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The Triangle Class Book, 1895

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The Triangle Class Book, 1895
The Springfield College, at the time called the International YMCA Training School, yearbook. It was called the Triangle and was for graduating class of 1895. This yearbook contains a class picture, class lists for the other classes at the school, faculty pictures with descriptions, including Dr. James Naismith (the inventor of basketball), text descriptions of the graduating students, A description of the gymnasium program, a goodbye to the Original School Building on Winchester Square or Mason Square as it is now known, athletic team reports, including Basketball, Bicycling, Team Ball, and the history of the class. Interestingly it lists all the graduates since the founding of the school in 1885 (first graduating class in 1887). It ends with the activities on the day of graduation. The Springfield College Yearbooks collection contains yearbooks and class histories created by the students and administration of Springfield College. Before 1904 Springfield College did not have an official Yearbook, but had publications of various levels of expertise. These included printed "Class Books" and “Class Histories” for various years from 1894 to 1903. As far as we know there were no yearbook-like-documents produced before 1894. After 1904 the yearbook has been called the Massasoit, named after Lake Massasoit upon the shores of which the college sits. Most yearbooks contain information on graduating students, activities of the proceeding years, pictures of faculty and staff, athletic team pictures and information, club information, and pictures and text outlining class histories and the graduating seniors, and other information deemed appropriate by the editors. There were no yearbooks produced from 1918-1919 and 1944-1946.
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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Springfield College Yearbooks
Student organizations
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Physical education
International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
Naismith, James, 1861-1939
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
82 Pages
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Yearbook 1895