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Indiana Athletic Trainers Association records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 184
The Indiana Athletic Trainers’ Association records (1980-2014; 15 cubic feet) documents the business and professional activities of the IATA from its inception in 1980 to 2014. Collection contains records including board of directors meeting agendas and minutes, membership directories, financial reports, and correspondence. The collection also includes public relations materials, photographs, memorabilia and historical material. The records are broken up into seventeen series.

Dates

  • 1980-2014
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/01/2015

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

28.00 Linear Feet

15.00 Cubic Feet

1.00 items

Biographical or Historical Information

The Indiana Athletic Trainers’ Association (IATA) is a professional association for athletic trainers of Indiana, providing advocacy, education, networking opportunities, and innovative resources. In the early 1980s, many Certified Athletic Trainers from Indiana under the encouragement of William "Pinky" Newell from Purdue University (known as the Father of Athletic Training) saw the need to establish a state association for the purpose of information gathering, creating professional standards and pursuing a state regulation practice act. On May 21, 1984, the Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association (IATA) was incorporated as an association with 106 members. In 1993, Indiana athletic trainers became state regulated (requiring certification) with a state licensing board appointed in 1994 by Governor Evan Bayh III. A bill was later passed in 1998 which changed the language from “certified” to “licensed” athletic trainer. The bill was signed into law by Governor Frank O’Bannon. The membership continued to grow and when the association marked its 30th anniversary year in 2014, the membership had reached over 1,250 members, including a student membership over 400 members. Source: Indiana Athletic Trainers Association - About Us - http://www.iata-usa.org/AboutUs

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Arrangement Note

Collection has been arranged into seventeen series. 1. Board of Directors Leadership, 1980-2014 (.8 cubic feet). Series contains IATA leadership, Board of Directors elections, strategic plans, IATA Bylaws and Constitution versions. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically. 2. Board of Directors Agendas and Meeting Minutes, 1983-2014 (1.6 cubic feet) Series contains Board of Directors Meeting Minutes from 1983-2014. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically 3. Board of Directors Reports and Correspondence, 1983-2014 (.8 cubic feet) Series contains reports and correspondence of the board of directors. It also contains information about surveys, membership correspondence, a questionnaire on women in athletic training, and lists of accomplishments. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically 4. Annual Meeting & Symposia, 1986-2014 (.4 cubic feet) Series contains information about IATA workshops, Fall and Summer Symposiums, and Seminars. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically. 5. Membership Lists and Correspondences, 1984-2011 (.4 cubic feet) Series contains membership information including membership applications, membership lists, letters, membership reports, and membership trends. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically. 6. Membership Directories, 1989-2002 (.4 cubic feet) Series contains IATA Membership Directories, IATA Leadership Directories, IATA High School Medical Services Directories and a 2007 IATA Industrial Athletic Trainers Directory. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically 7. Newsletters, 1981-2014 (.8 cubic feet) This series contains IATA Newsletters, Sports Medicine Forum, and IATA E-News. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically. 8. Financial Reports, 1983-2014 (1.2 cubic feet) Series includes various types of financial records including Treasure Reports, Budget requests and proposals, and investment account statements. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically. 9. Public Relations, 1957-2001 (3.9 cubic feet) Series contains information used as promotional efforts of IATA as well as media coverage on IATA and athletic training. Also included is a 1957 copy of The Mentor publication (National Magazine for coaches and Ats) Materials in the series are arranged chronologically. 10. Awards, Honors, and Scholarships, 1988-2014 (.4 cubic feet) Series contains Honors & Awards Programs, IATA Hall of Fame Award certificates, and awards records. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically. 11. Governmental Affairs, 1982-2014 (1.2 cubic feet) Series contains governmental documents and records including articles of incorporation, Correspondence Practice Act HB 1102, a proposed amendment to HB 1102 and certification licensure general documents from 1980-2000. Materials in the series are arranged topically. 12. Student Involvement, 2008 (.4 cubic feet) This series contains one item, “Proposal for Student Representatives.” 13. Audio – Visual Materials, 1972-2014 (2.4 cubic feet) Series is comprised mostly of photographs of events and individuals including headshots of Hall of Fame inductees. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically. 14. Memorabilia, (1 cubic foot) Series contains IATA branded memorabilia and giveaways. Series also includes a 1/2" thick spine board designed by William E. "Pinky" Newell while at Purdue University. Newell was Purdue's Athletic trainer from 1949-1976. The board traveled with the Purdue Football team until 2011. 15. History of the Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association, 1984-2014 (.4 cubic feet) Series contains “History of the IATA 30th Anniversary Book, published August 2014” and several short historical pieces. 16. GLATA, 2014 (.4 cubic feet) Series contains IATA President/ GLATA Rep. for Position Transition 17. NATA, 1986-2014 (.4 cubic feet) Series contains articles, publications, and other printed material related to the National Athletic Trainers Association. This series also includes a 1905 NATA Membership Directory and Pinky Newell’s Last Speech to membership in 1984. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically.

Method of Acquisition

Received by Marion Vruggink and Brad Gerig of IATA on 1/8/2015 per deed of gift..

Existence and Location of Originals

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Processing Information

This collection was processed by the donors and included a detailed inventory. The finding aid was completed by the staff of The Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center based on the inventory that accompanied the donation.
Title
Indiana Athletic Trainers Association records
Status
in_progress
Author
Richard R. Bernier
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States
765-494-2839