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Department of Recreation and Athletics fonds
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- Moving images
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- Concordia University. Department of Recreation and Athletics
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4 m. of textual records
ca. 2850 photographs
ca. 490 moving images
ca. 80 objects
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Name of creator
Loyola College and Sir George Williams University merged in 1974 to create Concordia University. At the time of the merger, both institutions had thriving Athletics Department and were involved in Varsity and Intramural Sports.
Following the recommendations of a committee to evaluate the Student Services area, the Board of Governors, at its meeting of June 12, 1975, merged the two departments into a single unit. Edmund F. Enos, former Director of Loyola Athletics, became Director of the newly formed Concordia department. The director of the Sir George Williams Department of Physical Education, George Short, became assistant athletic director.
In September 1975, a contest was organized to name the Concordia teams. A committee, composed of students from both campuses, narrowed the list of 150 submissions. After meeting with athletics administrators, the name Stingers was selected. On November 13, 1975, the Board of Governors approved the name.
In 1976-1977, the Department of Physical Education and Athletics appeared as one entity in the Undergraduate Calendar for the first time. The Department changed its name to Department of Fitness, Recreation and Athletics in the late 1980s and again in the early 1990s to Department of Recreation and Athletics.
Since the 1970s, the Department has published several programs bearing different names, including Sports Review, Stinger Sports, Sport Scenes, and Stinger Magazine, to name a few.
Scope and content
The fonds documents the activities of the Concordia University Department of Recreation and Athletics from 1974 until 2010.
It contains programs, schedules, newspaper clippings, minutes of meetings, correspondence, photographs, audio-visual documents, objects. It includes a list of varsity athletes by sports between 1937 and 1989 compiled by Theresa Humes.
The fonds is organized in the following series:
1210 International Academic Cooperation - Agreements
1220 Students Exchange Programs
1310 Academic Session Organization
1330 Teaching Activities
2410 Student Orientation Activities
4130 Organization Charts and Mandates
4131 Delegation of Authority
4210 University Policies and Procedures
4320 External Audits
5111 Committees and Meetings
5112 Reports, Studies and Analyses
5150 Unit Evaluations
5160 University Events
5170 External Relations
5171 Conferences and Seminars - External
5410 Internal News and Announcements
5420 Media Relations
5430 Media Coverage
5460 Promotional Materials
6110 Staff and Position Management
6111 Job Profiles
6131 Job Posting and Hiring Criteria
9110 Fundraising Initiatives
9211 Historical Evolution
9320 Public Art Projects
9510 Recreation and Athletics Activities Programs
9530 Sport Regular Season
9531 Team Players
9540 Championships and Tournaments
9550 Sport Awards and Events
Immediate source of acquisition
Records were transferred to the Concordia University Records Management and Archives by Recreation and Athletics between 1979 and 2010, and in 2016, 2018, 2022.
Arrangement in accordance with the Concordia University Records Classification and Retention Plan (RCRP) - 2012
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Restrictions on access
Access to series 9530 Sport Regular Season, 9531 Team Players, and 9540 Championships and Tournaments, is restricted.
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Box listings available.
A selection of digital objects are accessible: https://archive.org/details/rma-concordia-publications?&and=creator%3A%22department%20of%20recreation%20and%20athletics%22
Further accruals are expected.