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Athletics Department Records

Identifier: 2009-006

These records contain 9 boxes, 9 oversize folders and 1 scrapbook, all relating to the various athletic teams of the University of Houston. A significant portion of this material was given to the archives from the University Print Plant. Material includes correspondence, stationery, publications, program guides, press guides, newspaper clippings, handbooks, and scrapbooks. This collection is organized into 5 series; General Information, Programs, Championship Publications, UH Athletic Publications and Miscellaneous Athletic Publications and Clippings. Each series is arranged alphabetically by athletic team or committee, and then chronologically when necessary. Materials range in date from the 1950’s to 2014.


  • 1950-2014


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Open for research.

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15.0 linear feet

Historical Information

The University of Houston’s first athletic teams existed merely as student extracurricular activities during its years as the Houston Junior College (1927 -1934), and consisted of a girl’s basketball team, an ice hockey team, and a football team.

Over the years, as enrollment and construction increased at the university, so did the desire for a great athletics program. The first year of intercollegiate sports was 1946.

Since that time the University of Houston Department of Athletics has grown tremendously, and has seen the construction of eight on-campus facilities for the purpose of supporting its student athletes.

Digital Collections

University of Houston Sports Championship Publications digital collection (

Guide to the Athletics Department Records
Toshia Miracle, Bobby Marlin, and Stephanie Malone
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA