• Creator
  • Victor Animatograph Co
  • Created Date
  • 1910-1932
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • This is a lantern slide with images of the inventor of basketball, James Naismith and the inventor of volleyball, William Morgan. The slide is part of a collection of slides which were used to create a promotional brochure for the college entitled "Being the Story of a Young Man who elects to go to Springfield College." Naismith, an 1891 graduate of Springfield College (then the International YMCA Training School) taught at the college for fiv... more
    This is a lantern slide with images of the inventor of basketball, James Naismith and the inventor of volleyball, William Morgan. The slide is part of a collection of slides which were used to create a promotional brochure for the college entitled "Being the Story of a Young Man who elects to go to Springfield College." Naismith, an 1891 graduate of Springfield College (then the International YMCA Training School) taught at the college for five years during which time he created the game of basketball. Morgan, also a graduate of Springfield College, invented the game of volleyball in Holyoke, MA. Morgan was influenced by his teacher James Naismith and wanted to create a game that was less vigorous than basketball for the older members of the YMCA. Originally called Mintonette, the name was later changed to volleyball as suggested by Springfield College teacher Alfred Halstead. A numbered slide collection, with numbers ranging from 46 to 121, representing an incomplete set which was used by Springfield College as a recruitment tool during the 1930s. Included are views of campus buildings, faculty, students engaged in athletic and cultural activities, and provides a general idea of the steps a prospective student would experience when considering and choosing to attend Springfield College. Slides were taken from "A Cinema of Springfield College" a pamphlet for prospective students published by Springfield College and made available from George Draper, Alumni Secretary. less
  • Format
  • Photographs
  • Rights
  • Text and images are owned, held, or licensed by Springfield College and are available for personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that ownership is properly cited. A credit line is required and should read: Courtesy of Springfield College, Babson Library, Archives and Special Collections. Any commercial use without written permission from Springfield College is strictly prohibited. Other individuals or entities other than, and in addition to, Springfield College may also own copyrights and other propriety rights. The publishing, exhibiting, or broadcasting party assumes all responsibility for clearing reproduction rights and for any infringement of United States copyright law. Contact host institution for more information.