Special Collections Department
David M. Nelson Papers
Manuscript Collection Number: 328
Accessioned: Gift of David M. Nelson and Mrs. Shirley Nelson.
Extent: 42 linear ft.
Content: Correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, minutes, manuals, programs, magazines, books,
media guides, annual reports, articles, dockets, posters, pamphlets, diary, motion pictures, video cassettes, drafts
(preliminary versions), speeches, surveys, diagrams, certificates, interviews, bulletins, notes, newsletters,
proceedings, resumes, and logbook.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: 1995-1996 by Anita A. Wellner.
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
Series I. - Series VI.
- Series I.: High School and University Scholar and Athlete
- Series II.: U. S. Naval Air Corps Service, 1942-1945
- Series III.: Early Career as a Coach and Athletic Administrator, 1946-1945
- Series IV.: University of Delaware, 1951-1991
- Series V.: National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1946-1991
- Series VI.: Other Professional Affiliations, 1948-1991
Biographical Note Scope and Contents Note Series Outline
Contents ListSeries VII. - IX..
Series I. High School and University Scholar and Athlete, 1936-1950 Note that all scrapbooks have been shelved separately at the end of the collection. Series I.1. Northwestern High School, Detroit, Michigan, 1936-1938 F1 Scrapbooks #1 (1936-1937) and #2 (1937-1938) Includes clippings and letters which chronicle Nelson's role as a star baseball, football, and basketball player at Northwestern. Honors included "Prep Hall of Fame" and the "All State High School Football Team." He also played baseball for the Hertzberg team in Class C of the Detroit Baseball Federation. Scrapbook #1 also includes two photographs of Mrs. Shirley Nelson and the high school hockey teams on which she played in 1936-1937. Series I.2. University of Michigan, 1938-1950 F2 Scrapbooks #3 (1938-1942) and #4 (1938-1942) Clippings, letters, and photographs which document Nelson's undergraduate experience as a student and football player at the University of Michigan. Includes a 1940 letter from Fritz Crisler noting Nelson's place on the Michigan football team. F3 "A Study of the Factors Influencing the Success and Failure of Football Rushing Plays," 1946 May Typescript copy of Nelson's thesis for his Master of Science degree from the School of Education, University of Michigan. F4 "The Educational Values of Football Today," 1950 Jul 27 Graduate paper written for F214 course at Michigan. 1 Series II. U. S. Naval Air Corps Service, 1942-1945 F1 Clippings, [1942-1945] Include reports of Nelson's departure, flight school, and assignments. Note that Scrapbook #4 also includes a few clippings regarding Nelson's naval service. F2 Flight log, 1942-1945 Records all flights in which Nelson participated, including plane numbers, times, names of pilots, etc. F3 Letters, 1943-1944 Two letters from Nelson to Henry Hatch, who was his equipment manager at the University of Michigan. F4 Diary, 1943-1945 Includes names and addresses of friends, family, and other servicemen, a map delineating his travels during the war, descriptions of reconnaissance flights, and reports of the activities, damages, and casualties on the U.S.S. Yorktown and other ships. Beginning on April 15, 1943, during his voyage to Alaska, the diary mentions his participation in bombing raids over Tokyo, providing air support for ground troops at Iwo Jima (1945) and Okinawa, as well as reporting the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the end of the war. F5 Negative, [n.d.] Negative which depicts Nelson in his Navy uniform, possibly at an athletic event. May include Fritz Crisler. 1 Series III. Early Career as a Coach and Athletic Administrator, 1946-1951 Series III.1. Hillsdale College, Director of the Department of Physical Education and Head Football Coach, 1946-1948 F1 Letters, programs, Scrapbooks #5 (1946-1947) and #6 (1947-1948), and press kit, 1946-1948 Includes two letters from Crisler, "A Century of Hillsdale College Football, 1891-1991," game programs, a press kit for the 1947 football team, photographs, and expense sheets. Scrapbook #6 contains a small number of clippings related to Nelson's tenure at Hillsdale. Series III.2. Harvard University, Backfield Coach, 1948-1949 F2 Letters and Scrapbook #6 (1947-1948) Scrapbook #6 begins with material about Hillsdale, but concludes with clippings and telegrams related to Nelson's career move to Harvard and programs related to Harvard football games. Series III.3. University of Maine-Orono, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Head Football Coach, 1949-1951 F3 Correspondence, notes, programs, and Scrapbooks #7 (1949) and #8 (1950) Through clippings, telegrams, and football programs, the scrapbooks detail Nelson's coaching and administrative tenure at Maine. Includes a program for the 1986 "Celebration of Maine Football." 1 Series IV. University of Delaware, 1951-1991 Arranged alphabetically by subject. Series IV.1. Director of Physical Education and Athletics and Head Football Coach, 1951-1966 F1 Annual Reports of the Division of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation, 1958-1966 One bound volume of reports housed in Box 31. F2 Athletic Council Minutes, 1912-1966 Twenty-three bound volumes of Minutes of the University of Delaware Athletic Council removed to Boxes 28-29. F3 Board of Trustees' Committee on Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics, Dockets, 1955-1966 One bound volume of dockets removed to Box 31. F4 Contracts with MacGregor Sport Products, 1960-1962 Nelson's contracts with MacGregor regarding his testing and endorsement of their athletic equipment. F5 Correspondence, 1951-1959 Notes for reports regarding the athletic program; letters to Nelson from coaches, fans, and UD administrators; carbons of Nelson's responses; and press releases regarding the UD football program. F6 Correspondence, 1960-1966 Most of the correspondence is with UD President John Perkins, plus copies of Friends, Look (oversize, see Box 37), and Sport, which includes articles about Nelson. University of Delaware Football Training Notebooks F7 "Football Notes 1953" Mimeograph manual of philosophy and system of football played by the University, including offense and defense. F8 "Football Notes 1953" Second copy. F9 UD Football Team Practice Schedules, 1952-1954 Originally in blue binder, includes detailed daily schedules for football training. F10 "Defensive Schemes," 1954-1956 Originally in a blue binder, provides detailed descriptions and diagrams of the defensive schemes used by Delaware against their opponents in specific games in 1954-1956. 1 Series IV. University of Delaware (cont'd) Series IV.1. Head Football Coach (cont'd) UD Football Training Notebooks (cont'd) F11 "Delaware Offense," 1957-1958 Originally in a blue binder, provides detailed lists of plays run by UD, with an analysis of the effectiveness of each play against particular defenses. Also includes several "drive studies," which analyze sequences of plays used during football games. F12 "1963 Plays Staff Book," 1963 Originally in blue binder, provides descriptions, diagrams, and charts of offensive and defensive plays for 1963, including game evaluations and success rates by play. F13 Clippings about football games, 1951-1966 Clippings from The Review and News Journal which depict or describe UD football games in which Nelson coached. Removed to oversize section (Box 38). F14 Media or Press Guides, 1952-1966 Titles for the media guides varied, including: University of Delaware Fighting Blue Hen Press Information (1952-1956), Delaware Football Facts (1957-1962), Delaware Football (1963-1967). F15 Photographs, [n.d.] Five photographs, including two of Nelson on the sidelines during a football game. F16 Scrapbooks, 1951-1966 Includes scrapbooks #9-18, containing mainly clippings of newspaper stories related to Coach Nelson and UD football teams. The scrapbooks also include letters and telegrams, programs of football games and coaching clinics, copies of The Review, press releases, brochures, and a chalk portrait of David Nelson (by Harold "Tubby" Raymond). Note that all scrapbooks have been shelved separately at the end of the collection. F17 University of Delaware News, 1956-1972 Two bound volumes of University of Delaware News or The University News, which contain selected issues of these magazines between 1956 and 1972, have been removed to Box 27. Housed in the folder are two issues (Winter 1954-1955 and Winter 1959-1960). 1 Series IV. University of Delaware (cont'd) Series IV.2. Director of Physical Education and Athletics, 1966-1980 Nelson continued as Director of Physical Education and Athletics, following his retirement from coaching in 1966. Nelson became the Dean of the College of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation in 1981. F18 Annual Reports of the Division of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation, 1966-1977 One bound volume removed to Box 31 and another volume (1978-1981) has been transferred to the Department of Physical Education (see removal sheet in F34). F19 Athletic Council Minutes or Athletic Governing Board, 1966-1980 Fourteen volumes of minutes removed to Boxes 29-30. The UD Athletic Council changed its name to the UD Athletic Governing Board on May 18, 1973. F20 Board of Trustees' Committee on Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics, Dockets, 1966-1980 Three bound volumes removed to Box 31. F21 Contract and letter with MacGregor Division, Brunswick Corporation, 1969-1973 Correspondence, 1967-1979 Correspondence with UD administrators (particularly President Arthur Trabant) and faculty, athletic supporters, area coaches and others regarding UD athletic programs, budget, facilities, and sporting events. With the correspondence are included reports and Nelson's notes for reports or discussions. F22 1967-1971 F23 1972 Jan-Jul F24 1972 Aug-Dec F25 1973-1974 F26 1975 F27 1976-1979 F28 [1970s] F29 Issues of Delaware Today, 1973 Sep, 1976 Sep Include feature articles on the University of Delaware football team. F30 Football clippings, 1966-1980 Removed to oversize Box 38.1 Series IV. University of Delaware (cont'd) Series IV.2. Director Physical Education (cont'd) F31 Media or Press Guides, 1966-1980 Titles include Delaware Football (1963-1967), University of Delaware Football Press Guide (1968-1971), Delaware Football Guide (1972-1975), University of Delaware Media Guide (1976-1982). F32 Scrapbook #18, 1954-1977 Includes clippings, brochures, and magazines related to Nelson and the University of Delaware. F33 University of Delaware News, 1966-1972 Two bound volumes of University of Delaware News or The University News, which contain selected issues of these magazines between 1956 and 1972, have been removed to Box 27. 1 Series IV. University of Delaware (cont'd) Series IV.3. Dean, College of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation, 1980-1991 In 1984 Nelson retired as the Athletic Director, but continued as the Dean of the College of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation. Although Nelson retired as Dean in 1990, he was also the Special Assistant to the President of the University (1989-1990), and carried the rank of Professor Emeritus at the time of his death. F34 Annual Reports of the Division of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation, 1980-1990 One copy of the 1989-1990 report plus two bound volumes (1978-1981 and 1982-1985) which have been transferred to the Department of Physical Education. See enclosed removal sheet for details. F35 Athletic Governing Board Minutes, 1980-1988 Eight bound volumes of minutes, removed to Boxes 30-31. F36 Board of Trustees' Committee on Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics, Dockets, 1980-1984 One bound volume removed to Box 31. Correspondence, 1980-1991 Correspondence with UD administrators (particularly President Trabant) and faculty, athletic supporters, area coaches, UD coaches, and others regarding UD athletic programs, budget, facilities, and sporting events. With the correspondence are included reports and Nelson's notes for reports or discussions. A considerable amount of information is present regarding Nelson's concern about maintaining the balance between education and athletics. F37 1980-1982 F38 1983 F39 1984 2 F40 1985-1986 F41 1987 Jan-May F42 1987 Jun-Sep F43 1987 Oct-Dec F44 1988 F45 1989 F46 [1980s] F47 1990-1991 F48 [n.d.] 2 Series IV. University of Delaware (cont'd) Series IV.3. Dean, College of PEAR (cont'd) The Blue Hen Gridder, 1985-1988 University of Delaware football program. F49 1985-1986 Five issues for games against West Chester, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Temple. F50 1987-1988 Issues for games against West Chester, Navy, Boston University, and Massachusetts, plus a Navy program. F51 Defensive Plays and Spacing from a Philadelphia Eagles Clinic, [n.d.] F52 Football clippings, 1980-1989 Includes issues of The Review and News Journal special sections on the centennial celebration of football at the University of Delaware in 1989. All clippings removed to the oversize section. F53 Interviews with Dean Nelson, 1988-1990 Correspondence and typescript of an interview for Sports Care and Fitness, as well as an issue of Referee which includes an interview by Nelson. F54 Media or Press Guides, 1980-1991 Includes a bound volume of University of Delaware Media Guide (1976-1982), which has been removed to Box 27, plus a copy of the 1991 media guide. F55 University of Delaware Magazine, 1988-1989 Two issues, one of which includes the feature article, "'Admiral' Nelson Stands Down." Series V. National Collegiate Athletic Association 1946-1991 9 linear ft. Boxes 2-11 Contents: Correspondence, bulletins, manuals, audiovisual material, minutes, photographs, posters, pamphlets, publications, subject file, reports, and speeches. Arrangement: These files are arranged in subseries reflecting six National Collegiate Athletic Association committees or organizations related to the NCAA on which Nelson served or to which he was a liaison. These subseries are the NCAA Football Rules Committee, the Collegiate Commissioners Association, the Division II Football Committee, the Joint Commission on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports, the NCAA Television Committee, and the Yankee Conference. The bulk of the series is related to the Football Rules Committee, which is arranged in the following subunits: bulletins, clinics, correspondence, films, minutes, posters and pamphlets, publications, and subject file. Description: David Nelson served on the National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Rules Committee for 35 years and as the Rules Committee's Secretary-Editor from 1962 until his death in 1991. His term as Secretary-Editor was the longest tenure in Rules Committee history. His service on the Rules Committee qualified him as the foremost authority on collegiate football rules. The material in the subseries on the Football Rules Committee reflects Nelson responsibilities as Secretary-Editor. Minutes taken at committee meetings, rules books and technical manuals edited by Nelson and published by the NCAA, press releases regarding rule changes, and subcommittee information on equipment, sports injuries, and safety are available in this series. Also in the series are Nelson's reports and correspondence as the Rules Committee liaison with the National Association of Collegiate Commissioners, the American Football Coaches Association, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame. Additionally, the series consists of manuals and notes used by Nelson to conduct sessions at football clinics in the United States and overseas. During these clinics Nelson explained the annual football rule changes and points of emphasis. The correspondence files of the Football Rules Committee subseries are substantial and detail Nelson's interactions with individual coaches and officials on particular rule implications or offering his interpretation of the application of the rules to particular game plays. The correspondence files are rich in historical documentation of the changes in college football. Furthermore, the files also mirror some of the key issues in intercollegiate athletics, such as safety and injuries, violence and sportsmanship, issues surrounding television rights, the costs of intercollegiate athletics, relationships to professional sports, academic standards for athletes, and recruiting policies. The correspondence includes letters from familiar names connected with football such as Fritz Crisler, Walter Byers, Wayne Duke, R. R. Neyland, Ara Parseghian, Homer C. Rice, Grant Teaff, Joe Paterno, John Waldorf, Art McNally, Chalmer W. (Bump) Elliott, Paul W. (Bear) Bryant, Vince Dooley, and Bobby Bowden. However, the bulk of the letters to Nelson are from NCAA officials, coaches, and fans who write regarding college football rules, or in the case of NCAA officials, conducting the business of the Rules Committee. Filed throughout the NCAA correspondence are letters to Nelson from several Japanese football officials, with whom Nelson established long-term professional relationships as well as friendships. David Nelson's original letters to Hiroshi Kiire and Haruo Higashimoto were returned to Mrs. Nelson in 1992-1993 and are now available in F176-177 of this series. Additionally, the Football Rules Committee files include posters, pamphlets, 16mm films and video cassettes produced by the NCAA, many with the editorial assistance of David Nelson. Finally, it should be noted that the Rules Committee files include copies of a small amount of correspondence and copies of minutes for the years 1948 to 1956, the year Nelson was elected as the District II representative to the Rules Committee. These files contain carbon copies of letters from E.E. Wieman, as secretary of the committee, suggesting that the files were originally his and transferred to Nelson when he became secretary. The material related to the Collegiate Commissioners Association includes Nelson's reports to this group on behalf of the NCAA Rules Committee, as well as correspondence, minutes, clinic manuals, officials' rules exams, and films. The films, which were jointly produced with the NCAA, frequently involved Nelson's input, which in some cases included preparing the script and/or narrating segments of the films. Nelson served as a member of the Division II Football Committee from 1973-1979. The correspondence, reports, minutes and other information in this series represent Nelson's work on this committee, which was responsible for arranging the play-off and championship games for Division II football. As a liaison for the Rules Committee, Nelson attended meetings of the Joint Commission on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports, frequently reporting to the group on rule changes which were intended to prevent injuries and promote safety. The series contains reports, correspondence, articles, brochures, and information regarding safeguards and injuries. From 1977 until 1981, Nelson served as a member of the NCAA Television Committee, which was responsible for the administration of "1978-1981 NCAA Football Television Plan" (see F272 for a copy) and the NCAA contract with ABC-TV. Agenda, minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, plans for television coverage, maps of the ABC's networks, and newspaper articles document Nelson's term on the committee. As Commissioner of the Yankee Conference from 1989-1991, David Nelson represented the Conference at national meetings, promoted and advanced the Conference, and performed other duties as assigned by the Yankee Conference Presidents and Directors of Athletics. Documents recording Nelson's efforts as Commissioner include correspondence, reports, agenda and minutes of meetings, constitution and bylaws, budget information, bill, and other information. Between 1951 and 1991 David Nelson served on numerous other NCAA Committees, for which little or no information is available in these papers, particularly the Anti-Bribery Committee (1963-1964) and the College Professional Committee (1965-1970). On November 21, 1963, Nelson, on behalf of the NCAA Anti-Bribery Committee, testified before a Congressional Committee which was considering legislation targeting bribery problems in collegiate sports (particularly basketball). The investigation and legislation were a result of the scandal surrounding bribery in college basketball in 1962. For further information about the Anti-Bribery Committee or other NCAA committees, contact the National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2 Series V. National Collegiate Athletic Association, 1946-1991 Series V.1. NCAA Football Rules Committee, 1946-1991 Material arranged in alphabetical order by topic and reverse chronological order within folders. F1 Bulletins from the Rules Committee, 1956-1978 Clinics, 1957-1989 F2 Clinic manuals, 1957-1962 One bound volume of manuals used in Football Clinics, including clinics at Washington State, Purdue, Arizona State University, Florida A&M, Ohio State University (signed by Woody Hayes), and high school clinics in Wisconsin and Texas. Most include portions taught by Nelson. F3 Clinic notes, [n.d.] Nelson's notes for addresses or lectures during various clinics (frequently on topics related to football rules), including the Collegiate Coaches Association, the Hall of Fame Clinic, and for CBS television sportscasters. F4 Programs, article, and posters for clinics, 1957-1959 F5 Programs, posters, and schedules for clinics, 1960-1964 F6 Programs, correspondence, notes, lectures, and programs for clinics, 1970-1979 F7 Programs, correspondence, notes, and lectures for clinics, 1980-1985 F8 Programs, correspondence, notes, lectures, and notebook for clinics, 1986-1989 F9 Video cassettes, 1981-1988 Includes Blocking/Hands @ TCU (March 16 1988), David Nelson and Football Supervisors Rules (January 1981), David Nelson 82 Rules Changes/SWC Football Clinic (1982), SFOA Houston Clinic Rules Q & A Session (1981). See Box 35 for these video cassettes. 2 Series V. National Collegiate Athletic Assoc. (cont'd) Series V.1. NCAA Football Rules Committee (cont'd) NCCA and Rules Committee Correspondence, 1947-1991 F10 1947-1948 F11 1950 F12 1951 F13 1952 F14 1953 F15 1954 F16 1955 F17 1956 F18 1957 F19 1958 F20 1959 F21 1960 3 F22 1961 F23 1962 Jan-Jun F24 Jul-Dec F25 1963 Jan-Feb F26 Mar-Apr F27 May-Sep F28 Oct-Dec F29  F30 1964 Jan-Jun F31 Jul-Sep F32 Oct-Dec F33  F34 1965 F35 1966 F36 1967 F37 1968 F38 1969 F39 1970 F40 1971 F41 1972 Jan-Feb F42 Mar-Jun F43 Jul-Aug F44 Sep-Oct F45 Nov-Dec F46  F47 1973 Jan-Feb F48 Mar-May F49 Jun-Aug F50 Sep-Oct F51 Nov-Dec F52  4 Series V. National Collegiate Athletic Assoc. (cont'd) Series V.1. NCAA Football Rules Committee (cont'd) NCCA and Rules Committee Correspondence (cont'd) F53 1974 Jan F54 Feb F55 Mar-Apr F56 May-Jun F57 Jul-Aug F58 Sep-Oct F59 Nov-Dec F60  F61 1975 Jan-Feb F62 Mar-Apr F63 May-Jun F64 Jul-Aug F65 Sep-Oct F66 Nov-Dec F67  F68 1976 Jan-Mar F69 Apr-Jun F70 Jul F71 Aug-Sep F72 Oct F73 Nov-Dec F74  F75 1977 Jan-Feb F76 Mar-May F77 Jun-Jul F78 Aug F79 Sep F80 Oct-Nov F81 Dec F82  5 F83 1978 Jan-Mar F84 Apr-Jun F85 Jul-Aug F86 Sep-Oct F87 Nov-Dec F88  F89 1979 Jan-Mar F90 Apr-Jun F91 Jul-Sep F92 Oct-Dec F93  F94 1980 Jan-Apr F95 May-Aug F96 Sep-Oct F97 Nov F98 Dec F99  5 Series V. National Collegiate Athletic Assoc. (cont'd) Series V.1. NCAA Football Rules Committee (cont'd) NCCA and Rules Committee Correspondence (cont'd) F100 1981 Jan-Mar F101 Apr-Aug F102 Sep-Dec F103  F104 1982 Jan-Apr F105 May-Aug F106 Sep-Dec F107  6 F108 1983 Jan-Feb F109 Mar-May F110 Jun-Jul F111 Aug-Sep F112 Oct-Dec F113  F114 1984 Jan-Feb F115 Mar-May F116 Jun-Jul F117 Aug-Sep F118 Oct-Nov F119 Dec F120  F121 1985 Jan F122 Feb-Mar F123 Apr-May F124 Jun-Jul F125 Aug-Sep F126 Oct F127 Nov-Dec F128  F129 1986 Jan-Feb F130 Mar-Apr F131 May-Aug F132 Sep-Oct F133 Nov-Dec F134  7 F135 1987 Jan-Feb F136 Mar-May F137 Jun-Jul F138 Aug F139 Sep-Oct F140 Nov F141 Dec F142  7 Series V. National Collegiate Athletic Assoc. (cont'd) Series V.1. NCAA Football Rules Committee (cont'd) NCCA and Rules Committee Correspondence (cont'd) F143 1988 Jan-Feb F144 Mar-Apr F145 May-Jun F146 Jul-Aug F147 Sep-Oct F148 Nov-Dec F149  F150 1989 Jan-Feb F151 Mar-May F152 Jun-Jul F153 Aug F154 Sep F155 Oct F156 Nov F157 Dec F158  8 F159 1990 Jan F160 Feb F161 Mar F162 Apr-Jun F163 Jul-Aug F164 Sep F165 Oct F166 Nov F167 Dec F168  F169  F170 1991 Jan-Feb F171 Mar F172 Apr-May F173 Jun-Dec F174  F175 [n.d.] F176 Nelson's letters to Haruo Higashimoto, 1984-1991 F177 Nelson's letters to Hiroshi Kiire, 1988-1991 8 Series V. National Collegiate Athletic Assoc. (cont'd) Series V.1. NCAA Football Rules Committee (cont'd) NCAA films and video cassettes, 1963-1991 See Appendix A for a complete list of audiovisual material available in this collection. Video cassettes are removed to Boxes 35 and 36. 16MM films are shelved separately at the end of the collection. F178 Films, scripts, and brochures, 1963-1971 Includes brochures, bound volume of scripts, and the 16MM films for: The Best Football Plays of 1963, The Best Football Plays for 1964, and The Best Football Plays for 1965, and Monday Morning Quarterback, and The Football Code of Champions, and a film on pass interference (F179). Also includes video cassette and 16MM copies of Sportsmanship: a Question of Attitude. F179 Film, script, and correspondence, 1972 Includes a 16MM film titled Pass Interference, as well as drafts of the script and correspondence related to this film. See F178 for a final script for this film. F180 Correspondence, cue cards, and illustrations for transparencies, 1977-1988 Includes Nelson's cue cards for his introduction to the film The CCA Football Training Film (produced by the NCAA and the officiating supervisors of the Collegiate Commissioners Association). Also includes drafts of scripts for films on safety and rules, illustrations for transparencies, and correspondence. F181 Films and video cassettes, 1989-1991 The following 16MM films or video cassettes were produced for the NCAA, sent to Nelson in his role on the Rules Committee, or featured Nelson in interviews: "Ark[ansas] vs. SMU Football - November 20, 1982 - copy." (homemade video) Tape sent to Nelson for review, regarding a controversial pass interference call in the fourth quarter of the game, which caused Arkansas to lose the game and the Southwest Conference title. However, there is no appeal after a game is completed. "Black Athlete: Fact or Fiction" [n.d.] (homemade video) Narrated by Tom Brokaw, explores research on black athletes, this NBC program is incomplete (follows several programs on the tape). 8 Series V. National Collegiate Athletic Assoc. (cont'd) Series V.1. NCAA Football Rules Committee (cont'd) NCAA films and video cassettes (cont'd) F181 Films (cont'd) Business World - ABC TV/Network. Video Computer Sports Technology. March 4, 1990. "CFA Rules - Interview with Dave Nelson, October 17, 1984 - Cassettes 1 & 2 - ABC Sports" (homemade video) Collegiate Commissioners Association. Four Man Mechanics. Dallas: SOA Productions, 1989. . 1989 Five Man Mechanics. Dallas: SOA Productions, 1989. . 1989 Revised Blocking Rule. Dallas: SOA Productions, 1989. . 1989 Seven Man Mechanics. Dallas: SOA Productions, 1989. . 1989 Six Man Mechanics. Dallas: SOA Productions, 1989. . The Passing Game. Dallas: SOA Productions, 1989. . [Untitled]. Tape #2. Dallas: SOA Productions, 1989. "Dave Sports Show - Clip of 5th Down," October 6, 1990. (homemade video) CBS Sports - College Football Today segment on the the Colorado vs. Missouri game 5th down controversy. Includes a brief statement by David Nelson. "Dave Philadelphia Talk Show - Discussion of Athletes," [n.d.] (homemade video) "People to People" program hosted by Marc Howard, with a panel including David Nelson, Billy Cunningham, Scott Palmer, Steve Kinney, and Bruce Arians. The discussion focused on paying college athletes. Incomplete. Finley's Fluorescent Football. Bac Group, Inc. [n.d.] "5 Man Mechanics" (homemade video) 8 Series V. National Collegiate Athletic Assoc. (cont'd) Series V.1. NCAA Football Rules Committee (cont'd) NCAA films and video cassettes (cont'd) F181 Films (cont'd) National Collegiate Athletic Association. 1991 Football Rule Changes. Professional Image Video Services. 16:51 min. Two copies. . 1989 NCAA Rule Revisions. Tape #1, Tape #2. Dotson Lewis at Trinity University. Dallas: SOA Productions, 1989. . Six Man Officiating Techniques. 43 min. National Collegiate Athletic Association, NFSHSA, and Rawlings. Five Man Officiating Techniques. Preliminary review copy for Nelson. 35 min. "1985 CCA-NCAA Football Mechanics." (homemade video) Included in the box is a letter which lists the nine programs included on this tape. 1990 Seven Man Mechanics. Dallas: SOA Productions, 1990. "1990 Training Tape" (homemade video) "1991 False Starts with Offlines - Dave Nelson Intro." (homemade video) "Rule Changes 1990 1st Takes" (homemade video) Six Man Mechanics Revised for 1990. Dallas: SOA Productions, 1990. 9 Series V. National Collegiate Athletic Assoc. (cont'd) Series V.1. NCAA Football Rules Committee (cont'd) NCAA Rules Committee Minutes, 1905-1990 Includes published or mimeographed minutes and notebooks of Nelson autograph notes taken during meetings (lacking 1966, 1976, 1979, and 1980). F182 1905-1926 Includes lists of Rules Committee members for early committees. F183 1951-1960 F184 1961-1964 F185 1965 F186 1967 F187 1968 F188 1969 F189 1970 F190 1971 F191 1972 F192 1973 F193 1974 F194 1975 F195 1977 F196 1978 F197 1981 F198 1982 F199 1983 F200 1984 F201 1985 F202 1986 F203 1987 F204 1988 F205 1989 F206 1990 F207 [n.d.] NCCA Posters and pamphlets, 1982-1986 F208 Includes correspondence, proofs for posters, copies of the pamphlet "The NCAA and College Football," posters illustrating the NCAA Football Code and NCAA equipment requirements, and photographs of equipment. Posters have been removed to Box 38 or the Map Case. 10 Series V. National Collegiate Athletic Assoc. (cont'd) Series V.1. NCAA Football Rules Committee (cont'd) NCAA Publications, 1978-1991 F209 College Football 1978 Press Kit, 1978 F210 College Football 1987 Press Kit, 1987 Includes published copy and pages of text edited by Nelson. 1991 NCAA Football Rules and Interpretations, 1991 Manuscript prepared by Nelson. F211 Correspondence, 1990-1991 F212 1990 NCAA Football Rules and Regulations, 1990-1991 Copy of the manuscript for the 1990 NCAA Football Rules and Regulations, which has been used as the basis for the 1991 publication. F213 1990 NCAA Football Rules and Regulations,1990-1991 Another copy edited for the 1991 publication. F214 1991 NCAA Football Rules and Interpretations, 1991 Feb First set of proofs. F215 1991 NCAA Football Rules and Interpretations, 1991 Feb Another set of first proofs. F216 1991 NCAA Football Rules and Interpretations, 1991 Portions of the proofs with corrections. F217 1990 Read-Easy Football Rules, 1990 Bears a few corrections, may have been used as a draft for the 1991 Read-Easy Football Rules. Text by Nelson. F218 Official Football Rules 1948,  Draft of the publication, prepared by Geiges. 10 Series V. National Collegiate Athletic Assoc. (cont'd) NCAA Rules Committee Subject File, 1931-1990 Files of material on a variety of subjects related to the NCAA or football. Arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder. F219 Artificial turf, 1985 F220 Cleats, 1969 F221 Colorado-Missouri, fifth down controversy, 1990 F222 Corner flags, [n.d.] F223 Football equipment patents, 1931-1960 F224 Football exams, 1973-1974 F225 Football fatalities,  F226 Football game timing, 1973 F227 Football helmet - history, 1969 F228 Football standards, 1969-1972 F229 Football statistics, 1969-1974 F230 Football surveys, 1971-1974 F231 History of football, 1969-1987 F232 History of players' numbers,  F233 National Federation of High Schools, 1972 F234 National Federation of High Schools, 1973 F235 National Football League, 1985 Includes a video cassette titled "Two Samples of NFL Officials Training Tapes - Voice Over: Art McNally, Director of Officiating." F236 NCAA, NFL, & high school rules differences, 1968-1989 F237 Passing rules chronology, 1982-1985 Includes copies of Nelson's paper "NCAA Football Rules Committee Chronology of 80 Years of Forward Passing Rules 1906-1985," plus an earlier version written in 1982. F238 Product liability, 1973-1979 F239 Professional relations, 1970-1972 11 F240 Rule changes, [1972-1982] F241 Rules research, 1972-1977 F242 Shoe turf interface, 1972 F243 Signals,  F244 Tartan turf, 1971-1972 F245 Touch football, [n.d.] F246 William and Mary, 1974-1979 11 Series V. National Collegiate Athletic Assoc. (cont'd) Series V.2. Collegiate Commissioners Association, 1968-1991 Arranged chronologically, includes correspondence, films, minutes, clinic manuals, officials' rules exams, notes or reports for Nelson's presentations at CCA clinics or meetings. Films co-produced by the CCA, with the NCAA (see F178-181 for more information) include: Pass Interference (16MM), Four Man Mechanics, 1989 Five Man Mechanics, 1989 Revised Blocking Rule, 1989 Seven Man Mechanics, 1989 Six Man Mechanics, and The Passing Game; plus Nelson's cue cards for the film The CCA Football Training Film. F247 1968-1972 F248 1973 F249 1974 F250 1975-1976 F251 1976 F252 1977 F253 1978 F254 1979 F255 1981 F256 1984-1986 F257 1987-1988 F258 1989 F259 1990-1991 F260 [n.d.] 11 Series V. National Collegiate Athletic Assoc. (cont'd) Series V.3. NCAA Division II Football Committee, 1977-1980 F261 1977 F262 1978 Jan-Jun F263 1978 Jul-Aug F264 1978 Sep-Oct F265 1978 Nov-Dec F266 1979 Jan-Jul F267 1979 Aug-Sep F268 1979 Oct-Dec F269 1980 Series V.4. Joint Commission on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports, 1973-1979 F270 1973-1974 F271 1975-1979 Series V.5. NCAA Television Committee, 1978-1981 F272 1978 F273 1979 Jan-Feb F274 1979 Mar-May 12 F275 1979 Jun-Jul F276 1979 Aug-Sep F277 1979 Oct-Nov F278 1979 Dec F279 1980 Jan F280 1980 Feb F281 1980 Mar-May F282 1980 Jun-Jul F283 1980 Aug-Sep F284 1980 Oct-Dec F285 198112 Series V. National Collegiate Athletic Assoc. (cont'd) Series V.6. Yankee Conference, 1985-1991 Arranged alphabetically by subject. F286 Annual meeting, 1990-1991 F287 Budget study, 1989-1990 F288 Constitution and bylaws, 1985-1990 F289 Correspondence, 1989-1991 F290 Eligibility, 1990 F291 Expansion, 1990-1991 F292 Fax bills, 1991 F293 Federal Trade Commission subpoena, 1991 F294 Game participation reports, 1991 F295 I-AA playoffs, 1990-1991 F296 Videos, 1990 13 Series VI. Other Professional Affiliations, 1948-1991 Arranged alphabetically by topics. Series VI.1. American Association of Higher Education, 1974 F1 Correspondence and reports, 1974 Series VI.2. American Football Coaches Association, 1948-1991 Nelson was a member of this association from 1948-1991, serving on the AFCA's Program Committee (1962-1964), as a District Representative (1958-1962), and as a Trustee (1964-1967). F2 Convention, 1987 F3 Correspondence, 1972-1979 F4 Digest, Constitution, History and Membership, 1966-1981 Bound volumes removed to Box 33. F5 Directories, 1982-1990 Includes loose issues and one bound volume (removed to Box 33). F6 Proceedings, 1948-1991 Includes loose issues and eight bound volumes (removed to Box 32). F7 Summer manuals, 1949-1991 Includes five bound volumes (removed to Box 33). Series VI.3. Football Writers Association, 1972-1983 Nelson was a member of the Football Writers Association from 1960-1991. F8 Membership list, program, speech, 1972-1983 Series VI.4. National Federation of State High School Associations, 1973-1981 Includes correspondence, programs, reports, examinations, rules checklists, photograph, and other material related to Nelson's speaking engagements and interaction with the National Federation. F9 1973-1975 F10 1976-1977 F11 1979-1981
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