School For Christian Workers to be Established in Springfield - The Student Union (1884)
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This article from The Springfield Union, published on November 26, 1884, is about the intentions and purpose of the School for Christian Workers, now Springfield College. The School for Christian Workers was founded in 1885 at Winchester Square in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Rev. David Allen Reed. The building was located on the corner of State Street and Sherman Street. The purpose of the facility was to train young men for the duties of the general secretaries of the Young Men's Christian Associations (YMCA), gymnasium instructors, and superintendents of Sunday Schools and pastors’ helpers. The course of study offered by the school spanned two years, and covered classes in Bible history, Bible truth, the evidences of Christianity, the history of Christianity, Christian missions, Christian ethics, the history, literature, and methods of the Young Men's Christian Associations, the Sunday School, etc. The School for Christian Workers was incorporated on January 28, 1885 and it opened on September 8, 1885. The total cost of the building was $43,485.09.
Is from the Scrapbook: Clippings and Publications 1884-1887
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School for Christian Workers (Springfield, Mass.)
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- Springfield Union. School For Christian Workers to be Established in Springfield - The Student Union (1884). 1884-11-26. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/8253. (Accessed June 23, 2018.)
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- Springfield Union, (1884-11-26) School For Christian Workers to be Established in Springfield - The Student Union (1884). Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/8253
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- Springfield Union. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/8253>.