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Department of Kinesiology records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-16.56

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of course syllabi and curriculum materials, program brochures, an index and abstracts of theses, brochures for conferences and workshops, minutes from department committees, and a student handbook and staff manuals. Also included are the newsletters Spartan Messenger, Spotlight on Youth Sports, and Performance in Motion. Electronic Resources include digital editions of the Performance in Motion newsletter, from 2003 to 2013.


  • Creation: 1938 - 2013


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

The Department of Physical Culture and Athletics was created in 1899 with classes for both men and women. In 1916, the name changed to the Department of Physical Training and in 1921 to the Department of Physical Education and was administered by the Division of Applied Science. In 1944, it was called the Department of Physical Education, Health, and Recreation and was in the School of Business and Public Service. In 1955 that Department was called Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and was administered by the School of Education. In 1998, the name changed to the Department of Kinesiology.


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Legal Status

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply. Property Rights: Michigan State University.


Department of Kinesiology Records
4 Published And Cataloged
S. Roberts
July 2008
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Finding aid written in English.
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US