100 Years and Forever, a film by and about Amos Alonzo Stagg (1962)
- 100 Years and Forever, a film by and about Amos Alonzo Stagg (1962)
This is a 16mm black and white film titled "100 Years and Forever" a film that is written by and is about Amos Alonzo Stagg. It was made to be played at Stagg's 100th Birthday Celebrations and was played at Springfield College's celebrations which took place on August 16, 1962. The film has a voice over reading words written by Amos Alonzo Stagg and is filled with photographs and film clips. It tells the story of his early life through his coaching experience. It was a Roy Grandey Production.
- Stagg, Amos Alonzo, 1862-1965
- Roy Grandey Productions
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Amos Alonzo Stagg Papers
Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae
Stagg, Amos Alonzo, 1862-1965
- 16mm; 00:13:16
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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.