Precision on the parallel bars
- Precision on the parallel bars
This black-and-white photograph shows nine Springfield College gymnasts doing handstands on the parallel bars. A label on the back says, "Opening - group balancing (hands)." The history of gymnastics at Springfield College stretches nearly as far back as the school’s founding in 1885.
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Frank Wolcott Papers
Springfield College--Gymnastics--Exhibition team
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Leslie Judd, widely considered a father of modern gymnastics, was the team’s first coach. Dr. James Naismith, the creator of basketball, was an early member of the team. The Exhibition Team has appeared before thousands of spectators in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In fact, in 1941 the team appeared before thirty-five-thousand spectators in twenty-five cities.