Three Members of the Softball Team Check on Sparty, 1944


Three Members of the Softball Team Check on Sparty, 1944
Three Members of the Softball Team Check on Sparty, 1944
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Creator: Unknown
Subjects: Athletics, Women's Teams, People, Sparty
Description: Three softball players check on Sparty as he is being sculpted. Typed on attached paper, "From the Dept. of Publications Michigan State College. For release Sunday, June 25, 1944. Three Michigan State college softball players on their way from the diamond stop to view the progress Sculptor Leonard Jungwirth, of the college art department, is making on his heroic-sized statue of the Spartan, symbolic warrior of old Greece for whom MSC athletic teams are named, which will be the central figure of a postwar athletic memorial at the college. The women are: Doreen Koebel, Detroit, with bat, Nancy Knowlton, Rickford, seated, and Mary Marshall, East Lansing. Now modeled in clay, the 11 1/2 foot Spartan eventually will be cast in terra cotta. Surrounding it at the base in relief sculpture on a five-foot pedestal will be a football, basketball, track man and other players representing the various major sports."
Date: June 25, 1944
Format: Image/jpg
Original Format: Black and white photograph
Resource Identifier: A000264.jpg
Rights Management: Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by Michigan State University and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Contributing Institution: University Archives & Historical Collections, MATRIX
Relation: MSU Photograph Collection

MSU. Statues. "Sparty"
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
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