Clem Perkins, Juggler (c. 1936-1940)
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This is a black-and-white photograph of Clement G. Perkins (class of 1940), an alumnus of the International YMCA College, now called Springfield College. This picture shows him standing next to a juggling kit and holding an unidentified object. Clement Perkins was from Boston, Massachusetts. He was a member of the varsity gymnastics squad all four years. He also spent two years in the school band, two semesters as a gymnastics stunts tutor, and an unknown amount of time on the International Scholarship Drive Committee. This was part of a routine that the Springfield College gymnasts performed during exhibition shows. The history of gymnastics at Springfield College stretches nearly as far back as the school’s founding in 1885. Leslie Judd, widely considered a father of modern gymnastics, was the team’s first coach. Dr. James Naismith, the creator of basketball, was an early member of the team.
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Springfield College--Gymnastics--Exhibition team
Perkins, Clement G
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- Clem Perkins, Juggler (c. 1936-1940). 1936-1940. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/7829. (Accessed June 20, 2018.)
- APA citation style
- (1936-1940) Clem Perkins, Juggler (c. 1936-1940). Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/7829
- MLA citation style
- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/7829>.