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Guide to the UAA Athletics Dept records

University of Alaska Anchorage Records
Guide to the UAA. Athletics Department records

Collection number: UAA-0082.
Creating office: University of Alaska Anchorage. Athletics.
Series title: UAA. Athletics Department records.
Dates: 1973-1987.
Volume of series: 13.4 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Series materials are in English.
Series summary: Administrative records produced by UAA’s Athletic department.

Agency functions:
UAA Athletics department facilitates Anchorage’s and the community campuses’ intercollegiate and recreational sports.  The Athletics program includes the following sports: basketball, cross country running, gymnastics, hockey, skiing, track and field, and volleyball. Swimming and rifle were other sports UAA Athletics offered in the past. UAA is a member of the Great Northwest Athletics Conference (GNAC), Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MOSF) and Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski Association.  In addition, UAA Athletics has hosted a number of national competitions in Alaska such as the Great Alaskan Shootout basketball tournament, First Interstate Classic hockey tournament, the Northern Light Invitational women’s basketball tournament, and the Resurrection Bay Marathon.

Series description:
The contents of this series contain the day-to-day records created by the Athletics department from 1973-1987.  The majority of the collection consists of administrative files of UAA Directors of Athletics that contain correspondence with UAA sports coaches, chancellor, administrators, and sports coaches from different university teams.  It also contains team rosters, events and games schedules, sports scores, records related to NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) regulations, and records regarding the transportation to or the hosting of sporting events, such as The Great Alaska Shootout, First Interstate Classic, the Northern Light Invitational, and the Resurrection Bay Marathon.  There are also booster club records and committee meetings notes and minutes, as well as the records of committees in which UAA Directors of Athletics participated. Two examples are the University Year of Action Program of which Lewis Haines was director and the Trail Committee that planned the trail system through Alaska Pacific University and UAA land in which Gene Templeton participated.

Arrangement: Record series are arranged chronologically by fiscal year.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Access restrictions: Files in this collection may contain personally identifiable information restricted by federal statute. Please contact the Archives at least one week in advance of your research visit in order for archivists to review the materials prior to access.

Preferred citation: UAA. Athletics Department records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory:

“Traditions: The Seawolf” GoSeawolves website.


Current records: For Athletics department records created after 1987 contact the UAA Athletics department.

Related materials:
UAA. Athletics moving images; 1979-1985, UAA-0079.  This series contains videotape and film footage of UAA Athletics games and promos.

UAA. Athletics newspaper clippings; 1981-1986, UAA-0078. This series consists of newspaper clippings related to Athletics activities.

UAA. Athletics photographic slides; 1979-1985, UAA-0081.  This series contains images of UAA athletic teams and sporting events.

UAA. Athletics press releases; 1983-1985, UAA-0077. This series contains press releases relating to UAA Athletics.

UAA. Intercollegiate Athletics Board; 1973-1986, UAA-0083. This series contains records produced by the UAA Intercollegiate Athletics Board in their role as an advisory board to the Chancellor and Athletics department.

Custodial history: Records were transferred from the UAA Athletics department to Archives and Special Collections in 1986 and 1988.

Processing information: Most student, financial, and personnel records were returned to the Athletics department. This collection was described by Mariecris Gatlabayan in 2010.

Container list:

Box Fiscal year
1 1973-1977
2 1977-1978
3 1978-1979
4 1979-1980
5 1980
6 1980
7 1980
8 1981
9 1981-1982
10 1982
11 1982-1983
12 1983-1984
13 1984-1987
14 1987












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