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Gulf States Conference Records

Collection 66

Gulf States Conference.  Records, 1948-1971, n.d.

4 ft., 2 in.

The Gulf States Conference Records Collection contains organizational records and lists of eligible and participating athletes for the seasons 1948-1971.  The initial members of the conference were Centenary College, Louisiana College, Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, Loyola University of the South, Mississippi Southern College, Northwestern State College, Southeastern Louisiana College, Southwestern Louisiana Institute, and Spring Hill College. The conference members in 1971 were Louisiana Tech University, McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Northeast Louisiana University, Northwestern State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Sports included track and field, football, basketball, baseball, tennis and golf.  No women’s teams were involved in intercollegiate athletics at this time. The purpose of the conference was to regulate, control, and promote all recognized activities of intercollegiate athletics sponsored by member institutions.

This collection contains minutes, financial records, correspondence, financial aid information of athletes, eligibility lists and other records dealing with the conference.

Series:

A. Records  
  1. Constitution and by-laws 1-01
  2. Minutes 1-02 through 1-06
  3. General records 1-07 through 1-10
  4. Financial 2-01 and 2-02
    a. Invoices 2-03 through 2-07
  5. Correspondence 2-08 through 3-07
  6. Other 3-08
     
B. Student Athletes  
  1. Participation lists 3-09 through 4-08
  2. Eligibility lists 4-09 through 6-06
    a. Transfer students 6-07 through 6-10
  3. GSC scholarship applications 7-01 through 9-03
    a. Southeastern Louisiana College Grant-in-aid and scholarship material 9-04 through 9-06
         
C. Miscellaneous  
  1. Photographs 9-07
  2. Sports - Rules 9-08

Inventory:

1-01 Constitution and by-laws: n.d.  [3 versions]
    amendments and revisions, n.d.
report of Constitution and By-Laws Committee, 7 May 1965
1-02 Minutes: (GSU), 1948 - 1956
    membership meetings [usually May and December]; executive committee; coaches; officials; financial reports; etc.
1-03 Minutes:  1957 – 1962
1-04 Minutes: 1963 – 1967
1-05 Minutes: 1968 - 1971
1-06 Lists of officers and/or committee chairs, 1949/50 – 1966/67
   
1-07 General Records, 1948 – 1950
    All-GSC selections for several sports; standings for several sports; several items on conference track and field meet
1-08 General records, 1951 – 1959
    also letters of intent reports
1-09 General records, 1960 – 1969
  General records, n.d.
    includes: Regulations of the Gulf States Conference Baseball Association
     
2-01 Financial Records: cashbook, 6 August 1955 - 14 May 1971
2-02 Financial records: bank statements: 1966-1971; cancelled checks, deposit books: 1950s/1970s
2-03 Financial records: invoices and related correspondence, 1949-1954
2-04 Financial records: invoices and related correspondence, 1955-1959
2-05 Financial records: invoices and related correspondence, 1960-1963
2-06 Financial records: invoices and related correspondence, 1964-1967
2-07 Financial records: invoices and relating correspondence, 1968-1971, n.d.
   
2-08 Correspondence (GSC), 1948-1950
3-01 Correspondence, 1951-1953
3-02 Correspondence (GSC), 1954-1956
3-03 Correspondence, 1957-1959
3-04 Correspondence, 1960-1962
3-05 Correspondence, 1963-1965
3-06 Correspondence, 1966-1967
3-07 Correspondence, 1968-1971, n.d.
   
3-08 Louisiana Board of Education, Athletic Committee materials: 1965-1967   [4 items]
   
B. Student Athletes materials
  1. Participation lists
3-09 Baseball, 1956-1970
3-10 Basketball, 1956-1970
4-01 Cross-country, 1956-1970
4-02 Football, 1956-1970
4-03 Golf, 1956-1970
4-04 Tennis, 1956-1970  [several lists have all or multiple spring sports: baseball, golf, tennis, and track]
4-08 Track, 1956-1971
   
  2. Official eligibility lists
4-09 Baseball, 1948/1949 – 1958/1959  [not all schools represented for every year]
4-10 Baseball, 1959/1960 – 1968/1969
4-11 Baseball, 1969/1970 – 1970/1971
   
4-12 Basketball, 1948/1949 - 1953/1954
4-13 Basketball, 1954/1955 - 1965/1966
4-14 Basketball, 1966/1967 - 1970/1971
   
5-01 Cross-country, 1957/1958 - 1970/1971
   
5-02 Football, 1949/1950 - 1959/1960
5-03 Football, 1960/1961 - 1965/1966
5-04 Football, 1966/1967 - 1970/1971
   
5-05 Golf, 1948/1949 - 1964/1965
5-06 Golf, 1965/1966 - 1970/1971
   
6-01 Gymnastics, 1968, 1970   [only Northwestern State University]
   
6-02 Tennis, 1950/1951 - 1961/1962
6-03 Tennis, 1962/1963 - 1970/1971
   
6-04 Track, 1949/1950 - 1954/1954
6-05 Track, 1954/1955 - 1962/1963
6-06 Track, 1963/1964 - 1970/1971
     
  a. Transfer Student-Athlete: Athletic and Classification Record
6-07 Basketball, baseball, 1965-1967
6-08 Football, 1965-1971
6-09 Tennis, track and field, golf, 1965-1968
6-10 No participation, 1965-1967
   
3. Gulf States Conference Financial Aid application forms
7-01 1956
7-02 1957
7-03 1958
7-04 1959
7-05 1960
8-01 1961
8-02 1962
8-03 1963
8-04 1964
8-05 1965
9-01 1966
9-02 1967
9-03 n.d.
   
  a. Southeastern Louisiana College grant-in-aid and scholarship materials
9-04 Applications for Athletic Scholarship: 1966: June - September
9-05 Grant-in-Aid-Certificate, 1966-1967
  Grant-in-Aid-Renewal, 1966-1967; 1968-1969
   
4. Other
9-07 Photographs, unidentified, n.d.   [4 items]
  Sports: rules and regulations, 1948, 1954, n.d.