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Morgan, William G. (MS 511)

Finding Aid | Digital images and documents

This collection documents some of the early life and achievements of William G. Morgan (1870-1942), who graduated from the International YMCA Training School, now Springfield College, in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1894, and who created the game of volleyball at the Holyoke YMCA in Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1895. The materials within this collection relate primarily to Morgan’s connections to Springfield College and Western Massachusetts and to his creation of volleyball. Items within the collection include photographs, Morgan’s original application to the International YMCA Training School, articles about Morgan and early volleyball, correspondence with Morgan’s daughter, a video entitled “The William G. Morgan Story,” and a certificate of appreciation presented to Morgan by the United States Volley Ball Association.