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Cougar Club records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 1005

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the historical files relating to the activities, growth, and day-to-day running of the Cougar Club. It includes administrative files, including correspondence and subject files, files on fund-raising and membership, as well as photographs of various athletic events, athletes, and Cougar Club functions. Dated from 1964 to 1993.

Dates

  • 1964-1993

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Cougar Club records must be obtained from the Permissions & Licensing Office of the University and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

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.

Extent

41 boxes (20.5 linear ft.)

Language

English

Abstract

This collection contains the historical and administrative files relating to the activities, growth, and day-to-day running of the Cougar Club, as well as photos of various athletic events, athletes, and Cougar Club functions.

Arrangement

Arranged in six series: 1. Cougar Club administrative files, 1964-1989; 2. Cougar Club fund-raising files, 1972-1989; 3. Cougar Club membership files, 1975-1989; 4. Cougar Club meeting files, 1969-1989; 5. Cougar Club photos, 1984-1987; and 6. Cougar Club collection addendum, 1975-1993.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1005.xml

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in September 2002.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; 2002.

Appraisal

Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; J. Gordon Daines III and Brian Shull; 2002.

Addendum processed; Erin Owens; January 2015.
Title
Register of Cougar Club records
Status
Completed
Author
J. Gordon Daines III and Brian Shull
Date
2002
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States