Young Mens Christian Association Records, 1906-1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Young Mens Christian Association Records
Dates
1906-1971 (inclusive)
Quantity
approximate 105 items, ( 1 linear feet), ( 3 containers)
Collection Number
Archives 132
Summary
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.
Repository
Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Terrell Library Suite 12
Pullman WA
99164-5610
Telephone: 509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu
Access Restrictions

The Collection is open for research use.

Sponsor
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
Oversize
1909-1930
2 2 Annual Report (YMCA and YWCA)
1 item
1915-1916
2 3 Annual Report
1 item
1927
2 4 Auditor's Report
1 item
1936
2 5 Council Reports [contains organization minutes]
1 item
1923-1937
2 6 Reports [contains organization minutes]
1 item
1909-1934
2 7 Advisory Board Financial Statements
1 item
1916-1938
2 8 Brochures and Pamphlets
16 items
1919-1968
2 9 Correspondence And Reports
18 items
1909-1973
2 10 Handbooks
10 items
1939-1966
2 11 Movies
14 items
1925-1973
2 12 New Student Album (Sneak Preview)
5 items
1966-1970
2 13 New Student Camp Programs
10 items
1949-1968
2 14 Programs and Notices For Events
21 items
1906-1959
2 15 The Y's Cougar
5 items
1931-1932

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)