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Edgar M. Robinson
TitleEdgar M. Robinson
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SubjectRobinson, Edgar M.--Portraits; International Young Men's Christian Association Training School (Springfield, Mass.)--Alumni and alumnae--Portraits; Young Men's Christian Association; Universities and colleges--Massachusetts--Springfield; Springfield College.
DescriptionA photograph of Edgar Munroe Robinson, graduate, Class of 1901, and faculty member of Springfield College. In a career spanning more than forty years, Robinson devoted his professional life to the development of boys' work, outdoor life, camping and physical education. Robinson worked for the YMCA serving as Boy's Work Secretary on local, national, and international levels both at home and abroad. In 1910, Robinson also served as the first Organizing Secretary of the Boy Scouts of America with friend and co-worker, Ernest Thompson Seton, who was then Chief Scout of the Boy Scouts of America. Robinson joined the faculty of Springfield College almost thirty years after graduation and served as the Honorary Director of Boys Work Courses and the Advisor in Methods and Principles in Work with Boys at Springfield College from 1927-1937. As a faculty member, Edgar Robinson was actively involved in the construction of the "Pueblo of the Seven Fires", a permanent camp structure completed in 1933 on the Springfield College East Campus, and with the establishment of the Freshman Camp, a "field science and camping class" traditionally held each Spring in the Pueblo. As a researcher and writer, Robinson chronicled the early histories of the YMCA and the Boy Scouts of America, as well as, penning "Ernest Thompson Seton: an unforgettable personality" after Seton's death in 1946. Edgar Munroe Robinson died in Springfield on April 9, 1951.
RelationIs part of the Edgar M. Robinson Papers. Springfield College Archives and Special Collections, Springfield, Massachusetts,
RightsText and images are owned, held, or licensed by Springfield College and are available for personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that ownership is properly cited. A credit line is required and should read: Courtesy of Springfield College, Babson Library, Archives and Special Collections. Any commercial use without written permission from Springfield College is strictly prohibited. Other individuals or entities other than, and in addition to, Springfield College may also own copyrights and other propriety rights. The publishing, exhibiting, or broadcasting party assumes all responsibility for clearing reproduction rights and for any infringement of United States copyright law.
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