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Shirley H. Platt Deaf Athletics Collection


AR 550Pla
Shirley H. Platt Deaf Athletics Collection

Finding Aid Author: Jade M. Finlinson, Project Archivist
George Sutherland Archives
2019
Mail Stop 145
FL 302, Utah Valley University
800 West University Parkway
Orem, Utah 84058

This finding aid was last updated on 6 June 2019.
Finding Aid Language: English
Description Rules: Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Language of Materials:

English

Repository:

George Sutherland Archives


Shirley H. Platt Deaf Athletics Collection

Creator:

Shirley H. Platt

Call Number: AR 550Pla

Extent:

32.6 Linear feet

Extent:

74 document boxes, three archival binders, and one oversize flat box

Date:

1920-2015

Date:

1980-2012

English

English


The Shirley H. Platt Deaf Athletics collection comprises administrative documents, correspondence, financial records, and publications of the American Athletic Association of the Deaf (AAAD), USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF), USA Deaf Basketball, Inc. (USADB), and National Softball Association of the Deaf (NSAD) created and compiled by longtime AAAD leaders Shirley H. Platt and her husband, Dennis R. Platt. Subjects include AAAD organizational restructuring; AAAD National Sports Organization (NSO) administration; team and player statistics; tournament programs; AAAD Hall of Fame; World Games for the Deaf and Deaflympics; US Olympic Committee grants for cultivating athletes and coaches; Utah-based Deaf athletics clubs and support groups, including Utah Association of the Deaf; and other AAAD-affiliated, regional Deaf support organizations. Shirley Platt and Dennis Platt were active in AAAD leadership and also held positions in regional subsidiaries for many years, and their combined collection of papers contribute important research value to the historical understanding of these organizations and to Deaf athletics in the United States.



Conditions Governing Access:

Access to the collection is open with assistance from the archivist or staff.

Restricted materials:

Box 4, Folders 1 and 2; Box 7, Folder 2; Box 12, Folders 1 and 5; Box 20, Folder 5; Box 21, Folder 1; Box 22, Folders 2 and 3; Box 25, Folder 4; Box 29, Folders 1,3,4, and 5; Box 30, Folder 1; Box 31, Folders 2, 6, and 9; Box 37, Folder 5; Box 38, Folders 1 and 2; Box 75, Folders 1, 2, and 3; Box 76, Folders 1 and 2.


Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Shirley H. Platt, 2015.


Arrangement:

The collection is arranged with an imposed order that emphasizes topics of high research value and prioritizes chronology for ease of locating records. The original order was retained when related records were arranged in existing chronology, such as correspondence arranged in reverse chronological order.


Biographical / Historical:

Shirley Hortie Platt (born January 10, 1952) was a longtime advocate for Deaf sports and gender equity, and served in numerous positions in the American Athletic Association of the Deaf (AAAD), the United States of America Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF), the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), and the Utah Association of the Deaf (UAD). She was the first woman to be an elected officer in the history of the AAAD, the foremost Deaf athletics organization in the United States. Founded in 1945 in Akron, Ohio to promote athletics among clubs for the Deaf, AAAD hosted basketball tournaments and later incorporated softball, volleyball, and other sports events. The AAAD was split into two separate organizations in 1999, the United States of America Deaf Basketball (USADB) and the United States of America Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF), and both continue to promote amateur sports tournaments as well as cultivate elite athletes and teams to compete in international tournaments such as the Deaflympics.

Shirley Platt began her path to leadership in Deaf sports in 1983, working with the Washington Association of the Deaf (MWAD), first as club secretary and then as athletic director. She was then elected secretary-treasurer in the Southeast Athletic Association of the Deaf (SEAAD) as the organization's first female officer. In 1988, she was the first woman to be elected secretary-treasurer of the AAAD, under President Martin Belsky, and also worked under the leadership of Dr. Lawrence Fleischer from 1989 to 1997. In 1991, Shirley Platt became the first and only executive director for AAAD and served in that role for eight years, a span during which she also established a home office for AAAD in Ogden, Utah. Her dedication to promoting the establishment of women's sports teams in the AAAD included publishing op-ed pieces in official AAAD publications that argued for equal treatment, and advocating for balanced gender representation in AAAD leadership positions. She also served as USA Deaf Basketball's public relations director from 1999 to 2000 and from 2002-2003, and then as president/commissioner of USA Deaf Basketball from 2009-2015. Ms. Platt also represented the AAAD along with other officers at international World Games for the Deaf and Deaflympics. Shirley Platt was elected to the National Advisory Board of the Women's Sports Foundation in 1996, to the USADSF Hall of Fame in 2012, and received the AAAD/USADSF Art Kruger Award in 2006.

She was married to Dennis R. Platt (May 15, 1942 - September 28, 2015), another Deaf sports advocate active in leadership positions within AAAD, with USA Deaf Basketball (USADB), the Northwest Athletic Association of the Deaf (NWAAD), and Utah Association of the Deaf (UAD). Both Shirley and Dennis Platt were longtime members of the UAD, which was incorporated in 1909 and advocates for the unification of Deaf and hard of hearing people in Utah and the promotion of their interests.

Shirley Platt lives in Ogden, Utah.

Sources:

Anderson, Andrea. "Northwest Association of Deaf Basketball (NWADB)." Utah Association of the Deaf website, accessed May 30, 2019. https://uad.org/multimedia-archive/may-2015-issue/

"Biography of Shirley H. Platt," Shirley H. Platt Deaf Athletics collection, box 77 folder 5.

"Hall of Fame," USA Deaf Sports Federation website, accessed May 29, 2019. https://usdeafsports.org/about/hall-of-fame/leaders/

"History," USA Deaf Sports Federation website, accessed May 29, 2019. https://usdeafsports.org/about/history/

Kinnear, Jodi. "Shirley H. Platt," USA Deaf History website, 2012. Accessed May 29, 2019.https://www.utahdeafhistory.com/uploads/5/4/2/6/5426987/shirley_platt.pdf

Lerner, Ira. "The AAAD-USADB Story," USADB website, 1996. Accessed May 29, 2019. http://usadb.us/pressbox/history/

McIntyre, Catherine. Grant proposal to preserve Shirley H. Platt Deaf Athletics Collection, Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board, 2018.

"Mission." Utah Association of the Deaf website. Accessed June 5, 2019. https://uad.org/about/mission/


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements:

This collection contains audiovisual and digital material that may be restricted pending reformatting.

Box 32, folder 5 contains four data CDs and one 3.5-inch disk. The disk and three of the CDs feature labeling connecting them to USA Deaf Basketball records from 2003, and one CD is labeled "Gallaudet University 2001 Alumni Listing."

Box 48, folder 2 contains two 3.5-inch disks originally housed in a binder with material for a 2007 Salt Lake City Deaflympics volunteer training workshop hosted by Shirley H. Platt and Geraldine Francini, which suggests disks may contain presentation material.

Box 41, folder 5 contains one videotape cassette labeled "ATT Public Relations, 'Breaking the Barriers'" on a printed case label. ATT was an occasional corporate sponsor of the World Games for the Deaf/Deaflympics.

Box 42, folder 5 contains one videotape cassette with a printed label that reads, "JEET Video Productions, XII World Winter Games for the Deaf." Banff, Alberta, Canada hosted the XII World Winter Games for the Deaf in 1991.

Box 44, folder 2 contains two videotape cassettes, both in cases with printed labels that read, "Deaf Mosaic, 1995 Winter World Games for the Deaf, #1101." Deaf Mosaic was a production of Gallaudet University.

Box 71, folder 5 contains one videotape cassette with a handwritten label that reads, "Miss Deaf Utah Pageant, 1985."


Related Materials:

Related collections include AR 550Ath Utah Valley University Deaf Studies Department collection of Deaf Athletic Associations' materials; AR 500Sim Reid O. Simonsen collection of Deaf history materials; AR 550Uni United States of America Deaf Basketball Association collection; AR 550Uad Utah Association of the Deaf records; and the AR 550Fru Brian Fruits collection of Deaf softball tournament materials.


Scope and Contents:

The Shirley H. Platt Deaf Athletics collection comprises administrative documents, official and unofficial correspondence, financial records, audiovisual material, and publications of the American Athletic Association of the Deaf (AAAD), USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF), USA Deaf Basketball, Inc. (USADB), and National Softball Association of the Deaf (NSAD) created and compiled by longtime AAAD leader Shirley H. Platt (born 1952). Records of her husband, Dennis R. Platt (1942-2015), another prominent leader in Deaf athletics, are also in the collection. Materials include documents and correspondence created while planning organizing national and regional sports tournaments in the United States, as well as international sports tournaments. International events include the World Games for the Deaf and Deaflympics in partnership with the US Olympic Committee and International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD, also known as Comité International des Sports des Sourds or CISS). The collection holds extensive documentation and correspondence related to the administration of AAAD and efforts to restructure the organization in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as minutes and reports from committee meetings, House of Delegates meetings, board of directors meetings, and meetings of regional and international AAAD/USADF affiliate organizations. There are also team and athlete statistics compiled by Dennis R. Platt and other members of the AAAD Records Commission, as well as documents, photographs, and ephemera from the AAAD/USADSF Hall of Fame and USADB Hall of Fame. Copies of AAAD publications include

AAAD Bulletin

and

Deaf Sports Review

among other sport-related titles, and tournament publication holdings for AAAD basketball, softball, and other sports under the AAAD umbrella are stubstantial. The collection features Utah-related Deaf culture materials, including copies of

The Utahan

(or sometimes,

The Utahn

), the yearbook published by the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind. The overall breadth and depth of the collection holdings contribute significantly to the study of Deaf culture and the history of the AAAD/USADSF.


Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for official University records is held by Utah Valley University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


Names and Subjects:

American Athletic Association of the Deaf

AAAD Basketball Tournament

Basketball

Central Athletic Association of the Deaf

Correspondence

Deaf

Deaf--Athletics

Deaf--History

Deaf--Sports

Deaf students

Deaf women

Eastern Athletic Association of the Deaf

Farwest Athletic Association of the Deaf

Meetings--Agendas

Meetings--Minutes

Midwest Athletic Association of the Deaf

National Association of the Deaf

New England Athletic Association of the Deaf

Northeast Athletic Association of the Deaf

Northwest Athletic Association of the Deaf

Softball

Southeast Basketball Association of the Deaf

Southwest Basketball Association of the Deaf

United States Olympic Committee

Utah--Deaf education

World Games for the Deaf


series:

American Athletic Association of the Deaf (AAAD) / U.S.A. Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) Administration Records
Extent: 18 boxes
Date: 1957-2004
Box 1-18

Scope and Contents:
The American Athletic Association of the Deaf / U.S.A. Deaf Sports Federation Administration Records series includes AAAD foundational documents; consititutions and bylaws and drafts of bylaws; board meeting minutes; committee meeting minutes and correspondence; administration correspondence; documents related to restructuring of AAAD to meet US Olympic Committee guidelines for funding; restructuring national sports organizations (NSOs), including basketball and softball NSOs; publications by the AAAD and other Deaf advocacy groups; and AAAD Hall of Fame documents and programs.

Arrangement:
Records are arranged first by subject and then chronologically by year.
Team and athlete statistics and records are spread throughout the collection. A general AAAD records file in the AAAD/USADSF Administration series contains overviews and collected statistics for multiple NSO sports and athletes as well as for the Deaflympics (boxes 38 and 39). The basketball (USADB, ABAD) statistics are arranged with the basketball subseries (boxes 24-33), as are the softball statistics (boxes 35-37, 39).
Records Committee correspondence is arranged chronologically with AAAD correspondence records (box 3, folder 4), while the AAAD Records Commission records are located with the World Games for the Deaf series (box 38, folder 4).

subseries:

AAAD administrative documents and restructure records
Extent: 10 boxes
Box 1-10

Conditions Governing Access:
Boxes 4 and 7 contain sensitive materials that may be restricted.

Scope and Contents:
The AAAD/USADSF Administration series contains meeting minutes and agendas from AAAD board meetings and reports from House of Delegates meetings (boxes 1, 2 and 6); official administrative and unofficial or general correspondence (box 3); documents related to the Executive Director position held by Shirley H. Platt (box 3); preferred vendor lists, directories, and organization management resources (box 4); copies of AAAD incorporation documents and informational brochures (box 4); AAAD/USADSF rules and bylaws (boxes 5 and 6); general documents and corresspondence produced by AAAD committees, including the Development Committee and Games Preparation Committee (box 7), as well as the AAAD Restructure Committee (boxes 8-10). Unidentified or undated materials, including handwritten notes, are located in box 4.
Related materials, including executive board meeting synopses and summaries of organizational changes 1992-1993 and 1995-1997 are found in the AAAD publication
Inside AAAD
(box 16, folder 6) within the AAAD Publications subseries.

subseries:

AAAD administration board, board of directors, and executive committee meeting minutes, Atlantic City, NJ
Extent: 4 items
Date: 2-7 April, 1991
Box 2, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
Minutes and reports from meetings held during the 47th annual men's and 1st annual women's national basketball tournament. Subjects include splitting the position of secretary and treasurer; acceptance of affiliation of aquatic sports, wrestling, and badminton as permanent and official; flag football affiliation rejected and referred to grievance and appeals committee; insurance premiums raised after a lawsuit against AAAD that was settled out of court; anger of athletes and regional presidents regarding $10 surcharge by AAAD, and requests for refunding the surcharge after the tournament; basketball and softball as NSOs excluded from the restructure plan for the time being; and Dennis Platt's selection as vice president of national sports organizations (NSOs). The subseries also contains a bound copy of reports titled, "Biannual Reports: AAAD Officers, Standing and Ad Hoc Committees, National Sports Organizations, Regional Reports."

item:

AAAD administration meeting minutes and regional reports
Extent: 1 item
Date: 1962
Box 1, Folder 1

subseries:

AAAD administrative board and board of directors meeting minutes and reports, Miami Beach, FL
Extent: 5 items
Date: 30-31 March, 1982
Box 1, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
Subjects include presence ofAAAD Los Angeles Organizing Committee for 1985 World Games for the Deaf; debate over LAOC loan; LAOC financial reporting; releasing the AAAD mailing list names; the formation of an eighth AAAD region by splitting the eastern regional associations; and record holders in World Games for the Deaf compiled by Art Kruger.

subseries:

AAAD administrative board, executive board, and softball council meeting minutes, Charlotte, NC
Extent: 4 items
Date: 23-26 September, 1987
Box 1, Folder 5

Scope and Contents:
Minutes of meetings held during the 12th annual men's and 1st annual women's slo-pitch softball tournaments. Subjects include the affiliation agreement proposed by the Deaf Athletic Federation of the United States (DAFUS, now United States of America Deaf Track and Field ((USADTF)); Canadian teams playing in US regional tournaments; and Shirley Platt approved to be the publicity agent for the women's softball tournament at Charlotte.

subseries:

AAAD administrative board and executive committee meeting minutes and reports, Boston, MA
Extent: 3 items
Date: 5-9 April, 1988
Box 1, Folder 5

Scope and Contents:
Minutes of meetings held during the 44th annual AAAD national basketball tournament. Subjects include AAAD President Lyle Mortensen sharing his rationale for not approving the affiliation between AAAD and Deaf Athletics Federation of the United States (a track and field sports group), which he said should change their title so it was less misleading; US Olympic committee funding; possible home office sites; how to collect money from AAAD member groups to cover the cost of an insurance policy on athletes; restructure committee goals and priorities; preparation for a AAAD Hall of Fame Awareness Day at Gallaudet University; and regional issues presented by regional presidents.

subseries:

AAAD administrative board and softball council meeting minutes and officer reports, Atlanta, GA
Extent: 4 items
Date: 17-20 September, 1986
Box 1, Folder 4

Scope and Contents:
Minutes of a meeting held during the 11th annual AAAD national slo-pitch softball tournament. Subjects include lifetime passes to AAAD events for former tournament chairs; election of new AAAD women's softball commissioner, Pauline Wood; which travel agency to contract with for AAAD transportation; accommodations for guest invitees from Gallaudet University; the recent vote not to join the United States Organization for Disabled Athletes; poor results on electronic mail communications, and decision to return the teletype terminals and perhaps try another model with memory capacity; and the possibility of housing a AAAD Museum at National Association of the Deaf (NAD) headquarters in Silver Springs, MD.

subseries:

AAAD administrative board, board of directors, and executive board meeting minutes, San Francisco, CA
Extent: 4 items
Date: 5-9 April, 1983
Box 1, Folder 3

Scope and Contents:
The subseries contains minutes recorded at meetings held during the 39th annual AAAD national basketball tournament. Subjects include debate over keeping volleyball as an AAAD sport; handball and soccer organizations and AAAD affiliation; use of AAAD logo; destruction of property at softball tournament in Chicago; AAAD financial losses from poor volleyball tournament turnout; planning for the 1985 World Games for the Deaf in Los Angeles; and athletes wearing hearing aids during competition.

subseries:

AAAD administrative board, board of directors, and executive committee meeting minutes, Louisville, KY
Extent: 3 items
Date: 27-28 March, 1984
Box 1, Folder 3

Scope and Contents:
Minutes from meetings held during the 40th annual AAAD national basketball tournament. Subjects include international rules on hearing level in decibels for athletes in the 1985 World Games for the Deaf; selecting athletes for the USA Team in basketball; distributing AAAD publications; proposed try-out camps for identifying and selecting players for the basketball team; letters of protest from athletes and regional officers; grants from the US Olympic Committee; limiting the number of regional and invitational tournaments to one per year; problems with clubs recruiting basketball players from other clubs and across regional lines; report on upcoming third volleyball tournament;

subseries:

AAAD administrative board, board of directors, and executive committee meeting minutes, Chicago, IL
Extent: 3 items
Date: 26-27 March, 1985
Box 1, Folder 3

Scope and Contents:
Minutes from meetings held during the 41st annual AAAD national basketball tournament. Subjects include renewed affiliation of a volleyball association; US Olympic Committee funds granted for the 1985 World Games for the Deaf in Los Angeles; status and success of try-out camps in several locations across the US; publicity activities and special bulletin for the Los Angeles games; Olympic Development Camp at Gallaudet University for Deaf youth sports; report on White House visit with President Ronald Reagan, who was named honorary chairman of the Los Angeles games; obtaining recognition from the International Olympic Committee; official approval of the contract of affiliation with the American Deaf Volleyball Association (ADVBA); and a motion to appoint and ad-hoc committee to studey and recommend the restructure of the AAAD to the law committee.

subseries:

AAAD administrative board, board of directors, and executive committee meeting minutes
Extent: 2 items
Date: 26 March-1 April, 1989
Box 1, Folder 6

Scope and Contents:
Minutes of meetings held during the 45th annual AAAD national softball tournament. Subjects include computer maintenance and reimbursement by AAAD; providing official scorekeepers for tournaments; establishment of AAAD subcommittees; progress of the restructure committee; inclusion of south and central American countries in the proposed North American Deaf Sports Association (NADSA) being pursued with Canada; and financial reports. Inscriptions and underlining with a yellow highlighter are present.

subseries:

AAAD administrative board, board of directors, and executive committee meeting minutes and officer reports, Baltimore, MD
Extent: 7 items
Date: 1-5 April, 1986
Box 1, Folder 4

Scope and Contents:
Minutes from meetings held during the 42nd annual AAAD national basketball tournament. Subjects include debt after World Games for the Deaf in Los Angeles; women players being warned that if they wanted to play with the men in regional basketball tournaments they did so at their own risk, but an ad-hoc committee could be formed to investigate if more requests were made.

subseries:

AAAD administrative board, board of directors, and executive committee meeting minutes and reports; Las Vegas, NV
Extent: 6 items
Date: 24-29 March, 1987
Box 1, Folder 5

Scope and Contents:
Minutes of meetings held during the 43rd annual AAAD national basketball tournament, hosted by the Hollywood club. Subjects include funding projections from the US Olympic Committee for coaching clinics and other development activities; expansion of AAAD sports beyond basketball and softball; personal injury insurance for players; incorporation of athletic clubs as a prerequisite for affiliating with AAAD; AAAD representation at international meetings; women's basketball as a next logical progression after the AAAD acceptance of women's team tournaments; a surcharge of $10 for every player to support the women's softball teams' transportation to the national tournament; athlete and team records compiled by Art Kruger; Paralympics and autonomy of the World Games for the Deaf; findings of the AAAD structure committee (AAAD restructure committee) on recommendations for reorganizing AAAD; new AAAD brochures and fact book; and regional issues discussed at the regional presidents roundtable meeting.

subseries:

AAAD administrative board, board of directors, and executive committee meeting minutes, Phoenix, AZ
Extent: 5 items
Date: 3-6 April, 1990
Box 2, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
Minutes from meetings held during the 46th annual AAAD national basketball tournament. Subjects include risk management; interpreting fees for referee workshops; Friendship Games between US athletes and athletes from the USSR; Shirley Platt named US Olympic Committee women's task force liaison; equal treatment and accessibility to women's basketball and softball teams at tournament host sites; championship team airfare expenses; name change from National Sports Festival to Deaf Sports Festival; accident and liability insurance coverage; recognition of women's basketball starting at the Phoenix tournament but financial issues to be further assessed by the law committee; and the decision to hire Shirley Platt as executive director of the AAAD at $18,000 per year.

subseries:

AAAD administrative board, executive board, and softball council meeting minutes, Chicago, IL
Extent: 3 items
Date: 23 September, 1982
Box 1, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
Subjects include storing Hall of Fame materials, discussion of AAAD Archives at Gallaudet University; behavior of a regional president and AAAD officer; proposals and amendments to fees.

subseries:

AAAD administrative board, executive board, and softball council meeting minutes, St. Louis, MO
Extent: 3 items
Date: 18-20 September, 1985
Box 1, Folder 3

Scope and Contents:
Minutes from meetings held during the 10th annual AAAD slo-pitch softball tournament. Subjects include setting aside money to purchase a computer to facilitate secretarial and financial work; US Olympic Committee funds granted for developing basketball clinics in Europe, sports camps for Deaf youth, coaching clinics, and sports medicine programs; deaf athletes invited to compete in the 1986 National Sports Festival in Houston, TX at no cost to athletes; making women's softball tournaments official under AAAD; 17 women's softball teams inviting themselves to the national invitational slo-pitch tournament and the host teams accommodated them; AAAD member registration and fees; Shirley Platt (formerly Shirley Christian co-introducing a motion to have women's teams be officially recognized by the AAAD and receive the same status as men's teams, which was referred to the law committee; disorder and debts left by AAAD Los Angeles Olympic committee after World Games for the Deaf in Los Angeles; and the problem of "indecent exposure" cases by players during regional softball tournaments.

subseries:

AAAD administrative board, executive committee, and softball council meeting minutes and reports, Dallas, TX
Extent: 2 items
Date: 21 September, 1988
Box 1, Folder 5

Scope and Contents:
Minutes of meetings held during the 13th annual men's and 2nd annual women's slo-pitch softball tournament. Subjects include a special meeting between Canadian Deaf Sports Association (CDSA) and AAAD about establishing the North American Deaf Sports Association, with the possible inclusion of Mexico and Caribbean nations; insurance needs and suggestions for fee amounts to cover insurance needs; suitability of Akron, OH to be a host for the AAAD 50th anniversary tournament in 1994; residency rules and players competing outside their home regions; establishing a home office at Colorado Springs, CO; and development of a job description for the proposed position of AAAD executive director. Regional presidents' reports are also present.

subseries:

AAAD administrative board, executive committee, and softball council meeting minutes, Hartford, CT
Extent: 8 items
Date: 20-24 September, 1989
Box 1, Folder 6

Scope and Contents:
Minutes of meetings held during the 14th annual AAAD men's and 3rd annual women's slo-pitch softball tournament. Subjects include the possibility of affiliation with the World Recreation Association of the Deaf (WRAD) and the National Deaf Bowling Association (NDBA); per diem allowances for the World Games for the Deaf committee; sending AAAD athletes to the Friendship Games in Russia; certification of tournament officials; arguments between regions over team membership; breaking from tradition to require previously inducted Hall of Fame members to pay for their meal at future luncheons; raising funds so that World Games for the Deaf athletes do not have to; planning 1990 Friendship Games for visiting Russian teams in the US, and possibly Canadian teams as well.

subseries:

AAAD administrative board, executive committee, and softball council meeting minutes, Tucson, AZ
Extent: 5 items
Date: 25-29 September, 1990
Box 2, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
Minutes from meetings held during the 15th annual men's and 4th annual women's softball tournament. Subjects include AAAD Hall of Fame Awareness Day program; planning an administration board meeting to coincide with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) meeting; Friendship Games revenues; Mini Deaf Olympics (later Mini Deaf Sports Festival); Canadian Deaf Sports Association (CDSA) softball tournament report; AAAD Magazine; keeping the World Games for the Deaf separate from Paralympics; move from US Olympic Committee Group E designation to Group B; obtaining AAAD records from Art Nelson and putting the responsibility for records under the World Games for the Deaf committee; and planning the 1991 tournament in Atlantic City, NJ. There is also a bound collection titled "Biannual Reports of: AAAD Officers, National Sports Organizations, Regional Presidents, Committees."

subseries:

AAAD administrative board meeting minutes, Washington, D.C.
Extent: 3 items
Date: 11-13 May, 1990
Box 2, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
Minutes, agendas, and correspondence from administrative board meetings held at Gallaudet University. Subjects include AAAD publicity and brochure printing; the responsibilities of the executive secretary position held by Shirley Platt, changed to secretary instead of executive director so it combined with her duties as secretary-treasurer; development and member services funds; establishing relationships between AAAD and handball and other sport organizations; the basketball/softball national sports organization (NSO) committee chaired by Dennis Platt and the women's basketball committee headed by Pauline Wood, charged with establishing separate official basketball and softball NSOs affiliated with the AAAD; AAAD participation in a tournament hosted by the Canadian Deaf Sports Association (CDSA); new NSOs working with their respective national governing bodies (NGBs) for further support; proposal to make the AAAD Bulletin self-sustaining through advertising sales; marketing AAAD products like shirts and items featuring the AAAD logo; and a clothing drive as part of the 1990 Friendship Games so Russian participants could take American clothes back to USSR with them.

subseries:

AAAD administrative board meeting minutes and reports, California State University, Northridge
Extent: 4 items
Date: 18-20 January, 1991
Box 2, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
Minutes and reports from an administrative board meeting. Subjects include complaints about scheduling tournaments during Jewish holidays; Deaf Sports Festival planning and DSF committee problems; funding transportation for women's basketball teams in 1991 Atlantic City tournament; Atlantic City inspection tour; duties of the executive secretary position and level of authority, since Shirley Platt was hired and given the position description of the executive director without clear definition of duties; AAAD lobbyist for World Games for the Deaf participation rather than with the Paralympics; athlete of the year debate in Hall of Fame committee; serious problems with the Atlantic City tournament committee and tournaments being a property of AAAD; and difficulty obtaining records from Art Nelson, former AAAD recorder.

subseries:

AAAD bylaws proposals from AAAD law committee
Extent: 8 items
Date: 1986-1987
Box 10, Folder 3

Scope and Contents:
Original folder with letters back and forth between law committee chair George Wilding and other members of the committee regarding restructure of the AAAD.

subseries:

AAAD executive board and house of delegates meeting minutes, New Orleans, LA
Extent: 3 items
Date: 25-27 March, 1993
Box 2, Folder 4

Scope and Contents:
Minutes from meetings held during the 49th annual men's and 3rd annual women's national basketball tournament, 23-27 March, 1993. Subjects include the creation of a National Paralympic Committee; AAAD vision statement; USA Team for the 1993 World Games for the Deaf in Sofia, Bulgaria; hearing players in AAAD-sanctioned sports events; regional boundaries redesigned; women's basketball; and AT&T sponsorship and in-kind contributions to AAAD.

subseries:

AAAD executive board and house of delegates meeting minutes, Santa Fe, NM
Extent: 2 items
Date: 8-9 November, 1997
Box 2, Folder 6

Scope and Contents:
Minutes from meetings held at new Mexico School for the Deaf in Santa Fe, NM. Subjects include the AAAD name change to US Deaf Sports Federation, to take place over 4 year period; transfer of World Games for the Deaf assets to AAAD; $13,000 Akron lawsuit settlement and reimbursement of funds for basketball expenses; baseball tour of Japan in 1998 as a self-supporting event; Amateur Sports Act applied to AAAD activities; recognition of united States Deaf Golf Federation as an affiliate of AAAD; inventory of the equipment at the national office in Ogden, UT; AAAD constitution and by-laws to be posted on the AAAD website; requirements of officers to be elected; and the USA Deaf Basketball (USADB) and American Basketball Association of the Deaf (ABAD) merger.

subseries:

AAAD executive board and softball council meeting minutes and agenda, Los Angeles, CA
Extent: 3 items
Date: 25-28 September, 1991
Box 2, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
Minutes from meetings held during the 16th annual men's and 5th annual women's national softball tournament. Subjects include finding ways to reduce surcharges; surcharges are eliminated for basketball but remain in softball; compiling athlete and team records; and home office equipment and staff.

item:

AAAD executive board meeting agenda, Clearwater Beach, FL
Extent: 1 item
Date: 26-27 September, 1993
Box 2, Folder 4

Scope and Contents:
Agenda from meeting held during the 18th annual men's and 7th annual women's national slo-pitch softball tournament, 22-26 September, 1993. Subjects include training camps for athletes; international Deaflympics and changes to structure of international governing bodies and CISS (International Committee on Sports for the Deaf or ICSD); contract for executive director position filled by Shirley Platt; coaching clinics and certification program; and dues for National Softball Association of the Deaf (NSAD) affiliated NSO.

item:

AAAD executive board meeting agenda
Extent: 1 item
Date: 31 March-4 April, 1994
Box 2, Folder 5

Scope and Contents:
Agenda for an executive board meeting, no location noted. Agenda subjects include development of forms to evaluate executive director performance; "Dummy" Hoy USA Baseball Hall of Fame nomination; and strict control of affiliation groups with AAAD.

item:

AAAD executive board meeting agenda, Washington, D.C.
Extent: 1 item
Date: 18-20 November, 1994
Box 2, Folder 5

Scope and Contents:
An agenda from an executive board meeting, with subjects that include National Softball Association of the Deaf (NSAD) relationship with AAAD; women's team handball and orienteering as possible additions to the World Games for the Deaf in 1997; and a protest letter from African-American Deaf, Inc.

item:

AAAD executive board meeting agenda
Extent: 1 item
Date: 21-22 June, 1996
Box 2, Folder 6

Scope and Contents:
An agenda from an executive board meeting, no location noted. Subjects include coaching symposium; ban on National Softball Association of the Deaf (NSAD); Akron club lawsuit after AAAD 50th anniversary basketball tournament; Salt Lake City bid for 2003 winter World Games for the Deaf;and AAAD national sports organization (NSO) responsibility regarding elite, grassroots, and youth sports programs.

subseries:

AAAD executive board meeting minutes, Ogden, UT
Extent: 5 items
Date: 7-9 June, 1991
Box 2, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
Agenda, minutes, and motions from an executive board meeting. Subjects include strengthening all levels of sports programming; implementation of current AAAD four-year plan; reports from committees and officers; financial audits by a hired CPA; computerized systems and reporting; trademarking or copyrighting the AAAD logo; inventory of fixed assets like office machines for tax reporting; updating the AAAD brochures and publicity materials; US Olympic Foundation captioning project; and temporary office space secured in Ogden as AAAD home office.

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AAAD executive board meeting minutes, Tucson, AZ
Extent: 5 items
Date: 17-19 January, 1992
Box 2, Folder 4

Scope and Contents:
Official and unofficial minutes from an executive board meeting. Subjects include distinction between Hall of Fame and athlete of the year; supervision of the executive director, US Olympic Foundation grants; AAAD instructional videotapes for volleyball, team handball, shooting, and badminton; suspension list for possession of illegal drugs; progress report from executive director Shirley Platt regarding home office and personnel; and AAAD Archives housed at Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Reference Agency (DCARA). Items feature extensive marginalia handwritten in pencil and ink.

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AAAD executive board meeting minutes, Columbus, OH
Extent: 4 items
Date: 15-17 May, 1992
Box 2, Folder 4

Scope and Contents:
Official and unofficial minutes from meetings of the executive board. Subjects include new address for home office in Ogden, UT overseen by executive director Shirley Platt; addition of 5 major goals for 1991-1993; higher auditing fees from contracted firm; fundraising packets for the 1993 World Games for the Deaf in Sofia, Bulgaria; Deaf Sports Festival progress reports; AAAD cash problems, grant proposals; golf, chess, and shooting joining the NSO Council; drug testing athletes; and negotiations with the Silent Network.

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AAAD executive board meeting minutes, Washington, D.C.
Extent: 1 item
Date: 12-14 January, 1996
Box 2, Folder 6

Scope and Contents:
An agenda from an executive board meeting, with subjects that include a lawsuit filed after the AAAD 50th anniversary basketball tournament in Akron, OH; ban on American Basketball Association of the Deaf (ABAD); proposed two-tier AAAD membership structure; US flag football NSO failure to enforce AAAD membership; international tournaments; freeze of AAAD regions' assets; AAAD presentations at the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) conference; and marketing of AAAD-produced videotapes.

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AAAD executive board meeting minutes and agenda, Olathe, KS
Extent: 4 items
Date: 27-28 September, 1992
Box 2, Folder 4

Scope and Contents:
Minutes from meetings held during the 17th annual men's and 6th annual women's softball tournament, 23-26 September, 1992. Subjects include AAAD publications and the purposes of each; using Quicken for budgeting and problems with financial reporting; Utah Association of the Deaf (UAD) selling their items at the AAAD home office; national search for another executive director, Shirley Platt continues as interim executive director; 193 World Games for the Deaf in Sofia, Bulgaria; and resignation of Donalda Ammons, chair of the games preparation committee. The subseries also features eight pages of undated notes handwritten in pencil corresponding to agenda items listed for this meeting.

subseries:

AAAD executive board meeting minutes and agenda, Council Bluffs, IA
Extent: 2 items
Date: 30 April-2 May, 1993
Box 2, Folder 4

Scope and Contents:
Minutes from executive board meetings. Subjects include budget revision and changes in membership dues structure; vacancy of AAAD treasurer position; financial commitment of AAAD to basketball and softball NSOs; medical treatment as part of risk management; and offer to Shirley Platt to be executive director beyond interim time period. Items include extensive marginalia and handwritten calculations.

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AAAD executive board meeting minutes and agenda, Ogden, UT
Extent: 2 items
Date: 22-24 July, 1994
Box 2, Folder 5

Scope and Contents:
Minutes and an agenda from an executive board meeting. Subjects include the workload at the AAAD national office in Ogden, and the need to hire a liaison to national sports organizations (NSOs) when the AAAD budget situation improved; coaching clinic allocations for 1994; team preparation for the 1995 World Games for the Deaf in Yllas, Finland; officer reports on travel assignments and AAAD representation; and sending a chef de mission from the AAAD executive board to international events or US Olympic Committee events.

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AAAD executive board meeting minutes and reports, San Antonio, TX
Extent: 4 items
Date: 15-17 January, 1993
Box 2, Folder 4

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AAAD executive board meeting minutes, resolutions, executive director report, and addenda, Ogden, UT
Extent: 28 items
Date: 6-8 May, 1994
Box 2, Folder 5

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AAAD executive committee and board of directors meetings minutes and committee reports, and delegate list, San Diego, CA
Extent: 1 item
Date: 26 March, 1980
Box 1, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
Subjects include cities dropping tournamnent hostships; AAAD becoming a member of US Olympic Committee and creating a separate rule book for this purpose; boundary disputes between FAAD and NWAAD; reaching deaf children with the AAAD bulletin; Hall of Fame nominees; international business and tournaments being hoseted in the US.

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AAAD executive committee and board of directors meeting minutes, Buffalo, NY
Extent: 3 items
Date: 31 March-2 April, 1981
Box 1, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
Subjects include officers reports on the rising costs of AAAD, rules and regulations of volleyball council; future of funding by US Olympic Committee; planning upcoming tournaments; and inviting European clubs to participate in second volleyball tournament.

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AAAD executive committee and softball council meeting minutes, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Extent: 1 item
Date: 17 September, 1981
Box 1, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
Minutes of meetings that took place at the sixth annual AAAD slo-pitch softball tournament. Subjects include starting a national softball tournament for women's teams; relationship of the AAAD with Federation of Silent Sports of Canada (FSSC) and Canadian club membership in AAAD; tournament host clubs backing out of contracts at the last minute.

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AAAD executive committee and softball council meeting minutes and report from AAAD Secretary-Treasurer Lyle G. Mortensen, Hollywood, CA
Extent: 3 items
Date: 22 September, 1983
Box 1, Folder 3

Scope and Contents:
Minutes and report from meetings held during the 8th annual AAAD national slo-pitch softball tournament. Subjects include the tour of the 1985 World Games for the Deaf sites in the Los Angeles area undertaken by AAAD officers; clubs attempting to have games involving AAAD clubs without obtaining international sanction or AAAD sponsors; and softball team transportation costs and responsibilities.

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AAAD house of delegates and executive board meeting minutes and reports, Little Rock, AR
Extent: 15 items
Date: 31 March-4 April, 1992
Box 2, Folder 3

Scope and Contents:
Official and unofficial minutes of meetings held during the 48th annual men's and 2nd annual women's national basketball tournament. Subjects include national office lease and staff pay; extension of appointment for executive director; raising membership dues for individuals; suspensions and fines; due process for athletes who file grievances; and broadcasting the World Games for the Deaf. The subseries includes a bound copy of reports titled, "House of Delegates Meeting - Annual Reports: AAAD Officers, Standing and Ad Hoc Committees, National Sports Organizations, Regional Reports."

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AAAD organization committee survey report
Extent: 9 items
Date: 25 February, 1989
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
Summary of two surveys conducted to collect feedback from AAAD members and officers regarding proposed organizational changes. The summary features marginalia handwritten in pencil.

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AAAD reports from administration and regional representatives
Extent: 1 item
Date: 1959
Box 1, Folder 1

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AAAD restructure committee meeting minutes, Salem, Oregon
Extent: 1 item
Date: 8-10 June, 1990
Box 10, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
Subjects include report on a prior AAAD board of directors meeting; planning proposed changes to AAAD by-laws; developing a database system to manage membership; developing national sports organizations (NSOs) for softball and basketball; developing a four-year plan in conjunction with standing committees and NSOs; creating an AAAD handbook; attracting more members; and eventual disbanding of the AAAD restructure committee in 1991.

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AAAD restructure committee meeting agenda and minutes, Washington, D.C.
Extent: 4 items
Date: 25-27 August, 1989
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
The agenda and minutes of the meeting include restructure activities; US Olympic Foundation proposals for 1990; AAAD summit meeting planning and invitation list; search for sports leaders for new national sports organizations (NSOs) under AAAD; budgeting and financial reporting; AAAD fundraising; AAAD organizational chart including the office of executive director; and US Olympic Committee and Committee on Sports for the Disabled interpreters. Several documents feature marginalia handwritten in pencil.

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AAAD restructure membership costs and services proposed by Jim Oldham
Extent: 1 item
Date: undated
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
Suggested plans for AAAD membership costs and benefits, including basic services, extended services, and VIP services and fees for each.

subseries:

AAAD restructure report with survey on AAAD organization by Lawrence Fleischer
Extent: 3 items
Date: undated
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
A short opinion survey along with a list of existing AAAD objectives and proposed objectives for the future.

subseries:

AAAD restructure summit meeting evaluation
Extent: 3 items
Date: 9-12 November, 1989
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
Also includes unmarked evaluation with detailed questions.

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AAAD restructure summit meeting invitation list
Extent: 1 item
Date: 26 August, 1989
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
Materials related to the AAAD restructure committee summit meeting, titled "Respis, Aspis, Prospis...A look to the Past, to the Present, to the Future: Our Responsibility," held at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

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AAAD restructure summit meeting notes and possible recommendations for reorganization
Extent: 1 item
Date: undated
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
Notes include group feedback on restructure proposals, and a possible recommendations summary list.

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AAAD restructure summit meeting packet with final invitation list and detailed agenda
Extent: 1 item
Date: 9 November, 1989
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
Materials regarding the AAAD restructure committee summit meeting, titled "Respis, Aspis, Prospis...A look to the Past, to the Present, to theFuture: Our Responsibility," held at the US OlympicTraining Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

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AAAD self-analysis financial report and four-year plan
Extent: 1 item
Date: 4 September, 1987-6 January, 1988
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
The report features categories such as revenue, administration, and development rated on a numbered scale. Each item is ranked as being an overall weakness or a strength for the organization. The attached 4-year plan lists estimated costs for specific projects, including publishing literature to enhance AAAD's public image, establish a home office, and train coaches as well as develop elite athletes.

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AAAD special administrative board meeting minutes and correspondence, Kansas City, MO
Extent: 1 item
Date: 8-13 August, 1986
Box 1, Folder 4

Scope and Contents:
Minutes of a special administrative board meeting held 8-9 August, 1986. Subjects include the possibility of using Deaf Communications Institute, a nationwide electronic mail service, for administrative communication; the AAAD Hall of Fame room at Gallaudet University; hostship of the 1988 softball tournament; rules drafted for women's softball; payment to contracted firm for help securing funds for the 1985 games and how to come up with the money to pay the high fee; the US Organization of Disabled Athletes (USODA) and whether AAAD should join; and competition between Deaf and disability organizations to secure funding.

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AAAD summit meeting summary by Tom Humphries, restructure staff writer
Extent: 1 item
Date: 1989
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
A detailed press release summarizing the AAAD restructure committee summit meeting, titled "Respis, Aspis, Prospis...A look to the Past, to the Present, to the Future: Our Responsibility," held at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

subseries:

AAAD volleyball council and basketball ad-hoc council meeting minutes, Los Angeles, CA
Extent: 2 items
Date: 1-3 July, 1982
Box 1, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
Subjects include social services provided by Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referral Agency (DCARA) of the San Francisco Bay area; planning a basketball tournament in San Francisco and problems with hotels.

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African-American Deaf, Inc. flyer calling for a boycott of AAAD tournaments and support for National Black Advocate Conference and African American Deaf pride, self-respect, and esteem fundraiser
Extent: 1 item
Date: circa 1994
Box 4, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
The flyer was made by Robert Moore, representative of African-American Deaf, Inc. and was discussed at the AAAD executive board meeting in Washington, D.C., 18-20 November, 1994 (box 2, folder 5).

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Agendas for AAAD executive board meeting and joint meeting of the executive board and USA/World Games for the Deaf Committee, Santa Fe, NM
Extent: 1 item
Date: 14-17 January, 1994
Box 2, Folder 5

Scope and Contents:
Agendas outlining meeting topics, which include planning the 50th anniversary of AAAD at Akron, OH; proposals for revising the AAAD rules and regulations; funds for USA Team for the 1995 World Winter Games for the Deaf; evaluation procedures of the AAAD executive director position; master schedule of executive board and committee meetings; public relations kit with videos for Hall of Fame and 'AAAD Story'; secession of National Softball Association of the Deaf (NSAD); outlining of major goals of AAAD for 1991-1993, including softball and basketball NSO establishment and publishing at least 3 issues of the AAAD magazine annually; "Breaking the Barriers" videotape by AT&T (cf box 41, folder 5); US hosting the 2003 World Games for the Deaf; and the relationship between the AAAD international relations committee and World Games for the Deaf committee. The item features notes and marginalia handwritten in pencil.

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Articles of incorporation of the American Athletic Association of the Deaf (AAAD), Baltimore, MD
Extent: 1 item
Date: 22 March, 1957
Box 4, Folder 2

subseries:

Correspondence with attached documents for AAAD restructure committee presentation by chair Lawrence R. Fleischer
Extent: 18 items
Date: 23 March, 1989
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
Documents include images and charts related to restructure plans to be shown on an overhead projector at an AAAD meeting in Miami.

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Financial analysis report for AAAD restructure committee chair Lawrence R. Fleischer
Extent: 1 item
Date: 8 October, 1989
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
A computer printout detailing the finances and expenses of the AAAD.

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First bi-annual AAAD national volleyball tournament meeting minutes, Chicago, IL
Extent: 1 item
Date: 24-26 July, 1980
Box 1, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
Subjects include confusion over tournament sanctions and team fees; law committee business regarding wording in the by-laws; and regional reports.

subseries:

Letter and AAAD restructure summit meeting documents sent by restructure committee chair Lawrence R. Fleischer to meeting invitees
Extent: 8 items
Date: 31 October, 1989
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
A package of documents sent several days before the restructure summit meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. Included are proposed goals and objectives of the AAAD; vital information about the meeting location, the US Olympic Training Center; AAAD proposed budget for 1990-1994; leadership activities; and draft of the AAAD restructure committee report.

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Letter and documents sent by AAAD restructure committee chair Lawrence Fleischer to Dennis Platt with restructure and publicity documents
Extent: 17 items
Date: 23 January-21 February, 1990
Box 10, Folder 5

Scope and Contents:
Package includes a draft of a "fund raising, promotion and publicity plan" for the World Games for the Deaf, prepared by Creative Communications, Inc.; annotated copies of AAAD restructure timeline and reports by the restructure committee; meeting schedules; AAAD organizational chart and general boards of director information; a preamble proposal to be added to updated by-laws; interview by Deaf Sports and Fitness with Lawrence Fleischer regarding AAAD restructure; drafts of by-laws annotated by Leonard Hall; agenda and schedule information for the Friendship Games held in Washington, D.C. in 1990; and a list of proposals to the US Olympic Foundation for 1991.

subseries:

Letter and documents sent by AAAD vice president Max Ray to Dennis Platt
Extent: 6 items
Date: 15 May, 1989-20 June, 1989
Box 10, Folder 4

Scope and Contents:
Includes handwritten and typed messages to Dennis Platt from Max Ray, as well as extensive marginalia.

subseries:

Letter and report from the Washington, D.C. law offices of Kenyon and Kenyon to AAAD executive director Shirley Platt regarding registering the AAAD emblem and trademarking the acronym AAAD
Extent: 2 items
Date: 11 July-11 August, 1991
Box 4, Folder 2

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Letter from AAAD president Lyle G. Mortensen to Ronald E. Sutcliffe releasing Sutcliffe from restructure committee
Extent: 1 item
Date: 18 July, 1986
Box 10, Folder 3

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Letter from AAAD president Lyle G. Mortensen to Ron Sutcliffe reinstating Sutcliffe as chairman of the committee to restructure the AAAD rules and regulations
Extent: 1 item
Date: 19 August, 1986
Box 10, Folder 3

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Letter from AAAD vice president Max Ray to members of the ad-hoc bylaws committee regarding proposed draft of AAAD bylaws proposed by the AAAD restructure committee
Extent: 1 item
Date: 29, October 1990
Box 10, Folder 3

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Letter from AAAD vice president Max Ray to regional secretaries, NSO secretaries, and AAAD officers regarding addendum of approved amendments to AAAD constitution, bylaws
Extent: 1 item
Date: 1 June, 1991
Box 10, Folder 3

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Letter from AAAD vice president Max Ray to the administrative board and restructure committee members regarding comments and changes to proposed bylaws
Extent: 1 item
Date: 9 January, 1991
Box 10, Folder 3

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Letter from Dennis Platt to Lawrence R. Fleischer regarding AAAD summit meeting invitation list
Extent: 1 item
Date: 30 July, 1988
Box 10, Folder 1

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Letter from restructure committee chair Lawrence Fleischer to AAAD restructure committee regarding first steps for restructure
Extent: 1 item
Date: 28 October, 1987
Box 10, Folder 3

Scope and Contents:
Attachments include a master plan for AAAD reconstruction timeline, October 1987-May 1989.

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Letter from restructure committee chair Lawrence R. Fleischer to restructure summit meeting invitees
Extent: 1 item
Date: 30 August, 1989
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
Restructure committee chair Lawrence Fleischer describes the restructure summit meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, remarking that the meeting "will bring together approximately fifty people including athletes, coaches, officials, and leaders in the AAAD" to discuss changes to AAAD. There are corrections and marginalia handwritten in pencil on the draft.

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Letter from restructure committee chair Lawrence Fleischer to restructure committee members inviting feedback on restructure ideas, with attachments
Extent: 1 item
Date: 7 March, 1989
Box 10, Folder 3

Scope and Contents:
Attachments include restructure committee meeting minutes, progress reports, letters to US Olympic Foundation contacts, and a "big ideas sheet."

subseries:

List of items for AAAD grant proposals to US Olympic Foundation
Extent: 2 items
Date: undated
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
List features goals for AAAD for inclusion in US Olympic Foundation grant proposals. Handwritten marginalia on one item marks the top four of the nine goals listed.

subseries:

Meeting minutes of the ad-hoc committee on restructuring AAAD with attached correspondence
Extent: 1 item
Date: January 1987 - June 1987
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
The minutes report is accompanied by a letter from Ronald E. Sutcliffe to Lawrence R. Fleischer addressing a misstatement attributed to Sutcliffe in the meeting minutes.

subseries:

Memorandum and attached documents from restructure committee chair Lawrence R. Fleischer regarding meeting dates and assignments
Extent: 1 item
Date: 10 July, 1989
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
Letter and documents sent in preparation for meeting of the restructure committee at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., 25-27 August, 1989.

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Memorandum from AAAD vice president Max Ray to the members of the restructure committee regarding proposed compromises for the new AAAD boards
Extent: 1 item
Date: undated
Box 10, Folder 3

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Memorandum from Leonard Hall to bylaws members of the AAAD restructure committee with attached draft of updated constitution
Extent: 1 item
Date: 8-10 June, 1990
Box 10, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
Extensive marginalia and notes on constitution drafts.

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Memorandum from restructure committee chair Lawrence Fleischer to AAAD board of directors regarding restructure progress, with attachments
Extent: 1 item
Date: 6 April, 1988
Box 10, Folder 3

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Memorandum from restructure committee chair Lawrence Fleischer to AAAD restructure committee with attached draft constitution and revisions to bylaws
Extent: 1 item
Date: 14 August, 1990
Box 10, Folder 3

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Memorandum from restructure committee chair Lawrence R. Fleischer to AAAD summit meeting participants regarding AAAD plans
Extent: 1 item
Date: 19 December, 1989
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
Materials reference the AAAD restructure summit meeting, titled "Respis, Aspis, Prospis...A look to the Past, to the Present, to theFuture: Our Responsibility," held at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Memorandum from restructure committee chair Lawrence R. Fleischer with attached reports on regional meetings regarding restructuring AAAD
Extent: 1 item
Date: 2 April, 1990
Box 10, Folder 2

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Progress report by restructure committee chair Lawrence R. Fleischer
Extent: 1 item
Date: 5 June, 1989
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
An inscription in red ink reads, "for AAAD bulletin"; the date 6-5-89 is written in black ink.

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Report from AAAD Secretary-Treasurer Lyle G. Mortensen
Extent: 1 item
Date: 1981-1982
Box 1, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
Subjects include the 1981 World Games for the Deaf in Cologne, Germany; US Olympic Committee Handicapped in Sports council awarded AAAD a grant, establishing a relationship between the entities; sanction fees for invitational tournaments;, and membership dues.

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Report from AAAD Secretary-Treasurer Richard E. Caswell
Extent: 1 item
Date: 1980-1981
Box 1, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
Topics include volleyball as the new AAAD tournament sport; participation in Olympics and National Governing Bodies (NGBs) in additional sports; establishing a home office and hiring an exeutive secretary for the AAAD; stuednets being barred from tournament play; and World Games for the Deaf in Cologne, Germany in summer 1981.

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Report of the AAAD restructure committee
Extent: 1 item
Date: 4 April, 1990
Box 10, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
Inscription written in pencil on title page reads, "Platt's, 2-12-90."

subseries:

Restructure committee meeting notes
Extent: 4 items
Date: 24 February, 1989-25 February, 1989
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
Notes are informal, from a meeting at an unidentified location, and also outline the establishment and responsibilities of a chair for the restructure committee. The date is handwritten in pencil.

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Restructure report by Ronald E. Sutcliffe summarizing his study on the mission and organizational relationships of the AAAD
Date: 23 March, 1986
Box 10, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
A report with an attached letter submitted to AAAD President Lyle Mortensen. The report is an in-depth study of the AAAD's relationships, contemporary organizational structure, and participants, and gives recommendations on how to reorganize to be considered a multi-sport organization in the view of the US Olympic Committee in order to secure funding and develop elite athletes for international competitions.

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Rules and Regulations of the AAAD, amended at Dallas, TX
Extent: 1 item
Date: 1973
Box 5, Folder 1

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Rules and Regulations of the AAAD, amended at Miami Beach, FL
Extent: 1 item
Date: 1982
Box 5, Folder 1

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Rules and Regulations of the AAAD, amended at Washington, D.C., 1984 (softball), and Chicago, 1985 (basketball)
Extent: 1 item
Date: 1984-1985
Box 5, Folder 1

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USA Deaf Sports Federation executive board meeting minutes, Washington, D.C.
Extent: 1 item
Date: 9-11 January, 1998
Box 2, Folder 6

Scope and Contents:
Minutes from a meeting held at Gallaudet University. Subjects include negotiations between USADSF and Shirley Platt on deferred compensation; feasibility of hiring a director of development; Valerie Kinney hired as administrative assistant to the board; Shirley Platt announcement that she accepted the offer to become USADB women's basketball commissioner; site visit to Davos, Switzerland; tryouts for US Team at Jackson Hole, WY; budget for 1998; and coach selections for 1999 World Games for the Deaf.

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USA Deaf Sports Federation executive board meeting minutes, Ogden, UT
Extent: 1 item
Date: 21-22, March, 1998
Box 2, Folder 6

Scope and Contents:
Minutes from a meeting held at the USADSF national office in Ogden, UT. Subjects include USADSF membership in the Deaf organization Consumer Action Network (CAN); World Games for the Deaf committee members approved; new location for the USADSF national office; training for Quicken software; 1998 timeline for American Basketball Association of the Deaf (ABAD) and USA Deaf Basketball (USADB) merger plan submission; website development for USADSF.org linked with Deaf America Network (DAN); and former executive director Shirley Platt leaving a special issue of the Deaf Sports Review unfinished.

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USA Deaf Sports Federation executive board meeting minutes, Rochester, NY
Extent: 1 item
Date: 19-20 July, 1998
Box 2, Folder 6

Scope and Contents:
Minutes from a meeting held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Subjects include USA Deaf Basketball (USADB) accepting an offer to settle expenses from 1996 Deaf Sports Festival; the suspension of members of the 1997 US Team who were late on dues; and replacing the AAAD banner with a USADSF logo.

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USA Deaf Sports Federation executive board meeting minutes, Washington, D.C.
Extent: 1 item
Date: 31 July-2 August, 1998
Box 2, Folder 6

Scope and Contents:
Minutes from a meeting held at Gallaudet University. Subjects include Rochester Institute of Technology as host for the 1999 Deaf Sports Festival; allocating funds for a computer system and printer for the USADSF national office; and extending the submission deadline for a signed USA Deaf Basketball/American Basketball Association of the Deaf (ABAD) merger plan.

subseries:

AAAD financial records and correspondence
Box 11-14

Scope and Contents:
The Financial Records and Correspondence series contains AAAD financial records and reports; documentation of spending by AAAD officers; correspondence between AAAD treasurers and other AAAD administrators; and correspondence and documents created by hired financial advisors and auditors on behalf of the AAAD (boxes 11-13). The series also contains receipts for official travel for Shirley H. Platt and Dennis R. Platt (box 13); check requests, and refund requests for dues paid by individual member athletes (box 12); insurance and risk management documents (box 13); and grant funding documents from the US Olympic Foundation and US Olympic Committee (box 14).

Conditions Governing Access:
Box 12 contains sensitive materials that may be restricted.

Arrangement:
Financial records are arranged chronologically by year. Correspondence is arranged in chronological order with records unless records for a specific year are spread over several files or correspondence materials are few, then correspondence is separated into its own folder.

subseries:

Publications
Extent: 4 boxes
Date: 1958-2000
Box 15-18

Scope and Contents:
This subseries comprises documents and correspondence between AAAD administrators and subscribers about AAAD publications (box 17); issues of the
AAAD Bulletin
1958-1980 and 1984-1997 (boxes 15-16);
Inside AAAD
1992-1993 and 1995-1996 (box 16);
Deaf Sports Review
1991-1995 (box 17); as well as stand-alone issues and incomplete runs of newsletters and publications from other organizations including National Association of the Deaf (NAD), Gallaudet University Alumni Association, and World Recreation Association of the Deaf (WRAD/USA) (box 18). There are also convention programs and ephemera from NAD meetings and correspondence with NAD representatives (box 18). The subseries also features documents and publications from other Deaf services organizations such as the Consumer Action Network (CAN) and Communication Services for the Deaf (CSD) (box 18).

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American Athletic Association of the Deaf (AAAD) National Sports Organizations (NSOs)
Date: 1981-2015
Box 19-37

Scope and Contents:
This series comprises records of the National Sports Organizations (NSOs) affiliated with the AAAD and USADSF, including administration and official and unofficial correspondence, especially during the years of Dennis R. Platt's serving as Vice President of National Sports Organizations, 1991-1993; administration documents of the NSO Council and minutes of NSO Council meetings (box 20); and AAAD and USADSF Hall of Fame records and programs (box 19). The subseries Aquatic Sports - Wrestling NSO Records contains documents and correspondence for AAAD National Sports Organizations (NSOs) with the exceptions of basketball and softball, which comprise their own subseries. Sports in this subseries include aquatic sports and swimming, archery, badminton, bowling, cycling, figure skating, and golf (box 21); flag football, handball, hockey, racquetball, and shooting sports (box 22); skiing, soccer, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling (box 23).

Arrangement:
NSO correspondence and documentation are grouped together by sport listed in alphabetical order with the exception of basketball and softball, arranged in separate subseries. Documents and correspondence related to the early AAAD administration of basketball and softball and the shift to making them individual NSOs as with other affiliated sports are together in box 24.
Correspondence related to specific basketball and softball tournaments is arranged chronologically within the tournament file. In cases where correspondence is focused on more than one sport or on general topics as primary subjects, materials are arranged in chronological order in general correspondence files at the beginnning of the series (box 20) or, with basketball and softball topics, boxes 24 and 25. If correspondence about a single subject were originally grouped together and arranged in reverse chronological order, that order has been retained.
Correspondence about Canadian players and player eligibility are in general NSO files (box 20) and softball files (box 34, folders 2 and 3).
Basketball and softball tournament programs and records are arranged chronologically by year, while general correspondence, meeting minutes, and administration records unaffiliated with specific tournaments or years are arranged alphabetically by subject at the beginning of the series, and then, in cases where single subjects span several folders, chronologically.

subseries:

Administration and correspondence
Extent: 1 box
Extent: and 1 folder
Box 19-21

Scope and Contents:
This subseries contains AAAD/USADSF Hall of Fame documents, correspondence, and ceremony programs (box 19), and general administration documents and correspondence between AAAD leaders and sports clubs under the AAAD umbrella (box 20).

Conditions Governing Access:
Boxes 20 and 21 contain sensitive materials that may be restricted.

subseries:

Aquatic sports - wrestling NSO records
Extent: 2 boxes
Extent: and 4 folders
Box 21-23

Conditions Governing Access:
Boxes 21 and 22 contain sensitive materials that may be restricted.

subseries:

Basketball NSO (AAAD basketball, ABAD, NBAD, USADB)
Extent: 11 boxes
Box 24-33, 39

Scope and Contents:
The subseries Basketball NSO contains AAAD committee and organizational documents and correspondence related to the restructuring of basketball and softball from AAAD-administered groups to separate National Sports Organizations (NSOs) (box 24); coaching clinic documents and correspondence (box 24); basketball handbooks, bylaws, and rules (boxes 24, 25, 31); meeting minutes and agendas from USA Deaf Basketball (USADB) board meetings and House of Delegates meetings (boxes 25-33); player and team rosters and statistics (boxes 24, 30, and 39); USA Basketball team photos and coach photos (box 31); official and unofficial correspondence (boxes 24-33); financial records (box 25); and tournament programs and planning documents (boxes 26-33). USA Deaf Basketball Hall of Fame records are included in boxes 32 and 33, and three issues of the Slam Dunker newsletter that are not connected to a specific tournament are in box 27. Because AAAD basketball was also known as National Basketball Association of the Deaf (NBAD) and was also associated with American Basketball Association of the Deaf (ABAD), eventually to become USADB, this subseries contains records reflecting these changes and relationships.

Conditions Governing Access:
Box 25 and boxes 29-32 contain sensitive materials that may be restricted.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements:
Box 32 of this subseries contains digital material that may be restricted.

subseries:

Letter and documents from AAAD/USADSF president Bobbie Beth Scoggins to Dennis Platt regarding process of merging USA Deaf Basketball (USADB) and American Basketball Association of the Deaf (ABAD) into a single NSO
Extent: 13 Items
Date: 15 June, 1998-20 June, 2000
Box 25, Folder 6

Scope and Contents:
Copies of materials generated during the process of establishing a national sports organization (NSO) for basketball under AAAD, including a timeline for the merger meetings and member votes; a statement of agreement between USA Deaf Basketball (USADB) and American Basketball Association of the Deaf (ABAD); correspondence between AAAD/USADSF president Bobbie Beth Scoggins and USADB and ABAD representatives regarding the success of the meetings; a press release announcing the USADB/ABAD partnership; minutes of the USADB/ABAD summit meeting held at Gallaudet University, 20-22 November, 1998; memoranda regarding the use of social security numbers on membership forms and liability insurance procedures for the 1998-1999 basketball season; minutes from the original USADB/ABAD statement of agreement meeting held in Phoenix, AZ, as well as minutes from a follow-up meeting on the statement of agreement, which took place in Providence, RI, 12 April, 2000.

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Letter of Intent and press release announcing establishment of separate basketball NSO and softball NSO under AAAD
Extent: 3 items
Date: 31 May-1 June, 1997
Box 24, Folder 1

Scope and Contents:
Materials generated during March 31-April 1, 1997 meetings related to the separation of basketball and softball from AAAD management, and establishment of basketball and softball NSOs under the AAAD. The AAAD ban on the National Softball Association of the Deaf (NSAD) and American Basketball Association of the Deaf (ABAD) was temporarily lifted during the meeting. Handwritten notes on the meeting are attached.

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Memorandum from Deaf Basketball Association (DBA) secretary-treasurer Jack Lee Cooper announcing DBA organization name, with attached documents
Extent: 1 Item
Date: 9 August, 1993
Box 24, Folder 4

Scope and Contents:
The memorandum includes a list of "transition DBA officers," as well as attachments that include minutes from the first meeting of the DBA officers held 29-31 July, 1993; schedule for the 50th anniversary basketball tournament in Akron, OH; DBA goals; and DBA bylaws.

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Statement of Agreement between USADB (USA Deaf Basketball, Inc.) and ABAD (American Basketball Association of the Deaf)
Date: 1999
Box 25, Folder 6

Scope and Contents:
Statement of Agreement made during a meeting in Phoenix, AZ on 14 April, 1999 to discuss the merger between USADB and ABAD into one national sports organization (NSO) for basketball under AAAD. Boxes 2, 10, 29, 30, and 31 also have materials related to administrative board meetings and reorganization documents connected to the creation of a separate basektball NSO under the AAAD.

subseries:

USA Deaf Basketball (USADB) board of directors meeting minutes, Washington, D.C.
Extent: 3 items
Date: 10 December, 1999
Box 25, Folder 3

Scope and Contents:
Minutes and corrections from a meeting held at Gallaudet University. Subjects include email procedures for the USA Deaf Basketball (USADB) board; suspensions of former officers Bennie Maucere, Mark Alan Corson, and Laurence Plate from all membership privileges after being accused of fraud in their handling of the 1999 basketball tournament in Phoenix, AZ; outstanding debts to vendors after financial mismanagement of the tournament at Phoenix; plans to have a lawyer demand financial records and documents for 1998 and 1999 turned over to new officers; and site visits and planning for the 2000 basketball tournament in Providence, RI. A second copy (possibly corrected) minutes of the meeting notes the net loss of $31,570 from the 1999 Phoenix tournament. Boxes 29 and 30 have extensive correspondence related to the Phoenix tournament.

subseries:

USA Deaf Basketball (USADB) preliminary financial report for year 1999
Extent: 6 items
Date: 31 December, 1999
Box 25, Folder 5

Scope and Contents:
Financial statement prepared for the year 1999, but with a footnote stating that the report was incomplete since it did not have the financial data from the 1999 Phoenix basketball tournament. It is also noted that USADB had to file for a tax extension in order to investigate the Phoenix tournament and possible mishandling of funds by former USADB officers. See correspondence regarding the Phoenix tournament in box 30.

subseries:

Softball NSO (AAAD softball, NSAD)
Extent: 3 boxes and 2 folders
Box 34-37

Scope and Contents:
The Softball subseries contains administrative documents and official and unofficial correspondence related to AAAD softball and National Softball Association of the Deaf (NSAD) (box 34); general organization structure and bylaws (box 34); player and team statistics (box 34); and tournament programs, fliers, and newsletters (boxes 35-37).

Arrangement:
Softball statistics in bound volumes with multiple years included are separated into statistics-only files, which includes undated records, while records representing only one tournament is in the individual tournament file folder arranged chronologically by year. Records for men and women are organized together.

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AAAD women's softball corrected bylaws
Extent: 1 item
Date: 14 January, 1987
Box 34, Folder 3

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"An Overlook on a New Bylaws Structure for a New National Deaf Softball Organization," by Laurence L. Plate, Jr.
Extent: 1 item
Date: undated
Box 34, Folder 3

subseries:

Correspondence between AAAD executive director Shirley H. Platt and Amateur Softball Association (ASA) executive director Don Porter regarding AAAD affiliation with the ASA
Extent: 3 items
Date: 5 November, 1991-18 September, 1993
Box 34, Folder 2

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Letter from AAAD executive director Shirley H. Platt to Canadian Deaf Sports Association (CDSA) president Ronald Fee regarding the National Softball Association of the Deaf (NSAD) ban
Extent: 1 item
Date: 15 May, 1995
Box 34, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
The letter lists noncompliance with AAAD laws regarding mandatory individual membership in AAAD as the primary reason NSAD was banned by AAAD, and also details how the ban affects Canadian and American athletes. AAAD also did not recognize the eight regions playing under NSAD, so tournaments for 1995 were unsanctioned by AAAD.

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Letter from AAAD president Lawrence R. Fleischer to Walter Werner, Jr., Nancy Opheikens, and Vance Rewolinski appointing them to the ad-hoc committee on NSO softball
Extent: 1 item
Date: 8 May, 1992
Box 34, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
The letter outlines the goals and strategies of the new committee, an extension of the first ad-hoc committee on NSO basketball/softball, with the aim of establishing softball as a separate NSO under the AAAD.

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Letter from AAAD president Richard E. Caswell to Jo-Anne Robinson of the Federation of Silent Sports of Canada (FSSC) regarding Canadian softball players playing for AAAD teams
Extent: 1 item
Date: 20 July, 1983
Box 34, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
A letter addressing concern by Canadian Deaf sports officials that Canadian players are crossing the US border to play with American teams, therefore hindering the creation of a Canadian league for lack of athletes. Caswell notes that Canadian players are allowed to join AAAD and play on AAAD teams, but they cannot compete on the US Team at the World Games for the Deaf.

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Letter from AAAD president Richard E. Caswell to regional presidents regarding decision not to begin a national women's softball tournament
Extent: 1 item
Date: 28 January, 1982
Box 34, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
A letter addressing calls to create a women's tournament, citing insufficient enthusiasm in all AAAD regional clubs to draw audiences and raise enough funds to cover women's team travel to tournaments.

subseries:

Letters from AAAD executive director Shirley H. Platt to representatives of the United States Slo-Pitch Softball Association (USSSA) regarding AAAD affiliation
Extent: 2 items
Date: 16 June, 1990
Box 34, Folder 2

subseries:

Letters from AAAD president Lawrence R. Fleischer to National Softball Association of the Deaf (NSAD) commissioner Vance L. Rewolinski regarding NSAD ban and arbitration meeting
Extent: 2 items
Date: 16 February, 1995
Box 34, Folder 2

Scope and Contents:
The second letter (both have the same date) states that the NSAD declared its disaffiliation with the AAAD on December 10, 1994.

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National Softball Association of the Deaf (NSAD) executive board and softball council meeting minutes, Clearwater Beach, FL
Extent: 1 item
Date: 23 September, 1993
Box 34, Folder 3

Scope and Contents:
Minutes from meetings held during the 18th men's and 7th women's annual softball tournament, 22-26 September, 1993. Subjects include a motion stating that unless AAAD rescinded individual and club membership fees, and retain NSAD and regional membership fees, NSAD would secede from AAAD; and revised copies of NSAD bylaws.

subseries:

National Softball Association of the Deaf (NSAD) bylaws, proposals and revisions, rules and regulations, and athletic eligibility rules
Extent: 1 items
Date: 24 September, 1992-23 September, 1993
Box 34, Folder 3

Scope and Contents:
The NSAD bylaws revised at Olathe, Kansas, accompanied by revisions and rules created at Clearwater, Florida on 23 September, 1993.

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National Softball Association of the Deaf (NSAD) bylaws, rules and regulations, policies draft by Laurence L. Plate, Jr.
Extent: 1 item
Date: 21 September, 1992
Box 34, Folder 3

Scope and Contents:
Bylaws with handwritten notes and marginalia.

series:

World Games for the Deaf (WGD) and Deaflympics
Extent: 16 boxes
Date: 1974-2013
Date: 1981-2009
Box 37-52, 78

Scope and Contents:
The World Games of the Deaf (WGD) and Deaflympics series comprises documents, correspondence, and ephemera related to the planning of international Deaf sports events in collaboration with the US Olympics Committee and the International Commission on Sports for the Deaf (ICSD, also known as Comité International des Sports des Sourds or CISS). Records also cover the Deaf Sports Festival and Mini Deaf Sports Festival.

Arrangement:
The AAAD Games Planning Committee documents and correspondence are arranged with the AAAD committee files (box 7 folder 4) rather than with WGD records, as most have AAAD business as the central subject.

Conditions Governing Access:
Boxes 37 and 38 contain sensitive material that may be restricted.

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AAAD records commission report
Extent: 1 item
Date: circa 1986
Box 38, Folder 4

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AAAD USA/WGD summer games records
Extent: 1 item
Date: circa 1990
Box 38, Folder 4

subseries:

Deaf Sports Festival and Mini Deaf Sports Festival
Extent: 8 folders
Box 37-38

Scope and Contents:
The Deaf Sports Festival and Mini Deaf Sports Festival subseries contains documents, correspondence, financial records, and planning information for festivals that took place between 1990-1992 (box 37) and in 1996 (box 38) as tryouts for athletes to qualify for US team at the World Games for the Deaf (WGD) or Deaflympics.

Conditions Governing Access:
This subseries contains sensitive materials that may be restricted.

subseries:

International Commission on Sports for the Deaf (ICSD/CISS) and World Games for the Deaf/Deaflympics
Extent: 12 boxes
Extent: and 1 folder
Box 39-49, 78

Scope and Contents:
The International Commission on Sports for the Deaf (CISS) and World Games for the Deaf/Deaflympics subseries contains CISS Bulletins, handbooks, general information documents, and correspondence (box 40); and World Games for the Deaf and Deaflympics handbooks, administration documents, correspondence, investment documents, and an undated videotape called "Breaking the Barriers (Open Captions)" (box 41). Games programs and related documents include 1981 Cologne games, 1985 Los Angeles games, 1987 Oslo games, 1989 Christchurch games, and 1991 Banff games (box 42); 1993 Sofia games (box 43); 1995 Yllas, Finland games, and an international 1996 Taipei bowling tournament (box 44); 1997 Copenhagen games, 1997-1999 Pan-American Games in Cuba, 1999 Davos games, 2001 Rome games, 2003 Sundsvall, Sweden games, and 2005 Melbourne games (box 45); 2007 Salt Lake City games (boxes 46-48, 78); and 2009 Taipei games (box 49). There are also bid proposals from potential host cities (boxes 46 and 78). Materials relating to other international tournaments, including the 1991 Friendship Games between the USSR and United States, are located in box 42.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements:
This subseries contains materials that my be restricted. Boxes 42 and 44 include audiovisual materials, and boxes 46 and 48 contain digital materials.

subseries:

US Olympic Committee
Extent: 3 boxes
Box 50-52

Scope and Contents:
The US Olympic Committee (USOC) subseries contains annual reports and board meeting minutes (box 50); correspondence and general information about US Olympic Committee grants for AAAD sports (box 51); the Committee on Sports for the Disabled (COSD) and Paralympics (box 51); Olympic National Governing Bodies (NGBs); 1993 USOC Services Training Seminar (box 52); and brochures and documents related to traditional Olympics Games in Atlanta in 1996 and Salt Lake City in 2002 (box 52).

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AAAD Regional Clubs
Extent: 12 boxes
Box 53-64

Arrangement:
The series is arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents:
The AAAD Regional Clubs series contains administration documents, correspondence, and meeting minutes for regional AAAD-affiliated athletic clubs, as well as tournament programs from regional sports events.

subseries:

Central Athletic Association of the Deaf (CAAD)
Extent: 1 box
Extent: and 2 folders
Box 53-54

subseries:

Eastern Athletic Association of the Deaf (EAAD)
Extent: 2 folders
Box 54

subseries:

Farwest Athletic Association of the Deaf (FAAD)
Extent: 3 folders
Box 54-55

subseries:

Metro Washington Association of the Deaf (MWAD)
Extent: 1 folder
Box 56

subseries:

Midwest Athletic Association of the Deaf (MAAD)
Extent: 5 folders
Box 55-56

subseries:

Northeast Athletic Association of the Deaf (NEAAD)
Extent: 5 folders
Box 56

subseries:

Northwest Athletic Association of the Deaf (NWAAD)
Extent: 5 boxes
Extent: and 5 folders
Box 57-62

subseries:

Pacific Coast Deaf Bowling Association (PCDBA) and Pacific Coast Deaf Women's Bowling Association (PCDWBA)
Extent: 1 folder
Box 62

subseries:

Southeast Athletic Association of the Deaf (SEAAD)
Extent: 1 box
Box 63

subseries:

Southern Sports Association of the Deaf (SAAD)
Extent: 1 folder
Box 64

subseries:

Southwest Athletic Association of the Deaf (SWAAD)
Extent: 4 folders
Box 64

subseries:

Southwest Washington Hearing Impaired Association (SWWHIA)
Extent: 1 folder
Box 64

series:

Utah Association of the Deaf and Utah Athletic Clubs
Extent: 8 boxes
Date: 1968-2003
Date: 1986-1999
Box 65-72

Scope and Contents:
The Utah Association of the Deaf (UAD) series contains correspondence and administration documents, issues of
UAD Bulletin
, convention programs, meeting minutes, and financial records (box 65); the Bilingual/Bicultural (Bi-Bi) Committee and conference planning, UAD bylaws and incorporation documents, and correspondence about federal and local legislation sponsored by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) (box 66); planning documents and correspondence related to the 1986 NAD convention in Salt Lake City, planned by Dennis R. Platt and Valerie (Platt) Kinney (box 67); correspondence and documents focused on the establishment of a telephone relay service for Utah (boxes 68-69); awards, reports, correspondence, informational brochures, and yearbooks from the Utah School of the Deaf (box 70); award programs, correspondence, and planning dcouments for Miss Deaf America, Miss Deaf Idaho, and Miss Deaf Utah pageants (boxes 71-72); administration documents, correspondence, and activity advertisements of the Golden Spike Athletic Club of the Deaf, National Fraternal Society of the Deaf, the Utah Community Center of the Deaf, and other Utah-based Deaf organizations (box 72).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements:
Box 71 contains audiovisual materials that may be restricted.

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Articles of incorporation of the Utah Association of the Deaf (UAD)
Extent: 1 item
Date: 3 April, 1956
Box 66, Folder 3

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Platt personal papers
Extent: 5 boxes
Date: 1966-2003
Box 73-77

Scope and Contents:
The series Platt Personal Papers collects personal and family records of Shirley H. Platt and Dennis R. Platt, including official and personal correspondence; household receipts and other financial documents; medical reports and insurance information; biographical sketches of both Shirley and Dennis Platt; Dennis Platt's Weber State University records and correspondence; publications related to Dennis Platt's coaching youth soccer and leading youth scouting activities; photocopies and printed emails featuring jokes and anecdotes collected and shared by Dennis Platt; and documents and informational brochures related to Shirley Platt's 1996 election to the advisory board of the national Women's Sports Foundation. Other materials include American Sign Language interpreting manuals and guidelines for interpreting in medical settings; issues of
Gallaudet Today
and other publications and documents related to Gallaudet University and resources for Deaf persons; a 1999 TTY directory for Arizona; meeting agendas and speaker information for the 1987 Commission on Education of the Deaf; newspaper clippings related to Deaf celebrities and athletes, Utah sports, and national sports; a 1996 Ogden Centennial poster; home improvement brochures with handwritten notes on measurements; gift brochures; copies of articles relating to nonprofit management and corporate board procedures; instructions on computer systems and internet use; and publications related to Utah railroad history and Ogden City.

Conditions Governing Access:
Boxes 75 and 76 of this series contains sensitive materials that may be restricted.

subseries:

Publications in the Platt personal papers
Extent: 1 folder
Box 74

Scope and Contents:
The subseries Publications contains informational brochures, commemorative booklets, and ephemera originally grouped with Dennis Platt's personal papers in a box of material related to Utah Association of the Deaf and Golden Spike Athletic Club of the Deaf. The material is primarily railroad related or commemorating Utah's historical role in connection with railroad history.