Scenes Springfield College Men's Basketball games (c. 1970-1971?)
- Scenes Springfield College Men's Basketball games (c. 1970-1971?)
This is a black-and-white, silent, 16mm film of various basketball games of what is thought to be from the 1970-1971 season of the Springfield College Basketball team. Date comes from a sticker on the reel. There is no other indication of teams or dates shown. The video is a total of six minutes and five seconds.
- Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Springfield College Basketball Team Papers
- 16mm; 00:06:05
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James A. Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939), nicknamed "The Father of Basketball," was born in Almonte, Ontario. When he was nine, his parents died of typhoid fever and he was sent to live with his uncle, who later financed Naismith's way through college. He earned his theological degree from McGill University and graduated from Springfield College, then the YMCA Training School, in 1891. After graduation, he was hired as a faculty member, where he taught for five years. It was in his first year as a faculty member at Springfield College that he created the game of Basketball as an activity for an unruly class. In 1895, Naismith enrolled at the Gross Medical School in Denver and received his M.D. in 1898. In that same year, Naismith took the position of department head of physical education at the University of Kansas, where he remained until his death.