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  • Springfield College
  • Created Date
  • 2013
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • Springfield College published “Basketball Was Born Here,” a thirty-five page pamphlet describing the early history of the sport, in 2013. It is fourth in a series of four pamphlets created by Springfield College and the Basketball Hall of Fame. The 2013 and 2002 pamphlets were both published by Springfield College. Along the top of each page is a timeline chronicling important events in the history of basketball, starting with its creation in ... more
    Springfield College published “Basketball Was Born Here,” a thirty-five page pamphlet describing the early history of the sport, in 2013. It is fourth in a series of four pamphlets created by Springfield College and the Basketball Hall of Fame. The 2013 and 2002 pamphlets were both published by Springfield College. Along the top of each page is a timeline chronicling important events in the history of basketball, starting with its creation in 1891 and ending in 2009. Basketball was invented in December 1891 by Dr. James Naismith while he was a faculty member at Springfield College. The pamphlet begins by describing the series of events that led Dr. James Naismith to create basketball. It then focuses on three key events: the evolution of rules and equipment, the birth of women’s basketball, and international growth. The pamphlet also describes other influential Springfield College alumni, such as Edward Hickox, John Bunn, Edward Steitz, Edward Bilik, Charles Brock, and Naomi Graves. “Basketball Was Born Here” closes by discussing the creation of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, Springfield College inductees to the Basketball Hall of Fame, and the school’s history. less
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  • 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.