Frank J. Ryan Sports Training Collection
NMAH.AC.0871

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0871
Creators:
Ryan, Frank J.
Dates:
1936-1982
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
16 Cubic feet
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Archival materials relating to Ryan's career as an athlete, a sports coach at Yale, an inventor, and an author. Includes photographs, the patent for Ryan's electro-mechanical football game, scrapbooks of newsclippings, Ryan's instructional books on sports, brochures, reprints of articles and other printed materials relating to Ryan's instructional films. Also included are instructional sports films Ryan created and marketed.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Divided into 2 series: Series 1: Papers, photographs and printed materials; Series 2: Audiovisual materials.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Coach at Yale University, creator of sports training films and author of sports training books. He developed a unique bank/school community relations program wherein banks would donate Ryan's sports training films to local schools in exchange for publicity.

Administration
Processing Information note
Collection is unprocessed.
Author
Finding aid prepared by NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Donated to the Archives Center in 2004 by Neil Ryan (Frank Ryan's son) and Fran Ryan.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Frank J. Ryan Sports Training Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Fees for commercial reproduction.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Copyright transferred to Smithsonian Institution in Deed of Gift.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Advertisements--20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Athletics Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Books Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coaches (Athletics) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coaching (Athletics) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures (visual works)--20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patents Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs--20th century Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Physical education and training Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sports--20th century Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu