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Recording of Sir George Williams Speech to the Jubilee Class of 1894, with introduction by Franklin Engelmann and reading by Stuart Hibberd

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Title:
Recording of Sir George Williams Speech to the Jubilee Class of 1894, with introduction by Franklin Engelmann and reading by Stuart Hibberd
Description:
This is the last known re-recording of Sir George Williams wax cylinder address to the Jubilee class of 1894 of Springfield College, then the International YMCA Training School. The recording was made in London in 1964 and contains an introduction by British radio personality Franklin Engelmann, a complete reading of a transcript of the Williams’ address by Stuart Hibbard, known as “The Voice of BBC,” and an excerpt of the original Williams’ recording from the wax cylinder. In 1894, the fiftieth anniversary of the YMCA, the International YMCA Training School (now Springfield College) hosted a Jubilee celebration for which George Williams recorded this speech on a wax cylinder at the Edison House in London, England. It was played during the Jubilee celebrations held on June 6, 1894.
Creator:
Williams, George, Sir, 1821-1905
Creator:
Engelmann, Franklin
Creator:
Hibbard, Stuart
Date:
1964
Format:
Audio recordings (nonmusical)
Location:
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Series:
George Williams Papers
Subjects:
International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
International Young Men's Christian Association
Young Men's Christian Association of North America
Springfield College
Williams, George, Sir, 1821-1905
YMCA
Sound recording
Celebrations
Places:
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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Terms of Use:
Text and images are owned, held, or licensed by Springfield College and are available for personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that ownership is properly cited. A credit line is required and should read: Courtesy of Springfield College, Babson Library, Archives and Special Collections. Any commercial use without written permission from Springfield College is strictly prohibited. Other individuals or entities other than, and in addition to, Springfield College may also own copyrights and other propriety rights. The publishing, exhibiting, or broadcasting party assumes all responsibility for clearing reproduction rights and for any infringement of United States copyright law.
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Publisher:
E.M.I. Studios Ltd
Notes:
George Williams founded the YMCA in 1844 after moving to London from the country and finding the conditions there to be incompatible with his evangelical Christian beliefs. Sir George Williams died in 1905 and was buried in a crypt in St. Paul's Cathedral. Williams' is commemorated with a stained glass window in Westminster Abbey.
Language:
English
Identifier:
ms509-01-12-001
ms509-01-13-001