• Created Date
  • 1928-02
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • The men's gymnastics exhibition program from 1927-1928. The first page of the program has a photograph of the two team Captains, Rene J. Kern and George H. Schonheiter, and the two team Managers, J. Wesley Southard and Ernest H. Tuttle. The next page is an overview of the program including the overview of events and who is performing each event. The next page is a schedule of all the exihibtions and a schedule of the spring trip and the page a... more
    The men's gymnastics exhibition program from 1927-1928. The first page of the program has a photograph of the two team Captains, Rene J. Kern and George H. Schonheiter, and the two team Managers, J. Wesley Southard and Ernest H. Tuttle. The next page is an overview of the program including the overview of events and who is performing each event. The next page is a schedule of all the exihibtions and a schedule of the spring trip and the page after that includes a list of the members of the team. The final 2 pages include an individual photograph of head Coach Leslie J. Judd and then a team picture of all the gymnasts. The history of Gymnastics at Springfield College goes all the way back till nearly the founding of Springfield College in 1885, when Dr. James Naismith, the creator of Basketball, was an early SC Gymnast. Beginning in 1904, the SC Gymnastics team would travel to cities to perform their Gymnastics routines. At the end of their travels, they would perform a “Home Show” at Springfield College, a show they continue to perform to this day. It was during the reign of head coach Leslie Judd, widely considered a father of modern Gymnastics, that the Gymnastics exhibition team really gained a claim to fame. Under the leadership of Professor Leslie J. Judd, the purpose of the Springfield College Exhibition team was to promote and maintain an interest in gymnastics, dance, and the artistic phases of physical education in schools, colleges, YMCAs, and recreational centers. The Exhibition Team has appeared before thousands of spectators in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In fact, in 1941 the team appeared before thirty-five-thousand spectators in twenty-five cities. Another copy of the item within the same folder with notes written on it. less
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  • Photographs
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