The Springfield Survey; A Study of Social Conditions in an American City Volume 2

The Springfield Survey; A Study of Social Conditions in an American City Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... provided. Dr. Crook is desirous of making the museum of use to the schools in teaching natural history, both by providing accommodations An Exhibit In The Natural History Museum One of Springfield's unappreciated recreation resources at the building for class demonstrations, and by establishing branch collections in the schools throughout the state. Local collections for addition to these branches could then be encouraged. An active interest on the part of citizens to aid in securing the necessary appropriations will make this extension work possible. A booklet on The Geology of Sangamon County has been prepared by the curator, which, if effectively brought to the attention of the children and young people, would serve as an incentive for excursions, exploring trips, and the making of specimen collections. There are few resources for more profitable and enjoyable use of free time than this. Societies, Clubs, And Fraternal Organizations Under the head of Society in the newspaper columns of the Illinois State Register, 326 occasions were reported during thirty days. These may be classified as follows: A glance at this table will show that 97, or about 30 per cent, of these gatherings were of a distinctly recreational character. Those which were reported are of course only a part of the total number which occurred in the city during that period of time. It will thus be seen that the activities of these private organizations fill in a considerable part of the leisure of the community. Of all the elements of a city's recreation, that afforded by private organizations offers the least occasion for community concern. It would indeed be a cause for anxiety if societies, fraternities, clubs, and so forth did not flourish in a community. The coming...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236606906
  • 9781236606907