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Mountain States Athletic Conference records

Identifier: MSS 280

Scope and Contents

Contains materials related to the operations of the conference and its policies, including meeting minutes, financial records, T.V. plans, the conference operating code, statistics, newspaper clippings, and reports of athletic meets and disputes. Also included is the correspondence of the conference commissioner, E. L. Romney, and other correspondence. Dated 1927 to 1962.


  • 1927-1962


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Mountain States Athletic Conference collection must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

The Mountain States Athletic Conference, formally known as the Rocky Mountain Faculty Athletic Conference, was formed in 1938 by seven charter institutions, including Brigham Young University. It was active until 1962, during which period BYU remained a member. It was often informally referred to as the Skyline Conference. E.L. Romney was appointed the commissioner of the conference in 1949, and was succeeded by Paul Brechler in 1960.


21 boxes (10.5 linear ft.)

5 carton (5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Materials arranged in six series: 1. E. L. Romney correspondence, 1949-1961. 2. NCAA Television Committee minutes, 1956-1959. 3. Television Committee operations, 1951-1959. Mountain States Athletic Conference records on television operations, 1954-1957. 5. Mountain States Athletic Conference records on student aid and other material, 1938-1962 6. Mountain States Athletic Conference financial records, 1937-1960

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository. Item- and file-level inventory available online.

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.


Utah and American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).


Encoder's Note: "*" in place of Container number means that the object is "Loose on shelf"

"**" means the object is "Hard Bound"

"***" means the object is "Loose in Box"

Processing Information

Processed; 1980.

Register of Mountain States Athletic Conference records
Processed under the direction of the Curator 20th & 21st Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
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

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States