Fonds AFC 118 - University of Western Ontario Athletic Association fonds

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University of Western Ontario Athletic Association fonds

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CA ON00353 AFC 118

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  • 1915-1974 (Creation)

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50 cm of textual records 32 volumes

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The University of Western Ontario Athletic Association was founded in 1915 as the result of the amalgamation of various independent groups, including Western’s Arts Association and Medical School. The U.W.O. Athletic Association was a unified body encouraging and administering athletics at various levels throughout the University. Its main functions were to promote, finance and control all athletic sports carried on under the auspices of The University of Western Ontario. The U.W.O.A.A. was supported by Western’s Board of Governors and was given the mandate to administer athletic fees and finance intramural sports. The Athletic directorate was the executive committee of the Athletic Association and was responsible for preparing and submitting budgets, and monitoring internal revenue and gate receipts. The association also promoted amateurism, as well as participation and inclusion of all university students in sports related activities and clubs. They were responsible for the creation of participation awards and approved all scheduling of events and the use of athletic facilities. Under the guidance of the association, Western’s team colours were adopted, athletic events and clubs were sponsored, and varsity sports were expanded to include both women’s and men’s teams in a wide variety of sports. In May 1974, the Athletic Association was officially dissolved and the new Faculty of Physical Education became the official representative of sports at Western.

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This fonds contains the records of the University of Western Ontario Athletic Association. Minutes of meetings, financial records, sports souvenir programmes, and documents relating to awards are included. A few documents from the Western Ontario Secondary School Association and Western’s Department of Physical Education, as these groups relate to the U.W.O. Athletic Association, are also included. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Athletic Association Directorate minute books Financial records Newspaper clippings Western Ontario Secondary School Association documents U.W.O. athletics documents Annual report Department of Physical Education documents Awards documents

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Transferred from Western’s Department of Physical Education prior to 2004.


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