The athletic archives is a collection of the athletic material that has been assembled throughout the years of competition at Indiana State University. The media guides of the major sports begin in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s and are virtually complete through present day; whereas, other minor sports often begin to produce media guides in the 1980’s.
General Files. These include statistics, travel information, and other internal paperwork of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Media Guides. The media guides are publications by the Indiana State Athletic Department for use by media personalities and recruitment at ISU. The media guides provide information about participants, coaches, up coming games, and history (i.e., past competitions and statistical history).
Photographic and Film Media. This series include photographic prints of teams and individuals, 8mm film taken for use in training, slides, and negatives.
Press Releases. This series collects the press releases created by Media Relations within Intercollegiate Atheltics, announcing games and promoting teams and individuals.
Publications. These flyers, pamphlets and brochures are designed to promote sports to individuals and constituencies.
Scrapbooks. These books record media stories and memorabilia about ISU sports teams from other, outside sources.
Uniforms. These uniforms are from the Sparkettes, the Sycamore Sam mascot, and the baseball team.
Mascot Drawings. In the early 1990s, the university had a contest to choose a new mascot. These are the submitted drawings.
Cheer Team and Sparkettes. This series contains files relating to the running of the Cheer Team and the Sparkettes dance team from 1975 to 2004.