"This pamphlet, titled “Basketball was born here,” is a twenty-four page pamphlet about the early history of the sport. It was published before 1984, but the exact date is not known. It is thought to be published by Springfield College, as the more recent versions definitely are, but this particular copy may have been a more joint publication with the Basketball Hall of Fame, which was on the campus of Springfield College." Digital Commonwealth - Massachusetts Collections Online
"The collection includes photographs, the official records from Naismith’s time at the YMCA Training School, now Springfield College, two manuscripts about Naismith (one by his daughter-in-law and one by his friend R. Tait McKenzie, the sculptor), a manuscript by Naismith himself entitled “The Origin of Basketball,” Naismith’s correspondence with Springfield College’s Alumni Association (primarily George O. Draper), and a letter he wrote about basketball in 1898 to T.J. Browne. The rest of the collection contains materials about Naismith, including several articles, information about the establishment of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, letters from Forrest C. Allen and Paul Endacott, a nomination for the “Hall of Fame of Great Americans” at NYU, and numerous scrapbook pages filled with newspaper articles, photographs, etc."
"In 1959, the Harlem Globetrotters paid an unlikely Cold War visit to the Soviet Union. Their mixture of athleticism and American-style entertainment eventually won over basketball fans in Moscow and earned them..." From the BBC