Charles Hapgood (c. 1947-1951)
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This photograph was taken from page sixteen of the 1951 Massasoit, Springfield College's yearbook. It shows Charles Hutchins Hapgood (May 17, 1904 - December 21, 1982), an assistant professor of history. Hapgood spent most of his life teaching and has become one of the best known advocates of the cataclysmic pole shift hypothesis. Hapgood received a master's degree from Harvard University in 1929 in medieval and modern history. He began his Ph.D. work on the French Revolution, but was interrupted by the Great Depression. During World War II, Hapgood was employed by the Center of Information (now called the Central Intelligence Agency) and the Red Cross. After the war, Hapgood taught at Keystone College (1945–1947), Springfield College (1947–1952), Keene State College (1956–1966), and New England College (1966–1967). He married Tamsin Hughes in 1941, but they divorced in 1955. He was struck by a car in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and died on December 21, 1982. 1947–1951? Part of the 1951 Massasoit (pg 16)
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