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34c Ski Jumping single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3552
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
January 8, 2002
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Sports  Search this
Organizations & Associations  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.151
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm86431b29b-c1f8-4310-a2e8-e1fb7fd8aea4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2007.151

34c Figure Skating single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3555
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
January 8, 2002
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Sports  Search this
Organizations & Associations  Search this
Women's Heritage  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.154
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm838023e9b-a1cb-4a66-8bd2-18dafdf5ec4f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2007.154

34c Ice Hockey single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3554
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
January 8, 2002
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Sports  Search this
Organizations & Associations  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.153
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8bb162c96-0123-4679-bd2a-8f6acd80f4e1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2007.153

34c Snowboarding single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 3553
Medium:
paper; ink (multicolored)/ photogravure
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
January 8, 2002
Topic:
Contemporary (1990-present)  Search this
Sports  Search this
Organizations & Associations  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
2008.2007.152
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm857f365b0-4acc-4851-b1be-8b3fcea44b46
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_2008.2007.152

Austria à la Carte lecture recording

Collection Director:
Porterfield, Jeanne  Search this
Chickering, Lisa  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound tape reel (126 min.)
Container:
Item 2015.16.11 OS 1
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Sound tape reels
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
The Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the National Anthropological Film Collection may not be played.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield Collection, National Anthropological Film Collection, Smithsonian Institution
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Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection
Lisa Chickering and Jeanne Porterfield collection / Series 7: Films and film-related sound recordings / 7.1: Austria à la Carte
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc91da1564a-0688-4d94-baf8-1419957bd661
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-hsfa-2015-16-ref196
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Sherman Poppen Papers

Donor:
Poppen, Sherman, 1930-  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videocassettes
Business records
Correspondence
Scrapbooks
Advertisements
Clippings
Newsletters
Patents
Negatives
Date:
1966 - 2008
Summary:
The Sherman Poppen Papers document the snurfer, the predecessor of the snowboard that he invented in 1965. The snurfer, a sled that was ridden while standing up, originally consisted of two skis bound together. Snurfer competitions fueled the development of the snowboard as a piece of sporting equipment. This collection contains material describing the snurfer's place in snowboarding history, and the associated business and legal aspects.
Scope and Contents:
The Sherman Poppen Papers document the invention of the snurfer and its distribution. The collection is arranged into two series. The collection consists of correspondence, product literature, photographs, books, notes, a scrapbook, newsletters, newspaper and magazine articles, and VHS videocassettes documenting the snurfer. The business and legal materials, 1966-2006, contains correspondence, notes, and legal documents.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into two series.

Series 1, History, 1966-2008

Series 2, Business and Legal Materials, 1966-2006
Biographical / Historical:
Sherman Poppen (1930-2019) was born in Muskegon, Michigan. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1952 and served in the United States Navy as a supply office at sea from 1952-1956. He owned an industrial business, Lake Welding Supply Company, which sold gases and welding supplies in Muskegon, Michigan. On December 25, 1965, Poppen created the snurfer, a predecessor of the snowboard, by binding two children's skis together. His wife, Nancy, was pregnant with their third child and his two restless daughters, Wendy and Laurie, wanted to play on Christmas day. Poppen entertained them by playing outside in the snow. The girls' desire to stand up while riding on a sled and Poppen's vision of snow drifts as waves collided, and the idea for the snurfer was born. Nancy coined "snurf" by combining the words snow and surf. Neighborhood children soon began asking for snurfers of their own. Poppen decided to patent his creation (US Patent #: 3,378,274 --Surf-Type Snow Ski) and trademarked the words snurf and snurfer (US Trademark #: 1,518,101). It was also patented in Canada (Patent #: 819,596). In 1966, he licensed the product to the Brunswick Corporation and worked with them to create a board from the laminated wood used for bowling alley gutters. Brunswick manufactured the snurfer and sold it as a novelty item, not sports equipment, and it gained popularity. From 1968 through the late 1970s, snurfer racing competitions were held in Muskegon at Blockhouse Hill. In 1972, Brunswick discontinued production of the snurfer, but JEM Corporation continued manufacture until the early 1980s. By 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter, an avid competitive snurfer, began developing an improved model without a rope handle and with the addition of rigid bindings for ski boots to the board. As more resorts began allowing snowboards on their ski lifts, the popularity of the snurfer waned.

Poppen took up snowboarding at the age of 67. He received recognition from the snowboarding community as the grandfather of the sport and was inducted into the Snowboarding Hall of Fame in Banff, Canada in 1995 and the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.
Related Materials:
Materials at the National Museum of American History

The Division of Culture and the Arts holds artifacts related to this collection. See accession #: 2009.0092.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Sherman Poppen on June 22, 2009.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Toys -- 20th century  Search this
Dolls  Search this
Paper dolls  Search this
Sports  Search this
Snowboarding  Search this
Patents  Search this
Winter sports  Search this
Sporting goods industry  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Snurfer  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videocassettes
Business records -- 1950-2000
Correspondence -- 20th century
Business records -- 21st century
Scrapbooks -- 20th century
Advertisements -- 20th century
Clippings -- 20th century
Newsletters -- 20th century
Patents -- 20th century
Negatives
Citation:
Sherman Poppen Papers, 1966-2008, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1159
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Sherman Poppen Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8968ec5d1-4861-46be-8c71-f6d70691f89b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1159
Online Media:

Abraham Anghik Ruben : winter games series

Author:
Ruben, Abraham Anghik  Search this
Kipling Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Ruben, Abraham Anghik  Search this
Kipling Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
34 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2009
Topic:
Winter sports in art  Search this
Sculpture, Canadian  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1030025

Utah - Nature and Scientific Wonders

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 08 Nov 2007 05:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_2cdf996451d0ba96e9e5560e23279f55

Shod for Snow

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 01 Dec 2000 05:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_5d1428b7e737c7c51813c4d1f9f7ea0a

Sports : the first five millennia / Allen Guttmann

Author:
Guttmann, Allen  Search this
Physical description:
448 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Cross-cultural studies
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Sports--History  Search this
Sports--Social aspects  Search this
Sports  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_821026

Arctic Winter Games : an exhibition organized & traveled by the Alaska State Museum / George V. Smith

Author:
Smith, George Vinal  Search this
Alaska State Museum  Search this
Subject:
Arctic Winter Games History  Search this
Physical description:
39 p. : col. ill. ; 22 x 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Arctic regions
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Winter sports--History  Search this
Call number:
GV840.7.A7 S65 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_899170

Arctic sports : a training and resource manual / [written by Michael Heine]

Author:
Heine, Michael  Search this
Sport North Federation  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill., ports. ; 24 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Canada
Canada, Northern
Date:
2002
Topic:
Inuit--Games  Search this
Winter sports  Search this
Coaching (Athletics)  Search this
Call number:
E99.E7 H45 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_719315

Becoming native in a foreign land : sport, visual culture, and identity in Montreal, 1840-85 / Gillian Poulter

Author:
Poulter, Gillian 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 374 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Québec (Province)
Montréal
Montréal (Québec)
Date:
2009
C2009
19th century
Topic:
Canadians, English-speaking--History  Search this
Sports--Social aspects--History  Search this
National characteristics, Canadian  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_945495

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