Part of Departmental Records
Materials in Series VII were created by Alice Schneider, former Director of Computer Operations for the New York Road Runners Club (NYRRC). The records date from 1982-2003 and largely document the emerging use of computers in the New York City Marathon. Marathon records are arranged chronologically and contain information on abuse of the guaranteed entry system; development of race bibs; and race scoring logistics. The series also includes demographics and statistics for the New York City Marathon from 1982-2002, which provide details on gender, age group, occupational, and geographical distribution of entrants and finishers.
Schneider's files also contain information regarding the relationship between NYRRC and the Achilles Track Club. Records include correspondence and memoranda related to marathon entry for Athletes With Disabilities (AWD), race scoring, and early start times for wheelchair athletes.
A small portion of the series consists of subject files, arranged alphabetically. Files include: MSN and Mirror Image sponsorship; website development; and timing equipment.
New York Road Runners