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Recreational Services Records

Identifier: UA0789

Scope and Contents

News clippings and student publications concerning campus events, specifically intramural sports and the Homecoming 5k. Also includes copies of Recreational Activities advertisements and notes about renovations to Belk Gymnasium.


  • Creation: 1982 - 2010

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


Copyright is held by UNC Charlotte. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Administrative History

Recreational services at UNC Charlotte were first offered through student affairs when the university's gymnasium (now known as Belk Gym) was completed in 1970. Students could participate in "a comprehensive program of intramural sports...offered throughout the year and designed to help the student develop life-long physical fitness activities." It included team, dual, and individual sports for men and women.

Initially, the department was only known as intramurals. It was first was referred to as Intramural and Recreational Services in the 1997-1999 catalog, and was was part of the Division of Student Affairs. The name was changed to just Recreational Services in 2007.

In addition to intramural sports, Recreational Services is responsible for operating campus sports clubs, fitness and wellness classes, and open recreation in the fitness centers. It also hosted three public special events each year: RecFest, a 5k run/walk, and a spring golf tournament.

As of 2022, recreational facilties include Belk Gym, the Calisthenic Outdoor Recreation Equipment (C.O.R.E.), the Hayes Field complex, the North Recreational Field complex, and the University Recreation Center.

List of Directors (approximate date ranges): Floyd William Kerr, 1975-1997 Terrie Houck, 1997-2011 James Walczyk, 2014-

Sources: UNC Charlotte Undergraduate catalogs


2.084 Linear Feet (1 record carton, 2 document boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection gathers information about student-based recreational and intramural activities and the Office of Recreational Services at UNC Charlotte. This information is presented through issues of the student-published newsletter, "The Panhandler," intramural catalogs, advertising ephemera and student handbooks spanning years of the school's history. The collection also includes planning documents and project manuals for the renovation of Belk Gymnasium.

Recreational Services records
In Progress
Kieran Mouritsen
October 2022
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Repository Details

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Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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