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Athletic Conference Membership of Case, WRU, and CWRU


The University Archives' staff has compiled summaries from sources in the Archives about athletic conference membership at Case Institute of Technology, Western Reserve University and Case Western Reserve University from 1902 through 2002.

Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC)
10/1902 - 5/1932
10/1902 - 9/1948
Mid-American Conference (MAC)
2/1946 - 6/1955
Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC)*
9/1955 - 1969/72
7/1955 - 1969/72
1969/72 - 6/1984
North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC)    
9/1984 - 6/1999
University Athletic Association (UAA)    
9/1987 - as of 10/2009 CWRU was still a member of the UAA

*Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University federated on July 1, 1967 to create Case Western Reserve University. Despite federation, Case and WRU maintained separate varsity teams. As each sport merged between 1969 and 1972, separate Case and WRU memberships were replaced by a single CWRU membership.

This summary was compiled by staff of the Archives from sources in the custody of the Archives.

19TD 4:5 Report, ?, "Brief History of Membership of the Ohio Athletic Conference," undated
21PN1 7:3 ?, "A Common Footing," The Adelbert (November 1902): 55
4PN1 7:1 Dick Grottron, "Reserve Out of Big Six Track Meet," The Reserve Weekly (5/24/1932): 1, 8
4PN2 2:5 Fred Livingtone, "Midwest Conference Meets in Columbus," The Reserve Tribune (3/21/1946): 5
1DB8 2:5 Chuck Heaton, "Reserve Plans to Play Old Big Four Rivals," Cleveland Plain-Dealer (2/25/1946)
20JA 5:1 Case Alumnus (August 1948): 77-78
20PN1 8:3 ?, "Ohio Conference Weakened as Case, Others Withdraw," Case Tech (9/24/1948): 4
1DB9 11:7 Letter, Alfred J. Hotz to Dean Harshman, 5/11/1954
21TF 4:5 Report, ?, Football File for Press/Radio/TV, 1954
1DB9 11:7 Constitution, Presidents' Athletic Conference, 12/17/1954
21TF 4:5 Report, Art Rosenberg, 1955 Football Brochure, 1955
1DB11 18:7 Letter, Robert Morse to Presidents' Athletic Conference Presidents, 12/19/1967
1DB11 18:7 Report, ?, Notes from Athletic Directors' Council meetings, November 8-9, 1970, 11/16/1970
1DB11 18:7 Letter, Louis Toepfer to Presidents' Athletic Conference Presidents, 1/4/1971
7PR 9:1 Press Release, Office of Public Information, 1/6/1971
6DB3 73:9 Letter, David Ragone to Howard J. Burnett, 2/18/1983
6DB3 73:9 Press Release, ?, 2/1983
2N 3:2 Minutes, CWRU Board of Trustees, 3/21/1983
6DB3 73:9 Memorandum, David Ragone to Peter Musselman, 3/31/1983
2N 4:1 Minutes, CWRU Board of Trustees Executive Committee, 4/15/1986
6DB3 73:11 Minutes, University Athletic Association, 6/4/1986


Collections FAQ

Why isn't the book on the shelf?
Find out where a book is before you go to the shelf. Search the Case Catalog to see what it says like
- "Check Shelves" (look on the shelves, find it, & check it out);
- "Just Checked In" (ask staff for help, it's nearby, but too soon to be back on the shelves yet);
- "Off Campus" (out at an OhioLINK school);
- "Due mm/dd/yyyy" (it’s checked out until that date.) 
Tip: If it is not available, order an OhioLINK copy
Can I return books to a different Library?

Return Case or OhioLINK items to any Case library, yes. Case libraries have different hours, so your book might not get checked in on the day you return it if you use a bookdrop.

Return the CPL@Case-KSL books only to KSL, so the collection is here for you & others. Case libraries are not responsible for returning other local libraries’ books. Returning public library books here will not check them off of your account at those libraries.

What does "Check Shelves" mean?
"Check Shelves" means it is supposed to be on the shelf. If it isn’t there, double-check what the Case Catalog currently says to make sure that nobody else has checked it out or has kept it out too long.
How long does reshelving take?
The times are different, depending on what is being reshelved and what time of semester it is. KSL goal: to reshelve journals within 24 weekday hours, reshelve books within 48 hours. During peak times (end of semester) the time can be longer. Ask staff at the Main Service Desk for help.
How do I reserve a book?
Books are on the shelves for anyone who needs them, and are not reserved for individual use. If our book is checked out, order a copy from the OhioLINK.
Where are the UL Storage Stacks?
KSL has a university center half a mile from KSL, where lesser used or brittle books are kept, and the catalog search screen will display "UL Storage." You can visit the Center during daytime hours, or use an online request form to bring back the item to KSL. The center is now called RRCC (Retrospective Research Collections Center.)
Can I get a book or video on a specific date?
Yes, Case faculty, staff, & students can find out more details and use a convenient online request form for Book a Video or DVD  (KSL’s other collections are available only on a first-come basis for everyone, and cannot be booked ahead of time.)
What does a Book on Order mean? When will it get here?
When the catalog item displays “1 copy ordered for (library name)” the item is already in the library getting the final processing labels, etc., and will soon be on the shelf! Ask staff if there are other copies avaialable in OhioLINK in the meantime, or if you have an urgent need.
What is a PIN?
Your PIN is not assigned, you choose what it is and enter it on the Case Catalog at “View Your Library Record,” following the instructions. A Case Library PIN is a Personal Identification Number that protects your information, just like your bank ATM asks for a similar security PIN.
How do I get a library account & where can I look at it?
Case faculty, staff, and students automatically have online library accounts. You can look at it on the Case Catalog under “View your library record.” Use your library account to renew items on line and keep track of what you have checked out or ordered from OhioLINK or RRCC or Iron Mountain sites. Your Case ID is your library card!

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