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Haverford College Athletic Cabinet minutes


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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The Haverford College Athletic Cabinet was composed of appointed and elected members and was organized to facilitate the "harmonious co-operation of the various college athletic organizations" and host visiting alumni "whenever opportunity presents." Five of the twelve members were captains of the football, gymnasium, soccer, track, and cricket teams. The minutes note that many of the Athletic Cabinet meetings were held at the home of Dr. James A. Babbitt, who was the Chairman ex-officio.

This collection is comprised of many different items. There is the Minute Book, which holds the meeting minutes of the Athletic Cabinet for their monthly meetings between the years of 1913 and 1927. The reports of the meetings were submitted by various secretaries throughout the years, and they detail all of the various discussions and contributions made by the Althletic Cabinet to Haverford's Athletic programs. Aside from the Minute Book, there are also miscellaneous documents that are not a part of the Minute Book, yet were stored along with it, that go as far back as 1868. Notable documents include a "Catalogue of Haverford Trophies" where various earned trophies were recorded, and "Rites and Ceremonies of Initiation" which seems to be a "script" for an initiation into the Triangle Society. Individuals identified in the minutes include Paul C. Hendricks, Isaac Sharpless, John L. Sewell, James Carey III (Chairman of the Athletic Cabinet), William T. Kirk, John Scull (Secretary of the Athletic Association), Joseph W. Sharp, Weston Howland, Hisey M. Crosman, James A. Babbitt, J.M. Crosman, R.M. Gummere, Edmund T. Price, George H. Buzby. Professor T.K. Brown, W. Crosman, and J.W. Greene III.

Processed by Rachel McQueen, completed September 2023.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Rachel McQueen
Finding Aid Date
October, 2023
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Collection Inventory

Haverford College Athletic Cabinet minutes, 1868-1927.
Volume 1

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