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  • Springfield Union
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  • 1886-06-14
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  • Springield Union
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  • This article from The Springfield Union, published on June 14, 1886, is a summary of a recent Y.M.C.A. conference held in Harrisburg, PA concerning the School for Christian Workers, now Springfield College. Since the founding of the institution in 1885 at Winchester Square in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Rev. David Allen Reed, only generous comments were made concerning the facility doing what it was destined to do within the first year of i... more
    This article from The Springfield Union, published on June 14, 1886, is a summary of a recent Y.M.C.A. conference held in Harrisburg, PA concerning the School for Christian Workers, now Springfield College. Since the founding of the institution in 1885 at Winchester Square in Springfield, Massachusetts, by Rev. David Allen Reed, only generous comments were made concerning the facility doing what it was destined to do within the first year of its opening. This conference was the 16th annual conference of the general secretaries of the Young Men’s Christian associations of the United States, and about 250 men were present. The School for Christian Workers 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 1885-1888. less
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