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James A. Babbitt scrapbooks

Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-003

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of four volumes of James Babbitt's scrapbooks, which are composed of pamphlets and clippings related to collegiate sports, and a variety of organizations that Babbitt belonged to.


  • 1894-1910, undated


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

James A Babbitt (1869-) was a Philadelphia area physician, chairman of the Central Board of Football officials, and a member of the Intercollegiate Football Rules Committee. Babbitt was born in Vermont, on October 22, 1869, to Mary F. Babbitt and James N. Babbitt. He married Marcella Stovall Hardwick, and the couple had three daughters: Mary E Babbitt (b. 1897), Helen A. Babbitt (b. 1900), and Mary A Babbitt (b. 1912). Babbitt received his B.A. at Yale, and his M.A. at Haverford College. Babbitt was a physician at the German Hospital, an assistant instructor in Otology at the University of Pennsylvania, a Laryngologist at the Children's Hospital, and a Professor of Hygiene and Physical Education at Haverford College. As part of his relief work in France during and after WWI, Babbitt lead 54 members of the American Friends Reconstruction Unit No.1, part of the Anglo-American Mission of Friends under the umbrella of the Red Cross. Babbitt died October 15, 1944, in Philadelphia , Pa.


1 Linear Feet (4 volumes)





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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September 2015.
James A. Babbitt scrapbook, 1894-1910, undated
Kara Flynn
September 2015
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