"Gang Aft A-Gley", Cartoon of How Dr. Naismith Created Basketball
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This is a cartoon depicting how Dr. Naismith created the game of basketball. The cartoon depicts Dr. Naismith saying, "I don't know what kind of game it will make...But it will keep the boys out of mischief." The cartoon is actually somewhat accurate as Dr. Naismith was experimenting with the game in the initial stages, only to see its popularity grow beyond his belief. James A. Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939), known as "The Father of Basketball," was born in Almonte, Ontario. When he was nine, both of his parents died of typhoid fever and he was raised by his uncle, who later financed Naismith's way through college. He earned his theological degree from McGill University and graduated from Springfield College, then the YMCA Training School, in 1891. After graduation, he was hired as a faculty member, where he taught for five years. It is in his first year as a faculty member at Springfield College that he created the game of Basketball as an activity for an unruly class. In 1895, Naismith enrolled at the Gross Medical School in Denver and received his M.D. in 1898. In that same year, Naismith took the position of department head of physical education at the University of Kansas, where he remained until his death.
Is part of a scrapbook of Naismith materials, collector unknown, that has been taken out of its binding and the pages separated by archival paper. It is the 24th Item in the scrapbook.
- Willard Mullin
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- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae
Naismith, James, 1861-1939
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- Willard Mullin. "Gang Aft A-Gley", Cartoon of How Dr. Naismith Created Basketball. 1951-03-29. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/408. (Accessed July 18, 2018.)
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- Willard Mullin, (1951-03-29) "Gang Aft A-Gley", Cartoon of How Dr. Naismith Created Basketball. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/408
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- Willard Mullin. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/408>.