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The University of Toledo Archives
Manuscript Collection

 

Finding Aid

Sy Mah Papers 1968 to 1988

UM-62

Size: 1 linear foot


Provenance: Bonnie Mah Sellers, Modena New York

Access: Open- 1 restricted file

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Processing Note:

Condition: Good

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Emily Carter, February 20, 1989

Historical/Biographical Sketch

Thian K. “Sy” Mah was an assistant professor of Health Promotion and Human Performance at the University of Toledo from 1970 until his unexpected death in 1988. During his lifetime, Mah ran 524 marathons, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.  


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the papers of Thian K. “Sy” Mah. The collection covers three main topics, classes and university business, personal papers, and marathons. The collection is arranged alphabetically by topics. Included are notes on his pioneering class in marathon running. One restricted file contains Mah’s membership on UT’s Faculty Conference Committee.
            Also contained in the collection is a manuscript for a 50-page lab manual Mah wrote in 1982, and various computer printouts on his research on running.


Series List

  

Folder List

Box

Folder

Item Description

1

1

Blood Testing Program

1

2

Boston Marathon 1987

1

3

Canoeing

1

4

Computer Files

1

5

Correspondence

1

6

Course Outlines

1

7

Cross-Country Skiing

1

8

Department of Physical Education

1

9

Essays

1

10

Faculty Conference Committee- RESTRICTED

1

11

Lab Manual

1

12

Lectures and Tests

1

13

Marathons and Clinics 1974

1

14

Marathon Entry Forms 1984

1

15

Marathon Running Class

1

16

Marathon Schedules

1

17

Olympic souvenir 1988

1

18

Orienteering

1

19

Pace Charts

1

20

Physical Eductaion Labs

1

21

Politics

1

22

Publicity

1

23

Sudden Death

1

24

Sy Mah Marathon

1

25

Training

1

26

Triathlons

1

27

Vita

 

 

Last Updated: 6/9/16