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Springfield College YMCA Historical Image Collection poster, 2002

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Springfield College YMCA Historical Image Collection poster, 2002
A poster created by Robert Kudlay, Project Director for the IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) grant-funded "Springfield College / YMCA Historical Image Collections" digitization project, as a promotional poster to highlight the display at Babson Library at Springfield College. The display was on exhibition from mid-August 2002 until mid-September 2002 on the main floor of the Springfield College Babson Library and provided numerous examples of vintage YMCA postcards, lantern slides, posters, glass negatives, as well as various sizes of photographic images, portraits, and landscapes dating from as early as the 1850s until about World War II. These photographs depict the founding and evolution of the School for Christian Workers, now known as Springfield College, the United War Work efforts of the YMCA and the YMCA College during World War I, and the activities, both academic and sports related, of the students of the college. The photographs depicted on the poster include a diploma from the first graduating class of the School for Christian Workers (; the gymnastics team led by Louis Schroeder; a Dry Land Swim exercise photograph(; "Sports available at YMCA Training School 1902" photograph (; the Washington-Gladden boathouse under construction( ) ; and a panoramic print of campus including Judd Gym, Woods Hall, and the original Dormitory building taken around 1915. Collections included within this exhibit and project include the YMCA Historical Image Collection, the YMCA Training School Image Collection, the YMCA College Image Collection, The YMCA Portrait Collection, the YMCA World War I Collection, and the Cliff Smith YMCA Postcard Collection.
Kudley, Robert
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
IMLS YMCA Historical Image Collection Oversized Cabinet 3 Section 1
Springfield College
School for Christian Workers (Springfield, Mass.)
International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
International Young Men's Christian Association College
World War, 1939-1945
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
98.25 x 65.25 cm.
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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.
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There is un-digitized duplicate of this poster in the folder (002);