• Creator
  • Art Photo Company, Commercial Photographers
  • Created Date
  • 1930
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • This lantern slide shows an archery event that took place during the International YMCA College’s (now Springfield College) first Freshman Camp in 1930. The freshmen are wearing only shorts and standing in two parallel rows. The students in the first row have their bows drawn while the students in the second are holding spare arrows. In the back right corner is a man who may be the coach. The Freshman Camp was largely organized and implemented... more
    This lantern slide shows an archery event that took place during the International YMCA College’s (now Springfield College) first Freshman Camp in 1930. The freshmen are wearing only shorts and standing in two parallel rows. The students in the first row have their bows drawn while the students in the second are holding spare arrows. In the back right corner is a man who may be the coach. The Freshman Camp was largely organized and implemented by Edgar Munroe Robinson. Robinson brought many of the boys’ work and physical education ideas from the YMCA and Boy Scouts of America to Springfield College and its Freshman Camp. He also assisted in building the two camp lodges: Pukwana Lodge and the Pueblo of the Seven Fires. The Freshman Camp tradition continues today with the College’s Outdoor Pursuits program for incoming students. Robinson was a graduate of Springfield College, class of 1901. After graduating and working away from the Springfield area with both the YMCA and the Boy Scouts of America, Robinson returned to his alma mater in 1927 as a faculty member. Robinson was granted an honorary Master of Humanics degree from the College in 1928. less
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