The Society for Strang Studies
founded in 2000 to facilitate research into the life and accomplishment of James Jesse Strang

   

 
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The Society for Strang Studies
Chair - Bill Olson, Vice Chair - Vickie Speek,
Secretary - Rebecca Carlson, Treasurer - Constance Cappel

Issue No. 24
October 2, 2006


Strang's Chair

Could you
(figuratively)
sit in this chair?

 

I'm sure many of the Strang Gang have seen the above chair in the Printshop Museum. It is purported to be one of James Strang's chairs.

My reason for asking the question is that many writers (including me and perhaps you) are great "Monday Morning Quarterbacks." We see events looking backward, knowing the outcome. Should we try to see events through Strang's eyes, not knowing the outcome of events? Just something to consider.
Bill Olson

Received this from Vickie Speek last week:
"I got back from Europe late last week and I'm leaving tomorrow a.m. for a conference in Independence, Missouri."
I wonder what Vickie does in her spare time?

Your SSS Officers have agreed that the coming 2007 conference should not be as great an effort as this year's, but rather more like previous conferences. We are considering some alternatives for 2008.

Dan Allis reports that membership renewals for 2007 are coming in very slowly. If you haven't already, please send in your $10 member-ship fee made out to
Society for Strang Studies
to:
Daniel F. Allis
6915 South 77th East Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74133

The following from Bill Cashman who reports that work will soon begin on our SSS website.
Bill asks that any comments or suggestions be sent to him at wcashmanbeaverisland.net soon.
A website for the Society for Strang Studies should contain:

    1. A brief history of James J Strang and his movement;
    2. A bibliography of writings by and about James J Strang;
    3. A narrative about how the SfSS came into existence;
      a) The SfSS Mission Statement;
      b) A list of officers of the SfSS;
      c) A list of members, with contact information;
    4. An archive of the SWG and SfSS Newsletters;
    5. Minutes and/or notes of the three Beaver Island conferences;
      a) pictures of the attendees;
      b) text of presented plays and papers;
    6. Projects: hopes and plans of the SfSS and its members;
    7. Financial information; and
    8. Membership information.

Bill also reports that
...the BIHS, smarting over the loss of the Allie McDonough portrait of Strang, is considering commissioning young portrait artist Keith Grassmick to create a new portrait of him.

That's all for now. Please send anything which may be of interest to fellow SSS members to me at: wolsonitol.com

 

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