Forever home found for 1977-2006 set of National Masters News — shipping being paid

If you have a home for these boxes, they are yours. Just write me.

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 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

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Ken Stone
Ken has followed track as an athlete, writer and webmaster since the late 1960s, and saw most sessions of track and field at the 1984 Los Angeles and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He also attended the 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Trials. He worked for 10 newspapers and now reports for Times of San Diego. Write him at or Story tips always welcome!

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