Athletic Department (University of Michigan) records: 1860-2013
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Athletic Director's Office [subgrp]

The Athletic Director's Office sub-group includes office files of Athletic Directors Jack Weidenbach and Joe Roberson, files relating to the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics, of which the Athletic Director was a member, and material concerning the NCAA and Big Ten. The records are organized in six series: Jack Weidenbach Files, Joe Roberson Files, Investigations, University of Michigan Certification Steering Committee, and Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Administrative records of the Athletic Director's Office had previously been accessioned as part of the Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics records or as part of the personal papers of Fielding Yost, Fritz Crisler and Don Canham.

The Athletic Directors records consist of topical files, correspondence, and reports dealing with both policy issues and day-to-day management of the department and the department's relations with and the director's participation in the affairs of the NCAA and Big Ten. Also included are records of NCAA and Big Ten investigations of U of M athletic programs including baseball, 1989-1990 and basketball 1994-1997.

 
Big Ten and NCAA Investigations [series]

The Big Ten and NCAA Investigations series includes documentation and reports of the Athletic Department's internal investigation of alleged rules infractions and investigations conducted by the NCAA and the Big Ten. The files include investigators notes, exhibits, transcripts and tapes of interviews and reports. The series covers the baseball investigation of alleged payment to athletes, 1989-1990, and three basketball related inquiries: allegations regarding the possible transfer of basketball player Gary Trent, 1994; the 1996 auto accident involving basketball players and recruits, and the university's inquiry into the Ed Martin affair. With the exception of the final reports, which have been publicly released, the records of the baseball investigation are closed pending removal of individually identifiable student information.

 
Baseball Investigation 1989-1990
Box   52  
"Report By the University of Michigan and the Big Ten Conference on the University's Baseball Program," (Final report on investigation and appendices in one binder) Investigation files (one binder) February 2, 1990
Box   52  
Exhibits

(Copies of receipts, canceled checks, etc.)

Box   52  
Historical File

(misc. notes, team rosters, etc.; grade reports and student transcripts have been removed and closed.)

Box   52  
Transcript of Bud Middaugh interview June 6, 1889
Box   52  
"University of Michigan Response to NCAA Official Inquiry," December 7, 1990
Box   52  
Newspaper clippings

(photocopies)

Box   52  
Audiotapes

(Tapes of interviews with Bud Middaugh, John Young, and Chuck Froning, 10 cassettes)

Box   53  
Jeff Long investigation notes

(Notes of Long, assistant to the athletic director, on his interviews with players, staff, parents, etc. 2 folders)

 
NCAA Hearings
Box   53  
Case Summaries
Box   53  
Jeff Long notes on hearings
Box   53  
Findings of NCAA hearing
Box   53  
Baseball program review 1989-1990

(Report to Big Ten and NCAA on compliance.)

Box   53  
Allegations of Merchant Discounts to Athletes 1967-1968
 
Basketball Investigations
Box   78  
1994

(re: possible transfer of Gary Trent)

 
1996 (re: 1996 car accident) 1996
Box   78  
Joint Inquiry Report June 27 1996
Box   78  
Exhibits (3 folders)
 
1997-2003

(re: Ed Martin)

Box   78  
Joint Inquiry Report March 4, 1997
Box   78  
Interviews
Box   78  
Supplemental Joint Inquiry Report February 7, 1997
Box   78  
University of Michigan, Response to NCAA Official Inquiry (Dated October 25, 2002) November 7, 2002
Box   78  
Attachments A, B, C and D (Re: Ed Martin)
Box   78  
Final NCAA Compliance Progress Report February 15, 2006 (2 folders)
Box   78  
Press Releases
 
University of Michigan Athletic Media Relations

(clipping files and other material compiled by the Athletic Department Media Relations Office)

Box   221  
Ed Martin. Articles General Information Releases; Corrective Actions; Timelines 1997-2001 (1 volume)
Box   221  
Ed Martin, News and Information Filing (1 volume)
Box   221  
Ed Martin, Articles 1997-2001 (1 volume)
Box   221  
Ed Martin, Articles 2002 (1 volume)
Box   221  
Subject: Ed Martin. Ed Martin Passes Away; Chris Webber Articles--various; Steve Fisher Dismissal (1 volume)
Box   221  
Ed Martin. Articles 2002 (1 volume)
Box   221  
NCAA Sanctions-U-M Self Imposed Sanctions, Articles November 2002 (1 volume)
Box   221  
NCAA Sanctions, (hearings, ruling, appeal, reversal) February-September, 2003 (1 volume)
 
CD-ROMS
Box   221  
Ed Martin History

(All files and Articles PDF} 3 copies)

(CD-ROMs)
 
Cassette Tapes
Box   221  
Colin Dill
Box   221  
Daniel Horton
Box   221  
Graham Brown, NCAA Press Conference 5/8/2003
Box   221  
Mary Sue Coleman/Bill Martin
Box   221  
2 tapes November 7, 2003
Box   221  
Tommy Amaker
Box   221  
U of M Basketball/Osgood File 11/8/2002
Box   221  
TS
 
Videocassettes
Box   221  
Maurice Taylor
Box   221  
UM Presser--UM Union Season Tickets, 1996//97

(ticket packet Martin did not pick up)

 
Studies and Reports [series]
 
University of Michigan Certification Steering Committee
Box   53  
NCAA Self-Study Report 1995-1996
Box   53  
Extent and Nature of Gambling Among College Student Athletes, Michael E. Cross and Ann G. Volano 1998
Box   53  
Student-Athlete Exit Interview / Questionnaire Final Analysis 1994/95
 
Big Ten Conference [series]

The Big Ten Conference series includes minutes of the meetings of Conference Athletic Directors Committee, 1932-1986, and minutes of the Faculty Representatives, 1896-1959.

 
Big Ten Directors Committee [subseries]
 
Minutes
Box   84  
1932-1940
Box   84  
1941-1952
Box   84  
1952-1957
Box   84  
1957-1969
Box   84  
1969-1986

(minutes for are located in Donald Canham papers)

 
Faculty Representative Minutes [subseries]
Box   84  
1896-1900
Box   84  
1918-1940
Box   84  
1941-1957
Box   84  
July 1957-March 1959
 
Jack Weidenbach Files [series]

The Weidenbach series, which includes material created during the tenure of his predecessors Don Canham and Glen "Bo" Schembechler, is divided into three subseries: Topical Files, Correspondence, and Big Ten. Of particular note in the Topical Files are the Gender Equity files documenting the department's implementation of Title IX and the various files relating to broadcasting and marketing and promotion. The correspondence file consists largely of letters from fans and the public offering praise or criticism of some aspect of the university's athletic program --frequently complaints about tickets, seating or behavior of fans or athletes at games. Other correspondence is generally filed under the appropriate heading in the topical file.

 
Topical Files [subseries]
Box   85  
Athletic Admissions Procedures 1993
Box   85  
Affirmative Action 1989-1994
Box   85  
Annual Reports 1992/93-1993/94
Box   85  
Baseball 1988-1992 (2 folders)

(largely concerning baseball infractions investigation)

Box   85  
Cheerleaders 1987-1991
Box   85  
Compliance Program 1990-1991
Box   85  
Container in Stadium Policy 1989
Box   85  
Facilities 1989-1991
Box   85  
Financial Aid Proposal 1993
Box   85  
General Fund Financing 1988
Box   85  
Golf Course 1991-1992
Box   85  
Graduation Rate Reports 1985-1992
Box   85  
Gymnastics 1993-1994

(concerning plan to drop sport)

Box   85  
Historic Landmark Designation for Michigan Stadium Proposal 1987
 
Hockey
Box   85  
CCHA (Central Collegiate Hockey Association) 1989-1993 (2 folders)
Box   85  
General 1991-1993
Box   85  
Kinesiology 1988-1992
Box   85  
Legal 1987-1992 (2 folders)
Box   85  
Library 1992
Box   86  
Licensing
Box   86  
General 1986-1992-1993 (2 folders)
Box   86  
Stein and Goetz 1989
Box   86  
M Club (Graduate) 1991-1993
Box   86  
M-Club (Undergraduate) 1992
Box   86  
Maintenance 1979-1989
Box   86  
McCallum (sexual harassment incident) 1988
 
NCAA
Box   86  
Certification of Compliance 1989-1994
Box   86  
Correspondence and misc. 1991-1992 (2 folders)
Box   86  
Academic Reports 1988-1991
Box   86  
Participation Rate Reports 1987, 1992
Box   86  
Open Meetings Act 1987
Box   86  
Policy and Procedures, General 1990-1991
Box   86  
Recreational Sports 1988-1993
Box   86  
Risk Management 1990
Box   86  
Rose Bowl 1989-1993
 
Sports Services Building (Schembechler Hall)
Box   86  
1988-1990 (2 folders)
Box   86  
Soccer, Men's, Petitions for Varsity Status 1989-1993
Box   86  
Stadium Renovation 1988-1993 (3 folders)
Box   86  
Summer Camps 1981-1993
Box   86  
Swimming 1988-1992
Box   86  
Tennis 1989-1993
 
Television and Radio Broadcasting
Box   86  
General, 11988-1990
Box   86  
ABC 1989 (2 folders)
Box   87  
BTP1 (Big Ten Productions Inc.) 1988
Box   87  
PASS 1989-1990
Box   87  
Rasmussen Communications Management Corp. 1988
Box   87  
Raycom 1989
Box   87  
WJR/WWJ 1987-1990
Box   87  
Exclusive Broadcast Contract 1987 (2 folders)
Box   87  
Ticket Office 1992-1993
Box   87  
Title IX 1989-1990
Box   87  
Training/Injuries 1989-1990
Box   87  
Willy the Wolverine 1992
Box   87  
Women's athletics 1989-1993
Box   87  
Women's Team Policies
Box   87  
World Cup Soccer 1983-1991
Box   87  
Yost Ice Arena 1992
 
Correspondence (General) [subseries]
Box   87  
1988
Box   87  
1989
Box   87  
1990
Box   87  
1991
Box   87  
1992
Box   87  
1993-1994
 
Big Ten [subseries]
Box   87  
Advisory Commission 1991-1992
Box   87  
Conference Handbook (changes to) 1992
Box   87  
Equivalency Report (re. equivalence of Big Ten and NCAA financial aid calculations) 1993
Box   88  
Correspondence, reports etc. 1989-1993 (5 folders)
 
Joe Roberson Files [series]

Joe Roberson's records are also organized in three subseries: a topical file, correspondence, and Big Ten. The files on gender equity include a number of background articles, the university's response to the precedent setting Brown University case, staff and committee reports on the department's attempt to implement Title IX, and correspondence and proposals from Marcia Federbush, a local Title IX activist and critic of the Department's gender equity efforts. Other files of interest include several consultant' s reports on restructuring the department's sports information and publicity, development and marketing activities; files on corporate sponsorship-including NIKE, proposals to install sky boxes in Michigan Stadium and the awarding of television and radio broadcast rights. The file on the department's contract with NIKE consists mainly of correspondence from within the university and from the general public, much of it critical of the "selling of the university."

 
Topical Files [subseries]
Box   88  
Administrative Interactions, Department/University 1995
Box   88  
Advisory Groups 1995
Box   88  
Athletics Related Income of Coaches 1994-1995 (2 folders)
Box   88  
Basketball, Men's 1994-1997
Box   88  
Big Ten Centennial 1995
Box   88  
Black Coaches Association 1993-1996
Box   88  
"Blue Letters," 1994-1996
Box   88  
Budget Material 1995-1996
Box   88  
Budget Presentation 1996
Box   88  
Budget Task Force 1994
Box   88  
Compliance Program Review 1996

(report by Bond, Schenk & King, LLP)

 
Consultants Reports
Box   88  
Buckwalter, Joseph A., "Health Care for University of Michigan Athletes" 1996
Box   88  
Hass Associates, "Sports Communications and public affairs," 1995
Box   88  
Hass Associates, "Final Report of the Long Range Planning Group" 1996
Box   88  
Olsher Sports, Marketing Dept. Strategic Plan 1995-1996 (2 folders)
Box   88  
Marts and Lundy, "Development and External Relations Activities," 1996
Box   88  
Corporate Sponsorship 1996-1997
Box   88  
Development 1994-1996
Box   88  
Digital Video System (AVID) 1996
Box   88  
Drug Testing 1994
Box   88  
Equipment Policy Committee 1993-1994
Box   88  
Executive Blue 1996
 
Facilities
Box   88  
General 1995-1997
Box   88  
Center for Champions
Box   88  
Crisler Arena 1991-1995
Box   88  
Golf Course 1993-1995
Box   88  
Oosterbaan Field House 1995
Box   89  
South Ferry Field 1995-1996
Box   89  
Yost Arena 1996
 
Football
Box   89  
General
 
Bowl Games
Box   89  
General
Box   89  
Alamo 1996
Box   89  
Coca Cola Bowl (Tokyo) 1993
Box   89  
Hall of Fame 1994
Box   89  
Outback 1996
Box   89  
Rose Bowl 1992-1996
Box   89  
Pigskin Classic 1995-1997 (2 folders)
Box   89  
Ford, Gerald 1994-1997
Box   89  
Gatorade 1996
 
Gender Equity
Box   89  
Articles
Box   89  
Brown University Case 1995
Box   89  
Compliance Audit 1994-1995
Box   89  
Core Sports Concept 1992
Box   89  
Correspondences 1995
Box   89  
Federbush, Marcia 19995-1997 1973
Box   89  
Gender Equity Committee 1994
Box   89  
NCAA Seminar 1995
Box   89  
Participation Rates 1991-1997
Box   89  
Team Policy Manual 1994
Box   89  
Tiering of Varsity Sports
Box   89  
Training and Conditioning 1994
Box   89  
Graduation Rates 1992-1996
Box   89  
Hall of Honor 1992-1996
Box   90  
Harmon, Mark 1996
Box   90  
Hockey Contracts
Box   90  
Hospitality Tent Club 1994-1996
Box   90  
Host Communications 1994-1997
 
Licensing
Box   90  
General
Box   90  
Dessente 1994-1995
Box   90  
Stella Interactive 1995
Box   90  
Marketing
Box   90  
Martin, William 1995
Box   90  
Miscellaneous 1994-1997
Box   90  
Mission Statements
Box   90  
NCAA, Miscellaneous and Participation Statistics 1982-1995
Box   90  
Nike Contract 1997
Box   90  
President's Advisory Group 1994
Box   90  
President's Office 1997
Box   90  
Restricted Earnings Coaches
Box   90  
Stadium Press Box 1994
Box   90  
Stadium Seating-MLS (Matt Schembechler)
Box   90  
Stadium Skyboxes 1993-1995 (3 folders)
Box   90  
Strategic Plan 1997
Box   90  
Student Athlete Policies 1996
Box   90  
Student Athletes Rights and Responsibilities 1994
Box   90  
Support Services Survey 1995
Box   90  
Ticket Office 1994-1995
 
Correspondence [subseries]
Box   90  
1994-1996 (3 folders)
Box   91  
1997 (3 folders)
Box   91  
Basketball 1994-1995
Box   91  
Staff Memoranda 1994-1995
 
Big Ten [subseries]
Box   91  
Basketball Tournament 1996
Box   91  
Corporate Sponsorships 1995-1996
Box   91  
Gender Equity Report 1993-1995
Box   91  
Minority Employment and Scholarship Survey 1995
Box   91  
Revenue Sharing 1993-1997 (2 folders)
Box   91  
Television Broadcasting 1997
 
Board in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics [series]

The Board in Control Records were received with the papers of the Athletic Directors and reflect the directors role on the Board, for many years the Athletic Director served as secretary of the Board. Some of these records complement material found in the Board In Control of Intercollegiate Athletics record group.

The series is organized in four subseries: administrative records, Committees, Correspondence and Topical File. The administrative records include original incorporation papers of the Board and its annual filing with the state; annual reports, 1969-1979 and audits, 1993-1996. The correspondence series consists primarily of internal communications of the Board. The topical file includes two significant reports: the "Johnson Report," 1988, on the role and administration of athletics on campus and the "Nordby Report," 1985, on the integration of women's athletics into Big Ten Programs.

 
Administrative [subseries]
Box   91  
Incorporation Papers. 1925-1991 (3 folders)
Box   91  
Annual Reports 1964, 1967, 1969-1979
Box   91  
Agendas 1988-1993
 
Audits
Box   91  
1993-1995

(State Audit)

Box   91  
1993
Box   91  
1994
Box   91  
1995
Box   91  
1996-1998
 
Committees [subseries]
Box   91  
Academic Performance Committee 1977-1997 (2 folders)
Box   91  
Committee on Recruiting 1975
Box   91  
Faculty Representative Selection Committee 1988-1990 (3 folders)
Box   92  
Long Range Planning Committee 1976-1989
Box   92  
Ticket Committee 1978
Box   92  
Women's Athletics 1989
 
Correspondence [subseries]
Box   92  
1971-1975
Box   92  
1976
Box   92  
1978
Box   92  
1979
Box   92  
1980
Box   92  
1981-1982
Box   92  
1983-1985
Box   92  
1986-1987
Box   92  
1988-1989
Box   92  
1990-1991
Box   92  
1992
Box   92  
1993
 
Topical Files [subseries]
Box   92  
Alternate Faculty Representative to Big Ten 1981
Box   92  
Anton, Thomas
Box   92  
"Johnson Report," 1987-1988

(Report of a committee headed by Prof. Harold Johnson on administration of athletics)

Box   92  
"Nordby Report," 1985

(concerning integration of women's athletics into Big Ten programs)

Box   92  
Retreats 1990-1991
Box   92  
"Questions and Answers" 1971
 
William Martin Files [series]
 
Correspondence [subseries]
Box   92  
2004 (5 folders)
Box   92  
2005 (4 folders)
Box   92  
2006 (2 folders)
Box   92  
2007 (2 folders)
Box   92  
2008 (4 folders)
Box   92  
2009 (2 folders)
Box   225  
2009-2010
Box   225  
Alumni Clubs 2003-2006
Box   225  
Big Ten 2003-2007
Box   225  
CORR Condolences 2005-2007
Box   225  
Football 2004
Box   225  
Guest Services 2004-2009
Box   225  
Sent to U-M Regents 2004, 2009
Box   225  
Banners 1995-2000
Box   225  
Big Ten Core Values Visit December 13, 2004
Box   225  
Football and Basketball Seat Change Requests 2000-2006
Box   225  
Gary's Banners 2002
Box   225  
Eddie Martin Indictment 2002
Box   225  
No Fly Zone 2001-2003
Box   225  
Sports Venue Security 2001
Box   225  
United States Olympic Foundation 2007
Box   225  
USA Boxing 2006