Young Mens Christian Association Records 1906-1971
Archives 132

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Young Mens Christian Association Records
ID
Archives 132
Date [inclusive]
1906-1971
General Physical Description note
approximate 105 items  1 linear feet  3 containers
Abstract
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.

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Organizational History:

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.

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Arrangement note

The records of the YMCA at Washington State University span the years 1906 to 1971, with the bulk dates being 1930 to 1955. They have been organized into a single sequence, alphabetized except where other factors took priority. For example, all reports have been kept together. 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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the YMCA at Washington State University were transferred to Washington State University Libraries sometime prior to 1970 (WSU 169).

Processing Information note

The records were reprocessed in February 1984 by Paul Green.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University--Societies, etc.--Archives
  • YMCA (State College of Washington, Pullman, Wash.).
  • YMCA (Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.)--Archives
  • YMCA (Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.)--Records and correspondence
  • YWCA (Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.)--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • College students--Religious life--Archives
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Religion
  • Student activities--Archives
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Reports of Student Organization for Association Years 1909-1930   1.0 item

General note

Oversize

1 1

Annual Report (YMCA and YWCA) 1915-1916   1.0 item

2 2

Annual Report 1927   1.0 item

2 3

Auditor's Report 1936   1.0 item

2 4

Council Reports [contains organization minutes] 1923-1937   1.0 item

2 5

Reports [contains organization minutes] 1909-1934   1.0 item

2 6

Advisory Board Financial Statements 1916-1938   1.0 item

2 7

Brochures and Pamphlets 1919-1968   16.0 items

2 8

Correspondence And Reports 1909-1973   18.0 items

2 9

Handbooks 1939-1966   10.0 items

2 10

Movies 1925-1973   14.0 items

2 11

New Student Album (Sneak Preview) 1966-1970   5.0 items

2 12

New Student Camp Programs 1949-1968   10.0 items

2 13

Programs and Notices For Events 1906-1959   21.0 items

2 14

The Y's Cougar 1931-1932   5.0 items

2 15