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Laurence L Doggett and wife, Olive, planting a banyan tree in Hawaii

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Laurence L Doggett and wife, Olive, planting a banyan tree in Hawaii
This is a photograph from Doggett's scrapbook chronicling a banyan tree planting during a trip to Hawaii. The tree planting was part of a trip around the world taken by Doggett and his wife after his retirement as President of Springfield College in 1936. During the trip, Dr. and Mrs. Doggett visited 110 alumni in twenty-six countries.
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Laurence L. Doggett Papers
Springfield College--Faculty
International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
International Young Men's Christian Association College
Springfield College
Springfield College--Presidents
Doggett, L. L. (Laurence Locke), 1864-1957
Doggett, Olive E.
Banyan trees
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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Laurence Doggett was Springfield College's fourth president and remained in that position for thirty-nine years. During his time at Springfield, Doggett increased and improved the facilities, grew the student body from fifty to 500 and increased the number of faculty from eight to forty. Doggett was also instrumental in developing the college's humanics philpophy which called for the education of the whole person in spirit, mind and body. This philosophy is still used by the college today. Doggett died in 1957 at the age of 92.
Is part of Doggett Hawaii Scrapbook. Is page 7 of the scrapbook.