Young Mens Christian Association Records, 1906-1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Young Mens Christian Association Records
1906-1971 (inclusive)
approximate 105 items, ( 1 linear feet), ( 3 containers)
Collection Number
Archives 132
The collection is comprised of auditors' reports, council reports, annual reports, reports of news, handbooks, newsletters, booklets, programs, announcements, and other papers. Also included are a small number of items that refer to the YWCA.
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
Telephone: 509-335-6691
Access Restrictions

The Collection is open for research use.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Young Men's Christian Association was organized in London in June, 1844. The YMCA branch at Washington State College began operation in 1894. An Advisory Board was organized in 1908. Governing bodies for the organization have included an Executive Council and an Advisory Board and later a Student Cabinet and Board of Trustees. Eventually, the organizations was able to maintain a staff of employees.

Services performed by the YMCA during its history on the campus of WSU include but are not restricted to the following activities: Bible study, devotional meetings, meeting of trains, temporary care of baggage, operation of an information bureau, location of housing for students, publication of the Student's Handbook, operation of an employment bureau, provision of a forum to discuss religious issues, sponsor symposiums and faculty-senior retreats, conduct model United Nations programs for high school students, show movies on campus, tutor children from the community, sponsor cultural exchange programs, support Big Brother and Big Sister Programs, and sponsor the New Student Camp Program.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 Reports of Student Organization for Association Years
1 item
2 2 Annual Report (YMCA and YWCA)
1 item
2 3 Annual Report
1 item
2 4 Auditor's Report
1 item
2 5 Council Reports [contains organization minutes]
1 item
2 6 Reports [contains organization minutes]
1 item
2 7 Advisory Board Financial Statements
1 item
2 8 Brochures and Pamphlets
16 items
2 9 Correspondence And Reports
18 items
2 10 Handbooks
10 items
2 11 Movies
14 items
2 12 New Student Album (Sneak Preview)
5 items
2 13 New Student Camp Programs
10 items
2 14 Programs and Notices For Events
21 items
2 15 The Y's Cougar
5 items

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • College students--Religious life--Archives
  • Student activities--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Washington State University--Societies, etc.--Archives
  • YMCA (Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.)--Archives (creator)
  • YMCA (Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.)--Records and correspondence
  • YWCA (Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.)--Records and correspondence
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • YMCA (State College of Washington, Pullman, Wash.). (creator)