Perceptions of three Black leaders of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association : the formative years

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Roy Earl Yarbrough (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Richard Swanson

Abstract: The National Intramural Association was founded on February 22, 1950 by William N. Wasson. On March 26, 1975, members of the National Intramural Association voted to change the name of the organization to the National Intramural- Recreational Sports Association. Within the formative first twenty five years, the Association faced many major issues. An attempt was made to solicit, record and analyze the historical perceptions related to there issues, of three prominent black leaders who were instrumental in the founding and early development of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association. The study was also conceived as a first effort in the establishment of an oral history archive for the Association. Data was collected by personal interviews with three major figures: William N. Wasson, Founder; Ross E. Townes, former President (1955 and 1956); and Embra C. Bowie, Treasurer (1956 thru 1971). Structured interview questions and responses were tape recorded and transcribed. Additional data were collected from the Association central files, from the professional files of selected Association members, and from newsletters.

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Language: English
Date: 1986
National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (U.S.) $x History
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African American athletes

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