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William H. Baughn Collection

Identifier: COU:109

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the records compiled by the several faculty and University of Colorado representatives to the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the Big Eight Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association from the years 1947 to 1988. In 1966, Dean William H. Baughn took the position and inherited the records of previous representatives. The collection holds the rules, regulations, minutes and correspondence of these successive organizations, along with memoranda, subject files and financial records relating mainly to meetings of the Big Eight representatives.


  • Creation: 1948 - 1988

Biographical / Historical

William H. Baughn, Dean of the University of Colorado College of Business and Administration and Graduate School of Business Administration (1964-1984), was acting Chancellor of the Boulder Campus and twice President of the University of Colorado (1985, 1990-1991). He was the long term faculty/University of Colorado Representative to the Big Eight Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (1966-1989), served two terms as Chairman of the Big Eight Conference (1969-1970, 1978-1979), and served on the NCAA Council (1981-1984).


7.5 linear feet (16 Boxes)

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CU representative to the NCAA and the Big 8. Minutes, correspondence, and memos related to CU’s admission to the Big 6, the Big 8, and the NCAA. Includes a mix of training materials, workshop notes, public speeches, information on Big 8 conferences such as financial records, regulations, and correspondences from 1966 to 1986. Preliminary inventory available in Special Collections and Archives.


This collection is arranged inot the following series: Big 8 Conference Minutes Big 8 Conference Correspondence Big 8 Conference Memos Big 8 Subject Files Big 8 Financial Materials Big 8 Rules and Regulations

David M. Hays, April 1997
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States