Basketball commemoration day invitation
- Basketball commemoration day invitation
Invitation and announcement of Basketball commemoration day on November 6, 1961. This is a 5 page document, the first page is an invitation and events at the commemoration, the second page is an RSVP, the third page is an RSVP, the fourth and fifth page are the fronts of the two envelopes in the packet; the small return envelope for the RSVP and the larger envelope that contained all the objects represented here.
- Springfield College
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
- Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
James Naismith Papers
Basketball Hall of Fame
Allied Health Sciences Building
Naismith, James, 1861-1939
Basketball Hall of Fame (Springfield, Mass.)
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James A. Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939), known as "The Father of Basketball" was born in Almonte, Ontario. When he was nine, both of his parents died of typhoid fever and he was raised by his uncle, who later financed Naismith's way through college. He earned his theological degree from McGill University and graduated from Springfield College, then the YMCA Training School, in 1891. After graduation, he was hired as a faculty member, where he taught for five years. It is in his first year as a faculty member at Springfield College that he created the game of Basketball as an activity for an unruly class. In 1895, Naismith enrolled at the Gross Medical School in Denver and received his M.D. in 1898. In that same year, Naismith took the position of department head of physical education at the University of Kansas, where he remained until his death.
Only the fronts or the sides that have writing on them have been scanned. The backs or the blank sides have not been scanned here;