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Frederick W. Kasch Papers, 1937-2011 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Frederick W. Kasch Papers, 1937-2011Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1950-1980

Primary Creator: Kasch, Frederick W. (1913-2008)

Extent: 2.88 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Alphabetical by Folder Title

Date Acquired: 07/01/2011

Subjects: Kasch, Fred W. (Frederick William), Physical fitness

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

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.

Dr. Kasch became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education at San Diego State College in 1948. In 1952, he established an Exercise Laboratory at San Diego State and began the first adult fitness clinic, also known as the Adult Fitness Program (AFP), on campus. He retired in 1980 as Professor Emeritus. In 1990, a university exercise physiology lab was named in his honor and an endowment for graduate study was established in his name in 1999.

Dr. Kasch received numerous grants for research and supplies for the university. His works were published in journals such as the Journal of the American Podiatry Association, the Journal of the Association for Physical and Mental Rehabilitation, Research Quarterly, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Physician and Sports Medicine. Dr. Kasch aslo co-authored the book Adult Fitness in 1968 and attended various national and international symposiums.

Biographical Note

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.

Dr. Kasch became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Education at San Diego State College in 1948. In 1952, he established an Exercise Laboratory at San Diego State and began the first adult fitness clinic, also known as the Adult Fitness Program (AFP), on campus. He retired in 1980 as Professor Emeritus. In 1990, a university exercise physiology lab was named in his honor and an endowment for graduate study was established in his name in 1999.

Dr. Kasch received numerous grants for research and supplies for the university. His works were published in journals such as the Journal of the American Podiatry Association, the Journal of the Association for Physical and Mental Rehabilitation, Research Quarterly, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Physician and Sports Medicine. Dr. Kasch aslo co-authored the book Adult Fitness in 1968 and attended various national and international symposiums.

Subject/Index Terms

Kasch, Fred W. (Frederick William)
Physical fitness

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Acquisition Source: Margaret Kasch

Related Materials: University Archives Photograph Collection, 1898-

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Frederick W. Kasch Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Biographical],
[Series II: Correspondence],
[Series III: Photographs],
[Series IV: Publications/Professional Work],
[Series V: Newsclippings and Media Coverage],
[Series VI: Audiovisual],
[Series VII: Artifacts],
[All]

Series I: BiographicalAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Item Level Description of Biographical Information; Margaret KaschAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Autobiography/Biography, 1973-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Curriculum Vitae, 1913-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Frederick and Katherine Kasch Memorabilia, 1951-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Dr. Frederick W. Kasch Memorial, 2008Add to your cart.
Series II: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Item Level Description of Correspondence; Margaret KaschAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Adult Fitness Program Participant Correspondence, 2002 and 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Illinois, University of Illinois, Civil Service ExamAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Professional, 1954-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 10: San Diego State College/ University, 1950-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 11: SDSU Former Students, 1999-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 12: The United States Jaycees re: The President's Council of Physical Fitness, 1968Add to your cart.
Series III: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Item Level Description of Photographs; Margaret KaschAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 14: Adult Fitness Program and Exercise Physiology Laboratory, 1967, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 15: American College of Sports Medicine, 1989, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Center for Optimal Health Performance 48th Anniversary, May 4, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 17: David Bruce Dill Symposium, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Dedication of the Fred Kasch Exercise Physiology Lab, Flyer and Photos, May 2, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Gymnastic Teams, 1950-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Joe Ginet, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Professional Colleagues, 1956-2007Add to your cart.
Folder 22: SDSU Birthday, April 16, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Slides: SDSU AFP/ San Diego Ocean, 1969, circa 1948Add to your cart.
Series IV: Publications/Professional WorkAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Item Level Description of Grants, Publications, and other Professional Work; Margaret KaschAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 25: Adult Fitness Program Brochures, 1961-circa 1981Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: American Collge of Cardiology, 1968-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 2: American College of Sports Medicine, 1958-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Brochures, Programs, and Flyers of Professional Work, 1959-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Centers Visited, 1964-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 5: A Comparative Study of the Individual Mass and Group Methods of Teaching Elementary Swimming, University of Illinois Master of Science Thesis, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 6: A Comparative Study of the Pulse Rate and Respiratory Metabolism of Cardiac and Normal Boys During Standardized Exercise, NYU Doctoral Dissertation, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Exercise Physiology Laboratory Manual, SDSC, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Grants, 1960-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 9: International Meetings, 1968-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Meetings within the United States, 1958-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Presentations, 1958-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Professor Frederick W. Kasch: Pioneer in Adult Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation, M.S. Thesis for CSULB by Michael Wade Taylor, 2010Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Publications (1 of 2), 1947-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Publications (2 of 2), 1975-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 3: SDSU 33 Year Longitudinal Study, 1999, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Unpublished, 1963-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Validity of the Astrand and Sjostrand Submaximal Work Tests, Walden University Doctoral Dissertation, 1982Add to your cart.
Series V: Newsclippings and Media CoverageAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Item Level Description of Newsclippings and Interviews; Margaret KaschAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: NBC Network News, "Cardiovascular Care", March 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 1948-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 1975-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Joe Brooks, 1952, 2007Add to your cart.
Series VI: AudiovisualAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Item Level Description of Audiovisual Materials; Maragaret KaschAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: American College of Sports Medicine Symposium Honoring Fred Kasch and Reader Article, May 27-30, 2009Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Cassette Tape: "Blood Pressure Changes with the Diet in Hypertensive Men" and "The Effect of Physical Training on Blood Lipid Profiles in Apparently Healthy Males" by Dr. Richard W. Hicks, circa 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Cassette Tape: "Way of Life," Seminar at the University of Southern California, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 4: CD-R: Documents by Margaret Kasch; Longitudinal Study Data, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Fitness: 25 Year Program" at Morraine Junior College, Illinois, November 16, 1989Add to your cart.
Series VII: ArtifactsAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Dr. Frederick W. Kasch's New Balance Running ShoesAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Item Level Description of Artifacts; Margaret KaschAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 2: Scrapbook: Surprise Retirement Party, Includes letters from friends, students, colleagues, and family; Photos of singing telegram girl with lyrics spoofing Dr. Kasch, December 12, 1980Add to your cart.
Item 3: Scrapbook: SDSU Endowment in honor of Frederick W. Kasch, September 7, 1999Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Biographical],
[Series II: Correspondence],
[Series III: Photographs],
[Series IV: Publications/Professional Work],
[Series V: Newsclippings and Media Coverage],
[Series VI: Audiovisual],
[Series VII: Artifacts],
[All]


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