Finding Aid

William James Cromie Papers

UPT 50 C945

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

Summary Information

Date [inclusive]
1876-1962
Extent
3.0 Cubic feet

PROVENANCE

Gift of F.W. Loehring, 1956.

ARRANGEMENT

This is an unprocessed collection. A rough inventory is available at the Archives.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Born in New Castle, PA in 1876, he attended the New Castle High School and various physical education instructor training programs. After high school, he worked for the YMCA as a physical education instructor for many years. In 1907, Cromie was hired as Assistant Professor of Physical Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He was appointed Assistant Director of Physical Education in 1919 and was promoted to the rank of Professor in 1925. He also served as the coach of several intercollegiate and intramural teams. In 1920, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Science by Westminster College (PA). He retired from the University in 1947. He died in 1962.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

Contains professional correspondence and working files created during his tenure in the Physical Education and Education Depts. (1920-1940); typescripts of publications; outlines and notes for courses he taught; books and pamphlets in his reference library; photographs of gymnastics teams (ca. 1915-1920).

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
University of Pennsylvania. Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation. — General subdivision–Curricula.;
Genre(s)
Articles.
Correspondence.
Curricula.
Lecture notes.
Manuscripts (for publication).
Pamphlets.
Photoprints.
Occupation(s)
College teachers.
Physical education teachers.
Subject(s)
College students–Physical training.
Gymnastics.
Physical education teachers–Training of.
Physical fitness.
Volleyball.

Inventory

 

General file 

Box

Folder

Miscellaneous Folders – materials relating to Physical Education 

 1

 

1 folder Gymnastics pictures 

 1

 

Miscellaneous Books 

 1

 

Athletic Books 

 2

 

Athletic Books 

 3