President Gerald R. Ford created the commission in response to continuing conflicts among U.S. amateur sports organizations and declining performance by the U.S. in the Olympic games and other international competitions. There are extensive files on individual sports and related organizations, especially the Amateur Athletic Union, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the United States Olympic Committees.
45.2 linear feet (ca. 90,400 pages)
National Archives and Records Administration - Accessioned by NARA in July 1977, designated as part of Record Group 220, and deposited in the Ford Library.
Open. Some items may be temporarily restricted under terms of the donor's deed of gift, a copy of which is available on request, or under National Archives and Records Administration general restrictions (36 CFR 1256).
Open. Neither the Commission nor the Department of Health, Education and Welfare placed any specific restrictions on the records. The Ford Library staff closed a small number of documents under National Archives and Records Administration general restrictions (36 CFR 1256). The records are subject to the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552).
Prepared by Kenneth G. Hafeli, September 1979
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