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Guide to the Frederick W. Kasch Papers
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The Frederick W. Kasch Papers (1937-2011) document Dr. Kasch’s work as a physiologist, researcher, educator, and promoter of adult fitness in San Diego. The collection highlights his published research, coverage in the media, and awards of appreciation from colleagues, students, and research participants. It includes data from his renowned longitudinal study, “Thirty-three Years of Aerobic Exercise Adherence,” as well as a transcript of the NBC News interview “Cardiovascular Care.” The majority of the materials are concerned with Dr. Kasch's professional career at SDSU and date from 1950 to 1980.  The collection is divided into seven series: Biographical (1913-2008), Correspondence (1954-2009), Photographs (1948-2006), Publications/Professional Work (1937-2010), Newsclippings and Media Coverage (1948-2008), Audiovisual (1978-2011), and Artifacts (1980-1999). Items are arranged alphabetically within each series and include newsclippings, correspondence, photographs, audio and video recordings, scrapbooks, publications and conference proceedings.
Dr. Frederick William Kasch was born in Chicago on April 16, 1913 and moved to San Diego in 1948 where he spent the remainder of his life as a physiologist, educator, and pioneer researcher of adult fitness. He attended Austin High School in Chicago in 1931, and earned a B.A. in 1935 and a M.A. in 1937 from the University of Illinois, where he played baseball. The team won the 1934 Big Ten Championship. Kasch earned a doctorate degree in education in 1956 from New York University and a physician’s doctorate from Walden University in 1982.
2.88 linear ft
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