Student next to Basketball Hall of Fame Sign, 1973
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This is a slide of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame sign, with a woman beside it, on Springfield College's Campus. The woman, who we think was a Springfield College student, is standing next to the sign with her head turned towards it. The woman standing next to the sign provides perspective on the size of the Hall of Fame sign which, being taller than the woman appears to have been of sufficient magnitude. This photograph was taken in 1973. The original Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was constructed on the Springfield College Campus due to the college’s deep connection to the sport of basketball; from Dr. James Naismith, who invented the game while he was a faculty member at the school in 1891; to Dr. Edward Hickox, the driving force behind the Hall’s creation; and the innumerable members of the faculty who have sat on national rules committee. In 1959 when the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame construction began the first group of players, coaches, and contributors to the sport were inducted into the Hall of Fame. This first group of inductees included five with ties to Springfield College; Dr. James Naismith, Amos Alonzo Stagg, Luther H. Gulick, Edward J. Hickox, and Naismith’s First Team from Springfield College, then known as the International YMCA Training School. By the time the Hall of Fame opened in 1968 it already had 43 inductees. With the ever-growing popularity of the sport of basketball, inductees into the Hall of Fame, and visitors, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame began to outgrow its Springfield College home. In 1985 the Hall of Fame opened in a new location in Springfield and the original Hall of Fame building ownership was transferred to Springfield College. Renovations on the building began in 1987 and the building was rededicated as the Allied Health Sciences Center in April of 1989.
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Basketball Hall of Fame
Allied Health Sciences Building
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- Student next to Basketball Hall of Fame Sign, 1973. 1973. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/2231. (Accessed June 24, 2018.)
- APA citation style
- (1973) Student next to Basketball Hall of Fame Sign, 1973. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/2231
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/2231>.