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Guide to the Stanford University, Board of Control, Graduate Manager of Athletics, Records SC0507
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  • Title: Stanford University, Board of Control, graduate manager of athletics, records
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0507
    Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.75 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1904-1915
    creator: Stanford University. Board of Control. Graduate Manager of Athletics.


    These records of the Graduate Manager of Athletics consist primarily of correspondence and financial records pertaining to the scheduling of athletic events and the upkeep of athletic facilities. There are also a few records of finishing times from track meets. The managers represented in these records are Richard Watts Barrett, class of 1904; Guy Knupp, class of 1907; John Elmer Stewart, class of 1908; James Ernest Thompson, in attendance 1907-1911; and Arthur Warren Ambrose, class of 1914. Correspondents include the student groups and athletic managers at UC Berkeley, University of Santa Clara, University of Colorado, University of Nevada, University of Oregon, Pomona College, University of Southern California, and other schools. Non-collegiate teams include the Olympic Club and the Barbarian Rugby Football Club of San Francisco, the New South Wales Rugby Union of Australia, and the Vancouver Rugby Football Union of Canada. Other correspondents of note include James Lanagan (coach), Frank Angell, Stanford professor and member of the Faculty Athletic Committee, the Pacific Coast Rugby Referees Union, and the Intercollegiate Conference Athletic Association.
    Most of the collection pertains to football and rugby but other sports such as baseball, basketball, and track are also represented. In addition there are scattered items pertaining to the marching band, the glee club, and other activities of the Associated Students.

    Arrangement note

    The materials are arranged chronologically, with an additional alphabetical breakdown in some of the correspondence files. The alphabetical breakdown is not always by correspondent, and may represent the school, the place, or the sport.


    The Board of Control was established by the Stanford University Board of Trustees in 1905. It assumed the functions previously held by the Athletic Committee of the Associated Students and the Training House Corporation. Its membership consisted of two members from the Faculty Athletic Committee and two alumni elected by the Executive Committee of the Associated Students. Scheduling and financial management of athletic team events was handled by the Graduate Manager of Athletics, who reported to the Board of Control. It functioned until 1917, when the Board of Athletic Control was established.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], Stanford University, Board of Control, Graduate Manager of Athletics, Records (SC0507). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.


    Administrative transfer from the Dept. of Physical Education, 1965.

    Publication Rights:

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.

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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Ambrose, Arthur Warren.
    Angell, Frank,, 1857-1939.
    Barbarian Rugby Football Club (San Francisco, Calif.).
    Barrett, Richard Watts.
    Intercollegiate Conference Athletic Association..
    Knupp, Guy.
    Lanagan, James.
    Olympic Club (San Francisco, Calif.)
    Pacific Coast Rugby Referees Union..
    Stanford University. Associated Students.
    Stanford University. -- General subdivision--Sports.;
    Stewart, John Elmer.
    Thompson, James Ernest.
    University of California, Berkeley. -- General subdivision--Sports.;
    University of Southern California. -- General subdivision--Sports.;
    College sports--United States.
    Rugby football.