Cougar Club records
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.
- Brigham Young University. Cougar Club (Creator, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.
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.
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.
41 boxes (20.5 linear ft.)
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
Transferred from Records Management in September 2002.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred; Records Management; 2002.
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Processed; J. Gordon Daines III and Brian Shull; 2002.
Addendum processed; Erin Owens; January 2015.
- Register of Cougar Club records
- J. Gordon Daines III and Brian Shull
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
- 2015 January 27: Addendum added; Erin Owens.