Physical Department Circular (1920)
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This Physical Department Circular, published in 1920 by International YMCA College (now Springfield College), explains the importance of physical training and the importance of this training during the industrial age. The circular includes photographs of individuals that have been pioneers in the physical education world, and leaders in amateur sports. It also includes photographs of training school directors in public schools, secondary schools, christian associations, and colleges and universities. The circular also discusses the general course requirements and the technical courses, such as anatomy, physiology, and hygiene that must be taken as a basis. It then goes on to discuss the time required for training, the equipment available to students, the type of men that are desired as students at the school, the expenses, the entrance requirements, and a brief overview of the dormitory life. It includes team photographs from various sports teams, photographs of different clubs at the school, photographs of some classrooms, a blueprint of the athletic fields, and photographs of the senior class, junior class, and freshmen class. The circular closes with photographs of students participating in various events, including the Hampden County Athletic Festival.
|McCurdy, J. H. (James Huff), 1866-1940|
|Springfield College Archives and Special Collections|
|International Young Men's Christian Association College|
Springfield College--Athletic Fields
Physical department circular
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