Springfield College, Babson Library
An article titled "Basketball - How and When Introduced" by T.D. Patton appeared in the 1941 edition of Souvenir Magazine, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. James Naismith creating the game of basketball. T.D. Patton was one of the original students in the secretarial department class at the International YMCA Training School, now Springfield College, to play the game of basketball created by Dr. James Naismith in 1891. In this article, T.D. Patton explains how basketball was originated and when it was created. Patton also outlines the original thirteen rules that Dr. James Naismith established when he first created the game
Springfield College, Babson Library
Springfield College alumnus Matthew Hawes (class of 1980) wrote this poem for Coach Douglas E. Parker, Jr. on June 16, 1990. The poem honors his achievements and pays tribute to his coaching style. As a coach at Springfield College from 1951 to 1990, Parker compiled a career record of 518-169-11. In his thirty-five years as head coach at Springfield College, he never had a losing season and was named New England “Coach of the Year” three times. Parker won twenty-one New England titles in his twenty-three years in the league and produced twenty-four All-Americans, including 1984 Olympic gold medalist Jeff Blatnick. His wrestling team won the 1979 and 1980 NCAA Division II Eastern Regional championship. Parker was a member of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Hall of Fame. In 1999, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum awarded Doug Parker the Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award in recognition for his years of dedication to the development of leadership and citizenship in young ... Read More
Springfield College, Babson Library
Springfield College alumnus Matthew Hawes (class of 1980) wrote this poem for Coach Douglas E. Parker, Jr. on June 16, 1990. The poem honors his achievements and pays tribute to his coaching style. As a coach at Springfield College from 1951 to 1990, Parker compiled a career record of 518-169-11. In his thirty-five years as head coach at Springfield College, he never had a losing season and was named New England “Coach of the Year” three times. Parker won twenty-one New England titles in his twenty-three years in the league and produced twenty-four All-Americans, including 1984 Olympic gold medalist Jeff Blatnick. His wrestling team won the 1979 and 1980 NCAA Division II Eastern Regional championship. Parker was a member of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Hall of Fame. In 1999, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum awarded Doug Parker the Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award in recognition for his years of dedication to the development of leadership and citizenship in young ... Read More
Springfield College, Babson Library
This scrapbook was created by Alberto Regina, a graduate of Springfield College. It contains many team photographs from his work with the YMCA in Argentina. It also includes articles about his time touring the United States, articles about his wedding, and a few pictures of his wife and daughter. The last section of the book contains obituaries and photographs from his funeral. As these items were produced posthumously, some of the material was likely compiled by his wife, Josephine. Alberto Regina was born on August 3, 1900 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He started working for the YMCA at the age of 13. He received his undergraduate degree from the YMCA College of the South American YMCA in 1924. He then worked in Chile as the Director of Physical Education. In 1928, he became the Physical Education Director of the YMCA in Argentina and coached the Water Polo team in the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam. In 1930, Regina came to Springfield College (then the International YMCA Training School) ... Read More
Springfield College, Babson Library
This scrapbook was created by Alberto Regina, a graduate of Springfield College. It contains many photographs of Regina while at Springfield College, as well as a few photographs of him in New York. However, the scrapbook predominantly features photographs documenting his passion for physical education work. This includes team pictures as well as a series of Regina demonstrating different athletic poses
Springfield College, Babson Library
This scrapbook was created by Alberto Regina, a graduate of Springfield College. The scrapbook is the smallest of the three and contains mostly photographs of Regina (alone and in groups). It also includes a few letters, two pamphlets about the Tenth Olympiad, and postcards. Alberto Regina was born on August 3, 1900 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He started working for the YMCA at the age of 13. Regina received his undergraduate degree from the YMCA College of the South American YMCA in 1924. He then worked in Chile as the Director of Physical Education. In 1928, he became the Physical Education Director of the YMCA in Argentina and coached the Water Polo team in the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam. In 1930, Regina came to Springfield College (then the International YMCA Training School) for graduate study. He learned about North American sports and physical education during his stay at Springfield College and brought the knowledge back with him. He returned to Argentina and became the ... Read More
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This photograph shows Alberto Regina kneeling in front of Lake Massasoit (also known as Watershops Pond) on the campus of the International YMCA College, now called Springfield College. He is wearing a freshmen beanie. His note on the back translates to: “Greetings to all. What do you think of the cap? Alberto.” In a tradition that began in the early 1920s and continues today, entering students to Springfield College wear beanies when they first arrive. Originally students were required to wear their beanies until Stepping Up Day in the spring, when they officially moved up from freshman status. Today, wearing a beanie is no longer required, although over ninety percent of all entering freshman still elect to continue the tradition. Alberto Regina was born on August 3, 1900 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He graduated from the College of the South American YMCA in 1924. Regina worked as the physical education director in Chile, the physical education director for the Argentina YMCA, ... Read More
Springfield College, Babson Library
An audio recording of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s June 1964 Commencement speech at Springfield College. We believe that Dr. Glenn Olds gave the introduction. In 1964, Springfield College shared a moment in history often overlooked by historians with honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker Martin Luther King Jr. Despite significant pressure from prominent shareholders and benefactors of the College to not invite Martin Luther King to speak at Commencement, college President Glenn A. Olds, a minister and conscientious objector during World War II, refused to waver. When King was arrested the day before, Olds contacted law enforcement officials, telling them that if they continued to hold King, school officials would fly down to tape the commencement address, leaving St. Augustine to deal with the attendant publicity. Whether or not his intervention played a role, King was released on a nine hundred dollar bond Saturday afternoon. Met at the airport by Springfield College ... Read More
Springfield College, Babson Library
An audio recording of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s June 1964 Commencement speech at Springfield College. We believe that Dr. Glenn Olds gave the introduction. In 1964, Springfield College shared a moment in history often overlooked by historians with honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker Martin Luther King Jr. Despite significant pressure from prominent shareholders and benefactors of the College to not invite Martin Luther King to speak at Commencement, college President Glenn A. Olds, a minister and conscientious objector during World War II, refused to waver. When King was arrested the day before, Olds contacted law enforcement officials, telling them that if they continued to hold King, school officials would fly down to tape the commencement address, leaving St. Augustine to deal with the attendant publicity. Whether or not his intervention played a role, King was released on a nine hundred dollar bond Saturday afternoon. Met at the airport by Springfield College ... Read More
Springfield College, Babson Library
Keattoni wrote this letter to Richard C. Morse on August 9, 1890. In the letter, Ayawo Hattori advocates on behalf of Genzaburo Ishikawa, who was applying to the International YMCA Training School, now called Springfield College. Richard Morse was a nephew to Samuel Morse, inventor of the telegraph. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister, but never entered the active ministry. Instead, he chose to become the religious editor of The New York Observer, a weekly newspaper founded by his father. It was through a report of a YMCA convention he wrote for that paper, that Morse sought out work in the YMCA. He first joined the YMCA in 1869 as editor and publisher of the new Association Monthly magazine. This began a 47-ear career, which culminated in his appointment as general secretary of the YMCA’s International Committee. Morse was one of the original members of the World’s Committee from 1878 to 1888, and was active in the New York City association. Morse’s YMCA work took him ... Read More