The Athletic Director's Office Records documents the evolution of athletics at Eastern Kentucky University, as well as the activities of team and individual sports programs. Also documented is the effect of Title IX on sports participation at the university. The collection includes statistics, scorebooks, schedules, scrapbooks, programs, correspondence, meeting minutes, press releases, news clippings, media guides, and other information related to the athletics department at Eastern Kentucky University. The information in the collection covers the years 1926-2011, though the bulk of the material dates from 1970-1989.
The collection is organized into six series: Administrative Files, Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Director, Sports Information Director, Intercollegiate Sports, Intramural Sports, and Research on Graduation Rates of EKU Athletes.
The Intercollegiate Sports series has been subdivided into twenty-seven subseries: baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's and women's basketball, men's cross country, women's cross country, men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football, men's golf, women's golf, men's and women's golf, men's gymnastics, women's gymnastics, rifle team, softball, men's swimming, women's swimming, men's and women's swimming, men's tennis, women's tennis, men's and women's tennis, men's track and field, women's track and field, men's and women's track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
The Intramural Sports series has been subdivided into six subseries: bowling, boxing, Catalina Club, cheerleading, judo, and trap and skeet team.