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Athletic Department (University of Michigan) records: 1860-2017
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Access and Use

Acquisition Information:

The records were acquired in several accessions, 1990 and ongoing, primarily through Bruce Madej and later through the Media Relations Office (donor no. 1776).

Access Restrictions:

The records are open for research use with the exception of boxes 52-53 which include some material subject to FERPA.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.


Copyright to materials produced by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is held by the regents of the university or the department. The department records include occasional photographs produced by outside photographers. Copyright to these items may be held by the original photographer.

Photographs, film and video, and other material from the Athletic Department records used for broadcasts, multimedia products, publications or other commercial products may be subject to licensing fees and regulations by the University of Michigan Athletic Department. Consult the Bentley Historical Library reference archivist (bentley.ref@umich.edu, 734-764-3482) or the Athletic Department Licensing Office (734-763-4183)

Preferred Citation:

item, folder title, box no., Athletic Department (University of Michigan) Records, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan

Processing Information:

Select films with advanced vinegar syndrome were discarded after digitization in October 2020 and October 2021.

In preparing digital material for long-term preservation and access, the Bentley Historical Library adheres to professional best practices and standards to ensure that content will retain its authenticity and integrity. For more information on procedures for the ingest and processing of digital materials, please see Bentley Historical Library Digital Processing Note. Access to digital material may be provided either as a direct link to an individual file or as a downloadable package of files bundled in a zip file.