"Forty Years with Springfield College" by Hanford M. Burr, c. 1932
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Hanford Montrose Burr, B.A., B.D., M.H. (1864-1941) wrote "Forty Years with Springfield College," in 1932. The text is divided into eleven chapters: “Early Days,” “Buildings and Equipment,” “Builders of the College,” “Students I Have Known,” “Episodes,” “The World War,” “The Springfield Philosophy of Education,” “The Springfield Experiment in Liberal Education,” “The Discovery of Teachers,” and “Forecasts.” Rather than a comprehensive history of the college’s first forty years, this document is a series of one individual’s memories and impressions of his students, peers, and work. The heads of each chapter will have specific descriptions regarding their content. Burr also wrote "Studies In Adolescent Boyhood" (The Seminar Publishing Co., 1913), a text which was brought back into print in 2004 by Nabu Press as part of their commitment to the preservation of printed works, and "Around the Fire: Stories of Beginnings" (1923), which was also brought back into print in 2010 by Nabu Press. He also authored "Donald McRea," “the story with a hero worth following. [It] appeals to every red-blooded boy. Better than a sermon, for it is a life being actually lived,” and the book "Handicapped," which was “an inspiration to every boy when he is most likely to feel discouraged. . . Healthful, stimulating to service, an ideal in action.” In the fall of 1892, Burr became a Professor of Christian History and Sociology at the International Y.M.C.A. College (now known as Springfield College). He was also one of the original members of “The Old Guard,” which assisted the college in its focus on the Protestant Evangelical Christian Faith. It was in this context of the centrality of the Christian faith that the Springfield College philosophy that had driven Springfield College since its founding was given the name of “Humanics” by Hanford Burr.
There is an undigitized duplicate in folder 2 of Hanford Burr's 3 faculty folders. The two copies are essentially the same, although the ink on the copy in folder 2 seems to be slightly less crisp.
|Burr, Hanford M. (Hanford Montrose), 1864-1941|
|Springfield College Archives and Special Collections|
International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
International Young Men's Christian Association College
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- Chicago citation style
- Burr, Hanford M. (Hanford Montrose), 1864-1941. "Forty Years with Springfield College" by Hanford M. Burr, c. 1932. 1932. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/2546. (Accessed June 19, 2018.)
- APA citation style
- Burr, Hanford M. (Hanford Montrose), 1864-1941, (1932) "Forty Years with Springfield College" by Hanford M. Burr, c. 1932. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/2546
- MLA citation style
- Burr, Hanford M. (Hanford Montrose), 1864-1941. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/2546>.