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Frederick William Luehring Papers


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Frederick William Luehring was an educator, sports historian, and Olympic Games committeeman. He attended North Central College in Napervile, IL (B.A.), 19050, the University of Chicago (M.A., 1906), and Columbia University (Ph.D. 1939). Luehring was a member of the University of Pennsylvania faculty from 1931-1953 where he was director of the division of instruction of the Physical Education Department. He served on the American Olympic Executive Committee (1930-1942), was notable for his contributions in establishing the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules for swimming, as well as for his leadership in the summer camp movement during the 1920's. Luehring was admitted to the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1972.

Contains academic and professional correspondence; syllabi, outlines and examinations for courses he taught at U. of Pennsylvania; copies of his articles, speeches and reports.

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Correspondence - 1936-1955.
Box 1
P.E. 20B - P.E. HPER800.
Box 2
Physical Fitness.
Box 2
Publication and Papers.
Box 2
Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Box 2

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