Strong Hinman Photograph Collection

Collection Summary

Title: Strong Hinman Photograph Collection
Call Number: MS 2017-10
Size: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Acquisition: Donated by Hinman Leach, 2006 or 2007
Processed by: AH, 5-2011; JZ, 9-2016
Restrictions: None
Note: Digital collection, Strong Hinman Collection

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher, to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Content Note

This collection contains photographs and newspaper clippings documenting Strong Hinman's role as director of physical education for the Fort Dodge, Iowa, and Wichita, Kansas, public schools. Also included in this collection are pictures of track, football, and baseball teams coached by Hinman, as well as images of a Lions Club baseball trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas.


Strong Hinman was born on November 27, 1893, and attended Fairmount College from 1912 to 1916, lettering in basketball, football, track, and baseball. He received professional training in physical education at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Massachusetts. From 1917 to 1920 Hinman was the supervisor of physical education for public schools in Fort Dodge, Iowa, before assuming the same position in Wichita in 1921.

In 1936 Hinman became the President of the American Physical Education Association, and also received the organization's National Honor Award. During the 1930s, Strong also published two books on physical and health education in elementary schools. In the late 1930s and 1940s he was the Director of Health and Physical Education for the Kansas City, Missouri, public school system. Hinman was inducted into WSU's Shocker Sports Hall of Fame in 1981, and died in Wichita on December 26, 1983.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1 FF 1 Scrapbook. This series consists of a scrapbook with photographs and newspaper clippings documenting Hinman's respective tenures as supervisor of physical education for the Fort Dodge and Wichita public school districts, 1918-1922, n.d.
Series 2 Box 1 FF 2-5 Loose Material. This series contains photographs, postcards, and newspaper clippings, 1922, 1927, n.d. Most items depict the May Festivals. Also included are photographs of a Lions Club baseball trip, football plays, a city park, and a biplane.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Scrapbook

Box 1 FF 1 Contains photographs of the 1918 Des Moines Valley Track Meet, a playground exhibition from 1918, the 1919-1922 May Festivals in Fort Dodge and Wichita, football practice in 1920, and individual football players from 1921. Also included are programs and newspaper clippings from the Wichita Eagle and Wichita Beacon documenting the 1921 and 1922 May Festivals.

Series 2 ‒ Loose Material

Box 1 FF 2 May Festival. Four photographs of an African-American school practicing for the May Festival, n.d. Seventeen photographs of May Festival activities, including calisthenics, tug-of-war contests, and the winding of the maypole, n.d.
Box 1 FF 3 Newspaper clippings. Two photocopies of Wichita Eagle and Wichita Beacon newspaper articles about the impending May Festival, April 30, 1922. A rotogravure print of Wichita High School and Roosevelt Intermediate School, Evening Eagle, August 14, 1927.
Box 1 FF 4 Hot Springs, Arkansas. Seven photographs from the Lions Club trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas, n.d.; some feature Strong Hinman. Three photographs of the organization's team in Hot Springs, Arkansas, n.d. Three illustrated postcards of Hot Springs, Arkansas, n.d.
Box 1 FF 5 Other images. One photograph of children in a park by a swing set, n.d.; on the back, someone comments on the park and the lack of an athletic director at the city college. Four captioned photographs depicting football drills, n.d. Two photographs of a biplane, n.d.