Update: Fast out of the blocks, a group has offered to take the Sheahen materials.
Original post: In 2013, after former National Masters News publisher Al Sheahen died, his family let me collect his old materials. Much of it was scanned and posted at mastershistory.org This includes a rare complete set of National Masters News (and company records) from 1977 to 2006, plus original photos.
I no longer have room for these materials, but would happily give them all to someone who wants them or can share with a library or school.
Sheahen, who lived in Van Nuys and Sherman Oaks, was a formative figure in the history of masters athletics. Sadly, nearby California State University Northridge won’t accept his materials for their special collections.
Anyone willing to pay for shipping can have them. Let me know if you are interested. Write me at TrackCEO@aol.com.
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