Battle Creek Normal School of Physical Education (Battle Creek, Mich.)
.15 cu. ft. : 1 box
Battle Creek (Mich.)
The Battle Creek Normal School for Physical Education was founded in about 1908 as part of the complex of training schools and colleges associated with Dr. Kellogg's sanitarium. This complex included medical training for doctors, nurses, dieticians and physical therapists as well as the school to train physical education teachers. The all-womens school, organized by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, emphasized a program of vigorous outdoor activities. It was one of about two dozen schools that specifically focused on a physical education curriculum.
An album compiled by Fannie Sutter while a student at Battle Creek Normal School of Physical Education, in Battle Creek, Michigan. It contains black-and-white photographs and school-related ephemera such as invitations, menus, clippings, and miscellany. The photographs show students engaged in physical activities such as swimming, canoeing, camping, walking, picnics, parties, and other forms of entertainment. The students often dressed in costume and gave plays, dance performances, musicals, etc.
Fannie Sutter Photograph Album, 1919-1922, Archives Center, National Museum of American History