Leslie J. Judd (1888-1987) was a Springfield College faculty member and graduate from the class of 1920. Judd spent thirty-one years coaching gymnastics at his alma mater. While at Springfield College, he also coached track and field, swimming and diving, cross country, soccer, and dance. Judd was born in Melbourne Victoria, Australia, where he served as a physical education director until World War I. During the war, he served in the Australian forces. His famous gymnastic tableaux, which unified the aesthetic and athletic qualities of the sport, were presented throughout the world, and his expertise was the subject of a feature story in Life Magazine in 1939. In 1955, he received the Tarbell Medallion, which recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to the college. In 1962, he received an honorary doctorate of humanities from Springfield College.
A numbered slide collection, with numbers ranging from 46 to 121, representing an incomplete set which was used by Springfield College as a recruitment tool during the 1930s. Included are views of campus buildings, faculty, students engaged in athletic and cultural activities, and provides a general idea of the steps a prospective student would experience when considering and choosing to attend Springfield College.
Slides were taken from "A Cinema of Springfield College" a pamphlet for prospective students published by Springfield College and made available from George Draper, Alumni Secretary.
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