Athletics Fundraising Collection
The Athletics Fundraising Collection contains materials pertaining to the fundraising organizations in the Athletics Department, specifically the Fighting Christians Club and the Phoenix Club. The clubs include members that support Elon University athletics. The collection includes correspondences, newsletters, stickers and decals, brochures, newspaper clippings, programs, prints and drawings, and agendas related to the fundraising organizations.
- 1974 - ongoing
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.
Biographical / Historical
The Fighting Christians Club (also spelled, Fightin' Christians Club) of Elon College was established in 1974 to raise money for the Athletic Scholarship Fund. Supporters of Elon Athletics could become members of the club on several different levels. The supporters included alumni, parents, former athletes, businesses, faculty, staff, and other supporters of Elon College. In the 1980s, the various levels of membership begin with associate member, general member, sustaining member, super member, and finished with the highest level of scholarship patron. According to page 44 in James Waggoner's book titled The Fighting Christians, Elon College Athletics Through the Years, "The term 'Fighting Christians' was first used during the 1922-23 sports season to describe the spirit of Elon athletes who proudly wore their Maroon and Gold uniforms for the small Congregational Christian college." In 1997, the Fighting Christians Club's name was changed to the Elon Athletics Foundation which lasted until 2007. On July 1, 2007 the Phoenix Club was launched, as an improved fundraising unit for athletics, but a continuation of the original Fighting Christians Club that was started in 1974. The Phoenix Club was founded with a mission to fund athletic scholarships for student athletes at Elon University. The collection includes correspondences, newsletters, stickers and decals, brochures, newspaper clippings, programs, prints and drawings, and agendas related to the fundraising organizations.
0.5 Linear Feet (1 archival box)
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by type of material. Specification is given to type of material where necessary.
The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections staff for further details about the location.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.
Processed by Rachel Stas, April, 2012
- Encoded by Katie Nash, April, 2012
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