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Brian Fruits collection of deaf softball tournament materials

 Collection
Identifier: AR 550Fru

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains materials related to deaf softball tournaments in which donator Brian Fruits participated including tournaments sponsored by the American Athletic Association of the Deaf, National Softball Association of the Deaf, Southeast Athletic Association of the Deaf, Southern Sports Association of the Deaf, Central Athletic Association of the Deaf, Madison Association of the Deaf, Metro Washington Association of the Deaf, Carolina Athletic Association of the Deaf, Triad All Stars, and Vancyball. The collection also includes tournament programs, name badges, tournament brackets, newsletters, a tournament bid, and team shirts.

Dates

  • 1977-2007
  • Majority of material found within , 1989-2007

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the collection is open with assistance from the archivist or staff. Restrictions on Box 1 Folder 1; Box 2 Folders 2 and 4; Box 3 Folder 5 due to private information.

Conditions Governing Use note

Open for Research. 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.

Biographical/Historical note

Brian Fruits is an active participant in deaf athletics including softball. In 2012 he was a member of the Sioux Falls/CSD Blue Sox championship men's softball team at the John L. Buckmaster Memorial tournament hosted by the Midwest Athletic Association of the Deaf. The collection contains items from Fruits' participation in tournaments throughout the 1990s and into the first decade of the new century.

Extent

2.75 Linear Feet (3 boxes and 1 oversized carton)

Abstract

This collection contains materials related to deaf softball tournaments in which donator Brian Fruits participated including tournaments sponsored by the American Athletic Association of the Deaf, National Softball Association of the Deaf, Southeast Athletic Association of the Deaf, Southern Sports Association of the Deaf, Central Athletic Association of the Deaf, Madison Association of the Deaf, Metro Washington Association of the Deaf, Carolina Athletic Association of the Deaf, Triad All Stars, and Vancyball.

Arrangement note

Series arrangement is as follows: Box 1: Folders: 1. American Athletic Association of the Deaf; 2-5. National Softball Association of the Deaf; 6. Southeast Athletic Association of the Deaf; 7. Southern Sports Association of the Deaf; 8. miscellaneous associations and tournaments; Box 2: Folders: 1. Central Athletic Association of the Deaf; 2-4. Madison Association of the Deaf tournament bid; 5. Metro Washington Association of the Deaf; 6. Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission; Box 3: Folders: 1. Carolina Athletic Association of the Deaf; 2. Greensboro Parks and Recreation; 3. Triad All Stars; 4. Vancyball; 5. airline tickets; 6. tournament badges; Box 4: clothing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Brian Fruits

Acknowledgment of Bias and Harmful Content

The Sutherland Archives recognizes there are materials in our collections that may be offensive or harmful. Materials may contain language or depictions that are racist, sexist, Eurocentric, ableist, homophobic, etc. We present such materials unaltered to preserve context and to present a complete historical record. Sutherland Archives staff is making efforts to update our finding aids to acknowledge offensive content.

Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Kellie Johnson, intern
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Fulton Library George Sutherland Archives Repository

Contact:
800 West University Parkway
MS 145
Orem Utah 84058 United States