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North Central Conference records (NCC)

Identifier: MS-117

Scope and Contents

Most of this collection is organized by sport. Some of the collection is ordered by subject. Subjects and sports are in alphabetical order. The boxes include: conference admission paperwork for some of the NCC member institutions, correspondence between coaches, institutions and NCC staff, conference constitutions, bylaws, meeting minutes, manuals, seals, expense reports, budgets, hand written notes, etc. The NCC records also include: press releases, individual athlete and team stats, records, scores, schedules, newsletters, tournament programs and brackets concerning their respective sport. Prominent sports in the NCC records are baseball, basketball, football, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling. The only photos included in the NCC records are photos that happen to be featured in tournament programs, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous printed materials. The NCC records are businesslike in nature and do not feature many personal stories beyond scores/competition results. The DVD in box 35 provides some insight into the people and players of the NCC.


  • 1921 - 2008


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research without restriction. Researchers are advised to contact the Archives and Special Collections prior to visiting. Advance notice may be needed to retrieve items for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers must obtain a signed Permission to Publish Form if they wish to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information from published and unpublished works held by ASC. Permission to reproduce, broadcast, or otherwise disseminate information materials from ASC does not constitute permission from the holder of copyright or literary rights. The researcher is responsible for securing permission from the copyright holder to publish or reproduce content from materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

The North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, later renamed the North Central Conference (NCC), was the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II athletic conference of the north central United States. The NCC was founded at a meeting in Chicago, Illinois in 1921. The first competition of the NCC was a track meet held in Brookings, South Dakota in 1922. The charter member institutions of the NCC athletic conference were South Dakota State College (SDSU), College of St. Thomas (University of St. Thomas), Des Moines University, Creighton University, North Dakota Agricultural College (North Dakota State University), University of North Dakota, Morningside College, University of South Dakota and Nebraska Wesleyan University. At its peak, the conference comprised of ten sports for both men and women. Conference sports included basketball, cross country, golf, indoor track, outdoor track, swimming and tennis. Women’s only conference sports included soccer, softball and volleyball. Men’s only conference sports included baseball, football and wrestling. Throughout its existence, several schools joined and left the NCC. At the time it dissolved, member schools included University of North Dakota, University of South Dakota, University of Nebraska Omaha, Augustana University, Minnesota State University, University of Northern Colorado, St. Cloud State University, University of Minnesota Duluth, Central Washington University and Western Washington University. The final competition of the NCC was the 2008 baseball championship tournament held in Omaha, Nebraska. The NCC was active for 86 years. The conference ceased all activity on July 1 2008.


16.75 Linear Feet (35 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of records for the North Central Athletic Conference. The NCC was the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II athletic conference for the north central United States. It included at various times colleges and universities from North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, and Washington state.

North Central Conference records
Jesse Van Maanen
2017 August
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Repository Details

Part of the USD Archives and Special Collections Repository