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Wellesley College Athletic Association records

Identifier: 6T-WCAA

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of records of the Wellesley College Athletic Association, dating from 1887-1974. Includes records of awards, plaques, and honors bestowed; constitutions, regulations, and by-laws of the Association; multiple volumes of the Custodian’s Notebook (1928-1946); records of the Athletic Association Board, board elections, and the nominating committee; Field Day and Float Night programs and Float Night reports; financial records and budgets; the Wellesley College Athletic Association Journal (1916-1936); pamphlets and programs for college Sports Days; records of extramural sports; files on outside affiliations; the President’s Notebook and Reports, and records of the Presidents, Vice Presidents, Heads and the Sports General; rules, regulations and instructions; and a run of files on individual sports and sports clubs at Wellesley.


  • 1887-1974


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. To make an appointment to view materials, please contact the Archives staff by email at or by phone at (781) 283-3745.

Conditions Governing Use

The Wellesley College Archives welcomes researchers to use materials in the public domain, to make fair use of copyrighted materials as defined by copyright law, and to request permission to use works whose copyright is held by Wellesley College. All materials from the Archives, regardless of copyright status, should be attributed to the Wellesley College Archives, Library and Technology Services when cited, quoted, or reproduced.

Biographical / Historical

The Wellesley College Athletic Association was organized by the Senior President of the Class of 1896. The 1897 Report of the President describes the Athletic Association as “[combining] into one organization clubs for practice in rowing, golf, basket ball, bicycling, etc… The Association is open for membership to all members of the College, fifty cents being the annual fee.” (Pages 9, 11) Athletic Association was composed of association leadership (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Director of Physical Training) and Heads of individual sports.

[Information from the 1908 Legenda (page 104, 106).]


4.75 Linear Feet (10 file boxes and 3 folio volumes)

Language of Materials



Collection is maintained in original order.
Wellesley College Athletics. Wellesley College Athletic Association records, 1887-1974: a guide
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Wellesley College Archives Repository