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1949 was the year the first doctoral degree in physical education was awarded and also the year in which about 4,000 books were pulled from the general collection and physically arranged together in the new Physical Education Library. This collection was initially designed to support class reading assignments with only a few items of interest to the graduate students and faculty and a core reference collection. However, by 1952, book selection was geared more toward support of graduate and faculty research with master's degrees offered in both Recreation and Health Education that year. In 1975, the name of the College was changed from Physical Education to Applied Life Studies to reflect more accurately the College's mission. One month later, in July 1975, the name of the library followed suit. The Applied Health Sciences Library merged with the Education and Social Science Library in Fall 2012 to form the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL). Over the years, the collection has reflected the interdisciplinary nature of the departments served and has grown to reflect not only the depth of materials produced in the field, but also the new fields developing within those disciplines.
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