YMCA School of Physical Education in Geneva (1928-1929)
- YMCA School of Physical Education in Geneva (1928-1929)
This pamphlet advertises the International YMCA School of Physical Education, located in Geneva, Switzerland. This pamphlet lists the school’s students (along with a picture), financial needs, entrance requirements, and courses of study. It also includes pictures of the tennis courts, a football game, a basketball game, the athletic field, the building, and a skiing class.
- The International Young Men's Christian Association School of Physical Education
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
- Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Laurence L. Doggett Papers
International Young Men's Christian Association
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The school opened on September 15, 1927 with an initial group of ten students. It offered a two-year program that trained men for Christian leadership in physical education, games, and athletics. During the 1928-1928 academic year, three Springfield College alumni attended: Robert McKinnon, J. D. Brock, and Francis Hoffman. In accord with the resolution adopted by the World’s Committee on July 30, 1927, the school is governed by an independent board of managers, nominated by the World’s Committee and approved by Springfield College. Furthermore, the school was housed by the College de la Grande Boissiere and ran in close cooperation with the Institut Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the University of Geneva. Elmer Berry, who taught at Springfield College, served as the director of the International YMCA School of Physical Education. In 1930, the institution changed its name to the International YMCA School and broadened their coursework to include general secretaries and boys’ work secretaries.