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Athletics, Department of - Athletic Director Files

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UR 023B

Scope and Contents

Collection contains the administrative files of Vern Smith during his term as athletic director. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each subject. The files contain such general subjects as coaching, football, basketball, monthly planners, women’s athletics, and correspondence. Also included in the collection are specific files such as AstroTurf, Budgets, East Carolina University football scheduling lawsuit, Hall of Fame, Public Relations and Rocket Club.

Files pf special interest include Alice Textor V OBOR, et al., California Bowl, Centennial Hall, Glass Bowl Renovation, Mid-American Conference Record Books, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the NCAA. A file on Daniel Kimaiyo is also included. Kimaiyo was a member of the UT track team and was brought under investigation by the NCAA. This investigation led to the resignation of UT’s track coach.


  • 1968-1987

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials may be accessed by request at the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections on the fifth floor of the William S. Carlson Library on the main campus of the University of Toledo. Materials do not circulate.

Conditions Governing Use

In most cases, the Canaday Center does not own the copyright and literary rights to items in its collections; it is the responsibility of the researcher to adhere to U.S. Copyright and Fair Use laws, including seeking permission from the copyright holder and payment of any royalty fees, in the reproduction and use of archival materials. Providing copies or scans does not constitute a license to publish or reproduce images in print or electronic form.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Athletic Department

Related Materials

Other series from Athletics, Department of are listed below:

Athletics, Department of - Athletic Brd. of Control Admin. Files, UR 023A

Athletics, Department of - Miscellaneous Files, UR 023C

Athletics, Department of - Sports Records Books, UR 023D

Athletics, Department of - Subject Files, UR 023E


Accesssion number is UR 87/63.

Athletics, Department of - Athletic Director Files
Mark Dohanyos, 10/28/1997; updated by Lisa Kay Meyer, 07/15/2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections Repository

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