• Creator
  • Morgan, William G
  • Created Date
  • 1932
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • A copy of the original rules for the game of volleyball most likely sent to Springfield College from William Morgan, the inventor of volleyball, in 1932. Morgan graduated from Springfield College in 1894 and became a physical director at the YMCA in Auburn, Maine. In 1895 he left Maine and became a physical director at the YMCA in Holyoke, MA. While working as the physical director at the YMCA in Holyoke, Morgan developed the game of volleybal... more
    A copy of the original rules for the game of volleyball most likely sent to Springfield College from William Morgan, the inventor of volleyball, in 1932. Morgan graduated from Springfield College in 1894 and became a physical director at the YMCA in Auburn, Maine. In 1895 he left Maine and became a physical director at the YMCA in Holyoke, MA. While working as the physical director at the YMCA in Holyoke, Morgan developed the game of volleyball as a less strenuous alternative to basketball for middle-aged business men. Morgan's game combined elements of both basketball and badminton and was first debuted at Springfield College. Morgan left the YMCA in 1897 to begin work with General Electric and Westinghouse but maintained his ties to the college and the game he created. Morgan died in 1942 at the age of 72. less
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  • Photographs
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