

4

Football 1997   

4

Football 1998   

5

Football 2000   

5

Football 2001   

5

Football 2003   

5

Football 2005   

5

Football 2006   

5

Football 2007   

5

Football 2008   

5

Football 2009   

5

Football 2010   

5

Lacrosse, women's -- NCAA Division III Championships 1994   

5

Skiing -- NCAA Division III Championships 1999   

6

Skiing -- NCAA Championships 2001   

6

Soccer, men's 1994   

6

Soccer, women's 1993-2003   

6

Swimming and Diving 1997-1998   

6

Track 1911-1965   

6

Track -- NCAA, ECAC Division III Championships 1985, 1992-1993   

6

Track -- interscholastic meets at Bates 1927-1932   

6

Track -- MIAA (Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association) Championships 1897-1914   

6

Track -- MIAA (Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association) Championships 1922-1941   

6

Track -- MIAA (Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association) Championships 1946-1973   

6

Track -- MIAA Indoor (Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association) Championships 1971   

6

Track -- New England championships (NEICAA and EICAA) 1955, 1964   

6

Track -- non-Bates (Boston Athletic Association and New York Chapter Knights of Columbus) 1948, 1960   

6

Volleyball 1993-1994   

7

Weekend -- Back-to-Bates 1996   

7

Weekend -- Parents and Family 1998   

7

Weekend -- Back-to-Bates 1998   

7

Weekend -- Seniors 1998   

7

Weekend -- Celebrate Bates! 1999   

7

Weekend -- Bates vs. Williams 2000   

7

Weekend -- Celebrate Bates! 2000   

7

Weekend -- Bates vs. Colby 2000   

7

Weekend -- Bates vs. Trinity 2001   

7

Weekend -- October 20 2001   

7

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 CA1301/04 Schedules 1900-2009   1.0 manuscript box

Scope and Content Note

This series contains schedules for individual sports, as well as sports grouped by season (fall, winter, spring). Some of the schedules pre-date the formation of the Athletics Department, but are included here in the interests of ease of research. Some other athletic schedules, in particular the "Athletic Exhibitions" and "Gymnastic Exhibitions" can be found in the Athletic Association records in CA 12.02, Student Organizations.

Box

Baseball 1900-1916, 1928   

1

Basketball 1908   

1

Football 1901-1958   

1

Ice Hockey 1929   

1

Track 1908   

1

Seasonal 1923-1949   

1

Seasonal Winter 1949 - Fall 1950   

1

Seasonal Winter 1950 - Fall 1951   

1

Seasonal Winter 1951 - Spring 1952   

1

Seasonal Fall 1952 - Fall 1953   

1

Seasonal Winter 1953-1954   

1

Seasonal Winter 1955 - Spring 1960   

1

Seasonal Fall 1960 - Spring 1967   

1

Seasonal Fall 1967 - Spring 1973   

1

Seasonal Fall 1973 - Spring 1984   

1

Seasonal Fall 1984 - Fall 1992   

1

Seasonal Winter 2002-2003   

1

Seasonal Spring - Fall 2003   

1

Seasonal Winter 2003-2004   

1

Seasonal Spring - Fall 2004   

1

Seasonal Winter 2004-2005   

1

Seasonal 2005   

1

Seasonal 2006   

1

Seasonal 2007   

1

Seasonal 2008-2009   

1

Seasonal Winter 2012-2013 

1

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