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Laurence L. Doggett speaking with perspective student

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Laurence L. Doggett speaking with perspective student
A lantern slide from a collection of lantern slides that was used to make up a promotional booklet aimed at encouraging young men to come to Springfield College. The pamphlet was entitled "Being the Story of a Young Man that elects to go to Springfield College" and included pictures of buildings and activities available on campus. This slide is of Springfield College's first full-time and longest tenured president, Dr. Laurence L. Doggett sitting at his desk and speaking with a student.
Victor Animatograph Co
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Lantern Slide Collection
Springfield College
Springfield College--Faculty
Springfield College--Students
International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)
International Young Men's Christian Association College
Springfield College--Presidents
Doggett, L. L. (Laurence Locke), 1864-1957
Lantern slides
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
3 x 4in
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During his thirty-nine years at Springfield College, Doggett increased the size of the student body from 50 to 500 and the size of the faculty from 8 to 40. In addition he oversaw the building of a new gymnasium, library, athletic field and swimming pool. Doggett also implemented the school's Humanics philosophy which is still in use by the College today. Doggett retired in 1936 but continued to remain involved within the College community. He died in 1957 at the age of 92.