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James A. Babbitt scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-003

Scope and Contents

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

Dates

  • 1894-1910, undated

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (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 bachelor's at Yale University, and his master's 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 World War I, 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, Pennsylvania.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (4 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

James Babbitt's scrapbooks are comprised of pamphlets and clippings related to collegiate sports and a variety of organizations that Babbitt belonged to.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

HC.MC.975.06.002

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed September, 2015.
Title
James A. Babbitt scrapbook, 1894-1910, undated
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
September, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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