Friday, June 21, 2013

Was this the end of the York Council for Community Education?

This April 1970 letter from York Council for Community Education President Alan Bessemer was tucked away inside a softcover copy of "Jefferson and Hamilton" by Claude G. Bowers.

Bessemer writes that "a motion was passed that a special meeting of the membership and Board of Directors be called to resolve the actual value of the organization as it relates to the community today. The question under discussion will be: the possibility of dissolving or continuing YCCE."

I wonder if that was the end of the organization. It's very likely, given that a Google search for "York Council for Community Education" yields fewer than 10 results, some of which date to the late 1950s.

The non-profit group is listed as "active" on, but I'm not sure that means anything. The York County Literacy Council is the organization filling the void that would have been left by the dissolution of the York Council for Community Education.

If you know anything about this former organization or its members, please share it in the comments section below.

1 comment:

  1. Can't help you on this, but boy do I love mysteries like this! Carry on --