• Created Date
  • 1918
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  • Springfield College
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  • This photograph shows students of the war work course offered at Springfield College, then known as the International YMCA College. These students took the class in the winter of 1918 and are holding an American flag on the steps of Woods Hall. The War Work Group was formed to further and enlarge the present work of the Army and Navy department in meeting the needs of the enlisted men. Springfield College was chosen as one of the training agen... more
    This photograph shows students of the war work course offered at Springfield College, then known as the International YMCA College. These students took the class in the winter of 1918 and are holding an American flag on the steps of Woods Hall. The War Work Group was formed to further and enlarge the present work of the Army and Navy department in meeting the needs of the enlisted men. Springfield College was chosen as one of the training agencies to prepare and equip men for this special task, which was headed by Arthur Rudman. Through a generous donation by Eleanor S. Woods, Woods Hall was erected on May 23, 1904 as a social and dining hall. The first floor had a dining hall, which could accommodate one hundred and twenty-five guests, and a parlor. The second floor was used for dorm rooms. During 1951, Woods Hall was completely renovated to accommodate the college’s first incoming freshman women. The faculty dining room, lobby, conference room and main dining hall were covered with bright tile flooring and an acoustic ceiling was built as well as modern recessed lighting. The most significant renovation occurred in 1961, after which the building was unrecognizable as the original Woods Hall. In 2008, Woods Hall was demolished to make way for the construction of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union. The top of the flag hanging on the right appears to have been cut out and reattached. All four corners are missing, a piece of the top edge is gone, and there is a brown stain on the right side. less
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