Mann Brothers of Lincoln, Nebraska
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The Mann Brothers of Lincoln, Nebraska is a document that discusses Leslie Mann and Channing Mann, both graduates of Springfield College. Les was a great athlete, and Chan was a dedicated educator of 54 years. The document contains articles written about Leslie and Chan Mann beginning with their high school accomplishments in Lincoln, Nebraska and continuing with Chan's accomplishments as an educator in New York. It also has images of Leslie and Chan Mann during their time at Springfield and in their careers. Letters written to Chan and from Chan are included, such as asking for his presence at the Springfield reunion dinner and his retirement letter. Leslie Mann graduated from the International YMCA College, now Springfield College, in 1925. He planned to graduate with the class of 1914, however he took classes part time for several years so that he could play professional baseball. He played professionally for 19 years with Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and New York. At Springfield, he was the first freshman to make the varsity football team and was nominated for All-American honors, playing as a halfback on the field. Les Mann was the varsity baseball and basketball coach at Springfield in the mid-twenties. He later formed the first baseball school in the nation, and directed the first U.S. All-American baseball team in 1935. He was inducted into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame on November 4, 1972.Channing Mann graduated from the International YMCA College in 1916, where he specialized in physical education. He was a member of the varsity baseball, basketball, and soccer teams. He coached athletics for the Springfield schools, and he organized and supervised the first systems of Physical Training in the public schools of Bennington, Vermont. In 1917, he served as Recreational Director of the Vacation Bible Schools in New York City. He served as a city and county director of the Troy, New York, Public Schools. He helped create the New York State Directors Association and the AAHPER Council of City and County Directors. There is now an award in Channing Mann's name, which honors those individuals who have dedicated themselves to excellence as city and country directors, coordinators or supervisors of HPER. Chan worked to promote and administer HPER programs at his Troy School systems, and throughout the country.
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- Mann Brothers of Lincoln, Nebraska. 1962-1990. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/8960. (Accessed July 20, 2018.)
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- (1962-1990) Mann Brothers of Lincoln, Nebraska. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/8960
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/8960>.