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Biography of a Professor: James Stewart Summers (October 1950)

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Biography of a Professor: James Stewart Summers (October 1950)
The Third Pan American Congress of Physical Education published “Biography of a Professor: James Stewart Summers” (October 11, 1950) in honor of Professor James Stewart Summers, Springfield College Alum (Class of 1911). This document recognizes his unparalleled work improving the physical, moral, and spiritual development of youth in Paraguay.
Chapella, Emilio
October 11, 1950
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Student Files
World War, 1914-1918
International Young Men's Christian Association
Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae
Summers, James S.
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
36 pages
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Congreso Panamericano de Educacion Fisica (Montevideo, Uruguay)
Born in Australia, Summers first heard of Springfield College while life-guarding as a young man in Honolulu, Hawaii. Impressed by his swimming prowess, Dr. Hand, then the physical education director of the Y.M.C.A, advised Summers to study physical education at Springfield College. He began his studies the same year and graduated in 1911. He then performed Y.M.C.A. work with the Canadian and British armies during World War I, ultimately earning an honorary Captaincy in the British Army. After the war, he established the Physical Department of the Y.M.C.A school in Midmay, London. Eventually, Summers moved to Uruguay, where he founded the Montevideo YMCA (1909) and dedicated more than twenty-five years to serving the country as a Y.M.C.A. secretary. There is a photograph of Summers on the seventh page.
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