Fonds I0034.2 - Sir George Williams Department of Physical Education fonds

The Georgians Georgians 1973-74 Sir George Williams Hockey Team Reunion Mike Dawson Sir George Williams Basketball Team Sir George Williams Basketball Action Shot

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Sir George Williams Department of Physical Education fonds

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  • 1959-1975 (Creation)
    Sir George Williams University. Department of Physical Education

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0.15 m. of textual records
ca. 350 photographs
ca. 50 moving images
ca. 40 objects

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(ca 1970 - 1975)

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In the 1941-1942 calendar, Sir George Williams College is offering for the first time, a Student Health Programme, which is described as an active programme of student athletics and health education. In the 1950s, the Athletic Council of Sir George Williams College was established. Under the authority of the Board of Governors and Faculty Council, its purpose was to act as the governing body for all intercollegiate and intramural sports and athletics. In the 1957-1958 calendar, the programme is extended to Sports and Athletics with varsity and intramural components. In the 1970s, the unit was referred to as the Department of Physical Education. The programme included intercollegiate sports, intramural and recreational activities, a cheerleading team, a booster club, etc.

Throughout the years, the teams wearing the colors of SGW were named The Georgians. Over the years, the Department produced different publications: the Athletic Handbook and The Georgians in the 1950s and 1960s, and the Georgian Athletics and Georgian Sports Review in the 1970s.

Sir George Williams did not have sports facilities and had to use other institutions’. Sir George Williams College stemmed from the YMCA educational program and kept its tie to the Y until the early 1970s. Because of this, the facilities, including the gym and swimming pool, of the Downtown YMCA, were used until the 1970s.

Sir George Williams University merged with Loyola College in 1974 to create Concordia University. 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 Sir George Williams Department of Physical Education and the Loyola College Department of Athletics into a single unit. The director of the Sir George Williams Department of Physical Education, George Short, became assistant athletic director.

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The fonds documents the activities of the Sir George Williams Department of Physical Education between 1959 and 1975.

It contains press releases, press clippings, programs, reports, photographs, objects, videos of sport games and activities, etc.

The fonds is organized in the following series:

5420 Media Relations
5430 Media Coverage
9510 Recreation and Athletics Activities Programs
9530 Sport Regular Season
9540 Championships and Tournaments
9550 Sport Awards and Events

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The documents were transferred to the Concordia University Records Management and Archives by the Concordia University Recreation and Athletics in 1978 and 1979.


Arrangement in accordance with the Concordia University Records Classification and Retention Plan (RCRP) - 2012

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Access to series 9530 Sport Regular Season and 9540 Championships and Tournaments, is restricted.

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Box listings available. For the audio materials see the AV Document database.

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