Monday, July 21, 2014
The one and only Dr. Laurence L. Doggett, looking rather pensive, stars in today’s MUSTACHE MONDAY!
From 1896 to 1936, Dr. Doggett served as Springfield College’s fourth president as well as the school’s first full-time president. Under his leadership, SC expanded its student body from fifty to five-hundred and its faculty from eight to forty. Dr. Doggett also oversaw the construction of a new gymnasium, library, swimming pool and athletic center. Dr. Laurence L. Doggett died in 1957 at the age of 92.

The one and only Dr. Laurence L. Doggett, looking rather pensive, stars in today’s MUSTACHE MONDAY!

From 1896 to 1936, Dr. Doggett served as Springfield College’s fourth president as well as the school’s first full-time president. Under his leadership, SC expanded its student body from fifty to five-hundred and its faculty from eight to forty. Dr. Doggett also oversaw the construction of a new gymnasium, library, swimming pool and athletic center. Dr. Laurence L. Doggett died in 1957 at the age of 92.

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Cheney Hall, Springfield College’s main dining facility, was dedicated on June 15, 1968 to Ralph L. Cheney, class of 1901, and R. William Cheney, class of 1933, a father and son who were very influential at Springfield College. On the bottom right, Sue Cheney (‘69), the daughter of R. William Cheney, displays the hall’s new sign.
Cheney Hall opened on April 1, 1968, replacing the existing cafeteria, Woods Hall, and increasing the serving capacity from 300 to 800 per sitting. In an attempt to keep up with other colleges, Springfield College and ARAMARK, the school’s food service company, made renovations to the dining hall in 2004. These changes included a more expansive seating area with two different levels of seating and various stations with different types of food.
On the bottom left, R. William Cheney (left) is shaking hands with an unidentified man. R. William Cheney (August 17, 1909 – June 5, 1965) served as dean of students and professor of guidance at Springfield College. Inspired by his father, a professor of sociology at Springfield College, Cheney attended Springfield and graduated with his Bachelor’s in 1933. In 1943, he graduated with his Master’s from Yale Divinity School in New York.
In 1946, he came back to Springfield College as dean of freshmen. Six years later, he was promoted to dean of students. In this position, he helped the redevelopment of the university, which included such projects as initiating a freshman orientation program, developing a student handbook, and initiating an emergency student loan fund.

Cheney Hall, Springfield College’s main dining facility, was dedicated on June 15, 1968 to Ralph L. Cheney, class of 1901, and R. William Cheney, class of 1933, a father and son who were very influential at Springfield College. On the bottom right, Sue Cheney (‘69), the daughter of R. William Cheney, displays the hall’s new sign.

Cheney Hall opened on April 1, 1968, replacing the existing cafeteria, Woods Hall, and increasing the serving capacity from 300 to 800 per sitting. In an attempt to keep up with other colleges, Springfield College and ARAMARK, the school’s food service company, made renovations to the dining hall in 2004. These changes included a more expansive seating area with two different levels of seating and various stations with different types of food.

On the bottom left, R. William Cheney (left) is shaking hands with an unidentified man. R. William Cheney (August 17, 1909 – June 5, 1965) served as dean of students and professor of guidance at Springfield College. Inspired by his father, a professor of sociology at Springfield College, Cheney attended Springfield and graduated with his Bachelor’s in 1933. In 1943, he graduated with his Master’s from Yale Divinity School in New York.

In 1946, he came back to Springfield College as dean of freshmen. Six years later, he was promoted to dean of students. In this position, he helped the redevelopment of the university, which included such projects as initiating a freshman orientation program, developing a student handbook, and initiating an emergency student loan fund.

Saturday, July 19, 2014
uispeccoll:

whitesparrowbindery:

Corner Repair
The corners on the cover of this book were badly worn.  The cover material had worn away and the binder’s board was delaminating.  I inserted adhesive between each layer of board, and then dried it under pressure.  Then I adhered a custom-dyed Japanese paper over the exposed area of board.  

That’s a great GIF!

uispeccoll:

whitesparrowbindery:

Corner Repair

The corners on the cover of this book were badly worn.  The cover material had worn away and the binder’s board was delaminating.  I inserted adhesive between each layer of board, and then dried it under pressure.  Then I adhered a custom-dyed Japanese paper over the exposed area of board.  

That’s a great GIF!

Friday, July 18, 2014

digitalpubliclibraryofamerica:

This week’s theme is “What I did on my summer vacation.” We’re highlighting some of the amazing 50,000 postcards available through the DPLA. 

Today, we’re looking at the variety of restaurant options available to the hungry traveller. The postcards above represent food options from California to New York and many stops in between with offerings as diverse as Italian in Nebraska, fried chicken in Texas, gourmet eating in Cincinnati, clams in NYC, a smorgasbord in Stow, and Cantonese in White Plaines. 

Where will you eat on your summer vacation?

All these postcards come from the awesome collections at the Boston Public Library, which come to DPLA via Digital Commonwealth. You should really check out the whole set. You have time—you’re on vacation!

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Ah summer, time for fun in the sun and swimming…just not in Lake Massasoit.
Once upon a time, however, students swam in Lake Massasoit, such as during the 1930 Springfield College Freshman Camp pictured above. Edgar Munroe Robinson largely organized and implemented the Freshman Camp.
Robinson brought many of the boys’ work and physical education ideas from the YMCA and Boy Scouts of America to Springfield College and its Freshman Camp. He also assisted in building the two camp lodges: Pukwana Lodge and the Pueblo of the Seven Fires. The Freshman Camp tradition continues today with the college’s Outdoor Pursuits program for incoming students.
Robinson was a graduate of Springfield College, class of 1901. After working with both the YMCA and the Boy Scouts of America, Robinson returned to his alma mater in 1927 as a faculty member. Robinson was granted an honorary Master of Humanics degree from the college in 1928.

Ah summer, time for fun in the sun and swimming…just not in Lake Massasoit.

Once upon a time, however, students swam in Lake Massasoit, such as during the 1930 Springfield College Freshman Camp pictured above. Edgar Munroe Robinson largely organized and implemented the Freshman Camp.

Robinson brought many of the boys’ work and physical education ideas from the YMCA and Boy Scouts of America to Springfield College and its Freshman Camp. He also assisted in building the two camp lodges: Pukwana Lodge and the Pueblo of the Seven Fires. The Freshman Camp tradition continues today with the college’s Outdoor Pursuits program for incoming students.

Robinson was a graduate of Springfield College, class of 1901. After working with both the YMCA and the Boy Scouts of America, Robinson returned to his alma mater in 1927 as a faculty member. Robinson was granted an honorary Master of Humanics degree from the college in 1928.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
"College Gymnasts Do Handstands, Win Way Back Into United States," May 4, 1938
After their exhibition tour through Canada, the Springfield College Gymnastics team was stopped at the International Bridge in Michigan by government inspectors who doubted that the students were gymnasts.
“Almost entirely surrounded by large trunks and all sorts of other baggage, Coach Judd offered to prove their gymnastic ability, and with his team did a hand-stand on the benches there. The official was finally completely satisfied and allowed the team to come back into the United States.”

"College Gymnasts Do Handstands, Win Way Back Into United States," May 4, 1938

After their exhibition tour through Canada, the Springfield College Gymnastics team was stopped at the International Bridge in Michigan by government inspectors who doubted that the students were gymnasts.

“Almost entirely surrounded by large trunks and all sorts of other baggage, Coach Judd offered to prove their gymnastic ability, and with his team did a hand-stand on the benches there. The official was finally completely satisfied and allowed the team to come back into the United States.”

Monday, July 14, 2014
MUSTACHE MONDAY feat. Henry H. Bowman
Bowman (June 1, 1849 – December 26, 1927) was born in Sunderland, Massachusetts, and served as treasurer of Springfield College for thirty years (1898-1927). In 1867, he began a long banking career with the Springfield Institution for Savings, where he worked for thirteen years and achieved the title of assistant treasurer. In 1893, Bowman accepted the presidency of the Springfield National Bank, where he remained until his death.

MUSTACHE MONDAY feat. Henry H. Bowman

Bowman (June 1, 1849 – December 26, 1927) was born in Sunderland, Massachusetts, and served as treasurer of Springfield College for thirty years (1898-1927). In 1867, he began a long banking career with the Springfield Institution for Savings, where he worked for thirteen years and achieved the title of assistant treasurer. In 1893, Bowman accepted the presidency of the Springfield National Bank, where he remained until his death.

Thursday, July 10, 2014
The history of gymnastics at Springfield College goes all the way back to nearly the college’s founding in 1885. Dr. James Naismith, the creator of basketball, was an early Springfield gymnast. Leslie Judd, widely considered a father of modern gymnastics, was head coach for many years.
Beginning in 1904, the Springfield gymnastics team would travel to cities to perform their gymnastics’ routines. At the end of their travels, they would perform a “Home Show” at Springfield College, a show that is performed to this day. It was during the reign of Judd that the gymnastics’ exhibition team really gained a claim to fame.
Under the leadership of Judd, the purpose of the Springfield College exhibition team was to promote and maintain an interest in gymnastics, dance, and the artistic phases of physical education in schools, colleges, YMCAs, and recreational centers. The exhibition team has appeared before thousands of spectators in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In fact, in 1941 the team appeared before 35,000 spectators in 25 cities.

The history of gymnastics at Springfield College goes all the way back to nearly the college’s founding in 1885. Dr. James Naismith, the creator of basketball, was an early Springfield gymnast. Leslie Judd, widely considered a father of modern gymnastics, was head coach for many years.

Beginning in 1904, the Springfield gymnastics team would travel to cities to perform their gymnastics’ routines. At the end of their travels, they would perform a “Home Show” at Springfield College, a show that is performed to this day. It was during the reign of Judd that the gymnastics’ exhibition team really gained a claim to fame.

Under the leadership of Judd, the purpose of the Springfield College exhibition team was to promote and maintain an interest in gymnastics, dance, and the artistic phases of physical education in schools, colleges, YMCAs, and recreational centers. The exhibition team has appeared before thousands of spectators in the United StatesCanada, and Mexico. In fact, in 1941 the team appeared before 35,000 spectators in 25 cities.

Monday, July 7, 2014
Say hello to Jonathan Edmund Badger, star for a week on MUSTACHE MONDAY
Badger (who is sporting a lovely bow-tie) was born on January 27, 1866 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Both of his parents had recently emigrated from Canada. While a young boy, his father passed away unexpectedly and his family moved to Hanover, New Hampshire. He graduated in 1894 from Springfield College.

Say hello to Jonathan Edmund Badger, star for a week on MUSTACHE MONDAY

Badger (who is sporting a lovely bow-tie) was born on January 27, 1866 in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Both of his parents had recently emigrated from Canada. While a young boy, his father passed away unexpectedly and his family moved to Hanover, New Hampshire. He graduated in 1894 from Springfield College.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
This lantern slide shows an archery event that took place during the International YMCA College’s (now Springfield College) first Freshman Camp in 1930.
The Freshman Camp was largely organized and implemented by Edgar Munroe Robinson. Robinson brought many of the boys’ work and physical education ideas from the YMCA and Boy Scouts of America to Springfield College and its Freshman Camp. He also assisted in building the two camp lodges: Pukwana Lodge and the Pueblo of the Seven Fires.
Robinson was a graduate of Springfield College, class of 1901. The Freshman Camp tradition continues in some capacity today with the college’s Outdoor Pursuits program.

This lantern slide shows an archery event that took place during the International YMCA College’s (now Springfield College) first Freshman Camp in 1930.

The Freshman Camp was largely organized and implemented by Edgar Munroe Robinson. Robinson brought many of the boys’ work and physical education ideas from the YMCA and Boy Scouts of America to Springfield College and its Freshman Camp. He also assisted in building the two camp lodges: Pukwana Lodge and the Pueblo of the Seven Fires.

Robinson was a graduate of Springfield College, class of 1901. The Freshman Camp tradition continues in some capacity today with the college’s Outdoor Pursuits program.