What the Triangle Means Transcript, by Luther Gulick
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Transcript of an article titled "What the Triangle Means" written by Luther Gulick for the January 18, 1894 YMCA publication, Young Men's Era, explaining the significance of the inverted triangle as a symbol for the YMCA. In his article Gulick emphasizes that the three sides of the triangle represent the spirit, mind and body not as individual units but as a whole, representing the whole man. Luther Gulick came to the School for Christian Workers, now Springfield College, in 1887 where he helped found the physical training department and served as its first director. Gulick created the inverted triangle while at the College. The triangle is still used as the school's seal today. While at Springfield, Gulick directed James Naismith who was a teacher at the school, to create a winter sport to be played indoors. Soon after, Naismith created the game of basketball. Gulick left Springfield College in 1900 to work as the physical education director at the Pratt Institute High School in Brooklyn. In 1910, Gulick and his wife Charlotte founded the Camp Fire Girls of America, a youth movement for girls which emphasized camping, outdoor activities and preparing women for work outside the home. Gulick died at his summer home in Maine at the age of 52. There is no physical location for this document anymore. To view the original page of this article, see http://cdm15370.contentdm.oclc.org/u?/p15370coll2,583.
|Gulick, Luther Halsey 1865-1918|
|Springfield College Archives and Special Collections|
|Young Men's Era|
|International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)|
Young Men's Christian Association of North America
Young Men's Era
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