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MS 506 - North American Society for the Sociology of Sport

Introduction

The records of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport date from 1978 to 2015. These records were initially donated to the Center for Archival Collections on November 7, 1987 by Janet Hams, NASSS President, with additional files being donated from the organization since then throughout the years.

No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication may be permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The register was completed by undergraduate student assistant Emily Schoenlein in June 2012, with subsequent revisions by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts, and Nick Pavlik, Curator of Manuscripts and Digital Projects.

Agency History

The North American Society for the Sociology of Sport exists to promote, stimulate, and encourage the sociological study of play, games, sport and contemporary physical culture.

The North American Society for the Sociology of Sport was founded in 1978 by Andrew Yiannakis and Susan Greendorfer. After the 2nd Big Ten CIC Symposium on the Sociology of Sport in 1978, a group of about twenty interested members, led by Yiannakis, called for the formation of a steering committee to oversee the creation of a new society on the sociology of sport. This steering committee was given the task of starting a newsletter, collecting membership dues, and planning for an annual conference. The society’s first newsletter, The NASSS Newsletter, was published in December 1978 with Andrew Yiannakis as the first editor.

Scope and Content

The records of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport cover the period from 1978 to 2015.

Board of Directors minutes (1989-2004) are primarily concerned with membership dues, conference planning, and student affairs. Business Meeting minutes (1983-2004) are primarily concerned with treasurer’s reports and issues dealing with the newsletter and journal. Executive Board minutes (1990-1992) and Steering Committee minutes (1982-1988) deal with various reports and proposals from within the organization. Election material (1987-2001), membership lists (1981-1990), and constitutions and bylaws (1984-2002) are arranged chronologically.

Conference correspondences (1983-1989) deal primarily with the planning of the annual NASSS conferences. Various correspondence files (1978-2007) contain correspondences from presidents, archivists, treasurers, editors, and boards of directors. Programs and files document the annual conferences (1980-2015) and also contain calls for papers, paper abstracts, information and reports from various NASSS conferences.

Office files contain information relating to the NASSS Archivist, Board of Directors, Executive Board, Nominating Committee, President, Regional Coordinator, Treasurer, and various other personnel. Office files also provide information regarding the Sociology of Sport Journal editors.

The finances of the organization are documented in treasurer’s reports (1988-1994), contracts, and financial statements. Photographs illustrate NASSS presidents and award winners.

Printed material includes issues of the NASSS newsletter (1978-2005), the Sociology of Sport Journal (1984-2008), and the Arena Newsletter/Review (1975-1990).

Series Description

PROCEEDINGS

MINUTES
1982-2004
Arranged chronologically
Includes meeting minutes for the Board of Directors, Business Meeting, Executive Board, and Steering Committee.

ELECTIONS
1987, 1989, 1996-2001
Arranged chronologically
Includes elections files, ballots, and candidate background information.

MEMBERSHIP RECORDS
1981-1990
Arranged chronologically
Includes general lists of members in the organization, domestic membership lists, and foreign membership lists.

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
1984-1987, 2002
Arranged chronologically
Includes articles establishing membership criteria, officers, meetings, amendments, committees, dues, and elections, as well as bylaws and revisions made to them.

POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND OPERATING CODES
2002, 2003, n.d.
Arranged chronologically
Includes manual for policies and procedures of the organization, award procedures, code for racial/ethnic diversity, and responsibilities of the board, officers, and committees.

CORRESPONDENCE

CONFERENCE CORRESPONDENCE
1983-1989
Includes correspondences regarding the planning and operation of NASSS conferences, including correspondences from Trevor Slack and James Frey.

CORRESPONDENCE
1983, 1987-1992, 1998, 2000, 2003-2005, 2007
Includes correspondences between various NASSS personnel including Jay Coakley, James Frey, Barry McPherson, Howard Nixon, Dean A. Purdy, Eldon Snyder, and Andrew Yiannakis.

OFFICER CORRESPONDENCE
1978, 1982-1986, 1988-
Includes correspondences of the Board of Directors, Newsletter Editor, and Treasurer.

SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT JOURNAL CORRESPONDENCE
1982-1983, 1997
Includes correspondences regarding the formation and operation of the Sociology of Sport Journal.

SUBJECT FILES

ANNUAL CONFERENCES
1980-2015
Arranged chronologically
Includes programs, preliminary programs, proposals, guidelines, planning materials, calls for papers, paper abstracts, acknowledgments, evaluation forms, and reports related to the conferences.

OFFICE FILES
1981-1992, 1996, 2002, n.d.
Arranged by subject title and within chronologically
Includes information regarding the NASSS Archivist, Board of Directors, Executive Board, Nominating Committee, President, Regional Coordinator, and Treasurer, information on the Editor for the Sociology of Sport Journal, and related directories.

INDIVIDUAL FILES
1983-1987, 2005
Arranged chronologically
Includes various individual files regarding NASSS affiliation and archives as well as a research consortium.

REPORTS

TREASURER
1988-1990, 1993-1994
Arranged chronologically
Includes financial reports containing receipts, expenditures, and balances.

LITERARY PRODUCTIONS

SPEECHES
1989, 198-?, 2002
Arranged chronologically
Includes speeches made by various speakers at conferences.

LEGAL DOCUMENTS

CONTRACTS
1999-2007
Arranged chronologically
Includes legal contracts used by the organization.

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

BILLS AND RECEIPTS
1987-1989
Arranged chronologically
Includes itemized bills, receipts, stubs, and other such material related to the organization.

BANK STATEMENTS/CHECKS
1994-2002
Arranged chronologically
Includes the organization’s financial statements such as expenditures and balances.

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL

PHOTOGRAPHS
1991-1994
Arranged chronologically
Includes photographs of NASSS personnel such as presidents, as well as award winners.

COMPUTER MEDIA

COMPUTER MEDIA
1989-1990, 1996
Includes media such as a NASSS membership disk and pages from the NASSS website.

ARTIFACTS

ARTIFACTS
1980-1995, 2005
Includes non-paper objects such as a metal plaque and laminated material.

PRINTED MATERIAL

NEWSLETTERS
1975-2005
Arranged chronologically
Includes newsletter of the NASSS which contain conference information and other pertinent news, as well as the ARENA Newsletter/Review.

JOURNALS
1984-2008
Arranged chronologically
Includes the Sociology of Sport Journal which contains articles, research, and reviews on topics regarding sports sociology.

Inventory

Box 1

Folders

  1. NASSS Board of Directors Meeting minutes, Nov.11, 1989
  2. Board of Directors Meeting minutes, Nov.7, 1990
  3. Board of Directors Meeting minutes, Nov.10, 1990
  4. Board of Directors Meeting minutes, Nov.7 9, 1991
  5. Board of Directors Meeting minutes, Nov.7, 1992
  6. Board of Directors Meeting minutes, Nov.4, 1993
  7. Board of Directors Meeting minutes, Nov.6, 1993
  8. NASSS Board of Directors Meeting minutes (Savannah), 1994
  9. Board of Directors Meeting minutes, Nov.2, 1995
  10. NASSS Board of Directors Meeting minutes (Birmingham), 1996
  11. NASSS Board of Directors Meeting minutes, Nov 8-9, 2000
  12. NASSS Board of Directors Meeting minutes (Col. Spgs), Nov 11, 2000
  13. NASSS Business/Board of Directors Meeting minutes, 2000-2003
  14. NASSS Business/Board of Directors Meeting minutes, 2004-
  15. NASSS Annual Business Meeting agenda & minutes, 1983 1987
  16. NASSS Annual Business Meeting agenda, Nov. 11, 1989
  17. Annual Business Meeting minutes, Nov. 9, 1990
  18. NASSS Business Meeting agenda & Treasurer's report, 1991
  19. Annual Business Meeting minutes, Nov.8, 1991
  20. Annual Business Meeting minutes, Nov.6, 1992
  21. Annual Business Meeting minutes, Nov.5, 1993
  22. Annual Business Meeting agenda, Nov.11, 1994
  23. NASSS Business Meeting minutes (Birmingham), 1996
  24. NASSS Business Meeting minutes/Treasurer’s report, 2002
  25. Executive Board Meeting agenda/materials, Nov.10, 1990
  26. Executive Board Meeting minutes, Nov.4, 1992
  27. NASSS Steering Committee agenda & minutes, 1982-1986
  28. Edmonton Steering Committee file, 1987
  29. NASSS Steering Committee minutes, 1988
  30. NASSS 1987 election, 1987
  31. NASSS Board Membership elections, 1989
  32. NASSS ballot and candidate background, 1996
  33. NASSS ballot and candidate background, 1997
  34. NASSS ballot and candidate background, 1998
  35. NASSS ballot and candidate background, 1999
  36. NASSS ballot and candidate background, 2000
  37. NASSS ballot and candidate background, 2001
  38. NASSS Membership Lists, 1981-1988

Box 2

Folder

  1. NASSS Membership Lists, 1982-1986
  2. NASSS Membership Lists, 1986-1987
  3. NASSS Membership List, 1988
  4. NASSS Domestic Membership List, 1988
  5. NASSS Foreign Membership List, 1988
  6. NASSS Membership List, 1989
  7. NASSS Membership Lists, 1989 1990
  8. NASSS Constitution, 1984-1987
  9. NASSS Constitution, 1987
  10. NASSS Constitution w/bylaw revisions, 2002
  11. NASSS bylaw revisions, 2002
  12. NASSS Policies and Procedures Manual (Draft), 2003
  13. NASSS Operating Code for Racial/Ethnic Diversity, n.d.
  14. Key Areas of Responsibility (Board, officers, committees), n.d.
  15. Sociology of Sport Journal Award Procedures, 2002
  16. Exercise/Sport Network meetings, 1988-1990

Box 3

Folders

  1. NASSS 1983 Conference (St. Louis) correspondence, 1983
  2. NASSS 1985 Conference (Boston) correspondence (1), 1984-1985
  3. NASSS 1985 Conference (Boston) correspondence (2), 1984-1985
  4. NASSS 1986 Conference (Las Vegas) correspondence, 1985-1986
  5. NASSS 1987 Conference (Edmonton) correspondence, 1987
  6. Edmonton communications, 1987
  7. NASSS 1987 Conference correspondence - Trevor Slack, 1987
  8. NASSS 1987 Conference correspondence - Trevor Slack, 1987
  9. NASSS 1988 Conference correspondence - James Frey, 1988

Box 4

Folders

  1. NASSS Conference correspondence - James Frey, 1988-1989
  2. NASSS correspondence Jay Coakley, 1990-1991
  3. Correspondence file - James Frey, 1987-1992
  4. Correspondence file - James Frey, 1988
  5. Correspondence file - James Frey, 1988-1989
  6. Correspondence file - John Loy 1990-1992
  7. NASSS correspondence - Barry McPherson, 1983
  8. NASSS correspondence Howard Nixon miscellaneous, 1989-1990
  9. NASSS correspondence Howard Nixon memos 1990
  10. Conference planning correspondence - Dean A. Purdy 1998, 2000, 2007
  11. Correspondence (misc.) - Dean A. Purdy, 2003-2005
  12. NASSS correspondence Eldon Snyder, 1989 1990
  13. Correspondence on establishment of NASSS - A. Yiannakis, 1988
  14. NASSS Board of Directors correspondence, 1988-
  15. NASSS Newsletter Editor correspondence, 1978, 1982-1985
  16. NASSS Treasurer correspondence, 1982-1984
  17. NASSS Treasurer correspondence, 1985-1986
  18. Formation of Sociology of Sport Journal, 1982-1983
  19. Sociology of Sport Journal correspondence, 1983, 1997

Box 5

Folders

  1. Conference programs, 1980 1981, 1983 1987
  2. NASSS 1981 Conference program (Fort Worth), 1981
  3. NASSS 1981 Conference (Ft. Worth) evaluation form, 1981
  4. NASSS Conference paper abstracts (Toronto), 1982
  5. NASSS 1983 Conference program (St. Louis), 1983
  6. NASSS Conference paper abstracts (St. Louis), 1983
  7. Proposals to host 1985 NASSS Conference, 1984-1985
  8. NASSS Conference program (Boston), 1985
  9. Conference guidelines, Nov. 1985
  10. NASSS 1986 Convention file, 1985 -986
  11. NASSS 1986 Conference program (Las Vegas), 1986
  12. NASSS 1987 Conference program (Edmonton), 1987
  13. NASSS 1987 Conference acknowledgements (Trevor Slack), 1987
  14. NASSS 1988 Conference Program Committee file, 1988
  15. NASSS 1988 Conference preliminary program, 1988

Box 6

Folders

  1. NASSS Conference paper program & abstracts (Cincinnati), 1988
  2. NASSS Conference planning materials, 1989
  3. NASSS Conference working outline of program, 1989
  4. NASSS/PSSS Joint Conf. program/abstracts (Washington, D.C.), 1989
  5. NASSS 1990 Conference program and abstracts (Denver), 1990
  6. NASSS 1991 Conference program and abstracts, 1991
  7. Final report of the NASSS 1991 Conference Site Chairs, 1992
  8. NASSS 1992 Conference program and abstracts, budget, 1992
  9. NASSS 1993 Conference program and abstracts, 1993
  10. NASSS 1994 Conference program and abstracts, 1994

Box 7

Folder

  1. NASSS 1995 Conference preliminary program, 1995
  2. NASSS 1995 Conference program, 1995
  3. NASSS Conference program & abstracts (Sacramento), 1995
  4. NASSS 1995 Conference abstracts, 1995
  5. NASSS 1996 Conference information (registration & prelim. info), 1996
  6. NASSS 1996 Conference call for papers, 1996
  7. NASSS Conference call for papers (Birmingham, AL), 1996
  8. NASSS Conference paper abstracts (Birmingham, AL), 1996
  9. NASSS Conference preliminary program (Toronto), 1997
  10. NASSS 1997 Conference call for papers, 1997
  11. NASSS Conference “Border Crossings” program & abstract book, 1997
  12. NASSS Las Vegas Meeting preliminary program, 1998
  13. NASSS Las Vegas Meeting program and abstracts, 1998
  14. NASSS Las Vegas Meeting call for papers, 1998
  15. NASSS Conference program & abstracts (Cleveland), 1999
  16. NASSS Conference call for papers (Cleveland), 1999
  17. NASSS Conference report (Cleveland), 1999

Box 8

Folders

  1. NASSS Conference program & abstracts (Col. Springs), 2000
  2. NASSS Conference call for papers (Colorado Springs), 2000
  3. NASSS Annual Conference program (San Antonio), 2001
  4. NASSS Annual Conference program (Indianapolis), 2002
  5. NASSS Annual Conference program (Montreal), 2003
  6. NASSS Annual Conference program (Tucson, AZ), 2004
  7. NASSS Annual Conference program (Winston-Salem), 2005
  8. NASSS Annual Conference program (Vancouver, BC), 2006
  9. NASSS Annual Conference program (Pittsburgh), 2007

Box 9

Folders

  1. NASSS Annual Conference program (Denver) 2008
  2. NASSS Annual Conference program (Ottawa, Ontario) 2009
  3. NASSS Annual Conference program (San Diego, CA) 2010
  4. NASSS Annual Conference program (Minneapolis, MN) 2011
  5. NASSS Annual Conference abstracts (New Orleans, LA) 2012
  6. NASSS Annual Conference panel recording (DVD): "NASSS and the Evolution of Feminist Scholarship: Early Beginning and Frontiers" (New Orleans, LA) 2012
  7. NASSS Annual Conference program and abstracts (Portland, OR) 2014
  8. NASSS Annual Conference program (Santa Fe, NM) 2015
  9. NASSS Annual Conference program (Tampa Bay, FL) 2016
  10. Archivist 1986 1987
  11. NASSS Board of Directors 1983 1985
  12. NASSS Board of Directors 1985 1986

Box 10

Folders

  1. Barbara A. Brown obituary and photograph, 1990
  2. Directory of Experts in Sport Sociology, 1996, 2002, n.d.
  3. NASSS Directory of Professionals and Programs… 1991
  4. NASSS Executive Board file, 1981-1986
  5. NASSS Executive Board file, 1986-1987
  6. NASSS Executive Board file, 1987-1988
  7. NASSS Nominating Committee and elections, 1983-1988
  8. NASSS Nominating Committee file, 1989

Box 11

Folders

  1. NASSS President materials, 1981-1985
  2. NASSS Regional Coordinators, 1981-1982
  3. NASSS Treasurer (Stephen Lerch) Corresp. & reports, 1989-1992
  4. Sociology of Sport Journal Editorial Board, 1982-1983, 1986
  5. Sociology of Sport Journal Editor Search Committee, 1988-1989
  6. Sociology of Sport Journal Editor file (J. Coakley), 1983-1987
  7. NASSS Affiliation with ICSS, 1983-1986
  8. NASSS Archives - BGSU, 2005
  9. Research consortium of AAHPERD, 1987

Box 12

Folders

  1. Treasurer's report, Oct Nov 1988
  2. NASSS Treasurer's reports, 1988 1990
  3. Treasurer's Report, Nov 1993
  4. Treasurer's Report, Nov 1994
  5. Frey, James - Social Risk and the Meaning of Sport, 1989
  6. Krotee, March L. - NA3S Intrautero perspective, 198 ?
  7. Lapchick, Richard E. - Sport in America (Keynote at NASSS Annual Conference in Indianapolis), 2002
  8. NASSS conference hotel group sales contracts, 1999-2007
  9. Check register and stubs, 1987-1989
  10. NASSS financial statements (Riggs Bank), 1994-2002
  11. Photographs - NASSS present and past presidents, 1990
  12. Photographs (6) - Award Winners, 1993
  13. Photographs - John Loy, Donald Sabo, 1991-1994
  14. NASSS membership computer disk, 1989-1990
  15. NASSS Website pages (from http://playlab.uconn.edu/nasss.html), 1996
  16. Office of the President (metal plaque plate) from Texas Christian, 1980-1995
  17. NASSS at 25 (laminated display materials), 2005?

Box 13

Folders

  1. ARENA NEWSLETTER
    Volume 1, No. 1-6, Dec 1975-October 1977
    (The Institute for Sport and Social Analysis)
  2. ARENA REVIEW
    Volume 1, No. 1, Winter 1978
    (The Institute for Sport and Social Analysis)
    Volume 2, No. 1, 2, Spring 1978, Spring 1979
    Volume 3, No. 2, 3, 4, May-October 1979
  3. ARENA REVIEW
    Volume 4, No.1-4, February-Dec 1980
    Volume 5, No.1-3, February-Nov 1981
  4. ARENA REVIEW
    Volume 6, No. 1-2, May, December 1982
    Volume 7, No. 1-3, February-Nov 1983
    Volume 8, No.1-3, March-Nov 1984

Box 14

Folders

  1. ARENA REVIEW
    Volume 9, No.1-2, March, Nov 1985
    Volume 10, No.1-2, July, December 1986
    Volume 11, No.1-2, May, November 1987
  2. ARENA REVIEW
    Volume 12, No.1-2, May, November 1988
    Volume 13, No.1-2, May, November 1989
    Volume 14, No.1, May 1990

Box 15

Folders

  1. NASSS newsletter (scattered issues), 1978-1984
  2. NASSS newsletter (scattered issues), 1985-1989
  3. NASSS newsletter (scattered issues), 1990-1994
  4. NASSS newsletter (scattered issues), 1995-1999
  5. NASSS newsletter (scattered issues), 2000-(Aug 2005)

Box 16

Folder

  1. Sociology of Sport Journal (Vol.1, no.1 v.10, no.4), 1984 1993

Box 17

Folders

  1. Sociology of Sport Journal (Vol.24, no.4 v.25, no. 4), 2007 2008