Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor Records

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UA 035.14

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Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor Records


  • 1887-1902 (Accumulation)


0.21 linear feet (1 small document case)

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The purpose of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor was to promote an earnest Christian life among its members, to increase their mutual acquaintance, and to make them more useful in the service of God (taken from the constitution of the society). Members consisted of active and associate members. Active members consisted of all young persons who believed themselves to be Christian and had a desire to accomplish the purpose of the society. Associate members consisted of young persons of worthy character but were not at present willing to be considered decided Christians. Associate members had the special prayers and sympathy of active members but were excused from taking part in the prayer meeting. The goal of the associate members was to become active members, according to the society's constitution.

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This series is composed of secretary's books, the constitution and bylaws for the society and a small booklet of prayer meeting topics. The secretary's books consist of the constitution and bylaws and amendments to them, membership lists, and minutes.

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This collection is open to researchers without restrictions.

The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

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South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

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  • English

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UA 35.14

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