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College Archives Digital Collections

College Archives Digital Collections

The College Archives Digital Collections is a collection of photographic prints and documents drawn from the Springfield College Records and the Manuscript Collections held in the Springfield College Archives and Special Collections. Images and documents speak to Springfield College athletics; faculty, staff, and students; the campus and buildings, events including alumni reunions, homecoming, and on campus conferences; student life; and Springfield College Presidents. Also included are photographs and other documents that document the YMCA movement in the United States and around the world, the development of Physical Education and Sport, the Olympic Movement, and the creation and early history of Basketball and Volleyball. Of particular interest are images and documents from the collections of Dr. James NaismithDr. Luther GulickWilliam G. Morgan, and materials from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) records.

Dr. James Naismith, late 1880s
This is a cabinet card of Dr. James Naismith thought to be taken during his pursuit of a theological degree at McGill University in Montreal. The handwritten caption on the verso of the photograph reads, "Dr. Jim Naismith, as he appeared when he received his theological degree in late 1880's." View this record.