• Creator
  • W. H. Drew, Stereopticons
  • Created Date
  • 1900-1910
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • This lantern slide shows two images: the Montreal YMCA in Quebec and a portrait of Joseph E. Merritt, who graduated in 1899 from the International YMCA Training School, now known as Springfield College. Merritt worked as a physical director at the YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts (1896-1899), Brooklyn, New York (1900-1901), and Montreal, Quebec (1902-1912). After his work in Montreal, Merritt permanently left Association work. He died on July 9, ... more
    This lantern slide shows two images: the Montreal YMCA in Quebec and a portrait of Joseph E. Merritt, who graduated in 1899 from the International YMCA Training School, now known as Springfield College. Merritt worked as a physical director at the YMCA in Quincy, Massachusetts (1896-1899), Brooklyn, New York (1900-1901), and Montreal, Quebec (1902-1912). After his work in Montreal, Merritt permanently left Association work. He died on July 9, 1940. The Montreal YMCA, established in 1851, was the first in North America. In 1854, they opened the first public library in Montreal. In 1894, they opened the first summer camp outside the city so children could enjoy open-air activities. When they began offering adult night classes in the early 1900s, the courses led to the creation of Sir George Williams University (later known as Concordia University). Text on border reads, "Montreal Merrett. less
  • Format
  • Photographs
  • Rights
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