Robert P. Hamlin, class of 1904
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This photograph depicts Robert P. Hamlin, class of 1904 of the International YMCA Training School, now Springfield College. Originally from Springfield, Massachusetts, Mr. Hamlin began working in YMCA facilities around 1890. He served at the Province, Rhode Island YMCA facility, first as librarian, from 1893 to 95, and then as Assistant Secretary, from 1896 to 1905. He graduated from Springfield College in 1904. After graduation Hamlin served as the Secretary of the Colored Men's Departments in the Brooklyn, New York facility from 1906 to 1910. He then served in the capacity of Secretary of the International Commission in Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1912, then in Louisville, Kentucky from 1913 to 1914, before he returned to Washington, D.C. in the same capacity from 1915 to 1919. Then, from 1920 to 1927 he served as the State Secretayr of the national Council for New York. In 1928, though still affiliated with the YMCA in New York, he spent this year in transition before transferring to the Newark, New Jersey facility to serve as the Secretary of the State Commission from 1929 until his retirement on July 25, 1934. Hamlin died April 29, 1944. There is a lantern slide with other pictures of him, see here: http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/2917 Written on the verso of this photograph, a caption reads, "R. P. Hamlin 609 7th St. NW Washington D.C. Please return". Also stamped on the verso, "Natl Globe" Another caption of this image reads, "Scurlock 900 You Street North, Washington D.C.”, believed to be the full address of the photographer.
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Hamlin, Robert P
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