Frank J. Ryan Sports Training Collection, 1936-1982
Ryan, Frank J
16 cu. ft
Motion pictures (visual works)
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.
Archival materials relating to Ryan's career as an athlete, a sports coach at Yale, an inventor, and an author: 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, and instructional sports films Ryan created and marketed.
Frank J. Ryan Sports Training Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Physical education and training
2005.3088 (NMAH Acc.)
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves