• Creator
  • Morse, Oliver C
  • Created Date
  • 1890-10-03
  • Publisher
  • Springfield College
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  • A letter written by Oliver C. Morse, the secretary of the Young Men’s Christian Association Training School, now Springfield College, to donor Col. Herbert. E. Hill. The letter is dated October 03, 1890. Handwritten at the bottom of the typewritten document from Mr. Morse is a response from Col. Hill. Mr. Morse’s letter references a regular donation to the school from Col. Hill of $100.00. Mr. Morse explains a recent change in how finances for... more
    A letter written by Oliver C. Morse, the secretary of the Young Men’s Christian Association Training School, now Springfield College, to donor Col. Herbert. E. Hill. The letter is dated October 03, 1890. Handwritten at the bottom of the typewritten document from Mr. Morse is a response from Col. Hill. Mr. Morse’s letter references a regular donation to the school from Col. Hill of $100.00. Mr. Morse explains a recent change in how finances for the school will be allocated following the recent sub-division of the school into the Young Men's Christian Association Training School and The School for Christian Workers. Stating that a decision has been made to allocate funds to the two sections of the school based on the proportion of students attending each sub-section of the school Mr. Morse is writing Col. Hill to inquire where he would like his $100.00 donation to go. Col. Hill’s response indicates the Morse should use the donation as he sees best. Springfield College was originally 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. This letter is a good example of how that split occurred and worked. less
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