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A silent black and white film of Amos Alonzo Stagg's 100th birthday celebrations at Springfield College (August 16, 1962)

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A silent black and white film of Amos Alonzo Stagg's 100th birthday celebrations at Springfield College (August 16, 1962)
A silent, black and white 16mm film, of the Amos Alonzo Stagg's 100th birthday celebrations that took place on Springfield College on August 16, 1962. The film is a bit over 10 minutes in length. it shows the people seated at the dinner, the head table and the speakers, including the famous baseball player, Jackie Robinson, who was the main speaker at the festivities. The film is dark and grainy, and it is hard to make out the faces of the people in attendance and who is speaking.
Springfield College
August 16, 1962
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Amos Alonzo Stagg Papers
Springfield College
Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae
Memorial Field House
Stagg, Amos Alonzo, 1862-1965
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972
Springfield (Mass.)
Birthday parties
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
16mm; Silent; 00:10:29
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Springfield College
Stagg graduated in 1891 and served as an assistant physical education instructor at Springfield College from 1890-1892. He started the football program at Springfield College and played in one of the first public basketball game, being the only faculty member to score a "basket ball goal" in their 5 to 1 loss to the students. His football teams at Springfield College were known as "Stagg's Eleven" or the "Stubby Christians". During the two years he coached and played football at Springfield College, the "Stubby Christians" went 10-11-1 and played in one of the first indoor football games in Madison Square Garden against the Yale Consolidated team on December 12, 1890. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Stagg came to be known as the "Grand Old Man of Football". He coached football at the University of Chicago (Chicago, Ill.) from 1892-1932 and at the College of the Pacific from 1933 until his retirement in 1946. Over his career he won 314 games. Amos Alonzo Stagg died in 1965 at the age of 102.
Technician notes from digitization were as follows, "perf damage. shot very dark. 18fps.";