Sounds like another Garry job to me, but why cannot you just get it from T&FN for all of those years ? I am not at home ( where my COMPLETE collection of T&FN's is ) but I am pretty sure, almost positive, that there is a top 50 , both World and US list printed every year.
So assuming you do not have all those issues, and unless Garry/someone else posts the info today, I will look it all up tonight for you !
The reason I am so sure sbout the lists is that I started a graph about 20 years ago, retroactive to 1947 or 1948, that charts # 1, # 10, and # 50 (maybe # 25 ) every year !
So I will just pull out my chart to give you your answers.
You know what would be cool? If T&FN released a CD-ROM set of ALL back issues, like National Geographic did a few years back. NG's set was something like $110 for every issue going back to 1896. It's really cool. I would certainly buy a similar set from T&FN, but I realize they probably don't have the considerable financial resources that National Geo has.
Garry, are you listening/reading ? Maybe you could make a buck on it too, besides elping people out. I can't believe you make any significant money on the sale of bound volumes but you could keep doing that too.
I remember 35 years ago when T&FN used to advertise back issues for sale, all the way back to 1948, at various prices. My subscription started in October 1959, but I bought all the issues from April 1948 through Sept. 1959 from T&FN.
Sorry to ramble here but what else is this message board for ? About 15 years ago Pete Cava at USATF ( then TAC ) mentioned to me one day that they were building a library of T&FN memoribalia and were missing about 12 issues of T&FN . Guessed who loaned the missing ones to TAC, so they could have them professionally photographed to fill out their complete set ?
btw - that is what I am interested in doing - graphing the US HJ performance over the recent 20 year period - my thesis is that with doping testing advances/methodologies/policies & lack of structrued High Jump developmental programs - for at least at the 50 and below performance level.
tony c, I told you I would do some research for you and I will, but I have not yet had the time. And i checked; my graph from 1948 onward is for world, not US, and charts 1,10, and 25.
Another problem, I just glanced at last year's lists in T&FN and they only go down to 40, not 50.
But hang in there Tony, I always live up to my promises. Sometime in the next week or 2 I will look into this for you !