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Brigham Young University. Cougar Club



  • Existence: 1964-

Administrative History

The Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougar Club (1964-) promotes athletic excellence, sportsmanship, and personal integrity among BYU student athletes and the supporters of Brigham Young University--both on and off the field of play.

Cougar Club provides a major source of funding for both men's athletics and women's athletics, in addition to sponsoring a number of programs that build athletic loyalty among BYU alumni and friends of the university. Programs sponsored by the club include the Athletic Hall of Fame, football and basketball previews, football pre-game activities, satellite and replay broadcasts of home football and basketball games, and the annual recognition of outstanding academic achievement by student athletes. The club has nearly 4000 members, with club chapters in major support areas and more than 200 satellite representatives throughout the United States. Cougar Club is administered through a Director who is appointed by the university; the director has the responsibility to report to a BYU administrator and to the club's "advisory" board of directors. The office staff currently includes a full time secretary and three part-time secretaries. Also supporting the club's operations are hundreds of member volunteers.

Facebook, via WWW, April 3, 2015 (Cougar Club; b. 1964; promotes exellence BYU athletes and supporters)

Deseret news, via WWW, April 9,2015 (LDS Satellite System Brings BYU Football to the world; 4,000 members)

LinkedIn, via WWW, April 9, 2015 (Brigham Young University (BYU) Cougar Club Group; source of funding; programs Athletic Hall of Fame, football and basketball previews, pre-game activities, replays, recognitions of student athletes; 200 satellites; administered by director; report to "advisory" board of directors; secretary and part-time secretaries; hundreds of voluneteers)

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Cougar Club records on membership drives, 1975-1987

 Sub-Series — Box 16: Series 3; Series 4 [Barcode: 31197227616320], Folder: 1-5
Identifier: UA 1005 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

Materials contain membership drive files such as national recruitment, renewal proposals, solicitation, and other materials. Dated from 1975 to 1987.

Dates: 1975-1987

Cougar Club records on other organizations, 1988-1989

 Sub-Series — Box 17: Series 4 [Barcode: 31197227616338], Folder: 5-6
Identifier: UA 1005 Series 4 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents

Materials contain a review on the President's Club and information on the Orem/Provo Chamber of Commerce organization. Dated from 1988 to 1989.

Dates: 1988-1989

Cougar Club records on public relations, 1974-1988

 Sub-Series — Box 8: Series 1 [Barcode: 31197227616247], Folder: 1-8
Identifier: UA 1005 Series 1 Sub-Series 5
Scope and Contents

Materials contain records of public relations publications such as newspaper advertisements, promotion ideas, fliers, ads, and other public relations materials. Dated from 1974 to 1988.

Dates: 1974-1988

Cougar Club records on telefund and other material, 1972-1989

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1005 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Materials contain various fund-raising files such as Telefund, Cougar Coupon book, special gift reports, McDonald's gift certificate, graphs, reports, and other materials . Dated from 1972 to 1989.

Dates: 1972-1989

Cougar Club subject files, 1964-1989

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1005 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents

Materials contain files and records on various sports-related subjects such as information on the Hall of Fame, travel, the Holiday Bowl, athletic awards, events, pre-game briefing, and other information. Dated from 1964 to 1989.

Dates: 1964-1989

The Dale Rex Memorial Award : the man, the athlete, the World War II hero

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230328962]
Identifier: MSS SC 2989
Scope and Contents

Details the life of Dale Rex, including his childhood; attendance at Brigham Young University, 1939-1943; involvement in BYU athletics; and service, awards, and death in the U.S. Army during World War II. Also contains brief biographical sketches of recipients of the Dale Rex Memorial Award, given annually to outstanding athletes by the BYU Cougar Club from 1947 to 1997.

Dates: 1994; 1994

Additional filters:

Archival Object 24
Collection 2
Files (Records) 19
Letters 5
Minutes (Records) 5
Photographs 5
Reports 2