Governing body for intercollegiate athletics at the University of Michigan. Records consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, petitions, account books, contracts, photographs, and scrapbooks relating primarily to the operation of the athletic department, including files of directors Fielding H. Yost, Herbert O. (Fritz) Crisler, and Don Canham, and athletic administrators Charles Baird and Philip G. Bartelme.

Canham, athletic director from 1968-88, said that when former University President James Duderstadt lessened the authority of the Board in Control right after Joe Roberson replaced Bo Schembechler as athletic director. The eventually tumultuous basketball program was then left without proper oversight and ultimately leading toward the type of violations mentioned in the Ed Martin indictment.