• Creator
  • Morse, Oliver C
  • Created Date
  • 1889
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
  • Description
  • This letter was written by Oliver C. Morse in 1889. It is letter written about the separation of The School for Christian Workers and the YMCA Training School that was subsequently sent out to supporters of the school to explain the reason and the facts of the separation. There is a draft of the second page that has corrections on it that says it was typed as originally dictated. In the book it is taken out of, a collection of outgoing letters... more
    This letter was written by Oliver C. Morse in 1889. It is letter written about the separation of The School for Christian Workers and the YMCA Training School that was subsequently sent out to supporters of the school to explain the reason and the facts of the separation. There is a draft of the second page that has corrections on it that says it was typed as originally dictated. In the book it is taken out of, a collection of outgoing letters from 1890 to 1891, the draft of the second page comes before the second page that went with the first page. This was moved to the last page for ease of reading. The book is actually the carbon copy of the original letter sent out. Springfield College, at the time of the writing of this letter, was founded in 1885 as the School for Christian Workers. When the School for Christian Workers began, it essentially had two schools or departments: the Training School for Sunday School Workers and Pastor's Helpers and the YMCA Training School. By 1890 the YMCA Training School had become nearly double the size of the Training School for Sunday School Workers, so it was decided that the two schools should split and become their own institutions. The letter describes this process. It explains that it was impossible to separate the two departments of The Association Training School without a complete separation. The school split by forming a new corporation for the Y. M. C. A. portion of the school changing its name to The Young Men’s Christian Association Training School. The Sunday School Training School kept the old school name; The School for Christian Workers. The letter goes on to state that the school property would be kept in the name of The School for Christian Workers, and that a potion of the income from this school would be used to pay for part of the expenses of the Y. M. C. A. Training School. In the original document the draft of the second page comes before the version that went with the first page, but was moved to the back for ease of reading. less
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